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.

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|

Interview: Addis Ababa conference crucial for major UN events later this year: official

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.

2018-04-22T12:08:29-04:0011 Jul 2015|Financing for Development, News|

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.

Robert Redford urges youth to join battle against climate change before it is too late

“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.”

2018-04-22T12:08:56-04:0003 Jul 2015|Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

At Stanford University, Ban says UN ready to build a better future for all

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.

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