2030 Agenda

News in Brief 16 January 2019

  • UN chief calls for deeper efforts to stop widening inequality
  • Countries failing to protect the interests of all their people: UN Human Rights chief
  • 890 people killed western DRC violence: UN Human Rights chief calls for justice
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Multilateralism: The only path to address the world’s troubles, signals Guterres

As the world’s problems grow, multilateralism represents to best path to meet the challenges that lie ahead, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday, launching his annual report.

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At least 130 feared dead following new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

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Task of eradicating poverty must be met 'with a sense of urgency,' says deputy UN chief

Eradicating poverty remains the greatest global challenge, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said today, calling for a collective and comprehensive approach that recognizes the multidimensional nature the issue and its interaction with other aspects.

Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development kicks off in Bonn

The first-ever conference that combines game playing and policy making got underway in the German city of Bonn this Wednesday.

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“We must reinvent ourselves” to serve world better: UN deputy chief

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires the UN system to “reinvent” itself in order to better serve Member States.

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Equality centre of 2030 discussions in Latin America and Caribbean

The issue of equality is expected to be at the centre of discussions getting underway in Mexico between representatives of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Happiness makes for a gender-equal world: UN

“Go and be happy!” it’s not only a trend but a way of life that David Rodriguez of the Marriot International Hotel and style guru Stacy London are calling for.

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Making SDGs happen, the “toughest job” for any human being

The “toughest job” for any human being could be turning recently agreed global sustainable development goals into reality.

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Making agriculture more “climate compatible”

Irregular weather conditions such as frequent drought in Africa’s Sahel region and extreme flooding in Myanmar, are having an impact on food systems and affecting millions of people worldwide.

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