Press material

2504, 2017

Voluntary commitments on ocean action picking up pace – 80 commitments received to date

April 25th, 2017|News, Press material|

New York, 24 April—A growing number of countries, businesses and civil society groups are stepping forward with new commitments to improve the health of the world’s oceans in advance of The Ocean Conference that will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5-9 June.

“For too long, we have taken the Ocean for […]

2104, 2017

UN Secretary-General joins High-Level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child

April 21st, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material|

Washington, D.C. | 21 April 2017—The UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, has joined the High-level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child as its third and senior Co-Chair. The announcement, made in the margins of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, highlights the importance of the highest level […]

504, 2017

UN stresses need to anticipate changes in world’s population age structure to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

April 5th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material, Youth|

Changes in age structure of human populations are taking place worldwide, with major implications for sustainable development policies, highlights 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development

304, 2017

More action needed to meet energy goals by 2030, new report finds

April 3rd, 2017|Cities, Climate change, Energy, News, Press material|

The current pace of progress on three global energy goals – access to electricity, renewable energy and efficiency – is not moving fast enough to meet 2030 targets, according to the latest Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report released today by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency as part of the Sustainable Energy for All Knowledge Hub.

2103, 2017

More sustainably managed forests would help meet energy needs of one-third of world population

March 21st, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Press material|

March 21, New York–Expanding the area of sustainably managed forests, especially in developing countries, is essential to meet the energy needs of billions of people who still use wood fuel as their energy source, according to United Nations officials and forest experts at an event held today marking the International Day of Forests.

1803, 2017

UN, Smurfs team up for International Day of Happiness

March 18th, 2017|News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

The “Small Smurfs Big Goals” campaign is designed to encourage young people everywhere to learn about and support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

703, 2017

International Women’s Day spotlights impact of changing world of work

March 7th, 2017|News, Press material|

(New York, 7 March)—At a time when women’s voices are rising around the world, International Women’s Day will be commemorated globally on 8 March through a rich diversity of initiatives, celebrating women’s achievements, opportunities and potential, while reflecting on this year’s theme of “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.

203, 2017

High-level thematic discussion on the global observance of World Wildlife Day

March 2nd, 2017|News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 2 March 2017 — In accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 70/301, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will convene a high-level thematic discussion on the global observance of World Wildlife Day, including on the protection of wild flora and fauna and on tackling illicit trafficking in […]

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|

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 […]