20 March 2019 - Today, UNEP DTU signed an MoU with the Argentinian network of municipalities to together implement energy efficiency initiatives. The signing of the MoU by Peter Skotner, Deputy Director of UNEP DTU Partnership and Mr. Ricardo Bertolino of Asociación Civil Red de Acción Climática (ACRAC) took place during the Danish State visit [...]
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11 March 2019 - Grete Faremo speaks at opening day of the 63rd Session on the Commission of the Status of Women in New York. At the UNOPS-organized side event, 'Infrastructure and Sustainable Development: How infrastructure can better contribute to the achievement of SDG 5 and the advancement of women,' Ms. Faremo delivered the opening address. [...]
11 March 2019 - Secretary-General António Guterres This is the Commission on the Status of Women. But it could equally go by another name: the Commission on the Status of Power. Because that is the crux of the issue. Gender equality is fundamentally a question of power. For millennia, women have been systematically marginalized, ignored [...]
UN chief ‘deeply saddened’ by Ethiopia plane crash which killed more than 150, including 19 UN staff
11 March 2019 - An Ethiopian Airlines fight crashed shortly after take off from the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing more than 150 people on board. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement that he was “deeply saddened at the tragic loss of lives”, as reports emerged that UN staff were also among the dead. The [...]
1 March 2019 - With the adoption of Sustainable Development Goal 5 by the UN General Assembly in 2015, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls has achieved an unprecedented place at the centre of the global Agenda 2030. The first of a series of dialogues on driving gender equality forward was held [...]
Damascus, Syria, 7 March 2019 - On his fourth visit to Syria as High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi assessed the massive humanitarian needs facing the population here. After eight years of war, he observed that the magnitude of the humanitarian problem is staggering, exacerbated by the millions of people uprooted from their homes. [...]
Copenhagen, 7 March 2019 - Putting women and girls front and centre in policy decisions and in programmes to tackle hunger and poverty is vital for reaching our goal of a Zero Hunger world by 2030. Reducing inequalities and removing barriers that exclude women from influencing development in all sectors [...]
On the Eve of International Women’s Day, UNDP Appoints New Goodwill Ambassador to Fight Inequality: Top Chef Star Padma Lakshmi
New York, 7 March 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today appointed Emmy-nominated television personality, award-winning author and internationally acclaimed food expert Padma Lakshmi as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. In this new role, Lakshmi will mobilize support for the Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on fighting inequality, discrimination and empowering the disenfranchised. [...]
7 March 2019 - Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, has been appointed Deputy Director-General of WHO by the Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The announcement was made as part of extensive reforms unveiled on 6 March 2019, seeking to modernize and strengthen the institution and make it more effective and efficient [...]
On 15 March, UN City will be transformed into the biggest playground in the city. #UNCity4Schools invites children of all ages to come play and learn about the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals. We have plenty of SDG-related activities planned, such as “build a sustainable city”, SDG scavenger hunt, SDG face paint, [...]