sustainable development

The transition to a green economy must include better safety standards for workers – UN

Protecting the safety and health of workers across the world must be part of transitioning into a green economy, the United Nations stressed today, warning that while sustainable jobs may protect the environment and create new employment opportunities, they may also present a number of unforeseen risks for individuals.

UN highlights importance of investing in initiatives that support sustainable fishing

The United Nations today highlighted the importance of investing in initiatives that seek to tackle overfishing and protect marine biodiversity, as well as inform consumers of the benefits of buying sustainable fish products.

Ahead of International Mother Earth Day, UN officials highlight global concerns

Ahead of International Mother Earth Day on Sunday, senior United Nations officials today drew attention to global issues affecting the planet.

Assembly chief urges scientific approaches to sustainable development

The President of the General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, warned today that economic growth that relies on unsustainable patterns of consumption and production is undermining humankind’s quest for harmony with nature and called for science-based sustainable development solutions.

Human rights must be integrated into sustainable development, UN official stresses

Countries must integrate human rights into the upcoming sustainable development conference taking place in Rio de Janeiro, as well as its outcome, a top United Nations official stressed today, warning that not doing so will undercut efforts to advance socio-economic development and protect the environment.

UN forum notes effectiveness of documentaries in telling stories of sustainability

A two-day United Nations-backed conference focussed on developing a better global future through the power of storytelling and documentary film ended today, with a call for filmmakers to help bring sustainability issues to life in a compelling manner.

Space science plays key role in achieving sustainable development – UN

United Nations officials today highlighted the contribution of human space science and technology in achieving sustainable development, and called on countries to work together in this area to foster international partnerships and innovations.

Ban: new economic paradigm needed, including social and environmental progress

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the need for an economic paradigm that incorporates social and environmental progress in efforts to achieve sustainable development.

UN-backed study shows technology can help world move to low-carbon economy

The use of broadband in information and communication technology (ICT) can help the world transition to a low carbon-economy and address the causes and effects of climate change, according to a United Nations-backed report released today.