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  • Global renewable energy initiative aims to bring a billion people in from the dark September 13, 2019
    Worldwide commission aims to end energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia by driving investment in new technology Electricity could be delivered to more than a billion people currently living without it within a decade by linking up small-scale projects into a giant, environmentally-friendly network.According to a new global commission, advances in micro energy […]
    Jillian Ambrose
  • Leak suggests UN agency self-censors on climate crisis after US pressure September 11, 2019
    International Organization for Migration apparently amends programme documentation to avoid conflict with US ‘political sensitivities’Leaked communications suggest that the UN’s migration agency is censoring itself on the climate crisis and the global compact on migration, following pressure from the US government.An email sent by a US-based official of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on […]
    Emanuel Stoakes
  • World hunger on the rise as 820m at risk, UN report finds July 15, 2019
    Eliminating hunger by 2030 is an immense challenge, say heads of UN agenciesMore than 820 million people worldwide are still going hungry, according to a UN report that says reaching the target of zero hunger by 2030 is “an immense challenge”.The number of people with not enough to eat has risen for the third year […]
    Sarah Boseley Health editor
  • World leaders have 'a lot to answer for' over damning figures on education July 9, 2019
    Former prime minister of New Zealand Helen Clark condemns complacency as Unesco data shows one in six children won’t be in school by 2030World leaders have “a lot to answer for” as new figures reveal that governments are failing to give all children an education, and that by 2030 one in six children won’t be […]
    Lucy Lamble
  • Radical action needed to hit UK’s zero-carbon target | Letters June 16, 2019
    Michael Stone on the reality of Britain’s consumption, Celia Forsyth on support for fossil fuel projects, Gemma Cantelo on making cities greener and Stephen Martin on the sustainable development goalsTheresa May is deceiving us, either deliberately or through ignorance, with regard to the goal of reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050 (May puts 2050 […]

RSS Sustainable Development Goals – UN

  • Breathe with Me: An Art Action for the World September 18, 2019
    MEDIA ADVISORY ‘Breathe with Me’ – a public art action for the world, conceived and executed by Jeppe Hein with ART 2030 – invites everyone to paint their individual breath onto large canvases in the shape of vertical blue lines – one for every exhale – raising awareness that the air we breathe is part […]
    Vesna Blazhevska
  • UN Secretary-General announces new Climate Action Summit jobs initiative; urges countries to join September 18, 2019
    New York, 18 September—United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today announced a new initiative aimed at ensuring that decent job creation and protecting livelihoods are at the center of countries’ efforts to boost climate action, and urged countries to join the initiative. The new “Climate Action for Jobs” initiative will be presented at the Secretary-General’s 2019 […]
    Vesna Blazhevska
  • New UN report launched to help ratchet up action to combat climate crisis September 18, 2019
    Ahead of global leaders’ arrival in New York for the Climate Action Summit on 23 September, the United Nations deputy chief has launched a comprehensive report on how the world can take swift and meaningful action to slow down climate change. The post New UN report launched to help ratchet up action to combat climate […]
  • Cities: a ’cause of and solution to’ climate change September 18, 2019
    Cities around the world are the “main cause of climate change” but can also offer a part of the solution to reducing the harmful greenhouses gases that are causing global temperatures to rise according to UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif. Read Full Story on UN News The post Cities: a ’cause of and solution […]
  • UN climate summit aims to speed up transition to cleaner, greener future September 17, 2019
    New measures to speed up the transition to clean energy and green economies are among the initiatives to be unveiled during the UN Climate Change Summit next week. The post UN climate summit aims to speed up transition to cleaner, greener future appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.