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The Secretary-General will launch the official 60-second countdown to the New Year, and call on people around the world to take action in support of the SDGs.
We spoke with Bram Gunther, co-director of the New York City Urban Field Station, to find out what we can do to help our parks and forests.
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.
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.
The UN development financing conference, being held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa this week, will be crucial for success of the UN development summit in September and the climate change conference in December, a senior UN official told Xinhua.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will call for continued solidarity with the three West African countries most impacted by the unprecedented Ebola outbreak at tomorrow's International Ebola Recovery Conference.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today focused world attention on the “final stretch” of the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, an epidemic that has killed more than 11,000 people.
Development financing conference to agree ‘concrete’ action on social protection, aid delivery – UN official
The senior United Nations official who will act as head of the upcoming Third International Conference of Financing for Development, to be held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, announced today that among the meeting's “concrete deliverables” would be a commitment to establish a new technology bank for the least developed countries by 2017.
“Only by acting now and standing together behind a universal climate agreement can we live up to the UN’s founding promise. Only by acting now and standing together can we achieve the results we need in the time we have left. Only by acting now and standing together can we tip the scales and change the course of history.”
The United Nations and the international community are experiencing an age of great difficulties and opportunities which will help define the future of the planet, Ban Ki-moon declared in a wide-ranging address that touched upon the myriad common challenges – from climate change to sustainable development – currently facing humanity.