Monthly Archives: September 2017

27 09, 2017

Sustainable tourism can advance global development, UN agency highlights on World Day

2017-09-27T20:44:39+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

On World Tourism Day, the United Nations underscored the potential of sustainable tourism to advance economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainable development. On World Tourism Day, the United Nations underscored the potential of sustainable tourism to advance economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainable development. “This year’s celebration comes at a very special time,” said Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of [...]

26 09, 2017

Global ‘learning crisis’ threatens future of millions young students – World Bank report

2017-11-16T15:31:54+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

Schooling without learning is a terrible waste of precious resources and of human potential, the World Bank said today, warning in a new report that millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to [...]

26 09, 2017

UN Secretary-General’s remarks at Leaders’ Dialogue on Climate Change

2017-11-16T15:31:55+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Climate change, News, Press material, Secretary-General|

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- REMARKS AT LEADERS' DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE CHANGE New York, 19 September 2017 Thank you for being here today. Your leadership is absolutely key to attaining and raising the ambition of the Paris Agreement. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Maria and the massive floods in South Asia are just the most recent demonstration [...]

26 09, 2017

SDG Advocates meet with the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General

2017-11-16T15:31:56+00:00 September 26th, 2017|SDG Advocates, Secretary-General|

The SDG Advocates met with the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General at the United Nations Headquarters on Sunday, September 17. Led by President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway via video conference in Oslo, the Advocates, the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General and Under-Secretary-General Liu, discussed how they can increase knowledge of [...]

25 09, 2017

South-South Cooperation for Climate Action

2017-11-16T15:31:58+00:00 September 25th, 2017|SCPI Key Activities|

On 19 September 2017, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation together with the Kingdom of Morocco and in cooperation with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat organized an event “South-South Cooperation for Climate Action” in United Nations Headquarters, New York. High-level representatives from the Member States, regional and international organizations, inter-governmental organizations, [...]

25 09, 2017

SDG Advocate Co-Chairs publish op-ed calling for action on SDGs

2017-09-25T20:51:16+00:00 September 25th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

SDG Advocate Co-Chairs President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway published an op-ed in HuffPost calling for accelerated action to implement the SDGs. The Co-Chairs write that “the SDGs are the boldest and loudest articulation of a collective transformational agenda and development ambition the world has ever seen.” Stressing the [...]