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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 […]

Governments need to step up protection for the most vulnerable, from ‘vile crime’ of human trafficking: UN chief

Marking World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the United Nations sheds light on the plight of millions of children, women and men – especially migrants – who, every year, fall prey to traffickers across the world “Trafficking in persons is a vile crime that feeds on inequalities, instability and conflict,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a statement, […]

Progress has been made, but ‘not at a sufficient speed to realize the SDGs’: UN ECOSOC President

Speaking at the opening of the major ministerial meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) as well as the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC President, Marie Chatardová, cited progress that, at first glimpse, looked positive. She pointed to extreme poverty, saying that even at one-third of the 1990 value, it was […]

Consuming and producing sustainably, a ‘cornerstone’ for reaching 2030 Global Goals, UN Forum stresses

A reckoning on the importance of maximising the world’s resources is taking place across the world, and achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 depends heavily on reeling in our global consumption and production patterns, a key United Nations forum heard on Thursday. That was one focus on the fourth day of the High-level Political […]