2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

As inequality grows, the UN fights for a fairer world

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the UN’s blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all – calls for a reduction in inequality between and within countries. Nevertheless, global inequality is increasing. So what can be done?

Human error far more dangerous than Artificial Intelligence

As a UN report reveals a “quantum leap” in the number of AI patents being filed around the world, it isn’t the tech that we should be worried about, but the way that we choose to use it.

In an interview with UN News, Kriti Sharma  warns of the dangers of assuming that AI tools are free from bias or prejudice.

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More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet

Many countries are failing to protect and promote the interests of all their people – despite pledging to do so in 2016 – the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

‘Embed the essence of 2030 Agenda into everything,’ UN chief urges at close of Global Goals forum

As the eight-day High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) drew to a close on Wednesday, the United Nations chief called on everyone to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for “prosperity and peace on a healthy planet.”

Consuming and producing sustainably, a ‘cornerstone’ for reaching 2030 Global Goals, UN Forum stresses

A reckoning on the importance of maximising the world’s resources is taking place across the world, and achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 depends heavily on reeling in our global consumption and production patterns, a key United Nations forum heard on Thursday.

With proposed reforms, UN closer than ever to a development system that is ‘fit for purpose’

There are serious threats to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the United Nations, especially its development system, must be effectively reformed in order to be able to limit the impact of those threats Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday.

Swami helps UN staff flex their minds and bodies on Yoga Day

The North Lawn of UN Headquarters was converted into a temporary yoga studio on Tuesday as UN staffers stretched their minds and bodies in honour of the International Day of Yoga.

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“Agriculture for development” aids end of hunger, poverty by 2030

Not enough has been done yet to harness the power of “agriculture for development” in order to meet the global goals of ending hunger and poverty by 2030.

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“Inclusive and sustainable” development for peace

Investing in education, finding decent jobs for young people and promoting social cohesion are just some of things that can be done to make the world safer, more resilient and sustainable.

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Countries benefiting from south-south cooperation

Collaboration between developing countries, or south-south cooperation as it’s known, has been hailed as “a powerful way” to support vulnerable nations.

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