sustainable development goals

  • May 18, 2017

    Citing eating habits, physical activity and sedentary behaviours, the United Nations health agency launched a new publication yesterday at the European Congress on Obesity in Portugal which revealed a rising number of obese adolescents in many countries across Europe.

  • March 1, 2017

    Delivering her first address as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed underlined that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are essential for a safe and secure future that brings prosperity, opportunity and human rights for all.

  • November 9, 2016

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today  (9 November 2016) congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the new President of the United States.

  • October 4, 2016

    Evidence is increasing that climate change is taking the largest toll on poor and vulnerable people, and these impacts are largely caused by inequalities that increase the risks from climate hazards, according to a new report launched by the United Nations.

  • August 16, 2016

    Land rights, equity in development resource flows and life-enhancing epistemologies were among the themes emphasised by faith-based organisations at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal, Canada on 9-14 August 2016

  • August 12, 2016

    Forty representatives of national councils of persons with disabilities from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda met in Kigali, Rwanda from 8-11 August to explore ways in which they can promote disability-inclusive development in East Africa.

  • June 16, 2016

    On the second day of his visit to Brussels the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the opening ceremony of the European Development Days forum and participated in a commemoration for the victims of the March airport bombing attacks in the city.

  • June 9, 2016

    David Cameron helped create the Sustainable Development Goals and must now use his power to make UK government departments work towards them, a cross-party group of MPs warn in a welcome new report yesterday.

  • March 25, 2016

    International development agency Christian Aid has launched a new framework outlining one of its ‘priority approaches’ to tackling poverty – building the resilience of women, men and children in poor and marginalised communities.

  • March 8, 2016

    Despite modest gains in some regions in the world, millions of women are losing ground in their quest for equality in the world of work, according to a new report prepared by the UN International Labour Organisation (ILO) as part of the its Women at Work Centenary Initiative .