Green industries essential to foster sustainable economic growth – UN agency

Industries should take into account green measures for every aspect of what they do to be able to ensure their sustainable future, the United Nations agency entrusted with accelerating industrial development in poorer States said today.

At time of global transition, UN more necessary than ever to tackle challenges – Ban

With the world facing a pivotal juncture in its history, the global need for the United Nations has never been greater in tackling multiple issues, from sustainable development to ensuring peace to mitigating mega-disasters, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report.

UN official looks to US leadership at next year’s sustainable development summit

The head of next year’s United Nations world summit on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro today said he looked for leadership from the United States to make it a successful conference.

UN chief urges change in resource consumption patterns for sustainable development

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need for fundamental changes in humanity’s resource consumption patterns and values, saying the planet’s natural environment is under unprecedented pressure with far-reaching social and economic consequences.

UN highlights challenge of balancing poverty eradication with sustainable development

Eradicating global poverty while promoting sustainable development is the key challenge facing the world, as it becomes clear that economic progress based on the current pattern of production and consumption is increasingly harmful to the environment, according to a new United Nations report released today.