Category: SDGs

UN Youth Forum focuses on sustainable future for all

© UNICEF/Pun Young climate activists in Maldives highlight key messages, urging climate action. Young leaders from around the world are sharing their visions and actions to advance sustainable development at a three-day meeting that opened on Tuesday at UN Headquarters in New York.  The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum provides a platform for young people […]

Zero waste, more hope in South Sudan

Zero energy light bulbs and sturdy bricks for schools and homes. Some innovative communities in South Sudan are reusing waste in new ways as the world rallies to ban plastic pollution by the year’s end, with help from a small team of experts led by climate and environmental scientist Shazneen Cyrus Gazdar at theUN Mission in South […]

Rebuild trust and restore hope in 2024: UN chief’s call

UN Photo/Mark Garten | UN Secretary-General António Guterres. 28 December 2023 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for global unity to make 2024 a year for “building trust and hope” following the immense suffering, violence, and climate chaos that characterized 2023. “Humanity is strongest when we stand together. 2024 must be a year for […]

Halfway there: 5 ways the UN is turbocharging the race to the SDGs

At the halfway point towards realizing the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States, innovators, and influencers will gather at UN Headquarters on Monday when the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will be showcasing post-pandemic gains made in the push towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), unveiling its latest progress report. Here are five key […]

UN agencies head up new $115 million push for cleaner, healthier oceans

Marine debris, including plastics, paper, wood, metal and other manufactured material is found on beaches worldwide and at all depths of the ocean. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and four partner agencies have been tasked with leading a new push to help countries curb the land-based pollution of coastal areas and shorelines. FAO will co-lead […]