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Low food prices foreseen in 2017-2026, but countries need to keep markets stable – UN-OECD report

Noting projections of low prices for food commodities over the next decade on the back of abundant stocks of cereal and other staples, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report have underlined the need for governments continue efforts to provide stability to world food markets.

2018-04-22T11:51:30-04:0010 Jul 2017|Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, underscores UN agency

Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have an early and unintended pregnancy, the United Nations education agency said today, launching a new technical paper with recommendations for the education sector.

UN political forum opens with focus on eradicating poverty and forming partnerships

Senior government representatives are at the United Nations today for the start of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), two years after they were adopted.

2018-04-22T11:51:33-04:0010 Jul 2017|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Antibiotic resistance making gonorrhoea ‘sometimes impossible’ to treat – UN health agency

Gonorrhoea is becoming harder to treat due to antibiotic resistance, the United Nations health agency today cautioned, adding that there is a need for better prevention and treatment of the disease that infects an estimated 78 million people each year.

2018-04-22T11:51:36-04:0007 Jul 2017|Goal 3: Good Health, News|

Funding shortfall threatens education for children in conflict, disaster zones – UNICEF

Some 9.2 million children living in emergency countries will miss out on schooling unless the international community contributes an additional $820 million, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned at the start of today's G20 summit.

2017-07-07T15:19:27-04:0007 Jul 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

Monthly global food price index up 1.4 per cent; cereal stocks set to hit new record, says UN agency

Rising prices of cereals, meat and dairy products have pushed the global food price index up by 1.4 per cent compared to last month and 7.0 per cent compared to last year, the United Nations agriculture agency has said.

2018-04-22T11:51:38-04:0006 Jul 2017|Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

Half of all countries aware but lacking national plan on cybersecurity, UN agency reports

Only about half of all countries have a cybersecurity strategy or are in the process of developing one, the United Nations telecommunications agency today reported, urging more countries to consider national policies to protect against cybercrime.

Amid rising temperatures, UN agency launches video ‘forecasts’ on impact of climate change

In a year already marked by heatwaves and new daily temperature records, the United Nations weather agency and television weather anchors have joined forces to create video forecasts that explore how climate change would make future summers even hotter in major cities of the world.

2018-04-22T11:51:39-04:0006 Jul 2017|Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

New UN report encourages African countries to harness growing tourism sector

African governments should make it easier and safer for Africans to travel within the continent, the United Nations said in a new report released today, noting that tourism demand there is increasingly driven by Africans themselves.

Women scientists and youth take centre stage at UN-backed technology forum

As an international conference on science and technology wrapped up in Vienna, the head of a United Nations partner organization that works to end nuclear testing stressed that women have a "powerful voice" in the global scientific community.

On International Day, UN promotes cooperative solutions for social inclusion

Cooperatives help to build inclusive economies and societies, and can help to eliminate poverty and reach the other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the head of the United Nations labour agency today said, marking the International Day of Cooperatives.

2018-04-22T11:51:43-04:0001 Jul 2017|Goal 1: No Poverty, News|

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|