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Ground-breaking UN-supported digital tool to enhance green finance

20 January 2017 – The United Nations environment agency and a the leading Chinese online financial service provider today rolled out an innovative programme at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, aiming to stimulate the advancement of digital technologies in green finance.


INTERVIEW: Data and accurate information 'critical' in implementation of Agenda 2030 – senior UN official

14 January 2017 – The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum is set to kick off in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15 January 2017, with the aim of increasing political and resource support for statistical capacity building worldwide.


INTERVIEW: Space technology can help create a better world – Simonetta Di Pippo, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs

13 January 2017 – The heads of national space agencies, government officials and representatives from the space community worldwide are being challenged to get more women into the aerospace industry.


Governments make strong commitments to biodiversity at UN conference in Mexico

19 December 2016 – Countries attending the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Mexico reached agreements on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.


UNICEF partners with the Government of Malawi to test first humanitarian drone in Africa

15 December 2016 – In cooperation with the Government of Malawi, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will establish an air corridor and use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), known as drones, for humanitarian purposes, the agency announced today.


Caught in ‘poverty trap,’ least developed countries being left behind – UN report

15 December 2016 – Even as the international community pledged to ‘leave no one behind’ with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has warned that without stronger global support, 48 of the world’s most vulnerable countries will lose ground in economic development and face increasing levels of poverty.


UN agency reports rises in wood production and demand for bioenergy

14 December 2016 – According to new data from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), global production of wood products has been increasing for the past six years, while wood trade saw a slight decline.


UN agency urges investing in agriculture science and technology to achieve 2030 ‘zero hunger’ target

13 December 2016 – The United Nations announced today at a meeting of the world’s top agricultural scientists, that in order to achieve world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of defeating hunger and poverty by 2030, governments and the private sector must increase commitment to agricultural science and technology research.