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Shift to clean, affordable energy critical to attaining Global Goals – UN officials

01 November 2017 – To tackle the double challenge of energy poverty and climate change – producing clean, affordable energy at a pace that will meet rising demand without environmental detriment – all stakeholders must step up efforts to transform the world’s energy systems for everyone’s benefit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday.


UN agency and EXPO Dubai 2020 agree on strengthening cooperation for Global Goals

01 November 2017 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and EXPO Dubai 2020 signed Wednesday a Memorandum of Understanding on strengthening joint cooperation, including hosting the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum (WEIF) 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Women are looking for opportunities in business, UN forum told

01 November 2017 – Despite overwhelming challenges women face at the workplace, “they are not helpless,” they will follow their dreams, work to the hardest and achieve their business goals, was a core message on day two of a United Nations forum on sustainable development.


All 17 Global Goals interrelated, with strong links to gender equality – senior UN official

31 October 2017 – Addressing challenges faced by women in the world of work is a key theme for a United Nations forum on leveraging the power of partnerships to drive the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


'Doctrines of rejection' must be met with courage, commitment to solidarity and empathy – UNESCO chief

31 October 2017 – Multilateralism is facing challenges just when it is most needed, senior United Nations officials told a UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) forum in Paris on Tuesday, calling for a “new humanism” to counter rising doctrines of withdrawal and rejection of others.


Push for Global Goals makes partnerships, innovation 'more important than ever,' UN forum in Bahrain told

31 October 2017 – A United Nations forum opened today in Manama, Bahrain, highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


Asia-Pacific's economic gains must not undercut social and environmental goals, says UN regional forum

30 October 2017 – While the Asia-Pacific trade outlook for this year is positive, some uncertainties ¬– including the possible impact of structural rebalancing of China from export orientation to domestic consumption – are forecast for 2018, the United Nations commission for the region said Monday.


Government leaders, entrepreneurs set to gather in Bahrain for UN forum on sustainable development

30 October 2017 – More than one thousand business leaders, government officials and academics will converge at a United Nations forum Tuesday in Bahrain to strengthen global partnerships, entrepreneurship and investment for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


Security Council debate on ‘women, peace and security’ spotlights prevention and gender equality links

27 October 2017 – At the Security Council today, a senior United Nations official called on Member States, regional organizations and civil society for greater partnership to boost women’s participation at all levels and help ensure UN peace efforts are stronger and more sustainable.


UN will accompany Haiti in shaping a sustainable future, deputy Mission chief says

25 October 2017 – The United Nations will remain side by side with Haiti on the country’s path to sustainable development, the Organization’s senior official in the island nation has said.