In our inaugural Chronicle Conversation, the Director of the United Nations Statistics Division, Stefan Schweinfest, explains how better data can lead to better lives, and introduces the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019.
The Nelson Mandela Rules emphasize that the provision of health care for prisoners is a State responsibility, and that the relationship between health-care professionals and prisoners is governed by the same ethical and professional standards as those applicable to patients in the community. Moreover, the Rules oblige prison health-care services to evaluate and care for the physical and mental health of prisoners, including those with special needs.
Why You Should Not Miss the Opportunity to Engage in the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference
Cities and communities are the living laboratories where the challenges and opportunities that are central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change become tangible.
Transforming Youth Education to Support the Achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Access to quality education is not only beneficial for young people but also for the world. Educating boys and girls increases productivity and facilitates economic growth; knowledge about sanitation, immunization, nutrition and general health can save lives; quality education provides girls and boys with the skills they need to take on leadership roles at local and national levels, enabling them to take part in decision-making on matters that affect their lives and their communities.
The July 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: An Opportunity to Right-track Our Multilateral Engagement
More people are living better now than they were just 10 years ago. Four years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, we know that many Governments are putting the SDGs at the centre of their development plans and are aligning their policies and institutions behind the Goals.
The Economic and Social Empowerment of Youth: Tackling Poverty and Marginalization, and Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals
Through its programmes in 17 countries, Silatech contributes to the achievement of a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
While the United Nations needs to put the right plans and policies in place they will also need to cultivate partnerships with Governments, civil society and the private sector to harness the resources, innovative ideas and skills that we so desperately need to turn the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into a reality.
Population policies today are about people, not numbers, and about the rights of individuals and couples to freely decide whether, when or how often to have children. But it has not always been this way.
Tremendous technological leaps are being made, but the economic and social benefits remain geographically concentrated, primarily in developed countries.
The digital future is already here. As nearly every aspect of our lives becomes digitized, we must ensure that laws and policies are based on fundamental rights.
Data is everywhere, constantly being created by humans and machines across the globe. But as half of the world seems to be drowning in data, too many people and places are still invisible in the numbers that drive decisions.
Chronicle Conversation: Stefan Schweinfest
Burak Doluay co-founded CyprusInno.com, a digital platform that uses entrepreneurship as a peacebuilding mechanism by creating inter-communal entrepreneurship ecosystems in conflict regions through digital and in-person initiatives. Today, their community has grown to over 1,800 people. In 2017 Burak participated in the UN’s regional consultation session on UN resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.
This issue focuses on new technologies and their potential benefits for humanity as well as their expanding use in advancing the 2030 Agenda. It explores the promise of our digital age, while posing important questions about where these technologies are leading us, and how their misuse could also lead to increased inequality and conflict.
This issue focuses on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, which commits United Nations Member States to work towards a sustainable future for all. The articles, by Senior Officials of the United Nations system, examine the Organization’s lead role in advancing the 2030 Agenda, and in promoting peace, social equality and human rights.
Global Sustainable Development Report 2019
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