Environmental issues and sustainable development

Environmental issues and sustainable development

19 June 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) World Congress, held in Montreal from 19 to 22 June:

5 June 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for World Environment Day, observed today:

24 May 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ video message for the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance launch at the annual International Transport Forum summit, in Leipzig, Germany today:

23 May 2018
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the special meeting of the Economic and Social Council, titled “Towards Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Societies through Participation of All”, in New York today:

21 May 2018
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Joyce Msuya of the United Republic of Tanzania as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya.

21 May 2018
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Biological Diversity, observed on 22 May:

15 May 2018
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Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the R20 Austrian World Summit, in Vienna today:

11 May 2018
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The United Nations Forum on Forests, concluding its thirteenth session today, adopted a wide-ranging omnibus resolution aimed at spotlighting forests ‑ as well as the scope, work and funding of the various intergovernmental organs working to ensure their protection and well-being ‑ at such high-level platforms as the Economic and Social Council’s annual high-level political forum on sustainable development.

10 May 2018
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Hammering out details of the implementation of a global strategic plan for forests, delegates exchanged views on how best to communicate key messages as the United Nations Forum on Forests convened the penultimate meeting of its thirteenth session.

9 May 2018
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Fine-tuning assessment tools and examining a set of global indicators to effectively measure the health of the world’s woodlands, delegates today shared suggestions on ways to streamline reporting with a view to making concrete progress on the ground, as the United Nations Forum on Forests continued its thirteenth session.

 

8 May 2018
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Forests and their “hidden harvest” of products, ecosystems and services — critical to the survival of the planet and its people — remained woefully underfunded and undervalued, even as States forged ahead to meet other environmental and climate goals, the United Nations Forum on Forests heard on the second day of its annual session.

7 May 2018
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The United Nations Forum on Forests opened its thirteenth session today with speakers challenging Member States to quicken the pace of implementing the United Nations strategic plan for forests (2017-2030), thus contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

2 May 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the Sustainable Energy for All Forum being held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 2-3 May:

19 April 2018
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the New Climate Economy Summit, in Washington, D.C., today:

19 April 2018
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the third high‑level assembly of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, in Washington, D.C., today:

19 April 2018
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level seminar on “Big Data and the Sustainable Development Goals”, in Washington, D.C., today:

9 April 2018
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

5 April 2018
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Climate Retreat in New York today:

4 April 2018
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the 2018 Economic and Social Council Partnership Forum — “Partnering for resilient and inclusive societies: contribution of the private sector” — in New York today:

29 March 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Global Energy Interconnection Summit, in Beijing on 28 March: