Countries to consider ground-breaking change to economic reporting that includes natural capital

In a ground-breaking development that could fundamentally reorient economic and policy planning toward sustainable development...

A bird is standing on a tree branch.

Making nature count

Since the beginning of time, we have treated nature as a free and endless provider of services. We hike in forests, swim in oceans and use its resources without a second thought.

Bringing the latest stories from the heart of sustainable development

A revamped UN DESA Voice is out today, bringing readers the very latest from the heart of sustainable development.

UN Panel: End financial abuses to save people and planet

Governments can finance critical action on extreme poverty, COVID-19 and the climate crisis and by recovering the billions of dollars lost...

UN chief calls for ‘new social contract’ as part of post-pandemic recovery

With the COVID-19 pandemic exposing social and economic inequalities rooted in racism, discrimination and xenophobia...

UN says lack of proper infrastructure planning is costly and hurts COVID-19 recovery, climate action, and SDGs

New UN guide shows how governments can use long-term infrastructure planning starting today to save money, increase efficiency, and promote sustainability

Least developed countries in 2021 — progress amidst the COVID-19 crisis?

2021 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the creation of the least developed country (LDC) category by the United Nations.

The ECOSOC Youth Forum needs your voice

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum is back and will be held online this year from 7 to 8 April 2021. Register now to secure your spot.

Social development key pillar for ‘sustainable and resilient’ world – Commission hears

As coronavirus vaccines provide a glimmer of optimism around the world, a high-level UN official said on Monday that it was “painful to witness”... 

Leaving no one behind means leaving no one offline

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is witnessing first-hand how digital technologies help to confront the threat...

‘Make peace with nature’, UN chief urges at Ocean Decade launch

January marked the beginning of what many within the UN and beyond view as “the most critical decade of our lives”...

Enhance resilience to recover inclusively, says new report

The Great Disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the global economy upside down...

UN chief receives COVID-19 vaccine in New York

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday...

Make 2021 a year of possibility and hope, UN chief tells General Assembly

Following an “annus horribilis” of death, disaster and despair, 2021 must be a year of transformation, Secretary-General António Guterres told the UN’s 193 Member States on Thursday. 

New statistical framework helps India consider nature’s contributions

The Indian Government demonstrated how a new statistical framework is helping to combat environmental degradation and promote sustainability...