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  • 'Big wake-up call': survey shows work remains on women's reproductive rights April 1, 2020
    Efforts to achieve gender equality by 2030 are being hampered by lack of progress on reproductive health issues, says UN body Almost half of women and girls living in more than 50 countries around the world are not able to make their own decisions about their reproductive rights, with up to a quarter saying they […]
    Liz Ford
  • Zimbabwe's president appeals for help to end country's 'financial isolation' February 28, 2020
    Emmerson Mnangagwa makes passionate plea for support as he targets upper middle-income status by 2030The president of Zimbabwe has appealed for help in pulling his debt-ridden country out of “financial isolation”.Emmerson Mnangagwa made his passionate call for international funding after he failed to secure new loans from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, African […]
    Nyasha Chingono in Victoria Falls
  • The world is failing to ensure children have a 'liveable planet', report finds February 19, 2020
    Children in biggest carbon-emitting nations are healthiest, while those with tiny environmental footprints suffer twofold from poor health and living at the sharp end of the climate crisisEvery country in the world is failing to shield children’s health and their futures from intensifying ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices, says a new report.The […]
    Saeed Kamali Dehghan
  • Cumberbatch, Colman among stars urging action on climate and poverty January 30, 2020
    Inequality also targeted as 2,000 high-profile figures champion sustainable development goals in open letterOlivia Colman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Malala Yousafzai are among 2,000 leading activists, campaigners and public figures who have backed an open letter demanding urgent action to end extreme poverty, conquer inequality and fix the climate crisis.Directed at the world leaders who in […]
    Kate Hodal
  • Makeover: Copenhagen fashion week announces 'radical' sustainability goals January 29, 2020
    The chief executive of Danish fashion week hopes to transform it into a ‘platform for advocacy’ with tough new environmental requirements for participating brandsFashion weeks are not known for putting the importance of the planet on an equal footing with trends for piecrust collars or pinstripe, but Copenhagen fashion week is rethinking its role. As […]
    Ellie Violet Bramley

RSS Sustainable Development Goals – UN

  • COP26 Postponed April 1, 2020
    The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19. Dates for a rescheduled conference in 2021, hosted in Glasgow by the UK in partnership with Italy, will be set out in due course following further discussion with parties. The post COP26 Postponed appeared first […]
  • COVID-19 likely to shrink global GDP by almost one per cent in 2020 April 1, 2020
    Bold and urgent policy measures needed to protect the most vulnerable and promote sustainability. New York, 1 April – The global economy could shrink by almost one percent this year—0.9 percent—due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and world output could contract further if imposed restrictions on economic activities extend to the third quarter of [...] The […]
  • ‘Defining moment’ in Afghanistan requires leaders to work together, top UN official tells Security Council March 31, 2020
    With the COVID-19 pandemic as a backdrop, political parties in Afghanistan are being urged to prioritize national interests and come together for peace talks with the Taliban, the UN Deputy Special Representative for the country told a videoconference meeting with Security Council members on Tuesday. Read Full Story on UN News The post ‘Defining moment’ […]
  • UN appeals to all Somalis to ‘come together’ in fight against COVID-19 pandemic  March 31, 2020
    Like most countries in the world, Somalia is facing the unparalleled challenge of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations system in the country noted on Tuesday, calling on its citizens to “unite” in stemming the spread. Read Full Story on UN News The post UN appeals to all Somalis to ‘come together’ in fight […]
  • UN launches COVID-19 plan that could ‘defeat the virus and build a better world’ March 31, 2020
    The UN chief launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to “act together to lessen the blow to people”. Read Full Story on UN News The post UN launches COVID-19 plan that could ‘defeat the virus and build a better world’ appeared […]