Monthly Archives: October 2016

3110, 2016

Almost one in seven children breathing heavily toxic air – UNICEF report

October 31st, 2016|Climate change, Health|

About 300 million children in the world are living in areas with outdoor air so toxic – six or more times higher than international pollution guidelines – that it can cause serious health damage, including harming their developing brains, a new United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report has revealed.

2810, 2016

Expert panel finds that greener, more efficient and sustainable transport can save trillions and help achieve Sustainable Development Goals

October 28th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, Infrastructure, News, Partnerships|

High-Level Advisory Group offers ten-point plan to advance sustainable transport

Greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for propelling the economic and social development that is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to an expert panel report delivered to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.

Finding that global, national and local transport systems […]

2710, 2016

Jeffrey Sachs receives UCD Ulysses Medal, speaks of “moral obligation” to help achieve SDGs

October 27th, 2016|SDG Advocates|

On 27 October, SDG Advocate Prof. Jeffrey Sachs was awarded the University College Dublin’s Ulysses Medal, the highest honour that the University can bestow. Prof. Sachs received the medal for his work on ending poverty, overcoming macroeconomic instability, promoting economic growth, fighting hunger and disease, and promoting sustainable environmental practices.

After receiving the UCD Ulysses Medal, […]

2510, 2016

UN statistics forum addresses efforts toward gender equality

October 25th, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Monday marked the start of the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, a two day event in Helsinki that will highlight ways to improve data on gender.

2510, 2016

Press briefing: Sustainable Transport Outlook Report

October 25th, 2016|News, Press material|

The Secretary-General’s High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport will present its first Global Sustainable Transport Outlook Report, a ten-point plan on how to advance sustainable transport worldwide.

2510, 2016

HM Queen Mathilde of the Belgians visits Jordan on a humanitarian mission

October 25th, 2016|SDG Advocates|

Between 23 and 25 October, HM Queen Mathilde visited Jordan on a humanitarian mission in her capacity as an SDG Advocate. She was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo.

During the visit to the Zaatari Refugee Camp and the UNICEF centre in Makani, the Queen and the Minister met […]

2510, 2016

Global Goals can ‘propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet,’ Ban says on UN Day

October 25th, 2016|News, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Mr. Ban said that major progress has been made towards a more sustainable future through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Paris Agreement on climate change.

2010, 2016

UN conference agrees new urban development agenda creating sustainable, equitable cities for all

October 20th, 2016|Cities, News|

A major conference on the future of the world’s cities and towns, known as Habitat III, has wrapped up in Quito, Ecuador, with delegations adopting a new framework that will set the world on a course towards sustainable urban development by rethinking how cities are planned, managed and inhabited.

“We have analyzed and discussed the challenges […]

2010, 2016

Habitat 3: 20 October in photos

October 20th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, News|

The final day of the Habitat 3 UN conference on sustainable cities concluded Thursday with the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.

2010, 2016

The New Urban Agenda: Key Commitments

October 20th, 2016|Cities, News|

It's official: world leaders have adopted the New Urban Agenda, which sets a new global standard for sustainable urban development, and will help us rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities.