2030 agenda for sustainable development

  • June 17, 2019

    In a message released on the United Nations' International Day of Family Remittances , observed each 16 June, the president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development said remittances from migrant workers to their families are expected to rise to over US$550 billion in 2019, up some $20 billion from $529 billion in 2018.

  • December 1, 2018

    During press briefings at the beginning of the G20 meeting of developed nations in Buenos Aires, the UN Secretary-General  described the event as an essential forum, citing a lack of confidence and high level of confrontation within the international community.

  • October 30, 2017

    More than one thousand business leaders, government officials and academics will converge at a United Nations forum tomorrow in Bahrain to strengthen global partnerships, entrepreneurship and investment for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • October 2, 2017

    On the International Day of Older Persons, the United Nations has urged the world to tap into the often overlooked contributions of older persons, and called for integrated care to improve well being and ensure they have the opportunity to contribute to development.

  • 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.

  • January 23, 2017

    Highlighting growing challenges, such as climate change and natural resource scarcity  facing small farmers in developing countries, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency has called for information technology tools that can help boost their resilience as well as feed a growing world population.

  • 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.

  • April 23, 2016

    With their signatures of the landmark Paris climate accord, “governments made a covenant with the future,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the end of a United Nations ceremony which puts the world on a path towards low-carbon growth and a more sustainable future.

  • March 18, 2016

    Top United Nations officials have called on leaders to attend the World Humanitarian Summit in May and make concrete commitments to enhance gender equality, as women and girls are “central” to humanitarian action.