Sustainable Development Agenda

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.

1207, 2016

Warning against ‘cherry-picking’ among Global Goals, UN experts say human rights cannot be ignored

July 12th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

The largest group of rights experts in the United Nations system stressed today that focus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development should in no way become “the perfect excuse” for Member States to give less priority to their binding human rights obligations, or to ignore the comprehensive protection that is at the core of international human rights instruments.

1107, 2016

UN political forum opens with focus on achieving 2030 Agenda’s call to ‘leave no one behind’

July 11th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Opening the first meeting of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development since the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda, the President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today outlined the tasks before the body and called for stronger commitment to accomplish its mandated tasks.

707, 2016

In China, Ban highlights country’s leadership on sustainable development, climate change

July 7th, 2016|Climate change, News, Peace and justice, Sustainable Development Agenda|

In China today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the country’s relationship with the Organization, noting in particular its crucial role in improving tensions, building peace and promoting the agenda on climate change.

707, 2016

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

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.