sustainable development

Cooperation among developing nations key to achieving new anti-poverty goals, says Ban

Cooperation among developing countries across a full spectrum ranging from trade to financing to technology transfers has a key role to play in achieving the ambitious goals of the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

UN forum highlights ‘fundamental’ role of private sector in advancing new global goals

The fundamental role of the private sector in advancing the newly-adopted sustainable development agenda was highlighted today at a United Nations forum, during which a new tool was launched to support companies in navigating and operationally aligning with the global goals that make up the agenda.

International trade must be more inclusive

If international trade is to comply with the new global development agenda, it must be more inclusive and compatible with the needs of the natural environment.

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UN already forging ahead on ways to implement ambitious new development agenda

Within hours of the General Assembly’s adoption today of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations was already looking ahead to the monumental task of wiping out poverty, fighting inequality and tackling climate change over the next 15 years.

Malala Yousafzai urges world leaders at UN to promise safe, quality education for every child

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly alongside 193 youth representatives from the Organization’s 193 Member States, Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai today asked world leaders to promise that every child will have the right to safe, free and quality primary and secondary education.

‘The future demands of us critical and global decisions’ Pope Francis tells UN General Assembly

Pope Francis delivered a wide-ranging address before world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly today, urging global action to protect the environment and end the suffering of "vast ranks of the excluded," saying that “human beings take precedence over partisan interests.”

Meeting with developing country leaders, Ban stresses universal nature of new sustainability agenda

On the eve of a United Nations summit convened to give impetus to an ambitious new agenda to eradicate poverty and set the world on the path of sustainable development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on both developed and developing nations to play their part.

All eyes on UN as world body prepares to adopt new Sustainable Development Goals

World leaders, heads of global financial institutions and other dignitaries are heading to New York, where, after months of intense negotiations, the United Nations is set to launch a landmark new framework for sustainable development that will aim to end poverty and build a life of dignity for all, leaving no one behind.

Ahead of sustainability summit, 'Global Goals' will light up UN Secretariat building in New York

The United Nations Secretariat Building in New York will be illuminated this evening with massive projections relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ahead of the three-day special UN summit beginning on Friday.

Indigenous and local groups from 19 countries recognized with UN Equator Prize

A Brazilian indigenous group that inspired the film Avatar, a conservation outfit in Indonesia that is saving sea turtles and a movement for pygmy rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are among the 21 winning initiatives of a United Nations prize that recognizes outstanding community efforts to reduce poverty, protect nature and strengthen resilience in the face of climate change