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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|

SDG Media Zone @ UNGA74: Day 3

Held on the sidelines of the General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, the SDG Media Zone engages experts, innovators, content creators, young leader, and personalities to highlight actions and solutions in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. Day 3 was filled with engaging panels covering a broad range of topics – see them all below.

2019-09-26T08:25:54-05:0026 Sep 2019|Featured, News, SDG Media Zone|

SDG Media Zone @ UNGA74: Day 1 – Climate Action Summit

Held on the sidelines of the General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, the SDG Media Zone engages experts, innovators, content creators, young leader, and personalities to highlight actions and solutions in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. Day 1, focused on the Climate Action Summit.

2019-09-24T12:52:30-05:0023 Sep 2019|Featured, News, SDG Media Zone|

Climate Change and Migration in Vulnerable Countries

What is new in the relationship between migration and the environment is that the world is grappling with the devastating impacts of climate change. With greater awareness came increased political recognition and there is now a widespread consensus on the need to address the adverse impacts of climate change on the migration of people now and in the future.

2019-09-03T18:34:44-05:0003 Sep 2019|Goal of the Month|

For the Least Developed Countries, Revitalising Multilateralism is Life or Death – Op-Ed

ew would deny that the international system governing the environment and economy is under pressure. Globalisation itself is wobbling, to the chagrin of governments in rich and emerging economies. What's less talked about is the effect on the world's 47 least developed countries (LDCs), home to a billion people, a quarter of whom live in extreme poverty.

2019-09-08T10:44:46-05:0029 Aug 2019|Press material|

Sustainable Development Goals Fleet Greets Greta Thunberg in NYC Harbor

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, sailed into New York Harbor today, flanked by a fleet of 17 sailboats representing each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on their sails. Thunberg is arriving to participate in the Youth Climate Summit and the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations Headquarters on 23 September.

2019-08-29T08:30:39-05:0028 Aug 2019|Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Press material|

Responding to demand, UN opens additional places at Climate Action Summit for civil society; issues call for applications

The United Nations has opened additional places for civil society groups to participate in the 2019 Climate Action Summit, in recognition of the crucial role of civil society in driving forward urgent climate action.

2019-08-27T17:21:30-05:0027 Aug 2019|Goal 13: Climate Action, Press material|