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2007, 2016

New UN study links trees in drylands with sustainable development

July 20th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

For the first time, a new United Nations report details the number of trees, forests and how the land is used in the world’s drylands, and the findings could be used to track progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and help fight climate change.

1907, 2016

Ban urges burden-sharing, solidarity to combat effects of El Niño and mitigate climate change

July 19th, 2016|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News|

The lives and livelihoods of more than 60 millions people around the world have been turned upside down by the extreme weather events linked to the El Niño phenomenon, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said, calling for a scaled-up, unprecedented response that goes beyond humanitarian action.

1907, 2016

Countries need to be reminded they are built on diversity, says UN Deputy Secretary-General

July 19th, 2016|Economic growth, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today called for an alternative narrative on migration, where human mobility is seen as a positive development and a driver for economic prosperity and social progress.

1907, 2016

UN chief launches first report to track Sustainable Development Goals

July 19th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the 15-year undertaking is “off to a good start” but will require all parts of the UN family and its partners to work together.

1807, 2016

UN health agency urges speeding up efforts on noncommunicable diseases

July 18th, 2016|Health, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Governments must make greater efforts to protect people from heart disease, cancers, diabetes and lung disease – the leading causes of death among the elderly – the United Nations health agency today said.

1807, 2016

Press Release: UN Secretary-General invites all Member States to event on 21 September aimed at accelerating Paris Agreement entry into force

July 18th, 2016|Climate change, News, Press material, Secretary-General|

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited leaders from all countries to attend a special event on 21 September to deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris Agreement on climate change. The event will also provide an opportunity to other countries to publicly commit to joining or ratifying the agreement before the end of 2016.

1807, 2016

New UN report links farming, forestry and improved food security

July 18th, 2016|Hunger and food security, News|

Agriculture and forestry can improve food security, according to a new United Nations report released today, at the start of World Forest Week.

1807, 2016

UN officials spotlight need to move from commitments to results on Global Goals

July 18th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Every country must accelerate the implementation pace of the 'ambitious and transformative' development agenda adopted by United Nations Member States nearly one year ago, by boosting efforts to overcome persistent challenges, new obstacles and unforeseen setbacks in today's turbulent world, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today declared.

1707, 2016

In Kenya, Ban calls for broader partnerships, sustainable investments to drive global development

July 17th, 2016|News, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

At a United Nations intergovernmental forum opening in Nairobi, Kenya, today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged participants to focus on strong collaboration, equality and inclusion in trade, finance and investment in order to better align action with agreed-upon sustainable development targets and help restore trust in the global economy.

1207, 2016

UN agency urges implementation of accord to tackle illegal fishing

July 12th, 2016|Economic growth, News, Oceans, Sustainable consumption and production|

An international agreement aimed at tackling illegal fishing “marks the dawn of a new era,” but rapid action is needed to ensure that its implementation is effective, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.