Africa Climate Week formally closed today, concluding a five-day programme of events in Accra – all of which have been hosted by the Government of the Republic of Ghana in the city’s International Conference Center.
The rate of child marriage in Montenegro is low – around 1% of the total population – however, the percentage is significant within the Roma and Egyptian communities. According to 2013 data almost one of three girls aged 15-19 from these communities is married.
Starting 18 March, over 2,500 delegates are gathering in Accra, Ghana, for Africa Climate Week. Ministers, policymakers, and non-Party stakeholders — from businesses to NGOs and from financial institutions to cities and academia — will discuss ways to advance climate action.
On 15 March 2019, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) will issue three definitive stamps on the topics of “Stop Sexual Exploitation and Abuse” (US$0.85 stamp), “Gender Equality” (CHF1,50 stamp) and “Migration” (€1,80 stamp).
The UN High-Level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs – a group of former Heads of State, Senior Government officials, Nobel Laureate and other eminent experts on economic and social policies – will meet for its third meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on 11-12 March 2019.
Under the theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, the United Nations hosted its flagship event celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday to recognize unsung women from across the world, and encourage innovation to transform lives.
SDG Advocate and UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment and Economic Growth Alaa Murabit as she discusses gender equality and women empowerment.
Dr. Joannie Marlene Bewa, Young Leader for the SDGs, stresses the need to invest in technology and innovation that benefits and empowers women and girls.
The World Youth Report focuses on youth education and employment, and explores the complex challenges facing the largest generation of youth the world has ever seen.
United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever. Our story shows the damage to all creatures who depend on the ocean for their food – from birds… to us. 21st Century: Episode #126 This is an adaptation from the original documentary “A Plastic Ocean” by the Plastic Oceans Foundation
The SDG Book Club, launching in April 2019, will be based on a reading list of titles aimed at children age 6-12, to teach them about the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
World Economic Situation and Prospects 2019 - Signs suggest global economic growth spurt has peaked but will remain steady at 3 percent in 2019–2020. Economic prospects threatened by weakened support for multilateralism, tightening of financial conditions and heightened trade tensions.
Jillian Mercado always dreamed of working in the fashion world. But as a young girl using a wheelchair, she found that she didn’t relate to the models in the fashion magazines she was reading. Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in her early teens, she realised that equal representation was severely lacking in a world where very few people with disabilities have risen.
Ahead of the launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects report in January 2019, UN chief economist Elliot Harris talks about multilateralism and global trade outlook as trade tensions continue to rise among the world’s largest economies.
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 Secretary General will host a Climate Summit in September 2019 (on the margins of the 74th General Assembly) with the objective of increasing ambition and accelerating climate action towards 2020 and beyond.
The renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has announced the United Nations’ launch of a new campaign enabling individuals the world over to unite in actions to battle climate change.
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