Monthly Archives: September 2017

2109, 2017

More than half of children and youth worldwide ‘not learning’ – UNESCO

September 21st, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

About 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, signalling “a learning crisis” that could threaten progress on global development goals, a report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows.

“The figures are staggering both in terms of the waste of human potential and […]

2109, 2017

UNICEF urges countries to prioritize early childhood development

September 21st, 2017|News, Youth|

There is no period more critical in a child’s development than the first 1,000 days of life, and yet 32 countries – including Bangladesh and the United States – lack three basic national policies to support parents of babies and young children, says a new United Nations report issued today.

According to Early Moments Matter for Every […]

2109, 2017

World leaders gathered at UN commit to boosting investment in education

September 21st, 2017|Education, News|

World leaders today pledged to tackle the education crisis that is holding back millions of children and threatening economic development, at a high-level event at United Nations Headquarters in New York aimed at securing finance for this critical goal.

“Financing education is indeed the best investment we can make for a better world and a better […]

2009, 2017

Press release: World leaders commit to tackling global education crisis

September 20th, 2017|Education, News|

Around 264 million children and adolescents are not in school and only 1 in 12 young people in low-income countries is on track to gain secondary level skills.

2009, 2017

EU and UN to launch strategic partnership for ending all forms of violence against women and girls

September 20th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Press material|

20 September 2017, UN Headquarters, New York

2009, 2017

With world leaders in support, the UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit

September 20th, 2017|Climate change, News, Press material, Secretary-General|

UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit

2009, 2017

Not enough new antibiotics in the pipeline, UN report warns

September 20th, 2017|Health, News|

Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a United Nations report has found.

The report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) says most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions.

“Antimicrobial resistance is a […]

1909, 2017

Repair ‘world in pieces’ and create ‘world at peace,’ UN chief Guterres urges global leaders

September 19th, 2017|Climate change, News, Peace and justice, Secretary-General|

Addressing the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General António Guterres today spotlighted several threats – including the nuclear peril, climate change, and ongoing conflicts – that must be overcome to create a better world for all.

“We are a world in pieces. We need to be a world at peace,” said Mr. Guterres as […]

1909, 2017

French initiative to create global environment pact deserves support, says Secretary-General

September 19th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged global support for France’s initiative to create the first international legally binding document on the environment, at an event held on the margins of the annual leaders’ summit of the General Assembly.

“It is about our duty of care to provide an environment that supports the health, well-being, dignity, and prosperity of everyone […]

1909, 2017

UN and partners launch initiative to reach equal pay for women at work

September 19th, 2017|Economic growth, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization’s entity promotion of women’s rights – launched today on the eve of the General Assembly debate.

The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) includes the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), UN […]