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1410, 2017

UN, Thomas and Friends™ announce new collaboration to promote SDGs to children

October 14th, 2017|Education, News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

The new collaboration will result in the inclusion of elements from five of the 17 goals in the upcoming Thomas & Friends™ series, which will be aired in over 110 countries in 33 languages.

1310, 2017

Op-ed: Climate change is a threat to rich and poor alike

October 13th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News|

The heads of the UN's agencies for development, climate change and disaster risk say recent hurricanes are a reminder that the impacts of climate change know no borders.

1310, 2017

Secretary-General’s message for International Day for Disaster Reduction

October 13th, 2017|Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"Let’s put more effort into tackling disaster risk to create a safer, more sustainable world for all," he says.

1310, 2017

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to stress greater engagement in drive to promote prosperity, human dignity and human rights

October 13th, 2017|News, Poverty, Press material|

The UN is seeking broader engagement from all sectors of society to lift 767 million people still living in extreme poverty above the international poverty line of $1.90 a day as it marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October this year.

This year will mark the 25th year that the International […]

1210, 2017

Humanoid robot joins UN meeting on artificial intelligence, sustainable development

October 12th, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Artificial intelligence has the potential to accelerate progress on global development goals, but also poses a range of complex challenges.

1110, 2017

#DayoftheGirl 2017

October 11th, 2017|News, VIDEO: gender equality and women's empowerment|

910, 2017

Rural areas have potential to feed and employ ‘younger, more crowded planet’ – UN report

October 9th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

"Fulfilling the 2030 Agenda depends crucially on progress in rural areas, which is where most of the poor and hungry live,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in his foreword to the report.

910, 2017

Looking to future, UN to consider how artificial intelligence could help achieve economic growth and reduce inequalities

October 9th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Press material|

11 October, 2017 10:00 a.m. ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters

910, 2017

UN chief lauds Dominica’s vision to become first climate-resilient nation after recent devastation

October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

The category-5 storm made landfall on 18 September, thrashing the country with extreme winds and rain. It left people without electricity and water, destroyed homes and health clinics and isolated communities on the mountainous island.

910, 2017

In hurricane-stricken Barbuda, UN chief urges global solidarity, accelerated climate action

October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

“I have just witnessed a level of devastation that I have never seen in my life,” Mr. Guterres told a press conference following a visit to storm-battered Barbuda.