Education critical to ensure future of forests, and reverse their destruction

1 día 16 horas ago

The UN drew attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges on Thursday, and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation. Marking the 2019 International Day of Forests, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched new forestry education… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

What is ‘South-South cooperation’ and why does it matter?

2 días 22 horas ago

This week in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, over one thousand people, including high level government delegations and representatives from the private sector and civil society, will gather for the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation, or BAPA+40. The Conference marks the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Technical Cooperation Among Developing Countries, which… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

International Day highlights forests’ role in education for sustainable development

2 días 22 horas ago

Throughout human history, forests and trees have been connected to learning, wisdom and enlightenment.  Forests and trees have served as outdoor classrooms, providing healthy learning-locations for outdoor-education and fostering environmental stewardship in children from an early age. Forests are among the world’s most productive renewable natural resources, providing sustainable paths to development as a key… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Safe drinking water, sanitation, are ‘basic human rights’: new UN Water Development report

3 días 16 horas ago

Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the path towards sustainable development, according to the 2019 UN World Water Development Report, launched on Tuesday in Geneva. In collaboration with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

UN High-level UN Advisory Board calls for a new, collective global order

3 días 22 horas ago

The UN High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs called at its recent meeting in New York for a new multilateral order based on collective global political leadership and accountability. As the world faces increasingly complex challenges, collective actions to solve them are needed more than ever, the Board’s members stressed. The Board, consisting… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

UN High-Level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs meets to deepen discussions on global development challenges

1 semana 4 días ago

The UN High-Level Advisory Board (HLAB) on Economic and Social Affairs – a group of former Heads of State, Senior Government officials, Nobel Laureate and other eminent experts on economic and social policies – will meet for its third meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on 11-12 March 2019. Following its second meeting… Read more ›
Helen Daun Rosengren

Women’s empowerment ‘essential to global progress’

2 semanas ago

Women’s empowerment and gender equality are “essential to global progress”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed in his message for International Women’s Day which this year puts “innovation by women and girls, for women and girls”, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality. “Last year, for the first time, we achieved gender parity in the… Read more ›
Helen Daun Rosengren

Empowering women to achieve the global goals

2 semanas 1 día ago

If you wonder why gender equality is so important, just try to think of any part of the world, or even any business, where it’s possible to say that we’ve already achieved it. Whether you consider equal pay for women when they do the same job as a man; a balanced group of decision makers… Read more ›
Helen Daun Rosengren

Better data, more gender equality

2 semanas 2 días ago

In today’s digital age, social movements and policy priorities are increasingly shaped by the use of data to inform our daily decisions and help us connect with each other. From “we are the 1%” to “keep it under 2°C,” data has the power to ignite imaginations and rally support for various causes around the world.… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Better data, Better Education

2 semanas 2 días ago

On the surface, we are making remarkable progress towards ensuring quality education for all. In 2010, 63 per cent of children of adequate age were receiving early childhood or primary education. By 2016, that proportion grew to 70 per cent, meaning that millions more children were now going to school. But beneath these positive developments,… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

‘Huge data gaps’ hampering ‘evidence-based’ national migration policies

2 semanas 4 días ago

There are still “huge gaps at country level,” to be overcome in order to develop an effective global migration data programme, said the head of the Demographic and Social Statistics Branch of UN Statistics, on Monday. Francesca Grum was addressing a key meeting at UN Headquarters in New York,  convened in response to the UN’s Global Compact for… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Better data, more inclusive development

3 semanas ago

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the core of the most ambitious agenda in humanity’s history to root out poverty and hunger, fight climate change and create a more equitable and just world for all in only 15 short years. The unprecedented scale of this global agenda has triggered an equally unprecedented demand for data -in… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

Better data saves lives

3 semanas ago

When thinking about data, our mind usually jumps to our mobile phones and the endless possibilities they open. But we rarely spare a thought for the kind of data that accompanies our entire lives – even before we are born – and that can, quite literally, save our lives. Health data allows doctors to make… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

‘Comprehensively include migrants’ or sustainable development won’t happen, warns General Assembly President

3 semanas 1 día ago

Migration and sustainable development are “deeply interconnected” and the 2030 Agenda, the UN’s blueprint for a sustainable future for all, will not be achieved if we do not “comprehensively include migrants,” the President of the General Assembly said on Wednesday. Mariá Fernanda Espinosa, was speaking to delegates at a meeting on migration held at UN headquarters… Read more ›
Michal Szymanski

Recognizing the role of migration in achieving the global goals

3 semanas 4 días ago

Today, 258 million people are international migrants, living outside their country of birth. They make important contributions to both their host and home countries. For example, in 2017 alone, they sent an estimated $466 billion in remittances to low- and middle-income countries. International migration makes a critical contribution to sustainable development by raising the productivity… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

60 is the new 50: Rethinking ageing in the SDGs era

1 mes ago

Blowing out the birthday candles, a newly minted sexagenarian will often think: “But I don’t feel 60.” And demographers back that sentiment with data that documents the remarkable revolution in longevity, which is redefining the meaning of turning 60. In a very real, demographic sense, 60 is the new 50. According to statistics from UN… Read more ›
Fatima Elmjid

World Youth Report: Addressing the complex challenges facing young people today

1 mes ago

Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population. The active engagement of youth in sustainable development efforts is central to achieving sustainable, inclusive and stable societies by the target date, and to averting the worst threats and challenges to sustainable development, including the… Read more ›
Michal Szymanski

Take action for a more equal world!

1 mes 1 semana ago

From UN DESA’s World Economic Situation and Prospects report to the World Economic Forum in Davos, growing inequalities have been the focus of numerous high-level events and discussions. But as renowned economists and Heads of States battle it out on debate podiums, is there anything that you can do to reduce the inequalities between people?… Read more ›
Michal Szymanski
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