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United Nations Campaign to Promote Climate Action by the People launched by Sir David Attenborough

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.

#TakeYourSeat at the UN Climate Change Conference: a way for all people to join the global conversation

To bring the voice of the people to the upcoming Climate Change Conference in Poland (known by the shorthand 'COP 24', from 2 to 14 December), the United Nations has launched  the ‘People’s Seat’ initiative.

2018-11-24T20:27:23+00:0024 Nov 2018|Climate change, Featured, News|

Forum Grapples with Curbing Internet Abuses from Cyberattacks to Censorship and Control

Representatives from a broad range of interests, from governments to technology companies, focused on efforts to promote “digital growth” while overcoming many of the abuses of the internet as the thirteenth Internet Governance Forum opened today in Paris.

2018-11-13T08:09:12+00:0013 Nov 2018|Featured, Innovation, New technologies, News, Press material|

Internet Governance Forum Set to Explore Pathways to Harness New Technologies for Broader Prosperity

More than 3,000 participants, including high-level government officials, civil society leaders, private sector and internet policy experts, will gather in Paris, France, from 12 - 14 November to discuss international cooperation around issues such as fake news, the spread of disinformation, cybersecurity and privacy, big data, the Internet of Things, and their effects on society.

2018-11-08T17:00:51+00:0008 Nov 2018|Featured, Innovation, New technologies, Partnerships, Press material|

The UN and Climate Action

Goal 13 calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. It is intrinsically linked to all 16 of the other Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To address climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

2018-10-30T15:25:56+00:0030 Oct 2018|Featured|

Global Climate Action Summit Brings Surge of New Commitments

Top UN officials welcomed the outcomes of the Global Climate Action Summit that concluded today in San Francisco, showcasing a surge of climate action and commitments from regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society; and calling on governments everywhere to step up their efforts to tackle climate change.

2018-09-17T10:11:26+00:0014 Sep 2018|Climate change, Featured, News, Press material|

‘Spotlight Initiative’ can make violence against women ‘a thing of the past’, says UN deputy chief

The launch of a new partnership between the United Nations and European Union, is an essential tool to make violence against women and girls “a thing of the past”, said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Tuesday.

2018-06-21T11:05:33+00:0005 Jun 2018|Featured, News|