Sustainable consumption and production

22 06, 2017

Be the Change: Week in Photos

2017-11-16T15:34:14+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|News, Sustainable consumption and production, Year of Living Sustainably|

In order to promote the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals — 17 goals that range from ending poverty to reducing consumption to taking climate action — UN staff are participating in Be the Change week from June 18-24. Each day during this week, staff take a different sustainability challenge that helps them “walk the talk” [...]

12 07, 2016

UN agency urges implementation of accord to tackle illegal fishing

2016-07-14T18:24:15+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Economic growth, News, Oceans, Sustainable consumption and production|

An international agreement aimed at tackling illegal fishing “marks the dawn of a new era,” but rapid action is needed to ensure that its implementation is effective, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

7 07, 2016

Global food prices rose in June; wheat harvest outlook robust – UN agency

2017-11-16T15:41:58+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Hunger and food security, News, Sustainable consumption and production|

Global food commodity prices rose 4.2 per cent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, also noting improved production prospects for the year ahead.

7 07, 2016

As global per-capita fish consumption hits all-time high, UN warns on overharvesting

2017-11-16T15:41:58+00:00 July 7th, 2016|News, Oceans, Sustainable consumption and production, Sustainable Development Agenda|

A new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows that while growth in aquaculture has helped drive global per capita fish consumption above 20 kilograms a year for the first time, almost a third of commercial fish stocks are now overharvested at biologically unsustainable levels.

25 06, 2016

On World Day, Ban spotlights role of seafarers in meeting sustainable agenda targets

2017-11-16T15:42:12+00:00 June 25th, 2016|Economic growth, News, Sustainable consumption and production|

Marking the Day of the Seafarer, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the role of the shipping industry in moving forward the international agenda on sustainable development and climate change.

23 06, 2016

UN Global Compact launches SDG Pioneers to promote business for good

2017-11-16T15:42:14+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|News, Sustainable consumption and production, Sustainable Development Agenda|

To create momentum, Global Compact has selected 10 of the brightest leaders in promoting community sustainability to be Local SDG Pioneers.

25 05, 2016

#WildForLife campaign seeks to mobilize millions to end illegal wildlife trade

2017-11-16T15:43:13+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Secretary-General, Sustainable consumption and production, Sustainable Development Agenda|

The UN, backed by A-list celebrities from across the globe, launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife, which is pushing species to the brink of extinction, robbing countries of their natural heritage and profiting international criminal networks.

3 03, 2016

The future of wildlife is #InOurHands

2017-11-16T15:44:06+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Sustainable consumption and production, Year of Living Sustainably|

Here are actions you can take to encourage living in a way that's sustainable for wildlife and reduce demand for illegal products.

19 10, 2015

In Slovakia, Ban highlights importance of ‘living harmoniously’ and sustainably

2015-10-19T15:56:25+00:00 October 19th, 2015|News, Sustainable consumption and production, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Visiting the Slovakian city of Levoca, the United Nations Secretary-General stressed the importance of the role of the local community, particularly mayors and governors, and the importance of living harmoniously and in a sustainable way.