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The UN & Over 100 SDG Media Compact Members Launch The Japan-Based World's First Joint Campaign To Fight Climate Change

Saturday, 18 June 2022, 5:58 am | UN Department of Global Communications

17 June 2022, Tokyo - The United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo) and 108 voluntary Japanese media companies in the SDG Media Compact today announced the launch of "Promise of 1.5°C. Act now to stop global warming" a campaign ... More >>

Fragile Economic Recovery From COVID-19 Pandemic Upended By War In Ukraine

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 6:04 am | UN Department of Global Communications

Amid rising inflationary pressures, UN revises global growth estimates downwards for 2022  New York, 18 May – The war in Ukraine has upended the fragile economic recovery from the pandemic, triggering a devastating humanitarian crisis ... More >>

Largest Annual Gathering Of Young People To Convene At UN To Take Action For A Sustainable Future

Friday, 15 April 2022, 6:18 pm | UN Department of Global Communications

Featuring Youth2030 Progress Report launch 19 to 20 April 2022 Follow on UN Web TV Amidst a world challenged by geopolitical tensions, a burgeoning climate crisis and rising poverty, the largest annual gathering of youth leaders will take place ... More >>

World On Brink Of “Perfect Storm” Of Crises

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 5:40 am | UN Department of Global Communications

World on brink of “perfect storm” of crises, warns UN Chief calling for immediate action to avert cascading impacts of war in Ukraine Dire consequences of the war on global food, energy and financial markets could upend millions of lives   ... More >>

OPED UN Secretary-General: “The War In Ukraine: A Silent Assault On The Developing World”

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 5:20 am | UN Department of Global Communications

For the people of Ukraine, the Russian invasion is a waking nightmare, and a humanitarian disaster on a terrifying scale. But the war is also fast becoming a matter of life and death for vulnerable people around the world. We have all seen the tragedy unfolding ... More >>

UN: “Great Finance Divide” Amid COVID-19 Poses Major Setback For Sustainable Development

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 6:16 am | UN Department of Global Communications

With spiking global food and fuel prices, UN fears conflict in Ukraine dramatically worsens the economic outlook and the risk of widespread debt crises. NEW YORK, 12 April 2022 –The crippling cost of debt financing for many developing countries ... More >>

UN Secy-Gen António Guterres Announces The PM Of Barbados & PM Of Canada As The New Co-Chairs Of The SDG Advocates Group

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 5:47 am | UN Department of Global Communications

NEW YORK, 06 April 2022 –Amidst the growing number of development crises facing the world, today United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada ... More >>

UN Secretary-General's Remarks - Launch Of IPCC Report

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 6:30 am | UN Department of Global Communications

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS TO PRESS CONFERENCE LAUNCH OF IPCC REPORT 28 February 2022 I have seen many scientific reports in my time, but nothing like this.  Today’s IPCC report is an atlas of human suffering and a damning indictment of ... More >>

UN To Host Year’s Largest Matchmaking Event For SDG Partners

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 6:32 am | UN Department of Global Communications

UN Forum offers opportunity to boost collective efforts to end pandemic and accelerate SDG action Wednesday, 2 February 2022, from 8:00 a.m. (EST) Follow on UN Web TV WHAT: The 2022 ECOSOC Partnership Forum will bring together governments, businesses, academia ... More >>

UN Warns Global Economic Recovery Is Losing Steam

Friday, 14 January 2022, 7:30 am | UN Department of Global Communications

After a rebound in 2021, the world economy is facing strong headwinds  New York, 13 January – The global economic recovery is facing significant headwinds amid new waves of COVID-19 infections, persistent labour market challenges, lingering ... More >>

UN Public Service Awards Recognize 10 Public Service Delivery Innovations That Strengthen SDG Efforts

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 7:09 am | UN Department of Global Communications

Ten initiatives from Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Thailand, Republic of Korea, and Romania have been recognized for their innovative public service delivery with the prestigious UN Public Service Awards. This year’s ... More >>

As Internet User Numbers Swell Due To Pandemic, UN Forum Discusses Measures To Improve Safety Of Cyberspace

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 7:35 am | UN Department of Global Communications

Cost of data breaches expected to top $5 trillion by 2024 Katowice, Poland, 6 December – An additional 782 million people came online in just two years since 2019 – more than twice the population of the United States – but at the same time, unequal ... More >>

UN Secretary-General Issues New Global Roadmap To Secure Clean Energy Access

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 7:05 am | UN Department of Global Communications

New York, 3 November 2021 – As pressure mounts for urgent climate action, UN Secretary-General António Guterres today issued a global roadmap to achieve a radical transformation of energy access and transition by 2030, while also contributing to net zero emissions ... More >>

Global Ministerial Conference On Addressing Hate Speech Through Education

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 7:48 am | UN Department of Global Communications

26 October 2021 1. Ministers of Education from around the world attended the virtual Global Ministers Conference on Addressing Hate Speech through Education chaired by the President of Namibia, His Excellency Hage Geingob, and UNESCO’s Director General, ... More >>

Business Leaders Join Secretary-General To Mobilize Investment In Sustainable Development

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 6:44 am | UN Department of Global Communications

Business leaders join Secretary-General to ramp up delivery of critical investment tools to mobilize investment in sustainable development New York, 19 October – At their annual meeting with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today, ... More >>

Sustainable Transport Conference Calls For Vastly Accelerated Action To Achieve Net Zero Emissions

Sunday, 17 October 2021, 6:30 am | UN Department of Global Communications

Sustainable Transport Conference calls for vastly accelerated action to achieve net zero emissions and build a green, inclusive and equitable future Beijing, China, 16 October – The Second UN Global Sustainable Transport Conference, which brought ... More >>

Global Transport At A Crossroads: UN Sustainable Transport Conference

Friday, 15 October 2021, 6:51 am | UN Department of Global Communications

Global Transport At A Crossroads: UN Conference To Advance Action On Zero Emission Vehicles, Boost Economy And Reduce Inequalities Move to sustainable transport can deliver savings of US$70 trillion by 2050 Beijing, China, 14 October — To ensure ... More >>

Ahead Of COP26 In Glasgow, UN To Raise Ambition For A Transport Revolution That Can Help Tackle The Climate Emergency

Friday, 8 October 2021, 7:43 am | UN Department of Global Communications

With the transport sector contributing approximately 25% of all direct greenhouse gas emissions, there is a renewed sense of urgency for achieving sustainable transport globally– transport that is safe, green, efficient and accessible. As we head towards ... More >>

Commitment Registry Will Track Multi-stakeholder Promises Of Action

Sunday, 26 September 2021, 6:31 am | UN Department of Global Communications

Nearly 300 commitments from civil society, farmers, youth, Indigenous Peoples and Member States highlights Summit’s inclusive process to accelerate action September 24, 2021, NEW YORK – The first-ever UN Food Systems Summit saw nearly 300 commitments ... More >>

World Leaders Commit To Tackling Global Hunger, Climate Change And Biodiversity Loss At Historic UN Food Systems Summit

Saturday, 25 September 2021, 6:48 am | UN Department of Global Communications

More than 150 countries made commitments to transform their food systems, while championing greater participation and equity, especially amongst farmers, women, youth and indigenous groups September 23, 2021, NEW YORK – The first ever UN Food ... More >>