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‘We must work together like never before’ to realize sustainable development, says Canada at UN

The international community must work together in new ways, to bring the aspirations of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to life, Canada’s head of delegation declared at the United Nations General Assembly. Addressing world leaders at the Assembly’s annual debate, Marc-André Blanchard, chair of Canada’s delegation called on the international community to find […]

Bet on ‘green economy’, Guterres urges world leaders, bestowing top UN award on Indian PM

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday conferred the Organization’s highest environmental honour on India’s Prime Minister, recognizing Narendra Modi’s efforts against climate change and pollution. “Prime Minister Modi represents an extraordinary legacy,” said Mr. Guterres at the “Champions of the Earth” award ceremony, in the Indian capital New Delhi. “Prime Minister Modi not only recognizes, knows […]

2018 UN Day Media Award Finalists Announced

We are pleased to today announce the finalists of the 2018 UN Day Media Awards. More than 30 journalists, photographers, producers, presenters and academics have been named as finalists this year by independent panels of judges. We thank all judges for the time and effort they provide free of charge to support the awards. The […]

Conflicts and extreme climate change threatens access to food in 39 countries – UN agriculture report

Unrelenting conflict and rapid climate change is continuing to reshape agriculture across the world, and contributing to major food shortages across 39 countries, which continue to rely on help from the United Nations to meet their food needs, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday. FAO’s Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, spelled […]

Somewhere, every five seconds, a child under-15 dies: new UN report

Around 6.3 million children under the age of 15, died from mostly preventable causes last year, the equivalent to 1 child dying every 5 seconds, according to a new report compiled by a group of United Nations agencies. Newborn babies account for half of the deaths. The new mortality estimates study, was released on Monday […]