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2403, 2017

UN to switch lights off for Earth Hour

March 24th, 2017|News, Secretary-General, VIDEO: Energy|

2303, 2017

Research shows link between temperature rise, human influence

March 23rd, 2017|Climate change, News|

The head of a major UN panel on climate change underlined that human influence on the climate system cannot be disputed.

2303, 2017

World Meteorological Day celebrates importance of clouds for weather, climate, water

March 23rd, 2017|Climate change, News|

"If we want to model the climate system we have to understand clouds. And if we want to predict the availability of water resources, we have to understand clouds,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.

2303, 2017

Faced with ‘clear science, real threats,’ countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal

March 23rd, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

“We are dealing with scientific facts, not politics. And the facts are clear. Climate change is a direct threat in itself, and a multiplier of many other threats,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a General Assembly High-Level action event.

2103, 2017

High-Level Panel on Water: World Water Day statement

March 21st, 2017|News, Water and Sanitation|

We, the 12 leaders who make up the Panel, are demonstrating by our own engagements the importance of national action and regional and global cooperation for changing the way the world looks at water, and how we manage it.

2103, 2017

Nowruz a reminder that heritage helps make resilient, sustainable societies – UN cultural agency

March 21st, 2017|News|

In a message on the occasion of Nowruz – the day that celebrates the arrival of the spring season – the head of the United Nations cultural agency urged everyone to embrace the day's values and be inspired by its universal message of peace and solidarity.

2103, 2017

More sustainably managed forests would help meet energy needs of one-third of world population

March 21st, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Press material|

March 21, New York–Expanding the area of sustainably managed forests, especially in developing countries, is essential to meet the energy needs of billions of people who still use wood fuel as their energy source, according to United Nations officials and forest experts at an event held today marking the International Day of Forests.

2003, 2017

UN urges building more just, equal societies to increase people’s happiness and well-being

March 20th, 2017|News|

Speaking at an event today marking the International Day of Happiness, the deputy United Nations chief called for more inclusive, equitable and balanced approaches to development that promote sustainability, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples.

2003, 2017

UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues

March 20th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

The United Nations committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities today opened its spring session today in Geneva with a call to pay special attention to gender issues.

1803, 2017

UN, Smurfs team up for International Day of Happiness

March 18th, 2017|News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

The “Small Smurfs Big Goals” campaign is designed to encourage young people everywhere to learn about and support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.