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603, 2017

Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year, UN health agency reports

March 6th, 2017|Health, News|

The United Nations health agency reviewed the threats from pollutants such as second-hand smoke, UV radiation, unsafe water and e-waste.

1502, 2017

Smurfs team up with United Nations in 2017 for a happier, more peaceful and equitable world

February 15th, 2017|News, Partnerships, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

(New York, NY – 15 February 2017) – The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to make the world happier, more peaceful, equitable and healthy with a campaign launched today by the United Nations, UNICEF, and the United Nations Foundation.

The “Small Smurfs Big Goals” campaign is designed to encourage everyone to […]

302, 2017

WHO: Early cancer diagnosis, better trained medics can save lives, money

February 3rd, 2017|Health, News|

Each year, 8.8 million people die from cancer, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, according to WHO figures.

102, 2017

Banks, UN set standards on channelling investments for sustainable development

February 1st, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Partnerships|

Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets, have launched a UN-backed global framework aimed at channelling the money they manage towards clean, low carbon and inclusive projects.

3101, 2017

Business commission featuring Paul Polman launches report showing how sustainable business can repair economic system

January 31st, 2017|SDG Advocates|

The report makes the core argument that the Sustainable Development Goals can create better jobs and tackle our key environmental challenges by 2030.

3001, 2017

At Youth Forum, Guterres calls for youth to share their stories

January 30th, 2017|News, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

The Youth Forum offers young people an opportunity to voice their opinions, share ideas and think about what they can do to achieve sustainable development.

2401, 2017

Guterres highlights importance of recognizing the links between peace and sustainable development

January 24th, 2017|News, Peace and justice, Secretary-General|

“We need a global response that addresses the root causes of conflict, and integrates peace, sustainable development and human rights in a holistic way – from conception to execution,” Mr. Guterres told a UN General Assembly high-level dialogue.

2301, 2017

UN Forum sets landmark target to increase world’s forests by 120 million hectares by 2030

January 23rd, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

The Plan features a set of six Global Forest Goals and associated targets to be reached by 2030, which are voluntary and universal.

2301, 2017

UN Forum to highlight significant role of youth in promoting a sustainable future for all

January 23rd, 2017|News, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

The 6th ECOSOC Youth Forum provides a critical global platform where youth ministers and others can contribute to discussions on issues affecting young people.

1901, 2017

At Davos forum, UN chief Guterres calls businesses ‘best allies’ to curb climate change, poverty

January 19th, 2017|Climate change, Economic growth, Financing for Development, News, Secretary-General|

The Secretary-General said he was particularly interested in the “alignment of the core business of the private sector with the strategic goals of the international community.”