Goal 12: Sustainable consumption and production

#BetheChangeUN clothing drive a huge success in New York and Rio de Janeiro

Here at the UN, staff donated enough winter clothes to fill six hampers during the “Coats for Cups” clothing drive, taking part in our Be the Change initiative where we encourage staff to 'walk the talk' to achieve the SDGs; in particular supporting  progress on SDG Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.

2019-02-13T14:45:53-04:0030 Nov 2018|Goal 12: Sustainable consumption and production, News|

UN agency urges implementation of accord to tackle illegal fishing

An international agreement aimed at tackling illegal fishing “marks the dawn of a new era,” but rapid action is needed to ensure that its implementation is effective, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

Global food prices rose in June; wheat harvest outlook robust – UN agency

Global food commodity prices rose 4.2 per cent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, also noting improved production prospects for the year ahead.

As global per-capita fish consumption hits all-time high, UN warns on overharvesting

A new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows that while growth in aquaculture has helped drive global per capita fish consumption above 20 kilograms a year for the first time, almost a third of commercial fish stocks are now overharvested at biologically unsustainable levels.

On World Day, Ban spotlights role of seafarers in meeting sustainable agenda targets

Marking the Day of the Seafarer, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the role of the shipping industry in moving forward the international agenda on sustainable development and climate change.

#WildForLife campaign seeks to mobilize millions to end illegal wildlife trade

The UN, backed by A-list celebrities from across the globe, launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife, which is pushing species to the brink of extinction, robbing countries of their natural heritage and profiting international criminal networks.

In Slovakia, Ban highlights importance of ‘living harmoniously’ and sustainably

Visiting the Slovakian city of Levoca, the United Nations Secretary-General stressed the importance of the role of the local community, particularly mayors and governors, and the importance of living harmoniously and in a sustainable way.

Food prices staying lower for longer periods, UN agency says

Food prices are staying lower for longer periods, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today, saying lower food prices "seem to be a boon to food security and are indeed just that for households who spend a large share of their income on food purchases.”