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The World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2019 will be launched on 21 May in New York. The report updates the economic prospects for the world economy reported in January 2019. In the mid-year update, the global growth outlook has weakened, amid unresolved trade tensions and elevated international policy uncertainty. Across both developed and developing countries,… Read more ›
Helen Daun Rosengren

Secretary-General Appoints New Sustainable Development Goals Advocates

1 semana 3 días ago

Peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships. The principles at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are also what drive the new class of SDG Advocates, appointed today by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. These 17 influential public figures are committed to raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition, and pushing for faster action on the… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

UN establishes pioneering trust fund for cooperation on safe, orderly and regular migration

1 semana 3 días ago

The heads of the eight United Nations organizations constituting the Executive Committee of the United Nations Network on Migration have established the Start-up Fund for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, the first financing instrument of its kind, to support international cooperation on migration. Also referred to as Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (Migration MPTF), this mechanism… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Forests play vital role in empowering people, promoting economic growth and combating climate change

1 semana 6 días ago

It is estimated that 1.6 billion people, or 25 per cent of the human population, depend on forests for subsistence, livelihood, employment and income generation. Forests provide ecosystem services, such as timber, food, fuel, fodder, non-wood products and shelter – which are essential for human well-being. At the same time, they contribute to soil and… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

At China’s Belt and Road Forum, Guterres calls for ‘inclusive, sustainable and durable’ development

3 semanas 2 días ago

China’s international trade and economic development plan – known as the Belt and Road Initiative – could contribute to a more equitable, prosperous world, and to reversing the negative impact of climate change, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday, speaking in Beijing, China. Addressing Chinese President Xi Jinping and dozens of other state leaders at the Second Belt… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Standardization of geographical names – why does it matter?

3 semanas 2 días ago

In today’s digital world, standardized geographical names are vital. They help us find our way in society and they also help us organize the world we live in. They also play a key role in our efforts to achieve sustainable development, providing fundamental channels of communication, facilitating cooperation among local, national and international organizations. We… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Traditional knowledge at ‘core’ of indigenous heritage, and ‘must be protected’, says UN Forum

3 semanas 6 días ago

Traditional knowledge is at the core of indigenous identity, culture and heritage around the world, the chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said at the annual event’s opening day on Monday, stressing that it “must be protected”. Anne Nuorgam, who is a member of Finland’s Saami Parliament and head of the Saami Council’s Human… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

‘Do everything in your power to tackle climate change’ UN chief urges on Mother Earth Day

3 semanas 6 días ago

Marking International Mother Earth Day, the UN on Monday debated how best to build “an equitable and sustainable future” for all, through enhanced education and climate action, on the road to a key international summit on the issue due to take place in September. Billed officially as an Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature, the UN General Assembly session… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Traditional knowledge – an answer to the most pressing global problems?

3 semanas 6 días ago

Traditional knowledge is the foundation of indigenous peoples’ identities, cultural heritage, civilizations, livelihoods and coping strategies over several centuries. Its promotion, protection and preservation is fundamental for the sustainability of the livelihoods of indigenous peoples, their resilience to human-made and natural disasters and the development of their communities. It is also at the core of… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Submit your short film to the SDG Film Festival

1 mes ago

Six categories. One night in New York. More than 500 entries so far. But one thing is missing: You! There is still time for you to enter your short film in the SDGs in Action Film Festival. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is organizing its second annual film competition to highlight… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

‘Critical moment’ for sustainable development, UN chief tells major financing forum

1 mes ago

“Uneven growth, rising debt levels, possible upticks in financial volatility, and heightened global trade tensions” are hampering progress on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN chief António Guterres told the Forum on Financing for Development on Monday, during what he called “a critical moment” to “accelerate action for sustainable development.” Ministers, senior UN officials, high-level… Read more ›
Michal Szymanski

‘The clock is ticking’ on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, says UN deputy chief

1 mes 1 semana ago

Pointing to climate change, inequalities and other serious challenges, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a forum on Thursday Development that “the clock is ticking” down, to making the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “Climate change is ravaging the planet… staggering numbers of children and youth – especially girls and young women – still lack access… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Be part of something greater than the sum of its parts

1 mes 1 semana ago

Partnership is more than simple cooperation towards a common goal. Partnership is about building shared values and capitalizing on comparative strengths and sharing risks to achieve goals that would be impossible to accomplish alone. Every year, the ECOSOC Partnership Forum provides an opportunity to interact with the world’s most influential thinkers and actors. The Forum engages… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Urgently address ‘defining challenges of our time’, to empower youth worldwide, top UN official tells forum

1 mes 1 semana ago

Young people require “skills, values, jobs and livelihoods that empower them” so they can help forge a more sustainable world, the President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said on Monday, kicking off its eighth Annual Youth Forum.  “We need to urgently address the defining challenges of our time: access to quality education, unemployment,… Read more ›
Helen Daun Rosengren

Building strong public institutions for equal and inclusive societies

1 mes 1 semana ago

Governments have a central role in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, in eradicating poverty, protecting the fragile ecosystems, and promoting prosperity in a changing world. Engaging all parts and levels of government is pivotal. Without effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels, there can be no progress in the delivery of essential services… Read more ›
Helen Daun Rosengren

Young people are changing the world

1 mes 1 semana ago

Across countries and continents, our world is witnessing a rise in youth engagement and even a ‘youth quake’ as one news outlet described the recent Global Climate Strike. Inspired by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, some 1.6 million young people in 125 countries took to the streets, demanding world leaders to take climate action –… Read more ›
Helen Daun Rosengren
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