sustainable development

UN Member States speak out on global issues at General Assembly debate

From climate change and sustainable development to the importance of multilateralism and the need for an end to impunity for war crimes and human rights, officials from United Nations Member States around the world have taken to the podium during the General Assembly’s annual general debate to voice their views about issues both global and national.

Sustainable development is a modern imperative, Ban tells Ibero-American countries

Sustainable development will be critical to achieving long-term progress, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told foreign ministers from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Europe and the Americas today in New York.

UN panel on science and development meets to discuss poverty alleviation

Scientists, decision-makers and intellectuals from all over the world who comprise a United Nations panel on science for development gathered in Paris today to discuss strategies to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation.

UN chief stresses need to ‘connect the dots’ on sustainable development

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today wrapped up a four-nation visit to the South Pacific with a call for countries to “connect the dots” between issues such as climate change, food insecurity and water scarcity and work towards ensuring sustainable development for all.

UN-NGO forum urges linking sustainable development with public engagement

The annual joint conference of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) concluded today in Bonn, Germany, with calls for civil society to encourage people to realize that their local concerns were connected to the larger global issues.

UN-NGO forum to focus on sustainable development and volunteerism

The annual joint conference of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which begins next week in Bonn, Germany, will focus on sustainable development, volunteerism and the power of individuals to effect change and transform communities.

UN chief sees sustainable development as top priority in his second term

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that sustainable development will remain his top priority during his second term as the head of the United Nations, saying that key challenges include achieving the global poverty reduction goals and strengthening disaster risk reduction to avert crises caused by climate change.

Republic of Korea can serve as example to help other countries prosper, Ban says

The Republic of Korea should draw from its own experience of poverty and suffering to help other countries achieve sustainable development, good government and prosperity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.

Sustainable development vital to protect economies and environment – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated that humanity must give sustainable development greater attention, saying that the current model of using resources was putting a strain on ecosystems and exacerbating global warming, even as climate change remained a growing threat to people and economies worldwide.

Sustainable development, trade to top agenda as Ban visits Finland and Switzerland

Sustainable development and global trade will be the focus of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visits to Finland and Switzerland later this week, his spokesperson announced today.