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Mapping the 17 SDGs in celebration of GIS Day

25 Nov 2021

The 17 maps produced by the United Nations Geospatial team showcase the use of geospatial information and cartography to provide insights for a better world.

Because multilingualism is a core value of the Organization, the Archives and Records Management Section team took on the task of translating their English-only website.

World Toilet Day – observed each year on 19 November – raises awareness about the 3.6 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation.

Welcome back to the Dag Hammarskjöld Library! The Library's reading rooms and in-person research services are now available from Monday to Friday.

Latest Reports

Adaptation Gap Report 2021

Even as the world looks to step up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the need to adapt to the impacts of climate change already locked in are just as important. The sixth edition of the UNEP Adaptation Gap Report: The Gathering Storm looks at how the world is doing in adapting to these intensifying impacts.

AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.

UNDESA World Social Report 2021

The World Social Report 2021, a flagship publication of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs on major social development issues offers new strategies to ensure that the 3.4 billion people who live in rural areas are not left behind as global efforts focus on boosting socio-economic growth and tackling climate change in the middle of the COVID-19 recovery.

In the Spotlight

UN Efforts to Address Racism

“Racism is the repudiation of our common humanity — of the Charter of the United Nations — of all that we are and all that we do. We must reject racism,” said the Secretary-General António Guterres on 18 February 2021, at the ECOSOC Special Ministerial meeting with a moving video message on reimagining equality to eliminate racism, xenophobia, and discrimination for all. See full message. 

2021 Edition of the UN Card - UN Action in a wallet-sized format

The 2021 edition of The UN Card brings you an update to 11 actions of the UN, that show in quantifiable terms how the daily work of UN colleagues affects the lives of people around the globe.

Translating the 2030 Agenda into national plans - a combined effort

The challenge of integrating the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national policy frameworks is leading to renewed interest in national development planning. There are indications that there has been a recent rise in the number of countries with some form of national development strategy or plan, aimed at implementing sustainable development across its economic, social and environmental dimensions. Read more

Guidance on Casualty Recording

The OHCHR Guidance on Casualty Recording is the first UN publication on casualty recording methodology. It provides a ‘how to’ guide for actors that are doing or considering establishing a casualty recording system, or that want to better understand what casualty recording is and its purpose. The Guidance aims at generating more casualty data and reporting, including for the purposes of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG indicator 16.1.2. on conflict-related deaths. 

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