New York, 18 September 2020 – Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly will open with a special high-level event underscoring anew the urgency of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a pathway to a healthier, more equitable and more peaceful world.
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Growing alliance of news and entertainment companies brings focus on socio-economic impact of COVID-19 crisis to its two-billion-strong audience.
The Sustainable Development Goals’ globally-agreed framework of 232 indicators [...]
New York, 18 September—United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today announced [...]
Scientists call for urgent, targeted action to avoid reversing the development gains of recent decades
PRESS RELEASE New relationship between people and nature is [...]
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Global Festival of Action wrapped up on the weekend, completing three days of inspirational exchanges, learning and co-creation by over 1,700 participants from over 150 countries, once again organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign.
Looking beyond the promises of Agenda 2030, Global Festival participants commit to concrete action for the Sustainable Development Goals
Bonn, 6 MAY 2019 | The third edition of the [...]
Experts, leaders agree on key ways to mobilise accelerated action for climate, sustainable development
Press release Participants at Copenhagen conference say strengthened relationship [...]
Agreement at 52nd session of the UN Commission on Population and Development calls for strengthening implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action, adopted 25 years ago in Cairo.
MEDIA ADVISORY Fifty-second session of the United Nations Commission [...]
The UN High-Level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs – a group of former Heads of State, Senior Government officials, Nobel Laureate and other eminent experts on economic and social policies – will meet for its third meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on 11-12 March 2019.
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.
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 [...]
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.
Eminent economists and social scientists came together for the second meeting of the United Nations High-level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs on 16-18 October. Continuing the work from their first meeting this past July, board members discussed the current and long-term socio-economic trends and their implications for the 2030 Agenda.
The UN High-Level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs will re-convene in Shenzhen, China on 16-17 October 2018 to further discussions aimed at strengthening the UN’s role in promoting sustainable development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Today was the last day of the SDG Media Zone, held in New York during the United Nations General Assembly. Check out all the videos on our website!
Watch UN Secretary-General António Guterres' welcome message to participants [...]