Monthly Archives: March 2017

29 03, 2017

Forest Whitaker, supported by Muhammad Yunus and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser’s organisations, works with young peacemakers

2017-11-16T15:37:40+00:00 March 29th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

SDG Advocate Forest Whitaker hosted, through his foundation, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI), a week-long workshop for young peacemakers from Uganda and South Sudan, partnered with foundations and organisations founded by fellow Advocates Muhammad Yunus and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. Young peacemakers trained and supported by WPDI gathered in February in [...]

28 03, 2017

FEATURE: Humanity at the core as UN readies for first-ever Ocean Conference

2017-11-16T15:37:41+00:00 March 28th, 2017|News, Oceans|

Mr. Koroilavesau was speaking recently at a panel discussion on the margins of the first preparatory meeting – convened by the President of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York – for the first-ever UN Ocean Conference, to be co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden, from 5 June to 9 June 2017.

27 03, 2017

UN report explores ways urbanization can be a catalyst for rural development

2017-11-16T15:37:41+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

One way to encourage mutually beneficial developments for urban and rural areas alike is to develop value chains and food systems more efficient and inclusive, a United Nations-backed report examining the ‘quiet revolution’ towards sustainable urbanization has found.

25 03, 2017

Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks ‘going dark’ to support protecting the planet

2017-11-16T15:37:42+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Cities, Climate change, Energy, News|

The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.

24 03, 2017

Closing session, UN Commission agrees roadmap to women’s economic empowerment

2017-11-16T15:37:44+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women today agreed on a roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy as a vital step to achieving sustainable development as the body concluded its two-week session.

23 03, 2017

World Meteorological Day celebrates importance of clouds for weather, climate, water

2017-11-16T15:37:46+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Climate change, News|

"If we want to model the climate system we have to understand clouds. And if we want to predict the availability of water resources, we have to understand clouds,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.