Category: SDGs

UN GENEVA STUDY TOUR: ONE SPOT AVAILABLE

One spot has opened for the previously sold out United Nations Study Tour to Geneva! There is only one final spot available so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity again. Our small group tour to Geneva gives participants unique access to the United Nations, spending a week meeting with high-level UN officials and agencies. […]

World Environment Day & World Oceans Day 2023

Ending plastic pollution needs everyone.✅Governments and local authorities can incentivize sustainable business practices and invest in better waste management infrastructure.✅Businesses can eliminate the production of harmful plastics and provide consumers with sustainable alternatives through innovative solutions.✅Individuals and communities can use their voices and choices to give visibility to those working on solutions and call out […]

Saving the Earth from space

Ahead of International Mother Earth Day, observed on 22 April, NASA’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Katherine Calvin, shared her terrestrial and intergalactic experiences with UN News and how viewing the Earth from outer space has driven generations to advance climate action. Dr. Calvin advises NASA leadership on its science programmes and related strategic planning and investments. Also serving as […]

Afghanistan: UN predicts restrictions on women’s rights will worsen economic catastrophe

UNAMA/Farzana Zeba Kalam/An Afghan girl snatches a moment away from her watermelon selling duties to work on her homework The draconian restrictions on women’s ability to study and work have contributed to the calamitous socio-economic situation in Afghanistan, with devastating consequences for the population, according to a UN report released on Tuesday. The Afghanistan Socio-Economic Outlook […]

‘Green industrial age’ can be sustainable development breakthrough

© ADB/Eric Sales Work has begun on a rapid transit system connecting Delhi to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, India. The UN on Wednesday called for a “sustainable industrial transformation” to close the widening development gap between countries, meet ambitious climate targets, and reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. Amid growing food and energy […]

Young poets lend their talents to promote peace, marking the 75th anniversary of UN peacekeeping

“Across identities and differences…  over countries and continents… it is not hard to choose peace.” These lines are from a new poem created to mark the 75th anniversary of UN peacekeeping operations.  Called “Peace begins with me” the poem pays tribute to the strength and resilience of communities affected by conflict as well as those who help […]