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FEATURE: The UN body with its finger on the pulse of sustainable development

It was 2009, at the height of the financial crisis, and world leaders were struggling to understand how they had been so taken by surprise by an economic shock that had struck their populations with the ferocity and suddenness of a natural disaster.

As UN marks Buddhist holiday, Ban pays tribute to the victims of Nepal earthquake

On the Day of Vesak, which acknowledges the contribution of Buddhism to the spirituality of humanity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is paying special tribute to the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal over a month ago.

Photo Story: Sustainable Energy for All 2015 – 'Converting commitments to kilowatts '

More than a billion people – one in five globally – lack electricity to light their homes or conduct business, according to a recent World Bank report. Nearly three billion rely on dangerous, polluting fuels – such as wood, charcoal and animal dung – to cook and heat their homes.

Youth unemployment expected to worsen with spread of euro crisis – UN labour agency

Jobless rates among young people will get even worse globally as the spill-over of the euro crisis spreads from advanced to emerging economies, according to a United Nations paper issued today.

Buddhist teachings offer insights into achieving a sustainable future – Ban

The teachings of Buddhism can offer significant insights on how to improve the condition of the planet and lead the way to a more sustainable future, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, in a message marking Vesak Day, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha.