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21 11, 2017

‘Don’t let adults off the hook, keep raising your voices;’ Kids ‘take over’ UN for World Children’s Day

2017-11-21T20:13:47+00:00 November 21st, 2017|News, Youth|

It’s official, kids have taken over… at least for today – World Children’s Day – celebrated annually on 20 November, which this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and also saw young people take over roles in government, media, and even at the United Nations, to raise awareness about issues important to them.

20 11, 2017

UNICEF urges opportunities for ‘forgotten minority’ as study reveals bleak prospects for 180 million children

2017-11-20T20:55:29+00:00 November 20th, 2017|News, Youth|

Despite global progress, one in 12 children live in countries with prospects more limited than those of their parents, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Monday.

19 11, 2017

High-level Conference in Qatar concludes with “Doha Messages” on financing sustainable development

2017-11-19T19:22:25+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Press material|

The High-level Conference on Financing for Development and the Means of Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was organized by the State of Qatar in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, concluded Sunday night. After two days of stimulating discussions, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social [...]

17 11, 2017

Photo Story: World pushing for faster climate action at Bonn conference

2017-11-17T21:55:17+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Climate change, News|

The international community has been meeting in Bonn, Germany, for the past two weeks to tackle climate change. One year after the entry into force of the Paris Climate Agreement, the annual Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an opportunity for nations around the world to [...]

17 11, 2017

UN conference closes with renewed urgency for greater ambition to tackle climate change

2017-11-17T21:30:17+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Climate change, News|

The United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) wrapped up on Friday in Bonn, Germany, with delegations expressing a renewed sense of urgency and a need for greater ambition to tackle climate change.

17 11, 2017

Day 12 at COP 23: The Bonn Climate Conference wraps up with action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

2017-11-20T16:21:41+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Day 12: Friday, 17 November:  The Bonn Climate Conference and the Sustainable Development Goals The Bonn Climate Conference produced many new climate action initiatives, commitments and partnerships.  Announced by governments, business and civil society representatives, the announced actions cover many of the areas covered by the Sustainable Development Goals—such as energy, water, agriculture, oceans [...]

17 11, 2017

Setting the stage: High-level Conference in Qatar to jump-start 2018 discussions on financing for the Sustainable Development Goals

2017-11-21T18:23:43+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Press material|

Ministers, high-level government officials, as well as representatives from international organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia are heading to Doha (Qatar) for the High-level Conference on Financing for Development and the Means of Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (18-19 November). Hosted by the State of Qatar, with support from [...]

16 11, 2017

Day 11 at COP 23: New efforts announced at Bonn Climate Conference to implement climate action

2017-11-17T15:55:41+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Day 11: Thursday, 16 November:  An Implementation COP—The Bonn Climate Conference has been discussed as a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of COP.   It has been described as an implementation COP where decisions are being made on the nitty gritty details that will determine how the climate process is moving forward. Now that the Conference is winding [...]

16 11, 2017

Climate engineering is risky, but should be explored, experts say at UN conference

2017-11-16T17:31:25+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Climate engineering, or climate intervention, is risky but needs to be explored as a supplement – not as a 'Plan B' – to greenhouse gas emissions reduction, said experts at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn, Germany.

15 11, 2017

All countries should benefit from fast-moving ICT revolution, urges UN agency

2017-11-16T15:28:32+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Revolutionary advances in technology have the potential to “fundamentally transform” billions of lives, but the threat that many people – especially in the world’s poorer countries – could be left out continues to loom large, a new United Nations report warns.