Year of Living Sustainably

27 06, 2017

PGA on “Be the Change for SDGs Week”

2017-11-16T15:33:56+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News, Year of Living Sustainably|

The President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Peter Thomson, joined staff on a tour of the United Nations Food Gardens this week to learn more about urban agriculture and locally-sourced food. The event, organized as part of the “Be the Change for SDGs Week”, showcased the composting efforts and healthy food growing taking place on the grounds of the Secretariat Building. It also touched on the need to raise awareness about food security. 

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 05, 2017

‘No Impact Man’: Individual behaviour can drive institutional change

2017-11-16T15:36:36+00:00 May 12th, 2017|News, Year of Living Sustainably|

The UNICEF Conversations with Thought Leaders series recently welcomed Colin Beavan, author of “No Impact Man,” a memoir about his efforts toward living a carbon-impact free existence for one year, and Eva Mennel, Director of the UNICEF Department of Human Resources.

14 06, 2016

‘Audacious’ Solar Impulse airplane showcases power of clean energy

2017-11-16T15:42:31+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Climate change, Energy, News, Secretary-General, Year of Living Sustainably|

Calling it an "audacious, historic and transformative expedition," Ban Ki-moon visited the Solar Impulse aircraft as it awaited the next leg of its worldwide, solar-powered journey.