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The current worldwide sustainable development model is threatening to reverse years of progress, if strategies don’t drastically change, an independent group of scientists has concluded in a major new report launched on Wednesday.
Back in May, six innovative public figures joined the battle to push the world towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Each of the new official SDG Advocates committed themselves to pursue the 17 goals on behalf of “peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships.” As we inch closer to the SDG Summit in September, UN News caught up with some of them.
A dangerously hot climate, simmering political tensions: ‘This is not the summer of our youth,’ UN chief warns
Global warming and rising political tensions are dangerous and avoidable, Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters on Thursday, previewing the UN’s upcoming Climate Action Summit, and spotlighting geopolitical hotspots.
Our special guest, Amina J. Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, discusses the slow progress made in achieving the SDGs and the way forward.
The United Nations and Talent From the Angry Birds Movie 2 Join Forces on the ActNow Climate Campaign
The United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC) is collaborating with Sony Pictures Entertainment and the UN Foundation in support of the UN ActNow climate campaign, a global call for citizen action on climate change.
The SDG Media Zone engages experts, innovators, content creators, young leader, and personalities to highlight actions and solutions in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. This is the wrap up of Day 1 of the Media Zone held during the High Level Political Forum.
The global response to realizing poverty and environmental goals agreed by world leaders in 2015 has not been “ambitious enough” according to the UN Secretary-General.
‘Act now with ambition and urgency’ to tackle the world’s ‘grave climate emergency’, UN chief urges UAE meeting
The world is facing “a grave climate emergency”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a climate meeting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, urging all participants to “seize this opportunity to take bold climate action”.
The United Nations climate campaign ‘The People’s Seat’ received the gold award for PR in the category Sustainable Development Goals Lions on 19 June.
Tackling climate change, one bite at a time, UN enlists chefs to lead in campaign for sustainable food
Chefs from around the world will help support the United Nations's ActNow campaign by kicking off a food challenge on June 18, Sustainable Gastronomy Day. The Challenge aims to engage people in the global effort to tackle climate change through healthy and sustainable food choices.