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Inclusion, empowerment and equality, must be ‘at the heart of our efforts’ to ensure sustainable development, says UN chief

The world’s people are demanding “transformative change that is fair and sustainable,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on government leaders to use the upcoming slate of key United Nations meetings in September to “kickstart a decade of delivery and action for people and planet.” His call for concrete action was the cornerstone of his address to ministers attending the High-level Political […]


Fight against climate change and poverty will fail without overhaul of global financial system, says major UN report

  A major new UN-led report, involving more than 60 international organizations, warns that a comprehensive overhaul of the world’s financial system is necessary, if governments are to honour commitments to tackle critical issues, such as combatting climate change and eradicating poverty by 2030. The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report, says that achieving the […]


‘Embed the essence of 2030 Agenda into everything,’ UN chief urges at close of Global Goals forum

2 As the eight-day High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) drew to a close on Wednesday, the United Nations chief called on everyone to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for “prosperity and peace on a healthy planet.” “We need to embed the essence of the 2030 Agenda into everything that we do,” said Secretary-General […]


Conflict and climate change challenge sustainable development effort: UN report

  Although more people are leading better lives than a decade ago, persistent poverty and hunger, as well as rapid urbanization, are challenging global efforts to create a more just and equitable world, according to a United Nations report launched on Wednesday. The study provides a snapshot of progress towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development […]


Our oceans, our future: partnering for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14

  The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable […]


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