25 July Underlining the need for the sustainable industrialization of Africa, the United Nations General Assembly today unanimously adopted a resolution proclaiming the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa.
22 July The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) today wrapped up its fourteenth quadrennial conference, with delegations in Nairobi, Kenya reaching agreement on a framework that will guide the body's work over the next four years, largely focused on ensuring broad achievement of the new UN Sustainable Development Agenda.
21 July The United Nations deputy chief today stressed the importance of partnerships and coherent policy and action in tackling global challenges, including inequalities, conflicts, terrorism and climate change, and achieving the new international development goals.
19 July Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the 15-year undertaking is “off to a good start” but will require all parts of the UN family and its partners to work together.
19 July United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a decision by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) that sets out steps towards self-reliance, particularly in relation to the regional body’s peace and security budget.
18 July High donor commitments continued to help Lebanon in mitigating the impact of the Syrian crisis by bolstering food assistance, education, water and sanitation, according to a United Nations mid-year update on donor support to the country.
18 July Every country must accelerate the implementation pace of the 'ambitious and transformative' development agenda adopted by United Nations Member States nearly one year ago, by boosting efforts to overcome persistent challenges, new obstacles and unforeseen setbacks in today's turbulent world, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today declared.
18 July Trade-related labour provisions, such as ones that address labour relations or minimum working conditions for employees, do not harm business or make trade provisions less popular, according to a study released today by the United Nations labour agency.
17 July At a United Nations intergovernmental forum opening in Nairobi, Kenya, today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged participants to focus on strong collaboration, equality and inclusion in trade, finance and investment in order to better align action with agreed-upon sustainable development targets and help restore trust in the global economy.
12 July An international agreement aimed at tackling illegal fishing “marks the dawn of a new era,” but rapid action is needed to ensure that its implementation is effective, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.