Cities

Cities and local policies key to overcome hunger, stresses head of UN agency

Highlighting the potential of cities to address malnutrition, the head of the United Nations food security agency has called for innovative partnerships between urban centres and wide range of stakeholders to overcome the challenge of food waste and to ensure a healthy and nutritious diet for all.

2018-04-22T11:49:49+00:0020 Oct 2017|Cities, Hunger and food security, News|

Organizational reform moves ahead as Guterres receives proposals on a strengthened UN-Habitat

An independent panel reviewing the effectiveness of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has proposed the programme be recast as the Organization's 'urban champion,' including through the establishment of a coordinating mechanism to complement its work and convene all UN agencies and partners on urban sustainability.

2018-04-22T11:51:07+00:0004 Aug 2017|Cities, News, Secretary-General|

‘Sustainable, inclusive societies,’ priority for new President of UN economic and social body

A week after the High-Level Political Forum (HPLF) assessed the progress on implementing the 2030 Agenda, the newly elected President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOSC) has stressed her priority to push forward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2018-04-22T11:51:11+00:0027 Jul 2017|Cities, News, Partnerships|

More action needed to meet energy goals by 2030, new report finds

The current pace of progress on three global energy goals – access to electricity, renewable energy and efficiency – is not moving fast enough to meet 2030 targets, according to the latest Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report released today by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency as part of the Sustainable Energy for All Knowledge Hub.

2018-04-22T11:53:53+00:0003 Apr 2017|Cities, Climate change, Energy, News, Press material|

Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks ‘going dark’ to support protecting the planet

The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.

2018-04-22T11:54:08+00:0025 Mar 2017|Cities, Climate change, Energy, News|

China, Mongolia and Russian Federation to open up new era of trade cooperation

A new era of trade cooperation between China, Mongolia and the Russian Federation was opened in Moscow on 8 December 2016, when the governments of the three countries signed the Intergovernmental Agreement on International Road Transport along the Asian Highway Network.

UN conference to address way forward on global sustainable transport challenges

The first-ever global conference on sustainable transport takes place this weekend in Turkmenistan, bringing together representatives from the United Nations, governments, the private sector and civil society to set new directions for global transport efforts.

2018-04-22T11:55:38+00:0025 Nov 2016|Cities, Climate change, Infrastructure|