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UN Deputy Secretary-General to open UNAA Forum

UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, will open the virtual UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum on 20 April 2021. As Special Advisor to former Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Ms Mohammed led the process that resulted in global agreement around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   She […]

Virtual UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum to be Australia’s major SDGs event for 2021

The UN is urging governments, companies, communities and individuals to fund and promote solutions to get the world back on track to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement. On 20 and 21 April 2021, we will bring together governments of all levels, businesses, universities, start-ups, students and community organisations to […]

Guterres to seek second five-year term as UN Secretary-General

UN Photo/Mark Garten The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, attends a virtual meeting marking the 75th anniversary of the first United Nations General Assembly which took place in London in January 1946.  António Guterres confirmed on Monday that he will be seeking a second five-year term as UN Secretary-General, which would begin in January 2022. Briefing correspondents […]

Vaccinating equitably ‘saves lives, stabilizes health systems’ – WHO chief

UNICEF/Panjwani Families receive vaccinations and counselling at a socially distanced Village Health and Nutrition Day in Gujarat, India.   Two billion doses of “safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines” have been secured by the international equitable vaccine alliance COVAX, and they will be ready for distribution as soon they are delivered, the UN health agency chief said on […]

The Handmaid’s Tale: making a drama out of a crisis

The Handmaid’s Tale, a critically acclaimed television series which has won 38 Emmy awards, may be about a fictional “alternative reality”, but the show’s creators have gone to great lengths to ensure that references to themes such as climate change, human rights abuses, and refugees, are as real and accurate as possible, by collaborating closely […]

Climate Action: It’s time to make peace with nature, UN chief urges

2 December 2020 Climate Change The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has described the fight against the climate crisis as the top priority for the 21st Century, in a passionate, uncompromising speech delivered on Wednesday at Columbia University in New York. The landmark address marks the beginning of a month of UN-led climate action, which includes the release […]