sustainable development

‘Clean energy revolution’ crucial to ensure growth in poorer countries – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called today for a “clean energy revolution” to help the estimated three billion people that lack modern power and urged countries to recognize the impact that energy security has on all aspects of development.

UN agency joins campaign to boost sustainable development for world of 7 billion

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today joined the 7 Billion Actions campaign, an initiative to encourage individuals, governments, businesses and organizations to take positive actions towards creating a more sustainable world with 7 billion inhabitants.

Energy and green issues the focus for Ban’s visit to Norway, Denmark and Sweden

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Scandinavia next week, attending meetings on energy, sustainable development, climate change and green economic initiatives, as well as conferring with heads of State and Government in Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

UN official urges integration of social concerns into economic recovery policies

A senior United Nations official today urged countries to pursue economic policies that take social considerations into account to ensure that the poor, youth, persons with disability and the elderly do not continue to bear the brunt of fiscal austerity measures and unemployment in the uncertain global economy.

UN conference to highlight green job opportunities for young people

Providing training and education for young people so they can fully participate in the emerging ‘green economy’ will be the focus of a United Nations conference which kicks off today in the Indonesian city of Bandung.

UN Member States speak out on global issues at General Assembly debate

From climate change and sustainable development to the importance of multilateralism and the need for an end to impunity for war crimes and human rights, officials from United Nations Member States around the world have taken to the podium during the General Assembly’s annual general debate to voice their views about issues both global and national.

Sustainable development is a modern imperative, Ban tells Ibero-American countries

Sustainable development will be critical to achieving long-term progress, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told foreign ministers from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Europe and the Americas today in New York.

UN panel on science and development meets to discuss poverty alleviation

Scientists, decision-makers and intellectuals from all over the world who comprise a United Nations panel on science for development gathered in Paris today to discuss strategies to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation.

UN chief stresses need to ‘connect the dots’ on sustainable development

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today wrapped up a four-nation visit to the South Pacific with a call for countries to “connect the dots” between issues such as climate change, food insecurity and water scarcity and work towards ensuring sustainable development for all.

UN-NGO forum urges linking sustainable development with public engagement

The annual joint conference of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) concluded today in Bonn, Germany, with calls for civil society to encourage people to realize that their local concerns were connected to the larger global issues.