Monthly Archives: February 2017

2802, 2017

Sustainable Development Goals critical for better future for all – deputy UN chief Amina Mohammed

February 28th, 2017|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

28 February 2017 – Delivering her first address as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed underlined that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are essential for a safe and secure future that brings prosperity, opportunity and human rights for all.

“Around the world, success in achieving the SDGs will ease global anxieties, provide a better life for […]

1602, 2017

Xiamen Airlines becomes first airline to support the UN sustainable development agenda  

February 16th, 2017|News, Partnerships, Press material|

China’s Xiamen Airlines has committed to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations announced today. In an effort to create more awareness about the goals, the airline plans to paint the exterior of one of its aircraft in a special livery, a first for the airlines industry.

1502, 2017

WATCH: The Smurfs are doing their part to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

February 15th, 2017|News, VIDEO: Partnerships|

1502, 2017

Our Oceans, Our Future Panel Discussion

February 15th, 2017|News, VIDEO: Oceans|

1502, 2017

UN calls for commitments to safeguard the world’s oceans ahead of first major conference

February 15th, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

New York, 15 February – Calling for concrete actions to protect the oceans, the United Nations today launched an online register to collect voluntary commitments made by UN Member States, businesses, civil society organizations, the UN System and other intergovernmental organizations that can meaningfully contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.

The […]

1502, 2017

UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website

February 15th, 2017|News, Oceans|

The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard today at the start of a two-day meeting to prepare for this June's Ocean Conference that will aim to help safeguard the planet's oceans and help them recover from human-induced problems.

1502, 2017

Smurfs team up with United Nations in 2017 for a happier, more peaceful and equitable world

February 15th, 2017|News, Partnerships, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

(New York, NY – 15 February 2017) – The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to make the world happier, more peaceful, equitable and healthy with a campaign launched today by the United Nations, UNICEF, and the United Nations Foundation.

The “Small Smurfs Big Goals” campaign is designed to encourage everyone to […]

802, 2017

New Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation

February 8th, 2017|Climate Partnerships for the Global South - News|

The Netherlands announced today it will work with Japan and UN Environment to establish a Global Centre of Excellence to help countries, institutions and businesses to adapt to a warming climate, which is increasing the frequency of natural disasters and causing economic disruptions.

The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation will bring together international partners, […]

802, 2017

Forest Whitaker delivers video message on children in armed conflict

February 8th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

On February 8, SDG Advocate Forest Whitaker delivered a video message to Member States and other stakeholders attending the General Assembly’s Commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the mandate on children and armed conflict.

“Because they fully recognise the rights of children as well as the connection between security and sustainable development … the SDGs are […]

602, 2017

WATCH: How we treat our waste affects our health, environment and even our economies

February 6th, 2017|News, VIDEO: Cities, VIDEO: Climate change, VIDEO: Economic growth, VIDEO: Energy, VIDEO: Health, VIDEO: Infrastructure, industrialization, VIDEO: Sustainable consumption and production, VIDEO: Water and sanitation|