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2806, 2017

Investing in poor children saves more lives per dollar spent, UNICEF study finds

June 28th, 2017|Health, News|

Investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities provides more value for money than investing in less deprived groups, saving almost twice as many lives for every $1 million spent, according to a new study by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

2706, 2017

To Support Addis Ababa Action Agenda, India makes first voluntary contribution to UN Tax Trust Fund

June 27th, 2017|News, Press material|

US$100,000 will be dedicated to ensure developing countries’ participation in UN Tax Committee work

2706, 2017

UN welcomes major partnership initiative with tech giants to counter terrorism online

June 27th, 2017|News, Partnerships|

A senior United Nations official has called for sustained joint efforts to combat terrorism and welcomed a partnership initiative with tech giants Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to counter terrorism and violent extremism online.

2706, 2017

UN recognizes young entrepreneurs on Day for micro-, small, medium-sized enterprises

June 27th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Youth|

United Nations agencies today launched a new campaign to make it easier for the 70 million unemployed youth to get financing and learn new skills to start a business.

2706, 2017

PGA on “Be the Change for SDGs Week”

June 27th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News, Year of Living Sustainably|

The President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Peter Thomson, joined staff on a tour of the United Nations Food Gardens this week to learn more about urban agriculture and locally-sourced food. The event, organized as part of the “Be the Change for SDGs Week”, showcased the composting efforts and healthy food growing taking place on the grounds of the Secretariat Building. It also touched on the need to raise awareness about food security. 

2406, 2017

Public service awards honour initiatives in 11 countries that are advancing SDG progress

June 24th, 2017|News, Press material|

United Nations Rewards Public Service Innovation Worldwide

2306, 2017

Food insecurity threatens children in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia – UNICEF

June 23rd, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

Calling for immediate humanitarian action amid rising malnutrition, thirst and disease, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today that millions of lives are at risk in four countries stretching from Africa to the Middle East.

2206, 2017

What’s the buzz at UNHQ?

June 22nd, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Year of Living Sustainably|

The President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson, was on hand to officially welcome three colonies of honeybees to UN Headquarters as part of the UN’s ongoing greening efforts.

2206, 2017

Be the Change: Week in Photos

June 22nd, 2017|News, Sustainable consumption and production, Year of Living Sustainably|

In order to promote the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals — 17 goals that range from ending poverty to reducing consumption to taking climate action — UN staff are participating in Be the Change week from June 18-24. Each day during this week, staff take a different sustainability challenge that helps them “walk the talk” […]

2206, 2017

UN spotlights health benefits of yoga, ancient practice that can ease stress of our modern ‘laptop’ lives

June 22nd, 2017|Health, News|

Recognizing the universal appeal of yoga, the United Nations marked the 2017 edition of the International Day of Yoga, which aims to integrate the benefits of healthy lives and wellbeing – essential aspects of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.