UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) – 

With only 19 countries having ratified the Paris climate deal so far, the United Nations is hosting a special event to push more nations to get fully onboard the agreement to fight global warming.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host the gathering on September 21 on the sidelines of the General Assembly meeting.

The Paris climate deal will enter into force 30 days after at least 55 countries, accounting for 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, have ratified the accord.

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