School lunches in Germany are changing. From traditional meat-heavy meals, students are being served a more expansive selection of vegetarian options. The idea is simple: getting kids eat healthier and more sustainable meals while reducing carbon footprints of the schools’ food services.
Amélie Jézabel Mariage, United Nations Young Leader for the SDGs and Co-founder of Aprendices Visuales
United Nations Young Leader for the SDGs Amélie Jézabel Mariage discusses her inspiration in advocating for children's rights to access inclusive education, adding that “innovation in education is a proven path to inclusion and a bridge to opportunity.”
I believe that educating and empowering young people everywhere, to become effective and productive members of society, is essential for sustainable growth and development.
Dr. Alaa Maurabit spoke on women’s inclusion at the Ukraine House Davos panel ‘Trailblazing Activists: Female Profiles in Courage.’
Prime Minister Solberg landed in New Delhi for a three-day visit to collaborate on the ocean economy and enhance joint sustainable development goal (SDG) action by Norway and India.
Alaa Murabit and Jeffery Sachs speak at Human Rights Council meeting on Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda
Speaking in Geneva at a meeting "Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda: Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality", UN SDG Advocates Dr. Alaa Murabit and Professor Jeffery Sachs discussed the synergies between human rights and the 2030 Agenda.
UN Free & Equal Brazil Equality Champion and LGBTI activist Liniker calls on the rights of the LGBTI community to be respected, saying that “we are a part of humanity, and this must be acknowledged.”
Sharing his own experience, UN SDG Youth Leader [...]
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus talks about how entrepreneurship helps reduce inequality, and the importance of unleashing the entrepreneurial capacity of women.
Facing the increasing impacts of climate change, Rwanda stands as one of the first countries to establish a national environment and climate change investment funds in Africa—the Rwanda Green Fund—which has already invested more than $40 million in sustainable wealth creation and poverty reduction.
SDG Media Compact Exclusive Interview with Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of UN Global Compact
Heading the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, UN Global Compact’s CEO & Executive Director Lise Kingo shares her message to CEOs ahead of the World Economic Forum, encouraging a sustainable business model that reduces inequalities, and builds a sustainable future for all.
The global fashion sector on Monday (10 Dec) significantly increased momentum to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations, and others, including a major shipping company, have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain.
On 2 December, together in South Africa for the Global Citizen Mandela 100 Festival commemorating 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth, SDG Advocate Co-Chairs Prime Minister Solberg and President Akufo-Addo co-authored an op-ed for South African newspapers to highlight the connection between Mandela's legacy and the SDGs. The op-ed was also published in other outlets around the continent, including in Egypt and Ethiopia, among others.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday (29 Nov) announced the launch of a global task force charged with recommending strategies to harness the potential of financial technology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
Here at the UN, staff donated enough winter clothes to fill six hampers during the “Coats for Cups” clothing drive, taking part in our Be the Change initiative where we encourage staff to 'walk the talk' to achieve the SDGs; in particular supporting progress on SDG Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.