World Economic Situation and Prospects 2019 - Signs suggest global economic growth spurt has peaked but will remain steady at 3 percent in 2019–2020. Economic prospects threatened by weakened support for multilateralism, tightening of financial conditions and heightened trade tensions.
Jillian Mercado always dreamed of working in the fashion world. But as a young girl using a wheelchair, she found that she didn’t relate to the models in the fashion magazines she was reading. Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in her early teens, she realised that equal representation was severely lacking in a world where very few people with disabilities have risen.
Ahead of the launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects report in January 2019, UN chief economist Elliot Harris talks about multilateralism and global trade outlook as trade tensions continue to rise among the world’s largest economies.
Storytelling is a powerful communications tool that helps children remember lessons and virtues that they will use in everyday life. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be complex and diverse topics to teach children – an audience that are our greatest hope in achieving them.
The Secretary General will host a Climate Summit in September 2019 (on the margins of the 74th General Assembly) with the objective of increasing ambition and accelerating climate action towards 2020 and beyond.
The renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has announced the United Nations’ launch of a new campaign enabling individuals the world over to unite in actions to battle climate change.
Patricia Espinosa was appointed the Executive Secretary of [...]
SDG Media Compact: Exclusive Interview with Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All
Ms. Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable [...]
Nations must triple efforts to reach 2°C target, concludes annual review of global emissions, climate action
Global emissions are on the rise as national commitments to combat climate change come up short.
There is a 75-80% chance of an El Niño developing by February 2019, although it is not expected to be a strong event, according to the latest update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Lee Hoesung was appointed the Chair of the [...]
The UN is launching a new seat – The People's Seat – that will give everyone a seat at the table at COP24, the UN Climate Change Conference happening this December.
Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). There is no sign of a reversal in this trend, which is driving long-term climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification and more extreme weather.
Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Representatives from a broad range of interests, from governments to technology companies, focused on efforts to promote “digital growth” while overcoming many of the abuses of the internet as the thirteenth Internet Governance Forum opened today in Paris.
Internet Governance Forum Set to Explore Pathways to Harness New Technologies for Broader Prosperity
More than 3,000 participants, including high-level government officials, civil society leaders, private sector and internet policy experts, will gather in Paris, France, from 12 - 14 November to discuss international cooperation around issues such as fake news, the spread of disinformation, cybersecurity and privacy, big data, the Internet of Things, and their effects on society.
6 November – In collaboration with the Government of [...]
Quito, Ecuador, 5 November 2018 –The latest Scientific Assessment [...]
New Small Island Developing States commitment to tackle effects of climate change and obstacles to sustainable development
Apia Outcome to serve as basis of Samoa Pathway [...]
Goal 13 calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. It is intrinsically linked to all 16 of the other Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To address climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.