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On World Day, Ban calls for ending elder abuse as a pathway towards Global Goals

Marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized that ending neglect, abuse and violence against older people is crucial as the international community continues to work together towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and fulfill their underlying pledge to leave no one behind.

2018-04-22T11:59:14-04:0020 Jun 2016|Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, News|

On Day to Combat Desertification, UN calls for action to restore land resources

17 June 2016 – Nearly 800 million people are chronically undernourished as a direct consequence of land degradation, declining soil, fertility, unsustainable water use, drought and biodiversity loss, requiring long-term solutions to help communities increase resilience to climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today.

2018-04-22T11:59:17-04:0017 Jun 2016|Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

In Russia, Ban spotlights leadership and shared input in advancing global commitments

16 June 2016 – Participating in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the importance of translating the various landmark agreements made by the international community during the past year into action as soon as possible.

Sustainable Energy for All shifts gear to speed delivery of affordable, clean energy

Sustainable Energy for All – the global, multi-stakeholder platform that played a core role in putting universal access to modern energy services at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris climate agreement – is shifting gear with a new five-year strategy that will drive action and deliver on those promises.

2018-04-22T11:59:21-04:0015 Jun 2016|Goal 7: Clean Energy, News, Press material|

New UN study identifies small fish with ‘big role’ to play feeding Africa’s drylands

Small, fast growing wild fish could be crucial allies in the race to end hunger in some of the world's most chronically poor and underfed regions, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on fisheries in the drylands of sub-Saharan Africa.

2018-04-22T11:59:21-04:0015 Jun 2016|Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

Visiting UN food relief agency, Pope Francis shines spotlight on urgent need to end hunger

In the first papal visit to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Pope Francis today gave his full support to the goal of eradicating hunger and paid tribute to the organization’s staff, including those who had lost their lives at work.

2018-04-22T11:59:22-04:0015 Jun 2016|Goal 2: Zero Hunger, News|

Spotlighting Global Goals, Ban kicks off 100-day countdown to International Day of Peace

In a kick-off for the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to work together in recognizing that development and peace are interdependent and mutually reinforcing in order to help build a future of peace and prosperity for all.

2018-04-22T11:59:23-04:0015 Jun 2016|Goal 16: Peace and justice, News|

‘Disability is not inability,’ says Ban, urging equal rights for all to achieve Global Goals

Marking the 10th anniversary of a United Nations treaty that protects the rights of persons with disabilities, senior UN officials today highlighted the critical role people with disabilities play as invaluable partners to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UN General Assembly adopts political declaration to fast-track progress on ending AIDS

At a high-level meeting on ending AIDS that opened at the United Nations General Assembly today, Member States adopted a new political declaration that includes a set of time-bound targets to fast-track the pace of progress towards combating the worldwide scourge of HIV and AIDS over the next five years and end the epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.

2018-04-22T11:59:29-04:0008 Jun 2016|Goal 3: Good Health, News|

Bold new Political Declaration on Ending AIDS adopted in New York

A progressive, new and actionable Political Declaration on Ending AIDS has today been adopted by Member States at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, taking place in New York, United States of America. The Political Declaration includes a set of specific, time-bound targets that must be reached by 2020 to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

2018-04-22T11:59:31-04:0008 Jun 2016|Goal 3: Good Health, Press material|

On World Day, UN urges meaningful action to protect future health of oceans

On World Day, UN urges meaningful action to protect future health of oceans Healthy oceans are critical to sustaining life on Earth, by regulating the climate and providing a wide range of services, including natural resources, nutritious food and jobs that benefit billions of people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today, as the UN kicked off its celebrations to mark World Oceans Day.

2018-04-22T11:59:32-04:0008 Jun 2016|Goal 14: Life Below Water, News|