sustainable development

Sport plays essential role in advancing 2030 development agenda – UN

Sport has an essential role to play in supporting the achievement of the post-2015 development goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he observed the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

People-focused urban planning is key to sustainable future, Pritzker Prize winning architect says at UN

The role that architecture can play in creating cities that are more sustainable and liveable – a vital element of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, in which economic inclusion, social development and environmental protection converge in a universal roadmap for global action – was in the spotlight at UN Headquarters today as this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate discussed his work and the road to a more inclusive future.

Partnership Forum spotlights UN's catalytic role in multi-stakeholder engagement for 2030 Agenda

Addressing the Partnership Forum convened by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), senior United Nations officials today highlighted the Organization's critical role in facilitating the establishment of partnerships, which are necessary to implement the world's new development goals by 2030.

In Asia and Pacific, UN views sustainable development through demographic changes

Addressing youth unemployment, empowering women, supporting people with disabilities and an aging population were among the top issues discussed at the United Nations regional office in Bangkok, at the first intergovernmental meeting since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda on how to strengthen the social dimension of sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

UN calls for political will to overcome inequality hindering sustainable development for all

Inequality is a universal challenge faced by least-developed, middle-income and developed countries alike, but which can be overcome by political will at national and international levels, the United Nations deputy chief said today.

In Stockholm, UN chief highlights climate change and human mobility as pressing issues

Visiting Sweden today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the many challenges the world currently faces, including one of the most pressing of them – climate change.

In Tunisia, Ban stresses importance of youth employment in sustainable development

Speaking at a national conference on employment in Tunisia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to help the North African country create new businesses and fund active labour market programmes for young people.

PODCAST: From anger to laughter, what happens when three top comedians walk into the UN?

What happens when three top comedians leave their Hollywood comfort-zone and walk into the United Nations to talk climate change and sustainability?

New products and technologies needed to aid small farmers, UN agriculture chief says

The head of the United Nations agricultural agency today called for great use of agroecology, biotechnology and other creative tools to eradicate hunger, fight malnutrition and achieve sustainable agriculture.

Nowruz is an opportunity to bolster UN goal to 'leave no one behind' on road to sustainable future – Ban

On the first year of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations celebrates Nowruz, “an ancient tradition with modern relevance,” as an occasion to strengthen the international community's resolve to leave no one behind in the collective journey to a better future.