UN News stories

97 stories found over the past 45 days
Ban welcomes election of chief of UN-backed climate panel ahead of Paris conference

07 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the election of Lee Hoesung of the Republic of Korea as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Mr. Hoesung will guide the Panel’s work of assessing the science related to climate change.

At UN, Latin American leaders underline ‘insufficient’ progress, urgent need to address climate change

03 October 2015 – Opening the floor at the United Nations General Assembly today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador said “we have concluded a stage in the world’s history marked by important progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), however, this progress has not been sufficient.”

Island States at UN call for ‘genuine and durable partnership’ to meet Global Goals

03 October 2015 – Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly today, leaders of small island States called for the urgent need to expand genuine and durable partnerships within the international community to successfully implement and meet the objectives of Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At UN, Canada urges focus on financing for climate change mitigation, adaptation

03 October 2015 – The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Daniel Jean, addressed the United Nations General Assembly today, noting the importance of the new sustainable development agenda and of ensuring the proper financing of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

Speakers from Latin American region urge ‘results, not promises’ on UN goals

02 October 2015 – The Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations, Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, addressing the General Assembly today, highlighted both the new UN development agenda and the need to tackle climate change.

At UN, Turkmenistan proposes establishing climate change centre for Central Asia

02 October 2015 – In her address at the General Assembly, Aksoltan Ataeva, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations, introduced a proposal to set up a climate change centre specifically for Central Asia.

‘Pursuit of happiness is fundamental human goal,’ Minister of Bhutan tells UN Assembly

02 October 2015 – Guided by its development philosophy of “Gross National Happiness,” Bhutan has consistently worked to ensure that the peace, security and well-being of its people always remain at the centre of development, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the South Asian country told the United Nations General Assembly today.

In troubled world, UN must become ‘true family of nations and peoples,’ Holy See tells Assembly

02 October 2015 – While the signatories of the 2030 Agenda have undertaken the task of proposing a stable and sustainable pace for the world economy, the Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See told the United Nations General Assembly today that without peace between people and nations, it will be impossible to implement the Agenda.

Without system-wide reform, UN may fall short of primary objectives, says Indonesian Minister

02 October 2015 – Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, the Vice-President of Indonesia, remarked that despite the achievements UN has made over the past 70 years, the Organization may fall short of meeting its primary objectives, such as peace and security for all, unless system-wide reform is immediately undertaken.

Philippines highlights climate change, good migration governance in address at UN

02 October 2015 – Addressing the General Assembly today, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Philippines, Albert del Rosario, highlighted, among other vital elements of the international agenda, the need to address the issues of climate change and migration.