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34 stories found over the past 45 days
Science and technology can help tackle key sustainable development challenges

10 November 2017 – Integrated science is essential to strengthen water management, sustainably use the oceans and tackle climate change, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Science Day for Peace and Development.


Agreement boosts cooperation between UN space affairs office and UAE

08 November 2017 – The United Nations and the United Arab Emirates have underscored their commitment to work together on the peaceful uses of outer space.


UN advocate vows to give 'visibility' to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse

03 November 2017 – Briefing the press at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the first time, the first-ever UN advocate for the rights of victims of sexual exploitation and abuse on Friday highlighted her role to give those who have suffered “visibility” and amplify their voices.


Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF

01 November 2017 – About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, or both, by their caregivers at home, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published Tuesday.


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).


Syria: UN agencies deliver critical food aid, medicines to families trapped in rural Damascus

31 October 2017 – As part of a humanitarian aid convoy to besieged towns on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus, United Nations agencies have delivered desperately needed health supplies, hygiene kits and food rations for tens of thousands of people.


UN Security Council urges more protections for children in conflicts

31 October 2017 – Deeply concerned about the abuse of children in war zones, the United Security Council today – in a debate in New York which included Secretary-General António Guterres and his special envoy on the issue – urged countries and non-State actors to allow children access to education and healthcare during and post-conflicts.


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.