sustainable goals

17 11, 2017

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

2017-11-20T16:21:41+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 [...]

15 11, 2017

All countries should benefit from fast-moving ICT revolution, urges UN agency

2017-11-16T15:28:32+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Revolutionary advances in technology have the potential to “fundamentally transform” billions of lives, but the threat that many people – especially in the world’s poorer countries – could be left out continues to loom large, a new United Nations report warns.

14 08, 2017

Amid soaring food insecurity in DR Congo, UN agencies call for food aid, supplies

2017-11-16T15:32:57+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

More than one in ten people living in rural areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are hungry due to escalating and prolonged conflict and displacement, United Nations agencies today reported, warning that the situation will worsen unless urgent support comes in time. "7.7 million people face acute hunger– a 30 percent increase over [...]

11 08, 2017

Investing in women key to sustainable peace in DR Congo and Nigeria – UN deputy chief

2017-11-16T15:32:59+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Investing in women and girls must be central to global efforts towards sustainable peace and development in both Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations deputy chief said today. “Both have dismayingly low levels of women's political participation and are experiencing conflicts marked by extremely high levels of sexual- and [...]

9 08, 2017

Protecting rights and dignity of indigenous peoples ‘is protecting everyone’s rights’ – UN

2017-11-16T15:33:01+00:00 August 9th, 2017|News|

Ten years after the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, progress in several countries has been made in formally recognizing indigenous peoples, but overwhelmingly they continue to face discrimination, marginalization and major challenges in enjoying their basic rights.

3 08, 2017

Food prices surge in July; UN agriculture agency cites cereals, sugar and dairy as main drivers

2017-11-16T15:33:03+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

Driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations, global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.

1 08, 2017

Solidarity across generations is vital for sustainable development, UN special event hears

2017-11-16T15:33:04+00:00 August 1st, 2017|News, Youth|

The wisdom, experience, energy and ideals of the old and the young are vital to realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, stressing that they together can help break the cycles of poverty that have lasted for generations.

1 08, 2017

Breastfeeding is ‘smartest investment’ families, communities and countries can make – UN

2017-11-16T15:33:05+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Education, Health, Hunger and food security, News|

Kicking off World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations today stressed that although breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for infants and mothers, investment shortcomings impede the practice.

31 07, 2017

Mobile broadband subscriptions on track to hit 4.3 billion in 2017 – UN report

2017-07-31T22:08:02+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Mobile broadband subscriptions are expected to reach 4.3 billion globally by the end of 2017, according to a new report released by the United Nations telecommunications agency.

27 07, 2017

‘Sustainable, inclusive societies,’ priority for new President of UN economic and social body

2017-11-16T15:33:06+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Cities, News, Partnerships|

A week after the High-Level Political Forum (HPLF) assessed the progress on implementing the 2030 Agenda, the newly elected President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOSC) has stressed her priority to push forward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).