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14 02, 2018

Countries urged to strengthen tax systems to promote inclusive economic growth

2018-02-14T22:03:14+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Press material|

UNITED NATIONS PRESS RELEASE 14 February 2018 New York, 14 February—Major international organizations, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations and the World Bank Group today called on all governments to strengthen and increase the effectiveness of their tax systems to unlock much-needed domestic resources to achieve the [...]

17 01, 2018

The United Nations joins an Innovative Podcast Platform to share stories of progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

2018-01-17T17:56:41+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Press material|

  (New York, NY) Launching January 17th, Global GoalsCast (, is a female-run podcast aiming to inspire a new generation of early-adopter, millennial activists by turning to the rise of the podcast movement.  This podcast is a new, innovative and compelling platform through which to communicate the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals.  Because [...]

27 12, 2017

SDG Advocates Participate in Roundtable in Accra, Ghana

2017-12-27T18:14:53+00:00 December 27th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

On 11 and 12 December 2017, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and co-chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates, convened a roundtable in Accra, Ghana. The theme of the roundtable was ‘Mobilizing support and accelerating implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa’. [...]

21 12, 2017

UN to recognize public services’ innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

2017-12-21T16:16:31+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Press material|

United Nations calls for nominations for the 2018 Public Service Awards  New York, 19 December -  To recognize innovation and excellence in public service that supports the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations is calling for nominations for the 2018 UN Public Service Awards. Established in 2003, the UN [...]

21 12, 2017

Professor Jeffrey Sachs delivers address on sustaining peace

2017-12-21T15:54:03+00:00 December 21st, 2017|SDG Advocates|

On 8 December 2017, SDG Advocate Professor Jeffrey Sachs gave opening remarks at the event, ‘Sustaining Peace: Partnerships for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding’. This event was hosted by the President of the 72nd General Assembly (PGA) of the United Nations, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the UN Global Compact, the United Nations Foundation, [...]

18 12, 2017

UN report finds numbers of migrants continue to rise

2017-12-18T15:31:57+00:00 December 18th, 2017|News, Press material|

New York, 18 December – There are now an estimated 258 million people living in a country other than their country of birth — an increase of 49% since 2000 — according to new figures released by the United Nations today, on International Migrants Day. The International Migration Report 2017 (Highlights), a biennial publication [...]

15 12, 2017

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians Receives German Sustainability Award

2017-12-15T15:19:15+00:00 December 15th, 2017|SDG Advocates|

SDG Advocate, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, was awarded the prestigious German Sustainability Award on 8 December at a ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany. The German Sustainability Award recognizes ecological and social achievements, celebrating stakeholders that are striving for the best sustainable solutions in line with the SDGs. Deutsche Telekom was given the [...]

11 12, 2017

Commodity-Dependent Developing Countries Need To Boost Efforts To Diversify Their Economies

2017-12-11T17:13:39+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Press material|

Without policy change, these countries risk falling short of achieving sustainable development by 2030, UN report warns  Geneva/Rome, 11 December 2017 – Without a renewed commitment to policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries (CDDCs), are by 2030 set to lag behind countries with more diverse economies in their social and economic achievements, UNCTAD and the [...]

11 12, 2017

Policy makers seek to strengthen governance to aid African implementation of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

2017-12-11T16:25:03+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Press material|

African leaders to discuss and debate the implementation of 2030 Agenda and Africa Union Agenda (Agenda 2063) in an integrated fashion 11-13 December 2017 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Recognizing the need to strengthen governance to achieve key sustainable development goals, African policy makers will meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 11-13 December to discuss [...]

11 12, 2017

Boost in global economy offers opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues

2017-12-11T17:31:08+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Press material|

Policy imperatives include tackling inequality and delinking economic growth from environmental degradation  New York, 11 December –An upturn in the global economy—now growing by about 3 per cent—paves the way to reorient policy towards longer-term issues such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to the United Nations [...]