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2709, 2017

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

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 the UN […]

2609, 2017

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

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 […]

2609, 2017

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

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 of the urgency of tackling climate […]

2509, 2017

Interview with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, SDG Media Zone (18-22 September 2017)

September 25th, 2017|SDG Media Zone, VIDEO: Partnerships|

2509, 2017

Malala Yousafzai (UN Messenger of Peace) on “Financing the Future: Education 2030″

September 25th, 2017|VIDEO: Education|

2509, 2017

SDG Media Zone (18-22 September 2017) at the 72nd UN General Assembly

September 25th, 2017|SDG Media Zone, VIDEO: Partnerships|

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

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 […]