United Nations Sustainable Development - 17 Goals to transform our world.
The new Sustainable Development Goals are 17 Goals to Transform Our World. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]