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.
Expert panel finds that greener, more efficient and sustainable transport can save trillions and help achieve Sustainable Development Goals
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
Global Goals can ‘propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet,’ Ban says on UN Day
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.
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 [...]
The final day of the Habitat 3 UN conference on sustainable cities concluded Thursday with the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.
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.