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DPI/NGO: UN conference adopts global education action agenda to mobilize civil society

01 June 2016 – A global education action agenda affirming the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong opportunities for all – was adopted today in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.


Côte d'Ivoire: UN envoy welcomes progress made in addressing sexual violence crimes

31 May 2016 – Concluding a three-day visit to Côte d'Ivoire, the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has welcomed progress made thus far by the Government, and in particular by the national armed forces, in addressing sexual violence crimes in the country.


Two million more people living with HIV on life-saving treatment in 2015 – new UN report

31 May 2016 – The number of HIV-positive people taking antiretroviral medicines more than doubled to an estimated 17 million people from 2010 to 2015, with two million people gaining access to the life-saving drug last year alone, the United Nations agency leading the world’s HIV/AIDS response announced today.


On World No Tobacco Day, UN urges plain packaging of tobacco products to save lives

31 May 2016 – As the global community marks World No Tobacco Day, the United Nations is advocating for the use of plain packaging of tobacco products in an effort to save lives by reducing demand for such products, which kill nearly 6 million people every year.


DPI/NGO: UN conference reflects on quality divide in education

31 May 2016 – The third Sustainable Development Goal – to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all – was front and centre at a United Nations conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, providing face-to-face opportunities for tackling a range of issues, including the education gap.


DPI/NGO: Environmental challenges – a forceful argument for global citizenship

31 May 2016 – While global citizenship means many things to many people, discussions at the sixty-sixth United Nations/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference maintained that cultivating empathy, a scientific appreciation for the natural world and responsibility towards future generations must be at the core of education for global citizenship.


DPI/NGO: 'You have unlimited power' Ban tells youth, rallying support for UN 2030 Agenda

30 May 2016 – On first day of the sixty-sixth United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged youth to continue to raise their voices in pushing governments to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


DPI/NGO: 'Let us work together to foster education for global citizenship,' Ban tells UN conference

30 May 2016 – The sixty-sixth United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference kicked off today in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighting the vital role that NGOs, academia and youth play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


LDCs: UN calls for greater support to least developed countries, adopts new declaration in Turkey

29 May 2016 – A major United Nations meeting focusing on the world's least developed countries (LDCs) has closed today in Antalya, Turkey, with a call for greater support to the world's most vulnerable nations, and the adoption of an outcome document paving the way for further concrete action and progress in the years to come.


DPI/NGO: UN and civil society set to meet on global citizenship as keystone for sustainable development

29 May 2016 – Against the backdrop of the Taebaek Mountains, the United Nations flag was raised alongside that of the Republic of Korea today, ahead of the sixty-sixth Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference beginning in Gyeongju to focus on education in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).