Tag: United Nations

United Nations Sustainable Development Events in 2022

The United Nations has eight global events planned in 2022 to focus on sustainable development. The events will focus on everything from climate change and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the need to safeguard the world’s… Read More

Past 7 Years: Hottest Ever on Record

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), which is supported by the European Union, has released new data showing that the past seven years globally were the seven warmest on record. Globally, noted a C3S report, 2021 was the… Read More

UN Leads Effort To Reduce Dependence on Fossil Fuels

The United Nations is urging the world to speed-up the worldwide transition to cleaner forms of energy and end the use of coal, if we are to stand a chance of limiting temperature rises. According to the UN,… Read More

Secretary-General Warns That More Effort Is Needed in Fight Against Hunger

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the world is off-track in its efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of ending hunger by 2030. Guterres noted that hunger increased in 2020. Between 720 and 811 million people… Read More

Report: Measuring Global Engagement on Biodiversity

Biodiversity in the world is rapidly declining. According to a recent report from The Economist Intelligence Unit — commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) — “time is running out, and action to prevent fatal nature loss is… Read More

Africa Has Desperate Need for Climate-resilient Water and Sanitation Infrastructure

The international community must prioritize water and sanitation access in Africa, a according to recent joint statement from UNICEF and The Global Water Partnership. Henrietta Fore, executive director of UNICEF and Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania and… Read More

UN Report: Global Warming Means Code Red for Humanity

    A new United Nations report on climate change includes a “code red” for humanity. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) notes that persistent, sustained global emissions have now made it impossible to… Read More

Creative Economy for Sustainable Development

The UN General Assembly declared 2021 the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. Indonesia was the main sponsor of the proposal, which was presented by a global group of countries, including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines and Thailand…. Read More

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network: 2021 Annual Report

New Strategic Plan for UN Global Compact

The United Nations has announced a new three-year strategic plan to increase and accelerate corporate sustainability and principled business. “The United Nations Global Compact is uniquely positioned to support companies on their journey to align their practices to a sustainable… Read More