Finding new ways to empower women, youth and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) was a central sentiment shared by IGF attendees.
We must view accessibility as an investment in a public good that contributes to effective, sustainable, and equitable development for all, he writes.
The UN will mark the 26th International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) with a commemorative event focusing on the theme “Take a Stand against Ageism.”
Climate adaptation and resilience are vital for achieving the Sustainable [...]
“I will always fight for the equality of the LGBT members of our human family,” the UN chief said.
“World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering,” said Mr. Ban in his message on the Day."
Cooperatives are an old idea but more relevant than ever as they can be the drivers of a sustainable future, senior United Nations officials said on the International Day of Cooperatives today, urging Governments to create an enabling environment for these groups to thrive and grow.
Some 69 million children under five years of age will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030, unless the world focuses more on the plight of its most disadvantaged children, according to a United Nations report published today.
With nearly half the world’s 259 million widows living poverty, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged greater efforts to “make them more visible in our societies” and ensure they are a vital part of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda’s pledge to ‘leave no one behind.’
Marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized that ending neglect, abuse and violence against older people is crucial as the international community continues to work together towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and fulfill their underlying pledge to leave no one behind.
Marking the 10th anniversary of a United Nations treaty that protects the rights of persons with disabilities, senior UN officials today highlighted the critical role people with disabilities play as invaluable partners to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
LDCs: With journalists sponsored from vulnerable nations, news on UN conference can reach all corners of globe
More than two dozen journalists from the world's least developed countries are in Antalya, Turkey, to report on a United Nations conference focused on the state of their homelands, and to ensure that key messages are disseminated as widely as possible thanks to their local news outlets.
A major UN meeting focusing on the world's least developed countries has closed in Antalya, Turkey, with the adoption of an outcome document paving the way for further concrete action.
With its promise to leave no one behind, the 2030 [...]
UNICEF announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies.
Cultural diversity is an outstanding source of exchange, innovation and creativity, and has the enormous potential to accelerate sustainable development, UNESCO said.
Much has been achieved to improve the rights of indigenous peoples, but conflicts on their lands and territories, and the lack of inclusion of their voices in peace processes, remain a challenge, Ban Ki-moon said.
More than 80 per cent of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO), with populations in low-income cities the most at risk for respiratory diseases and other long-term health problems.