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SG Speech: A New Social Contract for a New Era, 18 July

On Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will deliver the 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. In his speech “Tackling the Inequality Pandemic: A New Social Contract for a New Era”, the Secretary-General will take aim at the various layers of inequality that are being exposed and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-07-15T17:12:39-04:0015 Jul 2020|A New Social Contract For A New Era, Featured, News|

SDG Media Zone – Do the Sustainable Development Goals Still Matter?

SDG Media Zone: UN Deputy-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and SDG Advocates, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, and Actress and UN Environment Programme’s Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza, discuss the value of the Sustainable Development Goals as the world reels from the devastating impact of the pandemic, in the hopes of building back better. 

2020-07-16T11:02:46-04:0013 Jul 2020|Featured, SDG Media Zone|

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|
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