World Economic Situation and Prospects 2019 - Signs suggest global economic growth spurt has peaked but will remain steady at 3 percent in 2019–2020. Economic prospects threatened by weakened support for multilateralism, tightening of financial conditions and heightened trade tensions.
The global fashion sector on Monday (10 Dec) significantly increased momentum to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations, and others, including a major shipping company, have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain.
The Secretary General will host a Climate Summit in September 2019 (on the margins of the 74th General Assembly) with the objective of increasing ambition and accelerating climate action towards 2020 and beyond.
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.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday (29 Nov) announced the launch of a global task force charged with recommending strategies to harness the potential of financial technology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
Nations must triple efforts to reach 2°C target, concludes annual review of global emissions, climate action
Global emissions are on the rise as national commitments to combat climate change come up short.
There is a 75-80% chance of an El Niño developing by February 2019, although it is not expected to be a strong event, according to the latest update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
First UN Congress to Explore Ways to Use Geospatial Information to fight poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
New York, 16 November– To advance the innovative use [...]
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) concluded today with a consensus highlighting the importance of the rule of law and global cooperation to ensure a safe cyberspace.
Views expressed at Internet Governance Forum suggest global internet [...]
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.
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.
6 November – In collaboration with the Government of [...]
Quito, Ecuador, 5 November 2018 –The latest Scientific Assessment [...]
New Small Island Developing States commitment to tackle effects of climate change and obstacles to sustainable development
Apia Outcome to serve as basis of Samoa Pathway [...]
Representatives from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) around the world will review progress and assess opportunities for sustainable development at the Inter-regional Preparatory Meeting for the Midterm Review of the SAMOA Pathway, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), and the Government of Samoa. A press conference will be held on the first day with officials from the three entities.
The second United Nations World Data Forum is concluding today with the launch of a Dubai Declaration to increase financing for better data and statistics for sustainable development.
Representatives from governments, technology, business and civil society gathers in Paris, France, 12-14 November, to address Internet’s role in widening distrust among people.
Almost 2,000 data leaders from government, business and civil society come together to launch innovative solutions to improve data on migration, health, gender and many other key areas of sustainable development.