Sustainable Development Agenda

612, 2016

Internet Governance Forum to intensify efforts toward fostering accessible web for all

December 6th, 2016|Infrastructure, News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

With a focus on addressing the challenges of today’s digital age and how to leverage the Internet to ensure it provides equal access to opportunities, the busy week-long Forum will run from today until December 9.

911, 2016

PGA outlines strategy for stepped-up SDGs implementation plan

November 9th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Peter Thomson announced that in order to motivate actors at global, regional, national, and community levels, he has appointed an SDG implementation team.

2510, 2016

Global Goals can ‘propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet,’ Ban says on UN Day

October 25th, 2016|News, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Mr. Ban said that major progress has been made towards a more sustainable future through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Paris Agreement on climate change.

1710, 2016

“Take strong ownership” of a “vital” new development agenda, Secretary-General urges mayors across the world

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

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged mayors across the world to “take strong ownership” of a new global agenda for sustainable development in the towns and cities they represent.

3009, 2016

New partnerships for small island developing states to advance SDGs

September 30th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

New multi-stakeholder partnerships will advance the SAMOA Pathway, the blueprint for achieving sustainable development in small island developing states that was adopted in 2014 in Apia, Samoa.

2209, 2016

More than $2B pledged for well-being of women, children, adolescents

September 22nd, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda, Youth|

The pledges, made by long-standing and new partners in the Every Woman Every Child movement, are part of new commitments in support of the the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health.

2009, 2016

World marks first anniversary of historic plan to improve the lives of people everywhere 

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

One year since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), more than 140 world leaders as well as high-level officials from the private sector, civil society and academia will gather at the United Nations this week to recognize the unprecedented global commitment made to end poverty […]

1909, 2016

At Forum, Ban stresses key role of business in securing way forward on SDGs

September 19th, 2016|Financing for Development, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

“Solutions will involve everything from regulation to disruptive innovation – and everyone from world leaders and chief executives, to educators, activists and citizens,” Mr. Ban said.

1809, 2016

New mobile app launches to drive action on Sustainable Development Goals

September 18th, 2016|Infrastructure, News, Partnerships, Sustainable Development Agenda|

UN and partners collaborate to increase awareness of and engagement with Sustainable Development Goals 

The United Nations, in collaboration with the GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, and Project Everyone, a non-profit global campaign, today launched the Sustainable Development Goals in Action mobile application, which provides a global forum through which industry, governments and individual […]

1609, 2016

Media advisory: First anniversary of SDGs to be marked at General Assembly

September 16th, 2016|News, Press material, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Over 140 world leaders to gather in New York as UN marks first year anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals
19-23 September, UN Headquarters in New York
Since the unanimous adoption of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, governments, the private sector and civil society are quickly […]