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UN, European Union and Smurfs team up for global beach clean-up campaign in support of Sustainable Development Goals

Marine litter is both a global and a local challenge. Across the world, an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic waste end up in our oceans every year. Overall, 80% of all marine litter comes from land-based sources.

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.

2019-09-26T08:25:54-04:0026 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.

2019-09-24T12:52:30-04:0023 Sep 2019|Featured, News, SDG Media Zone|

SDG progress ‘in danger’ of going backwards without change in direction, new UN report reveals

The current worldwide sustainable development model is threatening to reverse years of progress, if strategies don’t drastically change, an independent group of scientists has concluded in a major new report launched on Wednesday.

2019-09-13T04:05:32-04:0011 Sep 2019|Featured, News|

Gender equality, education and the environment at the forefront of new SDG Advocate campaigns

Back in May, six innovative public figures joined the battle to push the world towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Each of the new official SDG Advocates committed themselves to pursue the 17 goals on behalf of “peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships.” As we inch closer to the SDG Summit in September, UN News caught up with some of them.

2019-08-19T16:30:13-04:0014 Aug 2019|Featured, News, SDG Advocates|

A dangerously hot climate, simmering political tensions: ‘This is not the summer of our youth,’ UN chief warns

Global warming and rising political tensions are dangerous and avoidable, Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters on Thursday, previewing the UN’s upcoming Climate Action Summit, and spotlighting geopolitical hotspots.

2019-08-06T15:30:40-04:0003 Aug 2019|Featured, Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

The United Nations and Talent From the Angry Birds Movie 2 Join Forces on the ActNow Climate Campaign

The United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC) is collaborating with Sony Pictures Entertainment and the UN Foundation in support of the UN ActNow climate campaign, a global call for citizen action on climate change.

2019-07-12T17:06:00-04:0010 Jul 2019|Featured, Goal 13: Climate Action, Press material|

‘Act now with ambition and urgency’ to tackle the world’s ‘grave climate emergency’, UN chief urges UAE meeting

The world is facing “a grave climate emergency”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a climate meeting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, urging all participants to “seize this opportunity to take bold climate action”.

2019-07-01T14:28:28-04:0001 Jul 2019|Featured, Goal 13: Climate Action|