Highlights

#SDGLive at Davos: Tech solutions for the global goals

It is clear: everyone has a role to play in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and it is time to accelerate our efforts towards their worldwide realization. During the World Economic Forum in Davos on 23-26 January, the SDG Media Zone honed in on this very topic, bringing together leaders from across sectors to discuss the goals and the imperative of working in partnership to leave no one behind.

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Falling unemployment rates mask deep-rooted challenges

On its surface, the global labour market seems to be headed for a rosy future of decent jobs for all. Unemployment rates are falling across developing and developed countries from Mexico to Germany. In many cases, such as Japan or the Czech Republic, joblessness is at record lows. But a deeper dive into the statistics paints the reality in a much more nuanced and decidedly darker hue.

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Get involved

Have your say: Stand up for migrants!

This February, the international community will intensify its efforts preparing for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The Compact, expected to be adopted in December this year, will cover all aspects of international migration in the spirit of human solidarity to ensure that no one is left behind. There are many ways to get involved and have a say to ensure that people on the move around the world are protected.

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Expert voices

“Don’t be afraid to speak up” – Interview with UN Youth Envoy

All eyes were on the ECOSOC Youth Forum this January, as the world’s young activists, leaders and innovators met with representatives of governments at UN Headquarters in New York. As the Forum wrapped up, UN DESA Voice talked to the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, on how history’s largest youth generation is already building a better future.

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In case you missed it

Indigenous peoples demand respect for their land rights

Faced with increasing pressures on their lands, indigenous peoples insist that their rights to their lands, territories and resources are respected. During a recent meeting at UN Headquarters, global experts on indigenous issues emphasized the need to address growing threats to indigenous peoples’ lands from natural resource exploitation, establishment of conservation areas, large-scale infrastructure projects and large-scale agriculture.

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Upcoming Events

11 February International Day of Women and Girls in Science
14-16 February, New York First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax – Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals
20 February World Day of Social Justice
20-22 February, Rome International Conference on Working across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area
21-23 February, Bangkok Global SDG 7 Conference
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