sustainable development

UN-NGO forum to focus on sustainable development and volunteerism

The annual joint conference of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which begins next week in Bonn, Germany, will focus on sustainable development, volunteerism and the power of individuals to effect change and transform communities.

UN chief sees sustainable development as top priority in his second term

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that sustainable development will remain his top priority during his second term as the head of the United Nations, saying that key challenges include achieving the global poverty reduction goals and strengthening disaster risk reduction to avert crises caused by climate change.

Republic of Korea can serve as example to help other countries prosper, Ban says

The Republic of Korea should draw from its own experience of poverty and suffering to help other countries achieve sustainable development, good government and prosperity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.

Sustainable development vital to protect economies and environment – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated that humanity must give sustainable development greater attention, saying that the current model of using resources was putting a strain on ecosystems and exacerbating global warming, even as climate change remained a growing threat to people and economies worldwide.

Sustainable development, trade to top agenda as Ban visits Finland and Switzerland

Sustainable development and global trade will be the focus of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visits to Finland and Switzerland later this week, his spokesperson announced today.

UN agency calls for ‘fundamental change’ in production and consumption

The world must radically alter the way it produces and consumes materials if genuinely sustainable development is going to take root, the head of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) said today.

Humanity’s voracious consumption of natural resources unsustainable – UN report

Humanity’s current voracious consumption of resources cannot be sustained, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) cautioned in a new report today, warning that the world was already running out of cheap and sources of some essential materials such as oil, copper and gold.

Ban urges balance between global resource use and environmental impact

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to must find ways to bring global resource consumption and the resulting environmental impact within safe limits and called for international cooperation in the effort to achieve sustainable development.

UN meeting on sustainable development making vital progress, chairman says

Participants at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development have made important progress on key issues such as mining, transport and waste management and a successful outcome is within reach, the commission’s chairman said today.

Annual UN meeting seeks to promote more sustainable use of Earth’s resources

Warning of the consequences of unsustainable consumption and production on the world’s ecosystems, a senior United Nations official today urged Member States to agree on a plan to promote a more efficient and safer use of the Earth’s resources.