A new era of trade cooperation between China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation was opened in Moscow on 8 December 2016, when the governments of the three countries signed the Intergovernmental Agreement on International Road Transport along the Asian Highway Network.
Plans are in high gear for the inaugural United Nations World Data Forum, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15-18 January 2017.
Media Advisory: Informal High-Level Event on promoting the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change 22 April, UN Headquarters in New York
In the lead-up to the Signature Ceremony, many countries have announced their intention to ratify the Paris Agreement on the 22nd, or during 2016. Many more countries have signaled their support for the Paris Agreement’s early entry into force and for its full implementation.
UN Adviser underlines importance of partnership with mobile-communications industry to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
The UN Secretary-General Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development urged the mobile industry to work together and develop policy frameworks and technical standards that would ensure no one is left behind at the World Mobile Summit.
The most senior United Nations officials are urging the world to eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030, calling it a “violent practice” that scars girls for life, endangering their health, depriving them of their rights, and denying them the chance to reach their full potential.
Secretary-General announces High-Level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child. The Group includes leaders from governments, business community, philanthropists, young people’s network and civil society to champion women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today a new checklist for healthcare workers that will help reduce maternal and newborn deaths with “a single and practical bedside tool” designed to make a difference for women and infants in various settings around the world.
In Paris, mayors and celebrities join UN launch of report on boosting investment towards climate smart cities
Proven innovative policies and mechanisms are unlocking investment for much-needed climate-smart infrastructure in cities, according to a new report launched today at Paris City Hall by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and international partners.
A digital mapping project called ‘Act Now For Tomorrow,’ which was recently launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is helping young people around the world identify climate issues in their communities and find ways to address them.
Recognizing that transportation has the highest growth in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of any industrial sector, transport representatives at the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) presented 10 initiatives today that aim to reduce these emissions and build more sustainable transport systems.