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17 Goals to Transform Our World

In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to limit the rise of global temperatures.

Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations are mobilizing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.

Explore this site to find out more about the efforts of the UN and its partners to build a better world with no one left behind.

Accelerate climate action and raise ambition, urges UN chief

November 10th, 2017|Climate change, News|

As the impact of climate change worsens around the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the global community to redouble efforts to help countries respond to climate shocks, especially the most vulnerable.

Global food import bill rising despite robust output in 2017 – UN

November 9th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

The cost of importing food is rising in 2017, driven by increased international demand for most food stuffs, as well as higher freight charges, the United Nations agriculture agency said Thursday.

At UN climate conference, Congo Basin youth spotlight their work protecting fragile forest ecosystem

November 9th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Youth groups working in Africa’s Congo Basin countries are supporting economic progress in isolated rural communities while protecting the forest, and it is high time their voices were heard, a young woman at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn

Day 4 at COP 23: The negotiations in Bonn help implement the Paris Agreement

November 9th, 2017|Climate change, News|

A climate conference operates on many levels — there are negotiations, discussions, presentations, press conferences, and exhibition — all aimed at advancing some aspect of the climate agenda. The negotiations themselves take place in a number of settings, ranging from small meeting rooms that allow countries to discuss the fine points at the working level, to larger plenary settings that involve all countries.

Participants at UN conference examine human mobility in an era of climate change

November 8th, 2017|Climate change, News|

As the number of people displaced worldwide due to climate change-related events continues to grow, the United Nations and its partners are focusing on regional approaches, framed by existing international practice, to respond to the issue of ‘climate refugees.’

Indigenous peoples’ knowledge, wisdom valuable to climate adaptation, Peruvian activists say

November 7th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Peruvian indigenous activists at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, made a strong call Tuesday for indigenous peoples to be part of the solution to tackling climate change.