301, 2017

Guterres cites multilateralism, teamwork as critical to achieving UN goals

January 3rd, 2017|News, Partnerships, Secretary-General|

On his first day in office, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for teamwork.

912, 2016

China, Mongolia and Russian Federation to open up new era of trade cooperation

December 9th, 2016|Cities, Infrastructure, News, Partnerships, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

A new era of trade cooperation between China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation was opened in Moscow on 8 December 2016, when the governments of the three countries signed the Intergovernmental Agreement on International Road Transport along the Asian Highway Network.

512, 2016

At UN conference, countries adopt Cancun Declaration, ramping up efforts to protect world’s biodiversity

December 5th, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans, Partnerships|

More than 190 countries at a major United Nations Conference in Mexico have pledged to step up efforts to integrate biodiversity into the policies of their forests, fisheries, tourism and agriculture sectors.

112, 2016

On eve of major UN conference, alarms raised that efforts to halt biodiversity loss are lagging

December 1st, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans, Partnerships|

Time is running out to stop the global decline in biodiversity and protect ecosystems that are essential for the livelihoods and well-being of billions of people, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity warned today, as more than 190 countries prepare to meet on this issue in Cancun, Mexico.

3011, 2016

Design leaders launch collaborative platform to support SDGs

November 30th, 2016|News, Partnerships|

The United Nations and Design Miami/ today launched a global platform for green infrastructure, architecture and design in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The platform, “Building Legacy: Designing for Sustainability” brings together designers, architects, producers, and policy makers to promote concrete solutions in closing the gap between sustainable design and responsible production.

The […]

711, 2016

‘The eyes of the world are upon us,’ chair of UN conference says as new round of climate talks opens

November 7th, 2016|Climate change, News, Partnerships|

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as ‘COP 22,’ opened today in Marrakech, Morocco, just days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement which has now been ratified by 100 countries.

2810, 2016

Expert panel finds that greener, more efficient and sustainable transport can save trillions and help achieve Sustainable Development Goals

October 28th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, Infrastructure, News, Partnerships|

High-Level Advisory Group offers ten-point plan to advance sustainable transport

Greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for propelling the economic and social development that is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to an expert panel report delivered to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.

Finding that global, national and local transport systems […]

2309, 2016

Twitter, UN Global Pulse announce data partnership  

September 23rd, 2016|Infrastructure, News, Partnerships|

Twitter and UN Global Pulse today announced a partnership that will provide the United Nations with access to Twitter’s data tools to support efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted by world leaders last year.

2109, 2016

World leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

September 21st, 2016|Health, News, Partnerships|

Collective effort to address a challenge to health, food security, and development

World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi develop resistance against medicines that were previously able to cure them.

For the first time, […]

2109, 2016

Paris Climate Agreement moves closer to entry into force in 2016

September 21st, 2016|Climate change, News, Partnerships, Press material|