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210, 2017

Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day

October 2nd, 2017|Cities, News|

The United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on Monday's World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month of worldwide celebrations and citizens' engagement in urban life worldwide.

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.

1707, 2017

Pace of progress must accelerate to achieve the SDGs, finds latest UN progress report

July 17th, 2017|News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

If the world is to eradicate poverty by 2030, key stakeholders must drive implementation of the Goals at a faster rate, says the latest progress report on the SDGs.

1107, 2017

New ocean report findings support need for stronger high seas governance

July 11th, 2017|News, Oceans|

The report recognizes the mounting evidence that some parts of the ocean are near their ecological tipping point due to climate change and other human impacts.

1007, 2017

Crucial steps being taken towards new treaty on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction

July 10th, 2017|News, Oceans|

New York, 10 July—Coming close on the heels of last month’s Ocean Conference, countries will begin the fourth and last preparatory meeting today to develop recommendations to the General Assembly on a treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of the world’s ocean beyond national jurisdiction.

The negotiations, sometimes informally referred to […]

1906, 2017

Restaurants near UNHQ NY that commit to sustainability

June 19th, 2017|Year of Living Sustainably|

Here's a list of the restaurants that commit to participate in the UN's Be the Change week and allow customers to bring their own containers for food and drinks.

806, 2017

Secretary-General’s World Oceans Day message

June 8th, 2017|News, Oceans, Secretary-General|

"Caring for, and using, our oceans in sustainable ways is critical to achieve ecological and economic goals for communities everywhere," he says.

106, 2017

Be the Change: Take the Sustainability Challenge!

June 1st, 2017|News, Year of Living Sustainably|

During the week, staff will be encouraged to live more sustainably, by changing their consumption patterns, using active transport and buying local foods.

106, 2017

UNFCCC statement on the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement

June 1st, 2017|Climate change, News|

The UNFCCC says it "stands ready to engage in dialogue with the United States government regarding the implications of this announcement."

106, 2017

Secretary-General’s statement on the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement

June 1st, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

"The decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security."