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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|

MEDIA ADVISORY
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|

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.