Investing in poor children saves more lives per dollar spent, UNICEF study finds

Investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities provides more value for money than investing in less deprived groups, saving almost twice as many lives for every $1 million spent, according to a new study by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

2018-04-22T11:51:45-04:0028 Jun 2017|Goal 3: Good Health, News|

‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event

Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.”

2018-04-22T11:51:46-04:0028 Jun 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

UN welcomes major partnership initiative with tech giants to counter terrorism online

A senior United Nations official has called for sustained joint efforts to combat terrorism and welcomed a partnership initiative with tech giants Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to counter terrorism and violent extremism online.

2018-04-22T11:51:56-04:0027 Jun 2017|Goal 17: Partnerships, News|

PGA on “Be the Change for SDGs Week”

The President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Peter Thomson, joined staff on a tour of the United Nations Food Gardens this week to learn more about urban agriculture and locally-sourced food. The event, organized as part of the “Be the Change for SDGs Week”, showcased the composting efforts and healthy food growing taking place on the grounds of the Secretariat Building. It also touched on the need to raise awareness about food security. 

Food insecurity threatens children in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia – UNICEF

Calling for immediate humanitarian action amid rising malnutrition, thirst and disease, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today that millions of lives are at risk in four countries stretching from Africa to the Middle East.

2018-04-22T11:51:58-04:0023 Jun 2017|Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

UN spotlights health benefits of yoga, ancient practice that can ease stress of our modern ‘laptop’ lives

Recognizing the universal appeal of yoga, the United Nations marked the 2017 edition of the International Day of Yoga, which aims to integrate the benefits of healthy lives and wellbeing – essential aspects of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

2018-04-22T11:52:01-04:0022 Jun 2017|Goal 3: Good Health, News|

Millions could escape poverty by finishing secondary education, says UN cultural agency

While a new United Nations study shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school, data show high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that education completion levels will remain well below that target for generations.

2018-04-22T11:52:02-04:0022 Jun 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|
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