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Forum Grapples with Curbing Internet Abuses from Cyberattacks to Censorship and Control

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.

2018-11-13T08:09:12+00:0013 Nov 2018|Featured, Innovation, New technologies, News, Press material|

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.

2018-11-08T17:00:51+00:0008 Nov 2018|Featured, Innovation, New technologies, Partnerships, Press material|

The UN and Climate Action

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.

2018-10-30T15:25:56+00:0030 Oct 2018|Featured|

Small Island Developing States from around the world to assess progress on sustainable development

Representatives from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) around the world will review progress and assess opportunities for sustainable development at the Inter-regional Preparatory Meeting for the Midterm Review of the SAMOA Pathway, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), and the Government of Samoa. A press conference will be held on the first day with officials from the three entities.

2018-10-26T15:59:15+00:0026 Oct 2018|Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

UN High-level Advisory Board calls for new multilateralism for sustainable development

Eminent economists and social scientists came together for the second meeting of the United Nations High-level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs on 16-18 October. Continuing the work from their first meeting this past July, board members discussed the current and long-term socio-economic trends and their implications for the 2030 Agenda. 

2018-10-26T11:26:26+00:0026 Oct 2018|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Strengthening Multilateralism key aim for UN High-Level Advisory Board

The UN High-Level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs will re-convene in Shenzhen, China on 16-17 October 2018 to further discussions aimed at strengthening the UN’s role in promoting sustainable development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

2018-10-15T16:56:42+00:0015 Oct 2018|News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

New Documentary Series To Promote the Sustainable Development Goals

Reuters, in collaboration with the Business Debate and the United Nations, have created a documentary series of thought leadership films to showcase how global businesses are embedding the principles of sustainability in support of the 2030 Agenda. Introducing each film are UN leaders, experts and advocates.

2018-10-10T10:24:18+00:0010 Oct 2018|Featured, News, Partnerships|