25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights’, says UN chief

1 día 13 horas ago

Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-level General Assembly meeting on Tuesday conevened to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), a milestone in reproductive health and rights. “Violence against women and girls affects one-in-three women worldwide”, the UN… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Inclusion, empowerment and equality, must be ‘at the heart of our efforts’ to ensure sustainable development, says UN chief

2 días 10 horas ago

The world’s people are demanding “transformative change that is fair and sustainable,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on government leaders to use the upcoming slate of key United Nations meetings in September to “kickstart a decade of delivery and action for people and planet.” His call for concrete action was the cornerstone of his address to ministers attending the High-level Political… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Over 820 million people suffering from hunger; new UN report reveals stubborn realities of ‘immense’ global challenge

3 días 12 horas ago

After nearly a decade of progress, the number of people who suffer from hunger has slowly increased over the past three years, with about one in every nine people globally suffering from hunger today, the United Nations said in a new report released on Monday. This fact underscores “the immense challenge” to achieving the Zero Hunger target… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Developing countries should not be liable for emissions ‘accumulated throughout history’, key UN development forum hears

6 días 11 horas ago

Citing climate change as being caused by “emissions accumulated throughout history”, the head of China’s Xiamen Airlines told the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York on Friday that heavy carbon dioxide emitters should “take on greater responsibility” to ameliorate the problem. “As a representative of [the] aviation industry, we… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Science is ‘key’ to pushing forward the 2030 Agenda, UN development forum told

1 semana ago

The implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was front and centre at the United Nations on Thursday as the third day of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) focused on the important role that science plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Romain Murenzi, Executive Director of… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

‘Unlock opportunities’ and pave the way for sustainable development, UN chief urges on World Population Day

1 semana ago

As the number of people on the planet continues to rise, UN Secretary-General António Guterres marked World Population Day by highlighting the close link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and demographic trends – urging everyone to “unlock opportunities for those left behind and help pave the way for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

A quarter of Pacific islanders live below ‘basic needs poverty lines’, top UN development forum hears

1 semana 1 día ago

While progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been made over the past four years, some vulnerable island States are losing momentum in the race to 2030, according to discussions at the United Nations’ annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on Wednesday. In 2015, the UN set out a vision for “people,… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

SDG Media Zone: New perspectives to achieve the SDGs

1 semana 1 día ago

Held on the sidelines of the High-Level Political Forum at the UN Headquarters in New York, 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. Day 1 was filled with engaging panels covering a broad range of topics including Indigenous… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Now is the time to seize ‘unprecedented opportunity’ of the Sustainable Development Forum

1 semana 2 días ago

Nations across the world now have an “unprecedented opportunity to talk to each other and learn from each other”, Inga Rhonda King, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ESOSOC), said on Tuesday, kicking off the annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York. The HLPF is the chief global forum… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Climate change threatens progress across sustainable development, warns new UN report

1 semana 2 días ago

Four years into the Sustainable Development Goals, progress has been made in some areas, but monumental challenges remain. The impacts of climate change and increasing inequality across and within countries are undermining progress on the sustainable development agenda, threatening to reverse many of the gains made over the last decades that have improved people’s lives, warns… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Can’t come to the HLPF? Join it through the SDG Media Zone!

1 semana 3 días ago

Every July, a very special event takes place at the UN Headquarters in New York. The annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is where hundreds of policymakers, youth activists, NGO representatives and scientists come together to review our common progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thanks to modern technology, you do not… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Global goals projected on the film screen

1 semana 3 días ago

Storytelling can go a long way in capturing people’s imagination, and what’s more, inspire the kind of action that lasts. Showcasing stories that illustrate people and organizations working to build a better world and realize the Sustainable Development Goals is at the heart of the SDGs in Action Film Festival. The event, to be held outdoors… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

UN host city brings global vision, urban action to SDGs

1 semana 3 días ago

New York is making the most of its position as host city to the United Nations through its ambitious Global Vision, Urban Action (GVUA) platform that uses the Sustainable Development Goals as a common framework for building a better city for its people and their environment. This platform links multiple New York departments through shared… Read more ›
Michal Szymanski

Four years into the 2030 Agenda, the world is getting ready to assess efforts to achieve the SDGs

1 semana 6 días ago

It is that time of the year again, when the world is gearing up for the largest annual gathering to evaluate global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Quality education, decent work, equality, a livable climate, justice and partnerships – these are the goals under review this year and 47 countries are ready… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Climate-resilient farming model helps Indian women bounce back after drought

2 semanas 3 días ago

Extended periods of drought are tough on soil and tough on people, particularly women in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, in India. Between 2012 and 2016, a sustained drought—a weather cycle exacerbated by climate change—resulted in crop failure, groundwater depletion, food insecurity and uncertain cash flow because farmers didn’t have another way of earning a… Read more ›
Michal Szymanski

UN DESA report finds uneven progress on accountability and non-discrimination despite surge in new initiatives

3 semanas 3 días ago

World Public Sector Report 2019 finds mixed landscape on institutional developments in the areas of transparency, accountability, anti-corruption, participation, and non-discrimination Despite a surge in the number of laws and initiatives adopted by countries around the world over the past two decades to strengthen and improve governmental institutions, the results are still mixed, and, in… Read more ›
Michal Szymanski
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