The Week in Review

At Davos economic forum, UN chief Guterres calls business ‘best allies’ to curb climate change, poverty

19 January 2017 – Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for a new generation of partnerships with the business community to limit the impact of climate change and to reduce poverty.

UN agencies, partners launch new plan to address plight of refugees and migrants in Europe

19 January 2017 – The United Nations refugee and migration agencies along with a host of partners today unveiled a new strategy and appeal to help address the challenges confronting hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants in Europe.

UN forum wraps up in South Africa with a call for better data to improve people’s lives

18 January 2017 – The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum concluded today with the launch of a global plan that outlines a vision and a “to-do” list for better data to improve people’s lives, including through new ideas, solutions and strengthened collaboration in the field of statistics.

Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand – UN report

17 January 2017 – A modest global recovery is projected for 2017-18 should be seen as more of an indication of economic stabilization than a signal of a robust and sustained revival of global demand, a new United Nations economic report has found.

Bullies target physical appearance, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation – UN report

17 January 2017 – Nearly a quarter of a million children and young people world-wide are bullied each year, according to a report released today by the United Nations educational and cultural agency, which found that bullies like to pick on children because of their looks, have ethnic or cultural differences, or due to gender or sexual orientation.

Diversity ‘is richness, not a threat,’ UN chief Guterres tells forum on combatting anti-Muslim discrimination

17 January 2017 – In a message to an event spotlighting the growing challenges of anti-Muslim discrimination as well as hatred in various contexts, United Nations Secretary-General António Guteres appealed today for drawing strength from the principles of inclusion, tolerance and mutual understanding to recognize the value of diversity.

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