global goals

Three comedians walk into the UN: Our seriously funny new podcast

You’ve heard all the jokes about comedians walking into a bar, but what happens when a trio of self-described “chuckleheads” dedicated to fighting climate change, walk into the UN?

We recorded the result, for our latest episode of The Lid Is On, UN Radio’s new podcast series.

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World on “Fast Track” to end AIDS by 2030

Although the number of people receiving treatment for HIV has doubled over the past five years, the UN is pushing to make sure even more people can access these life-saving services.

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Unique initiative helps spread the word about new global goals

A train known as the UN70 Belarus Express is helping to spread the word about the new Sustainable Development Goals (

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First draft of new climate change deal presented to governments

The first draft of the new, highly-anticipated climate change deal is now in the hands of governments.

The presentation of the draft by the UN is considered a major step forward in efforts to reach a legally-binding international agreement by the end of the year in Paris, France.

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Work must begin immediately on new development agenda

The previous two weeks of intense activity at United Nations headquarters were an “historic” convergence of high-level events, said the spokesperson for the President of the UN General Assembly.

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Leaders encouraged to “Step It Up for Gender Equality”

There can be no sustainable future if half the world’s population lacks equal rights, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The UN chief is urging world leaders to make gender equality a global priority to achieve his vision of “a 50:50 Planet by 2030.”

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Business gets behind new development goals

Companies from across the globe are showcasing how they will be making the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) part of the way they d

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Malala will make world leaders listen to the voice of youth

Activist and Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai, remains an inspiration, but in her home country of Pakistan a small minority continue to resent her.

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New global goals mean “doing development differently”

The new global agenda aimed at eradicating extreme poverty and protecting the planet represents a way of “doing development differently,” according to a senior United Nations official.

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Listen to the world’s children, David Beckham urges world leaders

International footballing icon, David Beckham, says children’s voices are not being heard enough, on the eve of a summit or world leaders at the UN that will establish new global goals.

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