Monthly Archives: May 2017

31 05, 2017

Press Briefing on Expected Outcomes of Ocean Conference – UN Headquarters, New York, 1 June 2017 (Media Advisory)

2017-05-31T20:43:59+00:00 May 31st, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

From 5 to 9 June 2017, the United Nations will convene a major conference that will energize efforts to promote ocean sustainability. The Ocean Conference, which will be the first UN conference of its kind on the issue, will coincide with World Environment Day (5 June) and World Oceans Day (8 June). It will present [...]

31 05, 2017

Climate action ‘a necessity and an opportunity,’ says UN chief, urging world to rally behind Paris accord

2017-11-16T15:36:04+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Climate change, News|

Highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change on the planet and its inhabitants, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for sustained action to meet the global challenge and to ensure a peaceful and sustainable future for all.

30 05, 2017

Secretary-General’s climate remarks at NYU Stern

2017-11-16T15:36:05+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- “CLIMATE ACTION: MOBILIZING THE WORLD” New York, 30 May 2017 [as delivered] President Hamilton, [Andrew Hamilton, President, NYU] Dean Henry, [Peter Henry, Dean, NYU Stern School of Business] Professor Whelan, [Ms. Tensie Whelan, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business] Dear friends, I would like to thank everyone at New York University, and [...]

30 05, 2017

Press Briefing on Ocean Conference – UN Headquarters, New York, 31 May 2017 (Media Advisory)

2017-11-16T15:36:06+00:00 May 30th, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

The United Nations will bring together Heads of State, Heads of Government and other high-level delegates, representatives from civil society organizations, the business community intergovernmental and UN agencies as well as renowned personalities, and other ocean and marine life advocates at the Ocean Conference on 5 to 9 June to spur action to improve the [...]

30 05, 2017

UN chief to issue call to action to meet the climate challenge

2017-11-16T15:36:07+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Climate change, News|

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will issue a call to action on Tuesday, 30 May, to meet the climate challenge. Speaking to students, business leaders and academics at the New York University Stern School of Business, Mr. Guterres will  describe both the increasing risks from climate change and the compelling opportunities provided by climate action [...]

29 05, 2017

Countries signed to UN-brokered illegal fishing treaty meet for first time

2017-05-30T15:17:44+00:00 May 29th, 2017|News, Oceans|

For the first time since a United Nations-brokered treaty to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing went into force, the countries that endorsed it are meeting in Norway to discuss how to make it a success.

26 05, 2017

FEATURE: UN backed projects in the Caribbean highlight connection between life on land and life below water

2017-11-16T15:36:10+00:00 May 26th, 2017|News, Oceans|

The vital role of the world's oceans in human well-being and development is being highlighted next month as the United Nations hosts a global conference aimed at protecting these resources.

25 05, 2017

United Nations Ocean Conference set to mobilize action to reverse marine degradation – UN Headquarters, New York, 5 to 9 June 2017 (Media Advisory)

2017-11-16T15:36:14+00:00 May 25th, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

The United Nations will bring together Heads of States, Heads of Governments and other high-level delegates, representatives from civil society organizations, the business community, intergovernmental and UN agencies as well as renowned personalities, and other ocean and marine life advocates at the Ocean Conference on 5 to 9 June to spur action to improve the [...]