2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Case study: Greater Mekong Subregion Core Agriculture Support Program

This case study is implemented in Asia and designed to address emerging challenges to agricultural development, specifically those linked to expanding cross-border trade in agri-food products, climate change adaptation, and food and bioenergy security.

Media Advisory: Informal High-Level Event on promoting the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change 22 April, UN Headquarters in New York

In the lead-up to the Signature Ceremony, many countries have announced their intention to ratify the Paris Agreement on the 22nd, or during 2016. Many more countries have signaled their support for the Paris Agreement’s early entry into force and for its full implementation.

With Global Goals agreed, UN focuses on what it will take to achieve sustainability targets by 2030

In a watershed moment for international cooperation, global political, business and civil society leaders are headed to New York where they will pledge fast action on the new United Nations sustainable development agenda and the landmark Paris climate agreement, to build on momentum from 2015 to create a better future for people and the planet.

2018-04-22T12:00:41-04:0021 Apr 2016|COP21, Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

UN General Assembly’s annual debate opens with focus on sustainable development

Monarchs, Presidents and Prime Ministers will gather by the scores at United Nations Headquarters in New York today for the General Assembly's annual General Debate, with a small island State that symbolises the combat against climate change – an urgent threat to global sustainability – set to occupy the first seat.

2015-09-28T16:12:00-04:0027 Sep 2015|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Tackling water challenges an ‘urgent task’ as world moves forward on sustainable development goals – UN deputy chief

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today urged swift action on the newly-adopted Global Goals directly related to the protection and equitable use of the planet’s precious water resources, as discussion continued at UN Headquarters on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.

2018-04-22T12:04:34-04:0027 Sep 2015|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Cooperation among developing nations key to achieving new anti-poverty goals, says Ban

Cooperation among developing countries across a full spectrum ranging from trade to financing to technology transfers has a key role to play in achieving the ambitious goals of the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

World must protect climate as it preserved ozone layer, Ban says on International Day

A political commitment to manage hydrofluorocarbons under the Montreal Protocol – a huge environmental success that agreed to phase out ozone-depleting chemicals – could be one of the biggest climate change wins in the lead-up to the December’s climate conference, says United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

2018-04-22T12:05:18-04:0016 Sep 2015|Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

UN chief to highlight important work that lays ahead for world leaders in coming weeks

Ahead of what is expected to be one of the busiest high-level periods in recent memory at the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will brief reporters on Wednesday on a range of issues that world leaders will tackle in New York beginning next week.

2015-09-15T23:44:28-04:0015 Sep 2015|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Child mortality rates plunge by more than half since 1990 but efforts must be redoubled – UN report

Child mortality rates have plummeted to less than half of what they were in 1990, but it is not enough to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of a two-thirds reduction over the past 15 years, according to a new report released today by a number of United Nations agencies.

2018-04-22T12:05:37-04:0009 Sep 2015|Goal 3: Good Health, News|

States Governors of Nigeria can implement locally the Sustainable Development Goals, says UN chief

The UN chief travelled over the weekend to Abuja, Nigeria, where today he met the States Governors, who can play a “fundamental role” in shaping the future of their country by implementing the sustainable development agenda Members States will adopt in a month in New York.

2018-04-22T12:07:45-04:0023 Aug 2015|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Ban hails UN Member States’ agreement on ‘people’s agenda’ to end poverty, promote sustainability

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised UN Member States for reaching agreement on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda, which will be formally adopted by world leaders in New York this September.

2015-08-03T14:15:20-04:0002 Aug 2015|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|