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9 12, 2016

China, Mongolia and Russian Federation to open up new era of trade cooperation

2017-11-13T19:07:22+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Cities, Infrastructure, News, Partnerships, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

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.

7 12, 2016

UN World Data Forum gearing up for January kick-off in Cape Town

2017-11-16T15:38:45+00:00 December 7th, 2016|News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

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.

22 04, 2016

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

2016-04-22T16:13:51+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Climate change, COP21, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

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.

24 02, 2016

UN Adviser underlines importance of partnership with mobile-communications industry to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

2017-11-16T15:44:09+00:00 February 24th, 2016|News, Partnerships, Sustainable Development Agenda|

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.

5 02, 2016

Senior UN officials urge elimination of ‘violent practice’ of female genital mutilation by 2030

2017-11-16T15:44:20+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News|

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.

21 01, 2016

Secretary-General announces High-Level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child

2017-11-16T15:44:44+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material|

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.

4 12, 2015

New UN ‘bedside tool’ will help prevent and reduce maternal and newborn deaths worldwide

2017-11-16T15:45:28+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News|

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.

4 12, 2015

In Paris, mayors and celebrities join UN launch of report on boosting investment towards climate smart cities

2017-11-16T15:45:29+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Cities, Climate change, COP21, Infrastructure, News|

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.

4 12, 2015

Digital map launched by UNICEF helps young people tell their climate change stories

2017-11-16T15:45:30+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Climate change, COP21, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

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.