2 Aug, 2016

International Youth Day Photo Contest “Sustainable Food: Youth Leading the Way”

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International Youth Day Photo Contest “Sustainable Food: Youth Leading the Way” August 12 is International Youth Day, and this year’s theme focuses on how young people lead in sustainability. In order to mark the day, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and the Zero Hunger Challenge are happy to announce the launch of

24 Feb, 2016

We asked young people what sustainable living means to them. Here’s what they said.

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From UN SDGs The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted by all UN Member States. That’s great, but now what? Governments will be busy for the next 15 years working to achieve the goals, but that doesn’t mean all the work falls on them. The private sector, civil society organization and regular people can

15 Feb, 2016

The potential of agricultural biotechnologies in assisting family farmers

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From FAO Tools to help fight hunger and to improve food systems - FAO symposium Much more must be done to ensure that family farmers, especially those in developing countries, have access to agricultural biotechnologies that can make their activities more productive and sustainable in the face of major challenges such as climate change and

6 Feb, 2015

Youth Delegates Organize Event on Social Transformation as a Step towards Sustainability

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The German and Bulgarian Youth Delegates in cooperation with the young artist group TMQL! have organized SWAP YOUR SHOE Exhibition, from 2 to 19 February 2015 at the German House Gallery. The exhibition presents a participatory installation that will require visitors to take off their shoes and change to the provided house slippers in order

13 Nov, 2014

UN conference adopts declaration calling for urgent action on education for sustainable development

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UN News Center - The World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) held in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, closed today with a declaration urging action to mainstream education in the United Nations post-2015 development agenda. The Aichi-Nagoya Declaration calls on all nations to implement the Global Action Programme on ESD to move the relevant agenda forward.

2 Sep, 2014

In Bali, UN chief stresses role of young people in building peaceful, sustainable future

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(UN News Centre) 28 August 2014 – Addressing a youth forum in Bali, Indonesia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the role of young people in building a peaceful, sustainable future and encouraged them to be solid global citizens and leaders of today. “The United Nations is doing everything possible to encourage a global mobilization of youth,” Mr. Ban said […]

4 Oct, 2013

“Four cheers for the UN” — Jeff Sachs’s blog post on recent successes of the United Nations

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It is worth taking a moment to cheer the United Nations for its outstanding successes this past week. The UN is the global home of diplomacy, the art of maintaining peace and co-operation in a world all too ready to head to war. Sometimes it succeeds; often it is brushed aside, by great and small powers alike. […]

3 Sep, 2013

High-Level Meeting: Energy and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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On the 9 April 2013, in Oslo, Norway, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth delivered an opening remark  to the High Level Meeting on Energy and the Post 2015 Development Agenda. In his address Mr Alhendawi called for a needed shift to low-carbon and more sustainable solutions. This shift will lead to sustainability and create