8 April 2019

New coalition to tackle cooling blind spot

8 April 2019 - As global temperatures rise and the growing energy demands of air conditioning threaten to emit more greenhouse gases, over 20 leaders committed to a new global effort on clean and efficient cooling. The commitments mark the launch of the Cool Coalition, aimed at making a positive impact on climate change, [...]

7 April 2019

Statement by WHO Director-General on World Health Day 2019

Geneva, 7 April 2019 WHO was born on 7 April 1948 with a clear and ambitious vision: a world in which all people enjoy the highest attainable standard of health. Although we have made enormous progress in recent years against some of the world’s leading causes of death and disease, we still have a [...]

4 April 2019

Experts and leaders agree on key ways to mobilise accelerated action for climate and sustainable development

Copenhagen, 3 April 2019 —Participants at Copenhagen synergy conference say strengthened relationship between climate and SDGs provide our best opportunity for systemic change to ensure that no one left behind. With the urgency of climate action at an all-time high, global [...]

2 April 2019

UNHCR says Ukraine landmine risk needs urgent action

2 April 2019 - This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for increased efforts to address the dangers and legacy of [...]

1 April 2019

Declaration affirms global support for reproductive health and rights

United Nations, New York, 1 April 2019 – Ministers and representatives of Governments unanimously adopted a political declaration today reaffirming support for the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which established that reproductive health, individual rights and women’s empowerment are critical to achieving sustainable development. The declaration comes on the 25th [...]

28 March 2019

Climate and SDGs Synergy Conference in Copenhagen 1-3 April

28 March 2019 - Experts and leaders gather in Copenhagen for a global conference that aims to link climate action and sustainable development agendas more closely What: Facing the increasing urgency to limit global temperature rise to 1.5° Celsius, global experts and leaders on climate change and sustainable development will come together at UN [...]

28 March 2019

World Food Programme Executive Director urges more funding for cyclone-hit Mozambique

BEIRA/MAPUTO, 27 March 2019 – At the end of a two-day visit to Mozambique, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, today said the international community must step up support to victims of the recent cyclone and flooding that have devastated large areas of the country. After arriving Tuesday [...]

23 March 2019

Europe Migration Data Portal Will Challenge Fake News With Facts

Geneva 23 March 2019 – A focus on improved data will enable IOM to combat fake news and hate speech with solid facts and evidence, a UN meeting in Geneva heard today (22/3). A dedicated Europe section on the IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre website has just been launched, and it was presented today at a [...]

21 March 2019

UNEP DTU signs MoU with Argentinian network of municipalities for energy efficiency initiatives

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 [...]

13 March 2019

UNOPS Executive Director Calls for Inclusive Infrastructure at CSW63

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. [...]