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17 11, 2017

Day 12 at COP 23: The Bonn Climate Conference wraps up with action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

2017-11-17T21:06:08+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Day 12: Friday, 17 November:  The Bonn Climate Conference and the Sustainable Development Goals The Bonn Climate Conference produced many new climate action initiatives, commitments and partnerships.  Announced by governments, business and civil society representatives, the announced actions cover many of the areas covered by the Sustainable Development Goals—such as energy, water, agriculture, oceans [...]

14 09, 2017

World’s poor bearing the brunt of global crises, stresses UN rights expert

2017-11-16T15:32:14+00:00 September 14th, 2017|News, Poverty|

Impacts of climate change and the global economic crisis are compounding the threats faced by people living in poverty around the world, a United Nations rights expert warned, calling on the international development community to put human rights at the centre of their work. “People in developing countries are paying a heavy price for global actions [...]

13 09, 2017

Over 3.5 million refugee children missing out on education, UN report finds

2017-11-16T15:32:36+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Education, News|

Over 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, according to a report published today by the United Nations refugee agency, which is calling for education to be a vital component of humanitarian response. “Left Behind: Refugee Education in Crisis” found that there are 6.4 [...]

12 09, 2017

At close of 71st General Assembly, outgoing President stresses sustainability

2017-11-16T15:32:39+00:00 September 12th, 2017|News|

The United Nations General Assembly today closed its 71st session with a focus on sustainable development, as outgoing president Peter Thomson handed over the gavel to his successor, Miroslav Lajčák. In his final address, Mr. Thomson summarized the achievements of his one-year tenure, and urged the international community to raise awareness about the behavioural changes [...]

7 08, 2017

UN health agency working to boost malaria prevention and control in north-eastern Nigeria

2017-11-16T15:33:02+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Health, News|

The United Nations health agency estimates that if more funds are secured, up to 10,000 lives in Nigeria could be saved by November through targeted steps in malaria prevention and control.

2 08, 2017

Conflict-affected rural families in Iraq to benefit from mobile cash-transfer technology – UN

2017-11-16T15:33:04+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Many vulnerable rural families in Iraq will now be able to safely receive income thanks to a newly adopted mobile money transfer technology that is part of a cash-for-work programme to rehabilitate farming infrastructure, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.

26 07, 2017

On International Day, UN spotlights threatened coastal mangrove ecosystems

2017-11-16T15:33:07+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans|

Coastal mangroves are among the most imperiled ecosystems on earth, with current estimates indicating that up to 67 per cent have been lost to date, according to the United Nations science wing.

19 07, 2017

UN deputy chief highlights importance of public institutions in reaching development goals

2017-11-16T15:33:10+00:00 July 19th, 2017|News|

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today urged public institutions to embrace the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, reduce inequality and end tackle climate change.

18 07, 2017

Japanese YouTube star Piko Taro makes first UN appearance, promotes Global Goals

2017-07-18T20:32:48+00:00 July 18th, 2017|News|

Japanese entertainer Piko Taro, famous for his “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” (PPAP) viral music video, has joined the ranks of celebrities who promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on behalf of Governments, the United Nations, civil society and other actors in the global development community.

17 07, 2017

UN report urges accelerated efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

2017-11-16T15:33:16+00:00 July 17th, 2017|News|

If the world is to eradicate poverty, address climate change and build peaceful, inclusive societies for all by 2030, greater efforts are needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a United Nations report presented today by Secretary-General António Guterres.