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” [...]
Artists and exhibitors join the UN Green Fair to promote sustainable lifestyles
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.
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.
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.
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.
To create momentum, Global Compact has selected 10 of the brightest leaders in promoting community sustainability to be Local SDG Pioneers.
#WildForLife campaign seeks to mobilize millions to end illegal wildlife trade GalleryForests, 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.
Here are actions you can take to encourage living in a way that's sustainable for wildlife and reduce demand for illegal products.
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.