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6 12, 2017

UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

2017-12-07T21:20:41+00:00 December 6th, 2017|News, Oceans|

The United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks.

6 12, 2017

Use fiscal stability to bolster inclusive, sustainable development in Asia-Pacific, UN report urges

2017-12-06T16:05:13+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region should make the most of the prevailing stable economic conditions to orient their economies towards a more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable path, the United Nations development wing in the region has urged. “Unless economic growth is accompanied by an expansion of decent jobs and strengthening of social safety nets, [...]

5 12, 2017

Young students getting better at reading, finds international study

2017-12-06T18:17:49+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Education, News|

Reading literacy levels are on the rise across the globe, giving young students a set of strong skills to serve them in their futures as well as contributing to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular those related to inclusive and quality education.

5 12, 2017

Somalia Partnership Forum stresses job creation and poverty reduction to promote stability

2017-12-06T18:10:20+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

A gathering of senior representatives of the Somali Government, the United Nations and the international community concluded in Mogadishu today with a call for greater investment in the country’s economic development to create more job opportunities, rehabilitate essential infrastructure, and improve the living conditions of the Somali people.

3 12, 2017

Remove physical and cultural barriers; build inclusive societies ‘for, by and with persons with disabilities’ – UN

2017-12-04T20:22:43+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Health, News|

Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development, and for the 2030 Agenda to truly live up to its promise to 'leave no one behind,' all physical and cultural barriers must be removed to create societies that provide real opportunities for everyone everywhere, the United Nations has said.

1 12, 2017

World AIDS Day: If everyone, everywhere realizes right to health, epidemic can be defeated, says UN

2017-12-01T21:41:15+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Health, News|

The world will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which include the target of ending AIDS by 2030 – without people attaining their right to health, the United Nations said Friday, marking World AIDS Day with a strong appeal for the full realization of this fundamental right by everyone, everywhere.

1 12, 2017

A survivor’s journey for justice: HIV advocate and UN retiree Eric Sawyer

2017-12-04T20:14:34+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Health, News|

"I contracted HIV before the discovery of the virus," Eric Sawyer began, as he told his story to an audience of nearly 50,000 gathered in New York’s Central Park earlier this year. The cheers and applause his heartfelt speech received would have been unimaginable three decades ago.

30 11, 2017

From thorny to tasty: UN agriculture agency looking at cactus as climate resilient food

2017-11-30T23:10:51+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Climate change, News|

With the reality of climate change becoming more real by the day, including its impact on food sources, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging communities around the world not to take the prickly cactus for granted.

29 11, 2017

Lack of jobs, money for rent, add to woes in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine, says UN agency

2017-11-29T20:06:42+00:00 November 29th, 2017|News|

As temperatures plummet across eastern Ukraine, many – including the elderly – who fled their homes following hostilities are forced to return to their original place of residence due to lack of jobs and money to pay rent in the places they were sheltering, the United Nations migration agency has reported.

27 11, 2017

Partnerships ‘the only way’ to tackle global challenges, says UN industrial development chief

2017-11-27T22:47:08+00:00 November 27th, 2017|News|

The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) was reappointed for a second term on Monday as the 17th UNIDO General Conference opened in Vienna, Austria.