Stories from the Field

UN Sierra Leone: From hunting elusive gems to expanding an agribusiness – Tamba’s story

United Nations in Sierra Leone introduced the Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative that sought to dissuade young people from the mining sector, which is largely responsible for degrading the environment, to more sustainable agriculture in a bid to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2019-12-20T09:21:28-05:0029 Dec 2019|Featured, Goal 17: Partnerships, Stories from the Field|

Tokyo 2020 to have first-ever podiums made from recycled household plastic

In the spirit of solidarity and to highlight the contribution of sports towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations and Tokyo 2020 are working together to promote the SDGs through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

ActNow Climate Campaign Inspires Bali Coastal Clean-Up

More than 8 million tonnes of plastics enter the world’s oceans each year, and of this, Indonesia contributes 1.29 million tonnes, making it the second-largest plastic polluter to the world’s oceans. The Indonesian government has pledged to reduce its output of plastic into the oceans by 70 percent by 2025.

Stories from the Field: Digital Transformation Key Driver in Social Reform and Growth

Some African nations lead the world’s e-money businesses. Several are finding that leaving notes and coins behind is not only improving efficiency, safety and transparency, but it is also helping many people leave poverty behind. In 2018, the Senegalese government launched a payment digitization agenda to promote financial and social inclusion through tech.

2019-11-05T16:30:42-05:0005 Nov 2019|Featured, Stories from the Field|