sustainable development

Unilever chief honoured by UN for advocating more sustainable business models

Paul Polman, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unilever and transformative business leader, is the winner of this year’s United Nations Champions of the Earth Award in the Entrepreneurial Vision category.

Global partnership needs ‘rejuvenation’ to achieve new sustainable development agenda – UN report

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) achieved significant progress over the past 15 years, but persistent gaps in official development assistance and insufficient access to markets, affordable medicines and new technologies have highlighted the need for a rejuvenation of the global partnership for development, according to a new United Nations report launched today.

INTERVIEW: “We have to make decisions together, and we have to make them now” – Mogens Lykketoft

Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark was elected President of the General Assembly’s seventieth session on 15 June 2015. At the time of his election, he was the Speaker of the Danish Parliament. A veteran parliamentarian and government minister, and an economist by training, he was his country’s Foreign Minister from 2000 to 2001. As Finance Minister, from 1993 to 2000, he directed economic reforms that led to a strengthened Danish economy.

UN chief to highlight important work that lays ahead for world leaders in coming weeks

Ahead of what is expected to be one of the busiest high-level periods in recent memory at the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will brief reporters on Wednesday on a range of issues that world leaders will tackle in New York beginning next week.

“Historic” UN General Assembly addressing global concerns

Global agreement on the way to create a sustainable future for all people and the planet has been welcomed as “historic” by the new president of the UN General Assembly.

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Ceremony honours innovations providing Sustainable Energy for All

Initiatives to provide low-cost, reliable energy were celebrated during a ceremony at the United Nations on Monday.

With one in five people worldwide lacking access to electricity, the UN says energy will be a key component for future sustainable development.

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UN atomic energy chief highlights importance of science and technology for development

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today stressed the importance of science and technology for development, as he highlighted the links between the Sustainable Development Goals that will be adopted by United Nations Member States next week and the work of the Agency.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister wins UN environment prize for leadership on climate change

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh has been announced as one of the winners of the United Nations Champions of the Earth award in recognition of her country’s initiatives to address climate change.

Ban highlights vital role of South-South cooperation in attaining Sustainable Development Goals

Marking the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the acceleration of the development momentum across the global South, while the UN labour chief highlighted the great potential for developing countries working together to help improve the working lives of millions.

Forests of the future fundamental to achieving Sustainable Development Goals – UN agency

The 14th World Forestry Congress concluded today with a declaration setting out a vision for 2050 that sees forests playing “a decisive role” in ending hunger, improving livelihoods and combating climate change, said the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).