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19 11, 2017

High-level Conference in Qatar concludes with “Doha Messages” on financing sustainable development

2017-11-19T19:22:25+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Press material|

The High-level Conference on Financing for Development and the Means of Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was organized by the State of Qatar in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, concluded Sunday night. After two days of stimulating discussions, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social [...]

18 11, 2017

High-level conference in Qatar discusses link between Financing for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals

2017-11-18T15:44:23+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Press material|

Press release 18 November 2017  Ministers, high-level government officials, as well as representatives from international organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia have convened in Qatar this weekend to discuss how to advance national and international efforts to promote financing for sustainable development. The State of Qatar, with support from the United Nations [...]

17 11, 2017

Photo Story: World pushing for faster climate action at Bonn conference

2017-11-17T21:55:17+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Climate change, News|

The international community has been meeting in Bonn, Germany, for the past two weeks to tackle climate change. One year after the entry into force of the Paris Climate Agreement, the annual Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an opportunity for nations around the world to [...]

17 11, 2017

UN conference closes with renewed urgency for greater ambition to tackle climate change

2017-11-17T21:30:17+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Climate change, News|

The United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) wrapped up on Friday in Bonn, Germany, with delegations expressing a renewed sense of urgency and a need for greater ambition to tackle climate change.

17 11, 2017

Day 12 at COP 23: The Bonn Climate Conference wraps up with action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

2017-11-17T21:06:08+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Day 12: Friday, 17 November:  The Bonn Climate Conference and the Sustainable Development Goals The Bonn Climate Conference produced many new climate action initiatives, commitments and partnerships.  Announced by governments, business and civil society representatives, the announced actions cover many of the areas covered by the Sustainable Development Goals—such as energy, water, agriculture, oceans [...]

17 11, 2017

Setting the stage: High-level Conference in Qatar to jump-start 2018 discussions on financing for the Sustainable Development Goals

2017-11-17T15:12:36+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Press material|

Ministers, high-level government officials, as well as representatives from international organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia are heading to Doha (Qatar) for the High-level Conference on Financing for Development and the Means of Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (18-19 November). Hosted by the State of Qatar, with support from [...]

16 11, 2017

Day 11 at COP 23: New efforts announced at Bonn Climate Conference to implement climate action

2017-11-17T15:55:41+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Day 11: Thursday, 16 November:  An Implementation COP—The Bonn Climate Conference has been discussed as a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of COP.   It has been described as an implementation COP where decisions are being made on the nitty gritty details that will determine how the climate process is moving forward. Now that the Conference is winding [...]

16 11, 2017

Climate engineering is risky, but should be explored, experts say at UN conference

2017-11-16T17:31:25+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Climate engineering, or climate intervention, is risky but needs to be explored as a supplement – not as a 'Plan B' – to greenhouse gas emissions reduction, said experts at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn, Germany.

15 11, 2017

All countries should benefit from fast-moving ICT revolution, urges UN agency

2017-11-16T15:28:32+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Revolutionary advances in technology have the potential to “fundamentally transform” billions of lives, but the threat that many people – especially in the world’s poorer countries – could be left out continues to loom large, a new United Nations report warns.

15 11, 2017

COP23: UN chief urges more ambition, leadership and partnerships on climate action

2017-11-16T17:22:24+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

Addressing the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, on Wednesday, Secretary-General António Guterres called for more ambition, more leadership and more partnerships to tackle climate change.