sustainable development

INTERVIEW: To be sustainable, cities should be more connected, inclusive and dynamic – ICAO chief

A Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation between urban development and aviation was signed in Quito, Ecuador, during the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.

Agriculture must adopt climate-smart practices to better help poverty reduction – UN report

The rapid transformation of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, such as adopting climate-smart practices, particularly to curb greenhouse gas emissions, is critical for hunger and poverty reduction, the United Nations agriculture agency said today in a new report.

Eradicating 'all forms' of poverty means ending humiliation and exclusion people living in poverty face – UN

Poverty is both a cause and consequence of marginalization and social exclusion, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing that to fulfil the promise of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind, “we must address the humiliation and exclusion of people living in poverty.”

Agriculture must transform to feed a hotter, more crowded planet, UN says on World Food Day

To mark World Food Day 2016, the United Nations is highlighting the close links between climate change, sustainable agriculture, and food and nutrition security, with the message: “The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must, too.”

Rural women's empowerment critical to UN Sustainable Development Agenda – Ban

Marking the International Day of Rural Women, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that rural women are critical to the success of almost all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they all “have gender equality and women's empowerment at their core.”

Ban announces launch of new partnership platform to support financing for Sustainable Development Goals

Announcing the launch today of a new platform for scaling up innovative finance solutions to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the initiative can help in identifying and piloting innovative finance instruments that can drive investment and support well thought-out SDG interventions.

On World Post Day, UN spotlights efforts to meet public demand for more flexible, personalized services

Marking World Post Day, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) has stressed that putting customers at the heart of its service and adjusting to rapid technological modernization remains the top priority of the postal services worldwide.

Globalization must leave no one behind, senior UN officials tell joint meeting on socio-economic issues

At a joint meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the General Assembly’s main economic and financial committee, the respective heads of the two UN bodies today highlighted the need for the benefits of globalization to reach all countries and all peoples.

Labour disparity between girls and boys perpetuates gender stereotypes, UNICEF report shows

Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today released a report warning that the worldwide disparity between unpaid household chores assumed by girls aged five through 14 as compared to their male counterparts, amounts to 40 per cent more time – or 160 million more hours a day.

Sahel: UN and French conservation group partner on sustainable water bird management for food security

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) today announced a new partnership with the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), aiming at adopting sustainable water bird hunting management to protect wetland resources in Africa’s Sahel region which are crucial for food security and economic development.