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Building on the climate action momentum, the Secretary-General will launch his Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change on 27 July to amplify youth voices and to engage young people in an open and transparent dialogue as the UN gears up to raise ambition and accelerate action to address the climate crisis.
The SDG Media Zone puts a spotlight on the search for vaccines in this panel of health experts, asking the question - even if there’s access, how do we cut through the web of vaccine fear-mongering and misinformation that exists today?
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.
No region has been spared from the spread of COVID-19. Its ripple effects have been complex and widespread, and no country or community can escape either the health or the socio-economic dimensions of the crisis on its own. The SDG Media Zone features a discussion on solidarity at the heart of recovery.
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.
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).
Every year the world celebrates World Environment Day on 5 June, a day dedicated to focusing efforts of the governments, businesses and citizens on pressing environmental issues.
Op-ed by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the [...]
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.
Experts say the pandemic will unleash a food security [...]
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.
Bold and urgent policy measures needed to protect the [...]
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.
Japanese animation director Mr. Makoto Shinkai talks about his new film and how it was inspired by climate change.
As ocean health continues to deteriorate, countries kick-off preparations to scale up solutions for marine conservation
Media Advisory UN Ocean Conference [...]
Closing the gender digital divide has the potential to [...]
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.
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).
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.