The 75th anniversary of the United Nations takes place at a moment of reckoning for our shared planet and shared future. This is a time for action, ambition and partnership.
The Charter brings us together. It defines the United Nations as "a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations", where each member is treated as an equal across social, economic or political differences.
As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, let us remind ourselves of the promise it embodies, to help the world become a more prosperous, just, equitable and peaceful place.
As the largest development actor, UNDP holds a key responsibility to ensure progress towards gender equality and sustainable development.
At a time when the world is wrestling with the COVID-19 pandemic, rising geopolitical tensions and growing climate disruption, the Charter points the way to the solidarity we need today and across generations.
The Republic of Korea was able to lower its infection rate without the kind of strict, cross-border restrictions and lockdowns that were imposed in other countries.
Today and into the future, technology will be used by good and bad actors, and the United Nations should be ahead of the technology curve.
Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts on Kenya’s Marine and Coastal Environment
With the emergence of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Kenya’s coastal and marine landscape has changed in ways that were unimaginable just a few months earlier.
We may not be able to gather to celebrate the ocean right now, but the global health crisis should sharpen our resolve to protect our blue planet.
Making our cities and rural areas more resilient and restoring degraded lands and forests will reduce our vulnerability to future zoonotic diseases and help mitigate climate change while maintaining our biodiversity, water supply and planetary health.