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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.

912, 2016

Urgency in closing the digital divide voiced at conclusion of Internet Governance Forum

December 9th, 2016|Infrastructure, News, Press material|

In four days of intense debates and discussions on the future of the Internet, the Forum heard calls for concerted actions to ensure that the benefits of the Internet reach all members of society.

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.

812, 2016

Empowering marginalized communities to access the Internet among IGF Day 2 priorities

December 8th, 2016|Inequality, Infrastructure, News, Press material|

Finding new ways to empower women, youth and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) was a central sentiment shared by IGF attendees.