Four years after the adoption of the landmark Sustainable Development Goals, efforts to promote prosperity and well-being for all people while protecting the environment are not on track, and there is even the danger that many of the progress over the last two decades could be reversed. However, according to the 2019 Global Sustainable Development report, science can guide us toward making the transformations that are needed to get back on track.
17 September | International Migrant Stock 2019
The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) will issue its latest global estimates of the number of international migrants for all countries and areas of the world on 17 September. Updated every two years, these authoritative estimates contain data on international migrants disaggregated by age, sex, country of origin and country of destination. In 2017, there were 258 million international migrants in the world, representing 3.4 per cent of the global population. Stay tuned to find out what the latest tally is and what it says about people on the move today.
A joint initiative of 12 global health organizations, the Global Action Plan is a historic commitment by global health and development agencies to advance collective action and accelerate progress towards the health-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This report assesses physical processes and impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems. It also assesses consequences for human communities and options for people to adapt to climate-related changes for a more sustainable future.
September | Greening the Blue Report
The UN will be releasing the results of the “Greening the Blue” report showing the progress that the Secretariat and Agencies, Funds and Programmes that make up the UN system have made over several years to promote sustainability.