Sustainable Development Agenda

409, 2016

Ban stresses importance of funding for SDGs, climate action at G20 Summit

September 4th, 2016|News, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

“Implementing the 2030 Agenda will strengthen our collective ability to address short-term risks and build long-term resilience," Ban said.

2208, 2016

Ban urges all to build on sustainable development effects of Rio Olympics

August 22nd, 2016|Cities, News, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Ban Ki-moon congratulates Brazil, the city of Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian people, the Rio 2016 Local Organizing Committee and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for a successful games.

1208, 2016

On International Day, UN says youth can lead global drive for a more sustainable future

August 12th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

The world's young people can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future, Ban Ki-moon said.

2707, 2016

Tokyo art scene collaborates for SDGs

July 27th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

Love 1980’s pop music and the Sustainable Development Goals? The United Nations Information Centre in Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo) is raising awareness of the SDGs with a new music video featuring more than 100 Japanese celebrities dancing along to 80’s idol Yu Hayami’s “Boogie Oogie Love Train” while holding the 17 colourful SDG icons.

The music video premiered on […]

2007, 2016

First report card maps scope of SDGs progress

July 20th, 2016|News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Report reveals that benefits of development are not equally shared by all
New York, 19 July 2016 – As the world begins the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 13 per cent of the world population still lives in extreme poverty, 800 million people are suffering from […]

1907, 2016

Countries need to be reminded they are built on diversity, says UN Deputy Secretary-General

July 19th, 2016|Economic growth, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today called for an alternative narrative on migration, where human mobility is seen as a positive development and a driver for economic prosperity and social progress.

1907, 2016

UN chief launches first report to track Sustainable Development Goals

July 19th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that the 15-year undertaking is “off to a good start” but will require all parts of the UN family and its partners to work together.

1807, 2016

UN health agency urges speeding up efforts on noncommunicable diseases

July 18th, 2016|Health, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Governments must make greater efforts to protect people from heart disease, cancers, diabetes and lung disease – the leading causes of death among the elderly – the United Nations health agency today said.

1807, 2016

UN officials spotlight need to move from commitments to results on Global Goals

July 18th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Every country must accelerate the implementation pace of the 'ambitious and transformative' development agenda adopted by United Nations Member States nearly one year ago, by boosting efforts to overcome persistent challenges, new obstacles and unforeseen setbacks in today's turbulent world, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today declared.

1707, 2016

In Kenya, Ban calls for broader partnerships, sustainable investments to drive global development

July 17th, 2016|News, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

At a United Nations intergovernmental forum opening in Nairobi, Kenya, today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged participants to focus on strong collaboration, equality and inclusion in trade, finance and investment in order to better align action with agreed-upon sustainable development targets and help restore trust in the global economy.