"Fulfilling the 2030 Agenda depends crucially on progress in rural areas, which is where most of the poor and hungry live,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in his foreword to the report.
If the world is to eradicate poverty by 2030, key stakeholders must drive implementation of the Goals at a faster rate, says the latest progress report on the SDGs.
“Trafficking for sexual exploitation and for forced labour remain the most prominently detected forms, but victims are also being trafficked to be used as beggars, for forced or sham marriages, benefit fraud, or production of pornography,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov.
2016 Report on the World Social Situation “Leaving No One Behind – The Imperative of Inclusive Development” Press Briefing Despite unprecedented global social progress in recent years, social and economic inequalities persist. As much as 40 per cent of the world’s population do not have access to education in a language they speak or [...]
IFAD report shows that for every dollar invested through its Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), farmers could earn a return of between $1.40 and $2.60 over a 20 year period by applying climate change adaptation practices.
UN Environment's Emissions Gap report finds that 2030 emissions are expected to reach levels far above that needed to have a chance of limiting global warming to 2 degrees C this century.
UN Women unveiled the first-ever HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report in which 10 leading global universities lay out concrete commitments toward achieving gender parity.
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 [...]
The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific is the most comprehensive annual review of economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific.
Briefing on the 2016 UN World Water Development Report, “Water and Jobs” 1:15 p.m., Thurs., 14 April Three out of four jobs worldwide are water-dependent. Water shortages and lack of access may limit economic growth in the years to come, according to the 2016 United Nations World Water Development Report, “Water and Jobs.” To promote [...]