sustainable development

Partnership Forum spotlights UN's catalytic role in multi-stakeholder engagement for 2030 Agenda

Addressing the Partnership Forum convened by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), senior United Nations officials today highlighted the Organization's critical role in facilitating the establishment of partnerships, which are necessary to implement the world's new development goals by 2030.

In Asia and Pacific, UN views sustainable development through demographic changes

Addressing youth unemployment, empowering women, supporting people with disabilities and an aging population were among the top issues discussed at the United Nations regional office in Bangkok, at the first intergovernmental meeting since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda on how to strengthen the social dimension of sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

UN calls for political will to overcome inequality hindering sustainable development for all

Inequality is a universal challenge faced by least-developed, middle-income and developed countries alike, but which can be overcome by political will at national and international levels, the United Nations deputy chief said today.

In Stockholm, UN chief highlights climate change and human mobility as pressing issues

Visiting Sweden today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the many challenges the world currently faces, including one of the most pressing of them – climate change.

In Tunisia, Ban stresses importance of youth employment in sustainable development

Speaking at a national conference on employment in Tunisia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to help the North African country create new businesses and fund active labour market programmes for young people.

New products and technologies needed to aid small farmers, UN agriculture chief says

The head of the United Nations agricultural agency today called for great use of agroecology, biotechnology and other creative tools to eradicate hunger, fight malnutrition and achieve sustainable agriculture.

Nowruz is an opportunity to bolster UN goal to 'leave no one behind' on road to sustainable future – Ban

On the first year of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations celebrates Nowruz, “an ancient tradition with modern relevance,” as an occasion to strengthen the international community's resolve to leave no one behind in the collective journey to a better future.

UN appoints Red from the 'Angry Birds' as Honorary Ambassador for International Day of Happiness

The United Nations today appointed Red, the leader of the “Angry Birds” mobile game characters, as an envoy to inspire climate action toward a sustainable and happier future for all.

‘Crouching Tiger’ actress named advocate for new UN development goals

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has appointed award-winning action heroine Michelle Yeoh as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, whose mission is to mobilize support for the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN statistical body agrees to global indicators to measure sustainable development goals

The United Nations Statistical Commission today agreed on a set of global indicators that will measure success towards the new sustainable development agenda, which will lead anti-poverty efforts through 2030.