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1602, 2017

Xiamen Airlines becomes first airline to support the UN sustainable development agenda  

February 16th, 2017|News, Partnerships, Press material|

China’s Xiamen Airlines has committed to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations announced today. In an effort to create more awareness about the goals, the airline plans to paint the exterior of one of its aircraft in a special livery, a first for the airlines industry.

1502, 2017

UN calls for commitments to safeguard the world’s oceans ahead of first major conference

February 15th, 2017|News, Oceans, Press material|

PRESS RELEASE
New York, 15 February – Calling for concrete actions to protect the oceans, the United Nations today launched an online register to collect voluntary commitments made by UN Member States, businesses, civil society organizations, the UN System and other intergovernmental organizations that can meaningfully contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.

The […]

1502, 2017

Smurfs team up with United Nations in 2017 for a happier, more peaceful and equitable world

February 15th, 2017|News, Partnerships, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

(New York, NY – 15 February 2017) – The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to make the world happier, more peaceful, equitable and healthy with a campaign launched today by the United Nations, UNICEF, and the United Nations Foundation.

The “Small Smurfs Big Goals” campaign is designed to encourage everyone to […]

1801, 2017

UN World Data Forum wraps up with launch of Cape Town Global Action Plan

January 18th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Press material|

The Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data was prepared with inputs from the global statistical community and data experts from a wider range of stakeholders.

1701, 2017

Modest global economic recovery expected, but return to robust and sustained growth remains elusive: UN report

January 17th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Press material|

Concerted policy efforts to revive investment and growth are needed to facilitate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals
New York, 17 January – Although a modest global recovery is projected for 2017-18, the world economy has not yet emerged from the period of slow growth, characterised by weak investment, dwindling trade and flagging productivity growth, according […]

1601, 2017

SDG Advocates Forest Whitaker, Shakira to be honoured at World Economic Forum

January 16th, 2017|News, Press material, SDG Advocates|

The Crystal Award celebrates the achievements of leading artists who have worked to improve the world in cross-cultural understanding, peacemaking, social inclusion, the environment, health, education or food security.

1301, 2017

Press release: UN World Data Forum to launch new action plan and innovative data solutions to improve lives

January 13th, 2017|News, Press material|

Over 1,500 data leaders from government, business, science and civil society to collaborate on challenges and initiatives

(New York/Johannesburg, 13 January)  — The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum is set to kick off on 15 January in Cape Town, South Africa, with an ambitious agenda aiming to build broad consensus on how to harness the power […]

1201, 2017

Media advisory: Press briefing on World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017

January 12th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Press material|

The 2017 World Economic Situation and Prospects report will assess the current developments and outlook for the global economy. Facing major headwinds and heightened uncertainty, the world economy remains mired in a prolonged cycle of subdued global growth. In addition to analyzing the present situation, the report will look at measures that can lift global […]

3012, 2016

Ban Ki-moon to be special guest at Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration

December 30th, 2016|News, Press material, Secretary-General|

The Secretary-General will launch the official 60-second countdown to the New Year, and call on people around the world to take action in support of the SDGs.

2212, 2016

Media advisory: Twitter chat on how to achieve better data

December 22nd, 2016|News, Poverty, Press material|

The Twitter chat will provide an opportunity for data experts to share their views, tools, experiences, and lessons learned ahead of the first UN Data Forum taking place in Cape Town in January.