7 02, 2018

Well-planned and managed cities can drive sustainable development – UN agency chief

2018-02-08T19:05:59+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Cities, News|

The head of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) said on Wednesday that a week-long conference on sustainable urban development that kicked off Wednesday in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, will open a “global conversation about our cities and human settlements.”

6 02, 2018

Louder than words – SDG Media Zone connects global youth to inspire action

2018-02-06T23:31:30+00:00 February 6th, 2018|News, SDG Media Zone, Youth|

“Young people don’t wait for an invitation. When we see an issue – we take action,” said UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, kicking off the SDG Media Zone at the sidelines of the recently concluded ECOSOC Youth Forum. Running alongside the Forum on 30 and 31 January, the SDG Media Zone became [...]

6 02, 2018

‘Protect children and their digital footprint,’ urges UNICEF on Safer Internet Day

2018-02-07T17:45:09+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Infrastructure, News|

Every half a second, every day, a child goes online for the first time – tapping into all the great opportunities the Internet has to offer, but facing grave risks, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday, calling for urgent action to protect them from sexual exploitation, cyberbullying and the misuse of their private information.

5 02, 2018

Press release: UN Women announces first Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa

2018-02-05T20:07:22+00:00 February 5th, 2018|News, Press material|

Today, on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), UN Women announced the appointment of renowned activist Jaha Dukureh of The Gambia as Regional Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. Ms. Dukureh will dedicate her efforts to support UN Women’s advocacy to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Africa, with focus on mobilizing youth.

5 02, 2018

Development indicators trending downward for world’s poorest countries, UN warns

2018-02-05T15:53:20+00:00 February 5th, 2018|News, Poverty|

The least developed countries (LDCs) – nations categorized as requiring special attention from the international community – will fall short of goals set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development unless urgent action is taken, new United Nations analysis has revealed.

5 02, 2018

Female genital mutilation ‘not acceptable’ in the 21st century – UN envoy on youth

2018-02-06T15:19:56+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

Speaking a day ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, the United Nations youth envoy people underscored that the ghastly practice is an aversion to the human rights of millions and keeps them from achieving their full potential.

2 02, 2018

Cereal prices remain stable, dairy and sugar values dip – UN

2018-02-05T15:49:13+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Hunger and food security, News|

Global food prices have remained largely unchanged since December 2017, with January prices stable for cereals and vegetable oils; weaker for dairy and sugar values; and steady for meat, the United Nations agricultural agency said Thursday. In January 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index, which tracks the monthly change in international [...]

2 02, 2018

Partnership key to ensuring all children can access education – senior UN officials

2018-02-05T15:44:38+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Education, News|

Stressing the importance of quality education for the future of young people and children, senior United Nations officials, including the head of its education agency and the UN youth envoy, called for cooperation to strengthen education and learning programmes in all corners of the world.

2 02, 2018

UN forum’s key message: Young people must be meaningful participants in policy-making

2018-02-05T15:41:00+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|News, Youth|

Young people must be involved at all levels of policy-making and in all processes that affect them, including in the design of national plans, according to a summary statement issued at the end of a United Nations forum on youth.