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.
In a call for concrete policy pledges from governments across the world to tackle the problem, the UN health agency reports that more than nine in 10 youngsters breathe air that is so polluted, “it puts their health and development at serious risk”.
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.
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.
The second United Nations World Data Forum is concluding today with the launch of a Dubai Declaration to increase financing for better data and statistics for sustainable development.
Representatives from governments, technology, business and civil society gathers in Paris, France, 12-14 November, to address Internet’s role in widening distrust among people.
Almost 2,000 data leaders from government, business and civil society come together to launch innovative solutions to improve data on migration, health, gender and many other key areas of sustainable development.
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.
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.
World Economic and Social Survey 2018 finds that leading [...]
Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment.
Today was the last day of the SDG Media Zone, held in New York during the United Nations General Assembly. Check out all the videos on our website!
Youth 2030: The United Nations Youth Strategy envisions a world in which the human rights of every young person are realized so they can achieve their full potential to advance sustainable development and peace.
The UN Secretary-General welcome message to the General Assembly, via augmented reality!