sustainable development

Ban rings Wall Street closing bell, welcomes NY Stock Exchange to UN initiative

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to a United Nations initiative which seeks to support responsible and sustainable investments.

Historic journey of solar-powered plane an inspiration for sustainability – UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon applauded today the journey of the first solar-powered plane to cross the United States from coast to coast and declared that the historic flight could serve as an inspiration to tackle climate change and promote sustainable development.

General Assembly sets up new UN forum to boost sustainable development efforts

The General Assembly today established a new High-level Political Forum, which will replace the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, to boost efforts to tackle global economic, social and environmental challenges.

New strategies needed as rapid urbanization threatens sustainable development - UN report

Without fresh ideas to address rapid urbanization, the number of people living in slums lacking access to basic infrastructure and services such as sanitation, electricity, and health care may skyrocket from one billion at present to three billion by 2050, the United Nations today reports.