Every year the world celebrates World Environment Day on 5 June, a day dedicated to focusing efforts of the governments, businesses and citizens on pressing environmental issues.
Op-ed by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the [...]
UN Chief Calls on Small Islands to Continue Pushing for Climate Action “Now is not the time for retreat”
UN Secretary-General António Guterres today addressed a forum of leaders from Small Island Developing State saying that even as the world remains focused on confronting the COVID-19 pandemic – the biggest test the world has faced since the Second World War, we must not lose focus on climate change.
Experts say the pandemic will unleash a food security [...]
The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19. Dates for a rescheduled conference in 2021, hosted in Glasgow by the UK in partnership with Italy, will be set out in due course following further discussion with parties.
Bold and urgent policy measures needed to protect the [...]
The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is attacking societies at their core, claiming lives and people’s livelihoods. In a new report, the United Nations Secretary-General calls on everyone to act together to address this impact and lessen the blow to people.
Japanese animation director Mr. Makoto Shinkai talks about his new film and how it was inspired by climate change.
As ocean health continues to deteriorate, countries kick-off preparations to scale up solutions for marine conservation
Media Advisory UN Ocean Conference [...]
Closing the gender digital divide has the potential to [...]
The United Nations on Wednesday launched the biggest global conversation on the world's future: the UN75 dialogues. Views and ideas gathered throughout the year will be shared at a high-level event in September to mark the Organization's 75th anniversary.
United Nations in Sierra Leone introduced the Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative that sought to dissuade young people from the mining sector, which is largely responsible for degrading the environment, to more sustainable agriculture in a bid to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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 High-Level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 (to 13 December) kicked off today, with urgent reminders that the international community is running out of time to effectively tackle the climate crisis and must change course and step up ambition in order to prevent the worst climate impacts.
Global efforts need to be stepped up to address an increase in cross-border cyberattacks, hate speech and security breaches, according to the more than 6,000 delegates that took part in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that concluded today in Berlin.
In the face of increasing digital divides and cyberattacks, UN Chief calls for transforming the Internet as a powerful force for good
Calling for collective responsibility to face the challenges of nefarious use of digital technology, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the fourteenth Internet Governance Forum in Berlin, Germany, that the growing frequency and severity of cyber-attacks are undermining trust and encouraging States to adopt offensive postures for the hostile use of cyberspace.
World TV Day is celebrated on 21 November each year in recognition of the impact television has on our lives and its potential to influence decision making. In 2019, the United Nations was proud to collaborate with the entertainment industry on three TV-related projects promoting the Sustainable Development Goals to young people and the young-at-heart around the world.
Some African nations lead the world’s e-money businesses. Several are finding that leaving notes and coins behind is not only improving efficiency, safety and transparency, but it is also helping many people leave poverty behind. In 2018, the Senegalese government launched a payment digitization agenda to promote financial and social inclusion through tech.
A toilet is not just a toilet. It’s a life-saver, [...]
Protecting marine areas from over-exploitation and providing the people who have traditionally lived off the sea with a sustainable alternative livelihood does not come cheap, but in Seychelles, a focus on financial instruments is making that task easier.