Activating ‘citizen mode’ to support democracy from the ground up

Against a backdrop of growing misinformation, political polarization, and a breakdown in trust between citizens and those who govern them, the UN is promoting the direct participation of citizens in decisions that affect them and their communities to rebuild trust in democracy. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/07/1138292
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Activating ‘citizen mode’ to support democracy from the ground up
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UN to review deadly convoy attack in DR Congo which led to Italian Ambassador’s death

23 Feb 2021

The World Food Programme (WFP) has provided further information on the deadly convoy attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday in which Italy’s Ambassador to the country, his bodyguard, and a WFP driver were killed. 

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World risks ‘collapse of everything’ without strong climate action, Attenborough warns Security Council

23 Feb 2021

More collective action is needed to address the risks climate change poses to global peace and security, the UN Secretary-General told a high-level Security Council debate on Tuesday, as renowned natural historian David Attenborough warned ambassadors that the planet faces total ‘collapse’. 

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ILO urges better policies to protect workers, businesses, as digital platforms proliferate

23 Feb 2021

The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday highlighted the need for enhanced international policy cooperation to provide decent work opportunities and foster sustainable business growth in the digital economy.