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1602, 2017

Xiamen Airlines becomes first airline to support the UN sustainable development agenda  

February 16th, 2017|News, Partnerships, Press material|

China’s Xiamen Airlines has committed to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations announced today. In an effort to create more awareness about the goals, the airline plans to paint the exterior of one of its aircraft in a special livery, a first for the airlines industry.

1502, 2017

WATCH: The Smurfs are doing their part to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

February 15th, 2017|News, VIDEO: Partnerships|

1502, 2017

Our Oceans, Our Future Panel Discussion

February 15th, 2017|News, VIDEO: Oceans|

1502, 2017

UN calls for commitments to safeguard the world’s oceans ahead of first major conference

February 15th, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

PRESS RELEASE
New York, 15 February – Calling for concrete actions to protect the oceans, the United Nations today launched an online register to collect voluntary commitments made by UN Member States, businesses, civil society organizations, the UN System and other intergovernmental organizations that can meaningfully contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.

The […]

1502, 2017

UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website

February 15th, 2017|News, Oceans|

The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard today at the start of a two-day meeting to prepare for this June's Ocean Conference that will aim to help safeguard the planet's oceans and help them recover from human-induced problems.

1502, 2017

Smurfs team up with United Nations in 2017 for a happier, more peaceful and equitable world

February 15th, 2017|News, Partnerships, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

(New York, NY – 15 February 2017) – The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to make the world happier, more peaceful, equitable and healthy with a campaign launched today by the United Nations, UNICEF, and the United Nations Foundation.

The “Small Smurfs Big Goals” campaign is designed to encourage everyone to […]

602, 2017

WATCH: How we treat our waste affects our health, environment and even our economies

February 6th, 2017|News, VIDEO: Cities, VIDEO: Climate change, VIDEO: Economic growth, VIDEO: Energy, VIDEO: Health, VIDEO: Infrastructure, industrialization, VIDEO: Sustainable consumption and production, VIDEO: Water and sanitation|

602, 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals go to the cinema

February 6th, 2017|News, VIDEO: Partnerships|

302, 2017

WHO: Early cancer diagnosis, better trained medics can save lives, money

February 3rd, 2017|Health, News|

Each year, 8.8 million people die from cancer, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, according to WHO figures.

102, 2017

Banks, UN set standards on channelling investments for sustainable development

February 1st, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Partnerships|

Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets, have launched a UN-backed global framework aimed at channelling the money they manage towards clean, low carbon and inclusive projects.