sustainable development

In Hanoi, Ban says Viet Nam and UN ‘natural partners’ in quest for global peace, sustainable development

In a year of critical efforts against climate change and growing global security challenges, Viet Nam's strong commitment to sustainable development and international peace have made it a “natural” partner of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Political action and investment needed to end “energy poverty”

Political action and financial investment is needed to end what’s been described by a senior UN official as “energy poverty.”

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Forests need to be managed sustainably

Forests need to be managed sustainably as they are directly linked to the living conditions of many rural populations, according to the Assistant Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Trillions needed for new development agenda

Trillions of dollars may be needed to finance a new global development agenda, a senior UN official has said.

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INTERVIEW: UN adviser stresses 2015 critical to setting world on safer, more prosperous path

To say that 2015 is a big year for sustainable development may be an understatement given that, over the course of six months beginning in July, countries have the opportunity to take decisions that will determine the global course of action to end poverty, promote prosperity, protect the environment and address climate change.