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Vaccine inequity posing ‘significant risk’ to global economic recovery: UN report

11 May 2021 Although the outlook for global growth has improved, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as inadequate progress on vaccination in poorer countries, are putting recovery at risk, according to the latest UN economic forecast, published on Tuesday.  The World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid-year report warned widening inequality is threatening global growth, projected at 5.4 per cent this […]

Red alert for the planet: UN chief’s call to phase out coal by 2030

By Antonio Guterres In this pivotal year for humanity, now is the time for bold climate action. The science is irrefutable and globally agreed: to stop the climate crisis from becoming a permanent catastrophe, we must limit global heating to 1.5 degrees. To do this, we must get to net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by mid-century. […]

‘Seize the moment’ to recover and rebuild better, UN deputy chief urges Asia-Pacific nations

Addressing the eighth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, convened by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Amina Mohammed, highlighted the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  “[They] show the way to inclusive, resilient and sustainable economies and societies that respect people and planet”, she said.  […]

Don’t miss chance to showcase your SDGs programs

Registrations close on 30 March for the Digital SDGs Showcase being run during the virtual UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum on 20 and 21 April – The Showcase will provide an opportunity to show what you are doing to progress the SDGs in Australia and internationally. Other Showcasers already include Zoos Victoria, Business […]

Early Bird tix close TODAY

LAST DAY to purchase your Early Bird tickets for the UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum on 20 and 21 April – Amazing rates for two days of networking, interactive conversations with UN, international and Australian leaders and a Digital SDGs showcase. Timezone tickets available too –

Forum Ticket Update

Early bird tickets for the UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum close on Monday 15 March so don’t miss out on these – book here now We have also introduced a special Timezone/On Demand ticket for people who will be outside Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on 20 and 21 April or who cannot link […]