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17 Goals to Transform Our World

In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to limit the rise of global temperatures.

Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations are mobilizing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.

Explore this site to find out more about the efforts of the UN and its partners to build a better world with no one left behind.

Unemployment to remain high, quality jobs harder to find in 2018 – UN labour agency

January 23rd, 2018|Economic growth, News|

While the global economy has kept up modest growth, the total number of unemployed people will likely remain high in 2018 – at above 192 million – and it will be harder to find [...]

UN chief outlines reforms that ‘put Member States in driver’s seat’ on road to sustainable development

January 23rd, 2018|Economic growth, News, Partnerships|

Sustainable development is a fundamental human right and humanity’s best chance for a future of peace and prosperity, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday, laying out the case for Agenda 2030 to be at the centre of UN activities.

UN Secretary-General’s remarks on the Second Report on the Repositioning of the UN Development System

January 22nd, 2018|News, Press material|

REMARKS ON THE SECOND REPORT ON THE REPOSITIONING OF THE UN DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM, IN THE CONTEXT OF THE QUADRENNIAL COMPREHENSIVE POLICY REVIEW New York, 22 January 2018 [as delivered] Let me begin by thanking all of [...]

UN chief spotlights potential offered by cooperation among countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan

January 19th, 2018|News, Partnerships, Peace and justice|

The threats of violent extremism and transnational organized crime in Afghanistan reverberate across Central Asia and the world and countering them cannot be the responsibility of one country alone, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday, urging regional and multilateral cooperation, based firmly on human rights.

In Doha, General Assembly President spotlights UN ‘sustaining peace’ agenda

January 18th, 2018|News, Peace and justice|

Conflict is not always linear, with a clear beginning, middle and end, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said Thursday, urging a new approach to peace that requires action at all stages of the conflict cycle.

TODAY’S NEWS TODAY’S FEATURES PROGRAMMES REGIONS ABOUT US YOUR ACCOUNT Search in site… Search in site… 15 Jan 2018 Tea and empathy: ZamZam Yusuf shares her refugee experience

January 17th, 2018|News, Poverty|

Somali refugee ZamZam Yusuf has a message for any neighbours who think she doesn't have the right to call Leicester, in the English Midlands, home. "I would like to offer you a cup of [...]

Warning that ‘peace remains elusive,’ UN chief outlines areas for action in 2018

January 16th, 2018|News, Peace and justice|

Having taken office with a call for peace to be the watchword of 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said the world instead had ‘gone in reverse,” and that there are critical areas that need [...]

Progress against hunger, poverty hinges on empowering indigenous women – UN agriculture chief

January 15th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Empowering indigenous women – who have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn far less than men – is key to successfully fighting hunger and extreme poverty, the United Nations agriculture chief has said.