Chile will be the host of the world’s most important climate change event, bringing together 196 countries, the European Union, and various environmental organizations. It is hoped that the event will achieve tougher and more ambitious commitments to protection of the planet.
The SDG Media Zone engages influencers, innovators and youth leaders in lively discussions on how young people are actively working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Youth leaders, gathered at the two-day Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, voiced alarm that 11 years before the 2030 deadline, progress on the Sustainable Development Goals remains slow, including on climate change – the greatest challenge of the world of today and tomorrow.
Held on the sidelines of the ECOSOC Youth Forum, the SDG Media Zone engages influencers, innovators and youth leaders in lively discussions on how young people are actively working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
On 8 and 9 April, nearly 1,000 youth advocates from around the world are expected to meet with government ministers and officials at the United Nations this month to advance the role of young people in implementing of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
A shift to a greener economy could create 24 million new jobs globally by 2030 if the right policies are put in place, says the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The New York Yankees baseball organization has made a strong play for a sustainable future by signing the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework.
The ability of African countries to deliver on, and increase, their Nationally Determined Contributions depends on adequate investment, according to participants attending Africa Climate Week, which took place in Accra, Ghana from 18 to 22 March.
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Agreement at 52nd session of the UN Commission on Population and Development calls for strengthening implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action, adopted 25 years ago in Cairo.
To signal the United Nations’ continued support for climate action, the Organization will participate in Earth Hour, a global lights-off event coordinated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other volunteer organizations, on Saturday, 30 March from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time.
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It takes around 7,500 litres of water to make a single pair of jeans, equivalent to the amount of water the average person drinks over a period of seven years. That’s just one of the many startling facts to emerge from recent environmental research, which show that the cost of staying fashionable is a lot more than just the price tag.
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.