sustainable development

UN officials highlight role of tourism in achieving sustainable development

United Nations officials today highlighted the role that tourism can play in achieving sustainable development objectives, as they marked World Tourism Day.

Forests play key role in helping countries achieve sustainable development – UN official

From soil and water preservation to conserving biodiversity, forests play a crucial role in helping countries achieve sustainable development, a senior United Nations official stressed today at the opening of a key gathering on forestry.

At UN-backed conference, African countries adopt sustainable development measures

Environment ministers and representatives from over 40 African countries today adopted a set of programmes to boost sustainable development on the continent, agreeing to fully engage with the implementation of the outcome document of the United Nations Rio+20 Conference which was adopted in June.

At UN-backed conference, African officials discuss path to sustainable development

Representatives from more than 40 African countries have gathered at a United Nations-backed conference in Arusha, Tanzania, to discuss the region’s strategy to achieve sustainable development and come up with an integrated strategy for the region to encourage environmental initiatives.

UN calls for action to reduce health and environmental risks posed by use of chemicals

Governments must urgently act to reduce the health and environmental hazards posed by the increase in use of chemicals in industries worldwide, says a United Nations report launched today, which stresses that more sustainable management policies are needed to address this growing risk.