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  • Nature-led coronavirus recovery could create $10tn a year, says WEF July 15, 2020
    Report says 400m jobs could be created, and warns there will be ‘no jobs on a dead planet’Tackling the global nature crisis could create 400m jobs and $10tn (£8tn) in business value each year by 2030, according to a report published by the World Economic Forum.The report warns that when the world recovers from the […]
    Damian Carrington Environment editor
  • Covid-19 has revealed a pre-existing pandemic of poverty that benefits the rich July 11, 2020
    The World Bank’s flawed and misunderstood poverty benchmark has led to a deceptively positive picture and dangerous complacency Philip Alston is the outgoing UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rightsPoverty is suddenly all over the front page. As coronavirus ravages the globe, its wholly disproportionate impact on poor people and marginalised communities is […]
    Philip Alston
  • 'We squandered a decade': world losing fight against poverty, says UN academic July 7, 2020
    Goal to eradicate poverty by 2030 ‘completely off track’, says outgoing special rapporteur, with Covid-19 likely to impoverish millions moreInternational institutions are losing the fight against global poverty despite “self congratulatory” messages to the contrary, according to the UN’s outgoing special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.In his final report in the post, the […]
    Peter Beaumont
  • Put sustainable development at heart of UK recovery, PM told June 9, 2020
    Business, charity and trade body leaders urge Johnson to tackle inequality and climate crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe bosses of Unilever, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland are among 150 business, charity and trade body leaders urging Boris Johnson to put UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) at the centre of the UK’s […]
    Kalyeena Makortoff
  • Earth Day 2020 could mark the year we stop taking the planet for granted April 22, 2020
    The 50th annual call for environmental reform falls at a time when the health of people and nature has never been more urgentFifty years ago today, the first Earth Day was marked in the United States as a peaceful call for environmental reform, following a massive oil spill off the coast of California. Half a […]
    Richard Deverell

RSS Sustainable Development Goals – UN

    Fiji – The United Nations has announced Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together, a first-of-its-kind televised and digitally streamed concert that will call on leaders and citizens across the region to work together and with the rest of the world in the fight against COVID-19. Hosted by Aunty Tala from the Laughing Samoans, the virtual […]
    Vesna Blazhevska
  • Polio vaccination campaigns restart in Afghanistan and Pakistan after COVID-19 hiatus August 11, 2020
    Polio vaccinations campaigns have resumed in Afghanistan and Pakistan, months after having been severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.  Read Full Story on UN News
  • WHO chief points to ‘green shoots of hope’ in COVID-19 pandemic August 10, 2020
    Although COVID-19 cases are on track to hit 20 million worldwide this week, and 750,000 deaths, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has pointed to “green shoots of hope” amidst the global crisis, while urging both governments and people everywhere to work to suppress the new coronavirus. Read Full Story on UN News
  • Building a green economy, brick by brick August 8, 2020
    In Uruguay, thousands of families earn a precarious livelihood making bricks, using traditional methods that are often inefficient and harmful to the environment. A UN project, in collaboration with the Uruguayan government, aims to make the industry less polluting, whilst preserving jobs for the many artisans who depend on it.  Read Full Story on UN […]
  • Global cooperation is our only choice against COVID-19, says WHO chief August 6, 2020
    With more than 18.5 million cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide as of Thursday, and 700,000 deaths, the UN’s top health official again appealed to countries to unite in the fight against the disease Read Full Story on UN News