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3011, 2016

Guest blog: Youth Leader Anthony Ford-Shubrook on accessibility in cities

November 30th, 2016|Inequality, News|

We must view accessibility as an investment in a public good that contributes to effective, sustainable, and equitable development for all, he writes.

3011, 2016

Design leaders launch collaborative platform to support SDGs

November 30th, 2016|News, Partnerships|

The United Nations and Design Miami/ today launched a global platform for green infrastructure, architecture and design in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The platform, “Building Legacy: Designing for Sustainability” brings together designers, architects, producers, and policy makers to promote concrete solutions in closing the gap between sustainable design and responsible production.

The […]

2911, 2016

Ban’s remarks to the Summit on Science and Technology for SDGs

November 29th, 2016|Infrastructure, News|

Science has transformative power, and we need those contributions more than ever, the Secretary-General says.

2811, 2016

Media advisory: Press briefing on 2016 Report on the World Social Situation

November 28th, 2016|News, Press material|

 2016 Report on the World Social Situation  
“Leaving No One Behind – The Imperative of Inclusive Development”

Press Briefing

Despite unprecedented global social progress in recent years, social and economic inequalities persist.  As much as 40 per cent of the world’s population do not have access to education in a language they speak or understand. Children belonging […]

2811, 2016

‘Ashgabat Statement’ endorsed at first-ever UN conference on sustainable transport

November 28th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, Economic growth, News|

More than 50 countries endorsed the statement, with a view to supporting cleaner, greener transportation – from local transit systems to worldwide multimodal networks.

2311, 2016

‘Orange the World’ kicks off 16 days of activism to fight gender-based violence

November 23rd, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

“The extent to which violence is embedded in society means that uprooting it is also a job for all of society," said UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

1811, 2016

Countries at COP22 pledge to press ahead with implementation of Paris Agreement

November 18th, 2016|Climate change, News|

In the Marrakech Action Proclamation, parties to the UNFCCC affirmed their commitment to the “full implementation” of the Paris Agreement.

1811, 2016

VIDEO: Climate-vulnerable countries outline joint actions on Paris Agreement

November 18th, 2016|VIDEO: Climate change|

1811, 2016

‘We strive to lead,’ climate-vulnerable countries declare at COP22

November 18th, 2016|Climate change, News|

More than 45 countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change pledged to pursue robust action towards implementation of the Paris Agreement.

1811, 2016

VIDEO: Ban Ki-moon’s message for World Toilet Day 2016

November 18th, 2016|VIDEO: Water and sanitation|