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Deputy-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and SDG Advocate, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, gave a joint interview on the Spotlight Initiative at the European Development Days (EDD) in Belgium. The Spotlight Initiative is a partnership led by European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and [...]

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More people are living better lives than they were a decade ago, according to the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018.  However, for too many, progress has been elusive and far more efforts are needed as countries face a daunting array of global challenges: fast changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and [...]

The post Press briefing on the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 – 20 June, New York appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.

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More than 3.2 billion people are impacted by land degradation today and up to 143 million people could move within their countries by 2050 to escape water scarcity and falling crop productivity.

The post Consumers, private sector critical in fighting droughts and land degradation, says UN appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.

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Three years ago, world leaders unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  Negotiating this framework for a better future and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals spanned three years and involved hundreds of meetings, thousands of documents and millions of people.  That was the easy part.  The harder work is now under way: bringing the blueprint to life.

The post UN Secretary-General: Towards a fairer, more peaceful world appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.

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Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians delivered an address at the opening of the 2018 European Development Days (EDD) in Brussels. In her speech, the Queen focused on mental health, and its importance to the development and the 2030 Agenda. Her Majesty noted that mental health is a crucial building block for many of [...]

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The UN will mark World Oceans Day on 8 June with events that both celebrate the benefits that oceans provide, as well as amplify the need to take greater action to protect them.

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East River clean up on Friday, June 8 This Friday, June 8, will be Give Back Day of Be the Change week, and it falls on World Oceans Day! It's the perfect opportunity to volunteer to clear trash and plastic pollution from the East River shoreline in line with Goal 14 of the SDGs. Join us from [...]

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The launch of the Spotlight Initiative, a partnership between the United Nations and European Union, is an essential tool to make violence against women and girls “a thing of the past”, said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed

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The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday gave the green light to a bold new plan to make sustainable development a reality, described by UN Secretary-General António Guterres as “the most ambitious and comprehensive transformation of the UN development system in decades.” The UN Secretary-General said the reform package paved the way for a new [...]

The post UN chief’s ‘ambitious and comprehensive’ new development plan backed by countries of the world appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.

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The new tool will help the UN System to avoid duplication, deliver as a whole, and develop a UN System-wide roadmap for the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

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