sustainable development

Policies to protect wetlands necessary for sustainable economies – UN-backed report

Governments must recognize the vital economic and environmental role that wetlands play in supporting human life and biodiversity, according to a United Nations-backed report released today, which also stresses that their protection is essential for countries to transition into resource-efficient and sustainable economies.

UN development system must adapt to rapidly changing world, top official tells Assembly committee

A key United Nations committee today launched a four-yearly review of the Organization’s development activities with a top official calling for re-energizing the system to adapt to the new realities of a changing world.