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‘Time for global solidarity’ to overcome COVID’s health, social and economic challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only led to a “dramatic loss” of human life but also constitutes an “unprecedented challenge” to public health, food systems and employment, a group of leading UN agencies said on Tuesday. 

The most popular audio tracks from UN News for 2018

In this special edition of our Lid Is On podcast series, we’re bringing you a roundup of the most listened-to audio of 2018 here at UN News. 

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Data can help solve world’s biggest problems, if we use it well

By investing in data and making sure that it is used responsibly, some of the world’s biggest challenges can be solved, said Claire Melamed, CEO of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), at UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday.

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Sustainable farming, ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition, says UN agriculture chief

There will be “no sustainable future without eradicating poverty and hunger,” the United Nations agriculture agency chief spelled out on Monday, launching the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) latest flagship publication, on the world’s Agricultural Commodity Markets.

Without firm action on gender equality, women’s empowerment, world may miss development targets

Without speedy progress on gender equality and real action to end pervasive discrimination against women and girls, the global community will not be able to keep the promise to ‘leave no one behind’ on the road to ending poverty, protecting the planet and advancing prosperity by 2030, according to a new United Nations report launched on Wednesday.

UN and Africa: UN volunteers, land policies for the “Africa we want” and space technology

Raising the profile of UN Volunteers in Sudan

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Space technology critical to SDG success in Africa: Kenyan scientist

Although space-based applications are helping African countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (

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'Tourism is key to African growth if it is nurtured'

Tourism in Africa can reduce poverty but the industry needs help to resist challenges from conflict, climate change and health emergencies, the UN said on Wednesday.

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First Global Festival of Ideas promotes new SDG thinking

Gaming experts are joining representatives from government and the private sector as well as policy makers, activists and students for what’s being billed as the world’s first “playable” policy conference.

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Good mental health is key “foundation” to implement SDGs

Improving mental health across the world is one of the “foundations” for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (

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