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Secretary-General’s SDG Progress Report Proposes Actions to “Rescue” SDGs

The UN Secretariat has released an advance version of the Secretary-General’s annual report on SDG progress. The report recommends actions to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and “rescue the SDGs.” It will inform discussions during the July 2022 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Published in May, the 2022 edition […]

Guterres urges youth: Keep pushing, mobilizing, ‘bringing your ideas to the table’

© UNDP IndiaThe Indian Government is ensuring that youth volunteers are a part of the conversation and action in meeting their sustainable development goals.    20 April 2022SDGs Despite war, COVID-19 and the climate crisis, all of which compound the other challenges facing young people today, the UN chief lauded youth for raising their voices and mobilizing […]

Handling Zelensky: The UN’s Dilemma

April 18, 2022 by Stephen Schlesinger The United Nations has been widely criticized for failing to stop the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Critics point out that Russia has vetoed every action in the Security Council to stymie or end the Russian attack. Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky even told the Council earlier this month that given its many standoffs, […]

Ukraine war: Trauma ‘risks destroying a generation’, Security Council hears

© WHO/Anastasia Vlasova, An injured girl rests in a medical ward in Kyiv, Ukraine, after her car was shelled.  11 April 2022 Peace and Security Increasing reports of sexual violence and human trafficking in Ukraine – allegedly committed against women and children in the context of massive displacement and the ongoing Russian invasion – are raising […]

COVID-19 vaccine access in conflict areas remains critical

© WFP/Hussam Al Saleh, Displaced families wait in line for monthly food rations in Damascus, Syria. 11 April 2022 Peace and Security Although safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations are available, the pandemic is still far from over, and countries affected by conflict are in danger of being left behind, the UN Security Council heard on Monday.  […]