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© ADB | A rural scene in the Sagaing region of Myanmar. A school in Let Yet Kone was attacked on 18 September, killing at least 13, including 11 children.

N Photo/Cia Pak | Before speaking at the UN Transforming Global Education Summit, Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the SDG Moment in the General Assembly Hall.

© ADB | A woman installs a solar panel on a roof in Bhutan.

The 77th session of the UN General Assembly opened on Tuesday with its new president urging world leaders to respond to humanity’s most pressing challenges, including the war in Ukraine, by working together and building bridges across what are “deep divides”. Acknowledging that the world faces uncertainty and widening geopolitical fissures, Csaba Kőrösi reminded delegates …

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Hazards such as earthquakes, floods, heatwaves, and wildfires, can be prevented from becoming life-threatening disasters, according to the authors of a UN report launched on Wednesday. From record-breaking heatwaves in British Columbia, to wildfires in the Mediterranean, floods in Nigeria, and droughts in Taiwan; the period between 2021 and 2022 saw record-breaking catastrophic disasters in …

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