sustainable development

At 50, UN development programme revamps itself to tackle new sustainability goals

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with its presence in more than 170 poor and vulnerable countries, must rise to the challenge of advancing a “big, new, more complex, and transformational” sustainable development agenda, the head of the agency said today at al ministerial meeting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding.

UN adviser cites mobile industry's critical role in advancing Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations adviser on the new 15-year development agenda has underlined the importance of partnership with the mobile communications industry and the critical role it will play in promoting, advancing and measuring the Sustainable Development Goals.

This must be 'year of traction' to propel 2030 development Agenda, says UN chief

Just as 2015 was a year of “global action” with the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, so 2016 must be a year of “global traction” to ensure that 3.1 billion people worldwide are not left behind in the race to end poverty, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Social inclusion central to 2030 Agenda, UN Social Development Commission hears as new session opens

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda – which places people and the planet at the centre of global development – presents new challenges and opportunity for the United Nations Commission on Social Development, a senior UN official said today, opening the body's 54th annual session with a call for building on its strengths to foster an integrated approach when addressing social policies.