UN bulletins

Climate change threatens progress across sustainable development, warns new UN report

Four years into the Sustainable Development Goals,progress has been made in some areas, but monumental challenges remainNew York, 9 July 2019 – The impacts of climate change and increasing inequality across and within countries are undermining progress on the sustainable development agenda, threatening to reverse many of the gains made over the last decades that


UN Opens Applications for Youth Climate Summit in New York, Announces “Green Tickets” to Recognize Young People Driving Climate Action

New York, 1 July — Starting today, young people from around the world are formally invited to apply to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit to take place at UN Headquarters in New York on 21 September. To recognize the vital role of young people in driving climate action, the UN today announced that


The Wildfire of Hate Speech

Around the world, hate is on the march.  A menacing wave of intolerance and hate-based violence is targeting worshippers of many faiths across the globe.  Sadly – and disturbingly – such vicious incidents are becoming all too familiar.  In recent months, we have seen Jews murdered in synagogues, their gravestones defaced with swastikas; Muslims gunned


Placement of UN Secretary General’s OP-ED on the launch of the Report of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

New technologies offer monumental opportunities to turbocharge the work of the United Nations for peace, sustainable development and human rights.  Scientific progress is helping to cure deadly diseases, feed growing populations, drive economic growth and connect businesses, communities, families and friends across the world like never before.  Rapidly developing fields such as artificial intelligence, blockchain


New York, 19 June — Chefs fromaround the world will help the United Nations kick-off a new campaign launched yesterday – Sustainable Gastronomy Day – that aims to engage people in the global effort to tackle climate change through healthy and sustainable food choices.   Leading chefs will spearhead the challenge and provide inspiration by presenting their


Growing at a slower pace, world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100: UN Report Growth rates vary across regions and more countries are experiencing population decline

New York, 17 June –The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report launched today. The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights, which is published by the Population Division of the UN Department


UNESCO Beirut kicks-off the Arab-Africa Inter-Regional workshop and TTF focal points meeting on : “Aligning Curriculum/Learning, Teacher Policies and Practices, and Assessment (ED-ALIGN)”

Beirut, 17 June 2019 – In the context of UNESCO’s support to its Member States in implementing Education Agenda 2030, and under the patronage of Lebanon’s Minister of Education Mr Akram Chehayeb, UNESCO’s Regional Office for Education in the Arab States (UNESCO Beirut) launched today a 3-day Arab-Africa Inter-Regional workshop and Teacher Task Force (TTF)