Summit highlight

‘We need to solve humanitarian crises together,’ says Sustainable Development Goals Advocate Forest Whitaker

On the opening day of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the Special Envoy of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Forest Whitaker, called on individuals, governments and international organizations to act collectively to improve humanitarian action and invest more in development aid.

Commitments Made at Sustainable Development Summit to Kickstart Implementation of Global Goals

The Sustainable Development Summit which wrapped up today, successfully galvanized support for the implementation of the ambitious and historic new Sustainable Development Agenda that countries adopted on Friday, 25 September.

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UN Secretary-General Announces $25 Billion in Initial Commitments to End Preventable Deaths of Women, Children and Adolescents by 2030

World leaders begin pledging support as Secretary-General launches the “Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health” to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.

Pope Francis, decries global ‘culture of waste,’ urges action sustainable development

In an address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York today, Pope Francis spoke at length on a range of subjects from equity and the environmental protection to the promotion of the rule of law and eradicating global poverty.