sustainable development

Renewed global development partnership vital to post-2015 agenda, Ban tells top finance institutions

Kicking off a high-level meeting with global financial institutions and development agencies at United Nations Headquarters this morning, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on governments, the business sector and civil society to work closely together to push forward the post-2015 development agenda.

UN official stresses link between healthy soils, sustainable development as Global Soil Week starts

As Global Soil Week began in Berlin today, a United Nations agricultural agency official used his opening address to stress the significance of healthy soils to global food production and the importance of prioritizing soil health in public policy.

Accurate and timely data vital to post-2015 agenda, says UN Assembly President

At an event today where participants discussed the importance of the data revolution to sustainable development, the President of the United Nations General Assembly stressed the importance of data to negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and on financing for development.

At conference closing, UN official says innovation key for future of global postal sector

The head of the United Nations Universal Postal Union (UPU) has urged the international community to build over the next five years a postal world where innovation is “shared, promoted and driven for all” while helping to boost global efforts in achieving the sustainable development goals.

UN postal conference aims to begin work on global strategy reflecting new challenges, opportunities

In a message delivered today to delegates at the World Strategy Conference for the United Nations postal agency, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined the essential role to be played by postal services in global efforts to build a sustainable future.

Civil society has ‘important role’ in building sustainable future, says UN General Assembly President

Civil society actors have a critical role to play in the outlining of a successful post-2015 sustainable development agenda, President of the United Nations General Assembly Sam Kutesa declared today.

High-level UN forum seeks answers to questions on how to make sustainable development reality

As the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) began today its Development Cooperation Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea, senior United Nations officials emphasized the need to build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals and to deliver sustainable development for all by finding strategies to mobilize significant financial resources.