6 big questions for a global recovery in 2022 and beyond

In a world challenged by intertwined crises, the UN High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs (HLAB) is stepping up to offer advice on how the world can recover and make progress towards sustainable development. On 25 May, you will be able to explore their solutions in the volume “Six Big Questions for the Global Economic Recovery: The UN High-level Advisory Board Q&A Compendium” to be launched in a UN DESA Global Policy Dialogue event. Here are their 6 main takeaways:

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Global community ‘sets sail’ towards 2022 UN Ocean Conference

With only a few weeks remaining until the 2022 UN Ocean Conference kicks off in Lisbon, Portugal, on 27 June, preparations for the event are in full swing. On 17 May, UN Member States gathered at UN Headquarters for a briefing about this pivotal milestone aimed at turning the tide to save our ocean.

Fragile economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic upended by war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has upended the fragile economic recovery from the pandemic, triggering a devastating humanitarian crisis in Europe...

Upcoming report examines economic fallout from the war in Ukraine

UN DESA’s World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2022, set to be released on 18 May 2022, will delve into the multitude of local, regional, and global economic... 

Forum to advance safe and regular migration for sustainable development

In 2020, approximately 281 million people were international migrants. As COVID-19 ravaged across the world ... 

Making waves for a blue economy

Our ocean is critical for all life on Earth. It regulates the climate and provides livelihoods for millions. But our ocean’s health is in danger. 

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UN Forum with a mission to sustainably manage the world’s forests

Every year, forest policymakers, experts, and stakeholders gather at the UN Forum on Forests... 

14.9 million excess deaths associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021

New estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that the full death toll associated directly or indirectly with the COVID-19... 

UN organizations launch plan to catalyse action by 2025 on energy commitments

Against the backdrop of a global energy crisis and worsening climate emergency, today the UN took a major step to catalyse...

Transforming energy commitments into action

The energy and climate crises are surging. The next big step in mobilizing action and support for the critical transition to clean, affordable energy and net-zero emissions is taking place on 4 May 2022 ...

Science – our best bet to achieve the SDGs?

Science has pushed the boundaries of what is possible throughout history. From mapping DNA to the invention of electricity to the adoption of penicillin in modern medicine; science has shattered barriers and expanded human potential. With just eight years left to 2030, we must act now to accelerate needed transformations. Science is likely our best bet to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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Civil society plays critical role to deliver on the SDGs

The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed unprecedented challenges globally, leaving governments around the world to grapple with the crisis... 

New INFF Facility to benefit highly vulnerable countries to transform national financial systems and crowd in resources for the SDGs

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

UN Forum calls for respect and equal treatment of indigenous peoples in commercial operations

Following two consecutive years of virtual sessions, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will take place this year in a hybrid format...

World leaders call for urgent changes to international finance policies to address economic woes of poor countries

Amid dramatic reversals in global progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...