Monthly Archives: June 2015

3006, 2015

Ban welcomes new post-2020 climate targets submitted by China and Republic of Korea

June 30th, 2015|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today's formal submission of post-2020 climate change targets or Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) by both the China and the Republic of Korea.

3006, 2015

Despite gains, 2.4 billion people worldwide still lack basic sanitation – UN report

June 30th, 2015|Health, News|

United Nations agencies tracking access to water and sanitation targets against the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) warned today that the lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water.

3006, 2015

Jordan: The Midwife Making A Difference

June 30th, 2015|VIDEO: Health|

3006, 2015

Better science needed to guide policy decisions for sustainable development – UN report

June 30th, 2015|News, Sustainable consumption and production, Sustainable Development Agenda|

A new United Nations flagship report launched today finds that solutions to the challenges to people and planet must build on clear scientific findings in order to be sustainable.

2906, 2015

‘Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,’ UN General Assembly told

June 29th, 2015|Climate change, News|

2706, 2015

At Stanford University, Ban says UN ready to build a better future for all

June 27th, 2015|News, Partnerships, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

The United Nations and the international community are experiencing an age of great difficulties and opportunities which will help define the future of the planet, Ban Ki-moon declared in a wide-ranging address that touched upon the myriad common challenges – from climate change to sustainable development – currently facing humanity.

2606, 2015

In 2015, world must ‘realize great dream’ of sustainable development for all – UN Economic and Social Council chief

June 26th, 2015|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today opened the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, declaring that 2015 must be the year when the world’s people and leaders realize the dream of a new sustainability agenda.

2606, 2015

On UN Charter Day, Ban calls for ‘deeper cooperation’ amid growing global challenges

June 26th, 2015|News, Partnerships, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

On June 26th, 1945, the United Nations was born from the ashes and rubble of the Second World War as delegates from fifty nations came together to sign the UN Charter – the Organization's founding document and the bedrock of global peace and development.

2506, 2015

‘Business can be a global force for good,’ Bans says as General Assembly honours UN Global Compact

June 25th, 2015|News, Partnerships, Secretary-General|

The business community and the private sector can make a difference as United Nations Member States are in the process of formulating a new sustainability agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said at the General Assembly, which was meeting to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the UN Global Compact.

2506, 2015

New UN report finds drop in global foreign direct investment in 2014

June 25th, 2015|Economic growth, Financing for Development, News|

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) declined in 2014 but flows to developing countries actually reached their highest level ever, says a new United Nations report released today that also calls for systematic reform of the current international investment agreement regime.