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UN celebrates innovative public service delivery as pandemic heightens importance of work of the public sector

The UN announced today that seven innovative projects will receive this year’s UN Public Service Award,  the highest global accolade for excellence in public service to institutions that contribute to a more effective and responsive public administration and that advance progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2020-06-17T17:24:39-04:0016 Jun 2020|Press material|

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.

COP26 Postponed

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.

2020-04-01T17:03:00-04:0001 Apr 2020|Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Press material|

COVID-19: UN Chief launches plan to address the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts

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.

2020-03-31T13:47:09-04:0031 Mar 2020|COVID-19, Featured, Goal 3: Good Health, News, Press material|

Secretary-General calls for global participation in UN75 dialogues for better future for all

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.

2020-01-02T14:18:19-05:0002 Jan 2020|Featured, News|

UN Sierra Leone: From hunting elusive gems to expanding an agribusiness – Tamba’s story

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).

2019-12-20T09:21:28-05:0029 Dec 2019|Featured, Goal 17: Partnerships, Stories from the Field|

Frieda – The Universal Message of the Sustainable Development Goals

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.

2019-12-24T05:01:10-05:0024 Dec 2019|Featured, Student Resources|

“COP25 Must Change the Course of Climate Action and Ambition” – High-Level Segment Kicks Off

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.

2019-12-10T10:15:16-05:0010 Dec 2019|Featured, Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Press material|

Internet Governance Forum: We must act now to tackle the threats of cyberspace

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: A Look at UN Partnerships with the Entertainment Industry in 2019

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.

Stories from the Field: Digital Transformation Key Driver in Social Reform and Growth

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.

2019-11-05T16:30:42-05:0005 Nov 2019|Featured, Stories from the Field|