sustainable development

'Rethink ways to govern cities,' UN-Habitat chief urges on World Day

Marking World Cities Day, a senior United Nations official on Tuesday spotlighted the need to find innovate ways to govern cities, as more than half of the world's population live in urban areas.

Push for Global Goals makes partnerships, innovation 'more important than ever,' UN forum in Bahrain told

A United Nations forum opened today in Manama, Bahrain, highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

All 17 Global Goals interrelated, with strong links to gender equality – senior UN official

Addressing challenges faced by women in the world of work is a key theme for a United Nations forum on leveraging the power of partnerships to drive the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Government leaders, entrepreneurs set to gather in Bahrain for UN forum on sustainable development

More than one thousand business leaders, government officials and academics will converge at a United Nations forum Tuesday in Bahrain to strengthen global partnerships, entrepreneurship and investment for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Asia-Pacific's economic gains must not undercut social and environmental goals, says UN regional forum

While the Asia-Pacific trade outlook for this year is positive, some uncertainties ¬– including the possible impact of structural rebalancing of China from export orientation to domestic consumption – are forecast for 2018, the United Nations commission for the region said Monday.

‘Imagine the potential of one billion children;’ UNICEF urges investment as Africa’s youth population surges

If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition – Africa’s under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 – scaled-up investment in health, education and women’s protection and empowerment will be needed or the continent will face a ‘bleak’ future, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported Thursday.

UN urged to help countries devastated by recent natural disasters to 'build back better'

Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria may be over, but the devastating impact they had on the countries in their path continues, likewise the effects of successive earthquakes in Mexico, said senior United Nations officials Tuesday, calling for more action at all levels to manage disaster and climate risk and to prepare for future extreme weather events.

Brazilian student wins Tokyo photo contest on UN Global Goals

A Brazilian university student has won the top prize of the United Nations-backed photo contest that puts the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the spotlight.

With fast-growing youth population, Africa boasts enormous market potential – UN deputy chief

African countries individually represent relatively small markets, but collectively, they represent enormous market potential, the United Nations deputy chief told an Africa Week event in New York on Wednesday.

On International Day, UN chief urges action to address root causes of poverty

Highlighting the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to ensure a life of dignity for all, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for redoubling of efforts to eradicate poverty it in its entirety.