sustainable development

UN, NYC Mayor’s office team up to promote Global Goals’ mental health targets

Addressing an event on mental health, a special advisor to the President of the United Nations General Assembly today stressed the importance of mental health for all actions to be taken to achieve sustainable development goals.

Responses to global ills must integrate peace and sustainable development, UN Member States told

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today highlighted the importance of recognizing the links between sustainable development and sustaining peace amid such intertwined global challenges as rising inequality, protracted conflicts and climate change.

UN forum wraps up in South Africa with a call for better data to improve people’s lives

The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum concluded today with the launch of a global plan that outlines a vision and a “to-do” list for better data to improve people’s lives, including through new ideas, solutions and strengthened collaboration in the field of statistics.

UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems

With the statistical community facing myriad challenges as countries begin to implement the new 15-year global plan for sustainable development, it is imperative to modernize, improve capacity and cooperate at a truly global level, the top United Nations economic and social affairs official told a gathering of more than 1,500 data experts today.

UN Data Forum opens in South Africa to harness power of data for sustainable development

The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum kicked off today in the South African city of Cape Town, bringing together more than 1,500 data experts from more than 100 countries, with the aim of building broad consensus on how to harness the power of data for sustainable development.

INTERVIEW: Data and accurate information 'critical' in implementation of Agenda 2030 – senior UN official

The first-ever United Nations World Data Forum is set to kick off in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15 January 2017, with the aim of increasing political and resource support for statistical capacity building worldwide.