Private sector key to reaching new global development goals

Efforts are underway to ensure private businesses are leveraged for the achievement of the new global development goals, or SDGs.

World leaders agreed the 17 goals at the UN in September.

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A “wake-up call” for more balanced representation of women in media

When it comes to women’s representation in the media, the news is grim, according to a UN-backed study.

It reveals that although women make up half the population, they comprise less than one-quarter of people heard, seen or read about in newspaper, television and radio news.

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Societies must be more inclusive of persons with disabilities

People with disabilities deserve to live in a more inclusive world.

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Digital map helps youth tell their climate change stories at COP21

A digital mapping project created by the UN Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, is helping young people around the world identify climate issues in their communities and find ways to address them.

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Climatic changes have put world into “unknown territory”

Climatic changes have put the world into what has been described as “unknown territory”.

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Youth leaders demand climate action in Paris

Youth leaders from countries most at risk from the effects of climate change have rallied in Paris, France.

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Sustainable industrialization “key driver” of Agenda 2030

Industrial development, which is both sustainable and inclusive, will be crucial for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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UN Gender Focus: African women, women in media and equality through education

African women “more effected” by climate change

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UN takes aim at hate speech in the media

A new initiative designed to shed light on the proliferation of hate speech in the media has been launched by the UN.

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“Incredible success” – gathering 150 world leaders to discuss climate issues

An “incredible success” – that’s how a senior United Nations official has described bringing together 150 world leaders in Paris to discuss climate issues.

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