The UN Chronicle discusses the future of scholarly communication and the 2030 Agenda with Jean-Claude Guédon, Professor of Comparative Literature (retired), University of Montréal, a leading proponent of open science.
The Global 16 Days Campaign is underpinned by feminist values, human rights principles and the belief that a world without violence is possible.
To achieve HIV epidemic control, countries in Central Asia will need to address fundamental factors that drive HIV transmission and impede the engagement of people living with HIV and key populations in effective prevention and treatment programmes.
Many prospective staff members envision serving at some point in their career in regions beset by the effects of war, injustice, poor governance and poverty, with the hope of easing the plight of the people most in need on the ground.
Women’s rights movements, and the implementation and evolution of the international women's human rights framework, resulted in an increased understanding that violence against women is gender-based, a form of discrimination and a violation of human rights.
Persons with disabilities should have a representative voice, chosen by persons with disabilities themselves, in every platform that has an impact on their interests, for they are best positioned to identify their own needs and the most suitable policies for meeting those needs. In the United Nations system, such deliberative platforms are the meetings and conferences convened.
A call to action for global youth to increase and celebrate their acts of kindness is a powerful counterstroke to the daily dose of negative news and information we receive through our media platforms.
A toxic mix of conflict, regional instability and the impact of climate change is halting the progress we have been making towards ending hunger around the world. Unless we commit ourselves to a better path, millions more will be hungry and the places they call home will become even more dangerous.
The sustainable food system transformation requires an understanding of global food security issues, as well as innovations for contextual solutions that are creative enough to link the various SDGs together.
In spite of the observable economic restraints, rural women continue to be instrumental in adapting to and mitigating the negative impacts of climate change.
Essentially, when women are equally represented in politics, they have a clear and measurable impact on health, economy, security, safety and equality, which leads to more inclusive, sustainable and democratic policies that benefit everyone.
Chronicle Conversation: Jean-Claude Guédon
Lyubov Ginzburg of the UN Chronicle interviews fifteen-year-old environmental activist Aditya Mukarji on the problem of plastic pollution and the first-ever United Nations Youth Climate Action Summit. 22 September 2019, New York
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.
The number of people living with HIV who are on treatment continues to rise, with an estimated 24.5 million [21.5–25.5 million] receiving antiretroviral therapy in mid-2019—more than double the number on treatment in 2012. However, gaps across the HIV testing and treatment cascade have left the world short of the 2020 goal of 30 million people on treatment, and nearly half (47%) of people living with HIV in 2018 had unsuppressed viral loads.
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