sustainable development goals

‘We’re all in this together’ says UN Ocean Envoy, in battle to save life below the waves

Sea life, and the ocean that sustains it, is in “very deep trouble”, says the UN Special Envoy tasked with helping the world reach Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, but it’s not too late to get there. At UN Headquarters for high-level week of the General Assembly, Mr. Thomson told Paulina Greer of UN News, a huge collective effort was needed now to save the ocean.

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‘Lots of good news’ but more action needed to save the planet — UN environment chief

Major advances are being made to better safeguard natural environments across the world, but more action is needed if the planet’s long-term survival is to be ensured, according to the UN’s top environment official. The pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, is moving Governments in the right direction, but more must be done, he told Liz Scaffidi.

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Economic growth ‘exceeds expectations’ but trade tensions are rising: UN report

Global economic growth is exceeding expectations this year but heightened geopolitical tension and uncertainty over international trade could thwart progress, according to a new United Nations report.

News in Brief 12 April 2018

  • OPCW inspectors confirm ‘high purity’ toxic chemical used in Salisbury
  • In Security Council phone calls, UN chief expresses ‘deep concern’ over Syria
  • FAO Directer-General urges Asian and Pacific countries to ‘bring the fight’ against hunger ‘back on track’
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As relevant as ever, UN Charter is ‘our living template’ for tackling global challenges – Guterres

The Principles outlined in the United Nations Charter remain the foundations of international relations and global harmony at a time when conflicts have come more complex, new threats and challenges have emerged and impacts of instability are felt far beyond their source, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday.

News in Brief 12 December 2017 (PM)

Align financial investments with climate objectives: UN Secretary-General

Finance will be the “decisive factor” between winning or losing the battle against climate change.

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On International Day, UN agency urges greater investment for sustainable agriculture in mountains

On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agriculture in highland regions around the globe to better respond to climate change impacts and migration challenges.

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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Remove physical and cultural barriers; build inclusive societies 'for, by and with persons with disabilities' – UN

Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development, and for the 2030 Agenda to truly live up to its promise to 'leave no one behind,' all physical and cultural barriers must be removed to create societies that provide real opportunities for everyone everywhere, the United Nations has said.

Sustainable fashion leader pins hope on humanitarian values

Changing the fashion industry and making it more aware of global humanitarian and environmental concerns, demands expertise, and above all, passion.

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