9 10, 2017

Rural areas have potential to feed and employ ‘younger, more crowded planet’ – UN report

2017-11-16T15:31:38+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

"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.

17 07, 2017

Pace of progress must accelerate to achieve the SDGs, finds latest UN progress report

2017-11-16T15:33:18+00:00 July 17th, 2017|News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

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.

22 12, 2016

Report: Majority of trafficking victims are women and girls; one-third children

2017-11-16T15:38:27+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Peace and justice|

“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.

28 11, 2016

Media advisory: Press briefing on 2016 Report on the World Social Situation

2017-11-16T15:39:01+00:00 November 28th, 2016|News, Press material|

 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 [...]

9 11, 2016

Report: Small farmers can earn big returns by investing in climate adaptation

2016-11-09T21:17:41+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, Hunger and food security, News|

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.

3 11, 2016

Report: World must cut further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions

2017-11-16T15:40:19+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Climate change, News, Press material|

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.

20 09, 2016

New HeForShe report puts spotlight on gender equality in global universities

2017-11-16T15:41:03+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Press material|

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.

20 07, 2016

First report card maps scope of SDGs progress

2017-11-16T15:41:39+00:00 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 [...]

27 04, 2016

Press briefing: UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific

2016-04-27T21:07:02+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Economic growth, News, Press material|

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.

14 04, 2016

Media advisory: Briefing on ‘Water and Jobs’ report

2017-11-16T15:43:52+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Economic growth, News, Press material, Water and Sanitation|

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 [...]