Environmental issues and sustainable development

Environmental issues and sustainable development

31 May 2019
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Environment day, observed on 5 June:

28 May 2019
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the R20 Austrian World Summit, in Vienna today:

22 May 2019
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s opening and closing remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the informal briefing on the Global Sustainable Development Goals Report and special edition of the Secretary-General’s Sustainable Development Goals progress report, in New York on 20 May:

21 May 2019
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for the International Day for Biological Diversity, observed on 22 May:

18 May 2019
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ statement at the end of his visit to the Pacific, in Port Vila, Vanuatu, today:

15 May 2019
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Pacific Island Forum Leaders meeting, in Suva, Fiji, today:

15 May 2019
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the closing of the high-level political dialogue of the Pacific Island Forum meeting, in Suva, Fiji, today:

13 May 2019
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to Māori and Pasifika youth at an event hosted by James Shaw, New Zealand’s Minister for Climate Change, in Auckland today:

10 May 2019
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The Forum on Forests closed its fourteenth session today, approving a draft decision that its fifteenth session will be held at Headquarters from 4 to 8 May 2020, as well as a document containing that session’s provisional agenda — all to be sent to the Economic and Social Council for adoption.

9 May 2019
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Convening on the penultimate day of the United Nations Forum on Forests’ fourteenth session, delegates considered efforts to streamline sustainable forest management and respect for biodiversity across the work of Governments, regional groups and industries, with speakers diverging on the importance of ensuring a fully synchronized global approach to such endeavours.

9 May 2019
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Peace, prosperity, people, planet and partnerships: the principles at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are also what drive the new class of SDG Advocates, appointed today by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.

8 May 2019
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A fully operational secretariat is essential for the Forum on Forests to fulfil its important mandate as the only global voice on policy, conservation and sustainable management of the world’s woodlands, delegates stressed today as they voiced concerns over proposals for its restructuring under broader reforms taking place in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

7 May 2019
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Underscoring the importance of forest and nature education, as well as the need to mobilize private sector action, speakers today shared sustainability lessons as the United Nations Forum on Forests continued its annual session.

6 May 2019
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Convening two years after the adoption of a landmark strategic plan for the planet’s woodlands, the United Nations Forum on Forests opened its fourteenth annual session today amid renewed commitments to expand forest cover, reduce greenhouse‑gas emissions and improve the lives of some 1.6 billion forest‑dependent people around the world.

6 May 2019
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The third edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Global Festival of Action wrapped up at the weekend, completing three days of inspirational exchanges, learning and co-creation by more than 1,700 participants from all over the world.

2 May 2019
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The global community gathered at the opening of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany, today to reiterate its commitment to accelerate action on the Goals.

27 April 2019
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Following are UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ remarks to the Leaders’ Round Table on Promoting Green and Sustainable Development to Implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in Beijing today:

22 April 2019
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Thanks to their education, millennials are much more attuned to environmental issues and can play a crucial role in creating a sustainable future, India’s representative said today as the 193‑nation General Assembly commemorated International Mother Earth Day.

18 April 2019
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the closing of the Economic and Social Council’s forum on financing for development follow-up, in New York today:

9 April 2019
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the opening session of the Arab Forum on Sustainable Development, in Beirut today: