sustainable goals

All countries should benefit from fast-moving ICT revolution, urges UN agency

Revolutionary advances in technology have the potential to “fundamentally transform” billions of lives, but the threat that many people – especially in the world’s poorer countries – could be left out continues to loom large, a new United Nations report warns.

Protecting rights and dignity of indigenous peoples ‘is protecting everyone’s rights’ – UN

Ten years after the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, progress in several countries has been made in formally recognizing indigenous peoples, but overwhelmingly they continue to face discrimination, marginalization and major challenges in enjoying their basic rights.

2018-04-22T11:51:05-04:0009 Aug 2017|News|

Solidarity across generations is vital for sustainable development, UN special event hears

The wisdom, experience, energy and ideals of the old and the young are vital to realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, stressing that they together can help break the cycles of poverty that have lasted for generations.

2018-04-22T11:51:10-04:0001 Aug 2017|News, Youth|

Breastfeeding is ‘smartest investment’ families, communities and countries can make – UN

Kicking off World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations today stressed that although breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for infants and mothers, investment shortcomings impede the practice.

‘Sustainable, inclusive societies,’ priority for new President of UN economic and social body

A week after the High-Level Political Forum (HPLF) assessed the progress on implementing the 2030 Agenda, the newly elected President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOSC) has stressed her priority to push forward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

On International Day, UN promotes cooperative solutions for social inclusion

Cooperatives help to build inclusive economies and societies, and can help to eliminate poverty and reach the other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the head of the United Nations labour agency today said, marking the International Day of Cooperatives.

2018-04-22T11:51:43-04:0001 Jul 2017|Goal 1: No Poverty, News|

‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event

Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.”

2018-04-22T11:51:46-04:0028 Jun 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

UNICEF appoints 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee as Goodwill Ambassador

In a historic first, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appointed 19-year-old Muzoon Almellehan, who has been advocating for girls' education since fleeing war-torn Syria in 2013, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador.

2018-04-22T11:52:06-04:0019 Jun 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

World’s Top Advertising Groups Come Together with Google to Mobilize Gen Z Around the Sustainable Development Goals

The Common Ground alliance, in partnership with Google, today announced the launch of “The Common Future Project,” a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at driving widespread awareness and action among young people in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations in 2015.

2018-04-22T11:52:08-04:0014 Jun 2017|News, Youth|

US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a ‘major disappointment’ – UN

The Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General today said the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security.

2018-04-22T11:52:51-04:0002 Jun 2017|Goal 13: Climate Action, News|