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SDGs – roadmap to build back better, greener and fairer

From 7 – 16 July, the UN will use this year’s virtual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to discuss how the SDGs can help the world build back better. The COVID-19 crisis is taking a grim toll on human lives across the globe. Although the complete impact is yet to be fully comprehended, […]

Protecting migrant workers in Kuwait: a Resident Coordinator’s blog

ILO/Apex ImageA man prepares tea in a coffee shop in Kuwait.     In Kuwait, the UN has played an important role in countering xenophobic rhetoric, falsely blaming the spread of COVID-19 on migrant workers. In this opinion piece, Tarek El Sheikh, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the country, highlights the efforts being made to safeguard […]

Australia 37th on SDG progress, COVID-19 response could help our future impact

Australia has moved up one ranking from 38 to 37 in the annual Sustainable Development Report which shows progress against the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Click here for Australia’s report. And while this shows we still have a lot of room for improvement, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Australia Chair John Thwaites says Australia’s strong response to COVID-19 […]

Youth activist speaks up for environmental protection at Human Rights Council

UNHRC Video Screenshot Junior, a teenage youth activist from Côte d’Ivoire, speaks via videolink to the UN Human Rights Council about protecting the environment.     At the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday, a teenager from Côte d’Ivoire has explained why protecting the environment matters so much. The rare and refreshing intervention came from 14-year-old activist Junior, who […]