15 May 2017

Vienna Energy Forum participants formulate key messages reflecting role of energy in implementing SDGs and Paris climate agreement

Vienna, 15 May 2017 – Participants at the Vienna Energy Forum, which concluded on Friday in the Austrian capital, agreed on ten key messages that highlight the catalytic role of energy for the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate. Key message 1 - Many of the [...]

1 May 2017

UN City opens new Visitor Centre for schools

Today, May 1, marks the official opening of UN City’s new Visitor Centre for schools – #UNCity4Schools. #UNCity4Schools invites all school classes from 1st to 9th grade to visit UN City to experience the building and learn about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Schools can choose between six themes adapted for different age groups, [...]

27 April 2017

UNDP and GSMA partner on mobile technology for global development goals

Abidjan, 27 April 2017 — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the GSMA are joining forces to harness the power of mobile technology to accelerate implementation of the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and [...]

26 April 2017

UNIDO and ITU partnership to accelerate the achievement of 2030 Agenda

Geneva, 26 April 2017 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today agreed to work together to fast forward the Sustainable Development Goals. To formalize the partnership, UNIDO Director General LI Yong and ITU Secretary-General ZHAO Houlin signed a Joint Declaration “on the advancement of the 2030 [...]

24 April 2017

UNIDO and private sector promote the Sustainable Development Goals at Hannover Messe 2017

Hannover, 24 April 2017 - The Director General LI Yong of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has attended this year’s edition of Hannover Messe, the world’s leading industrial trade fair which attracts over 6,500 exhibitors and 250,000 visitors. UNIDO collaborates with the Deutsche Messe company, which organizes the Hannover Messe and other [...]

3 March 2017

Game of Thrones star and UN Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to referee Global Goals World Cup women’s soccer tournament in Nairobi

Who: Globally acclaimed Danish actor, star of HBO’s Game of Thrones and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Ugandan youth advocate, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and United Nations Global Goals Ambassador for Peace Victor Ochen; Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Pedersen Tørnæs and Iraqi-born drummer and member of Danish pop trio [...]

3 March 2017

‘Communicating SDGs’ key to achieving global development targets – senior UN official

2 March 2017 – Bringing together a diverse array of partners to communicate the Sustainable Development Goals was a key focus on day two Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development, a ‘playable’ United Nations conference that aims to chart a new way of thinking on addressing some of the world’s most complex development challenges. [...]

3 March 2017

Innovation imperative to make Global Goals a reality – UN official, on day one of ideas fest

1 March 2017 – The first ‘playable’ United Nations conference on sustainable development kicked-off today in Germany’s city of Bonn, aiming to chart a new way of thinking on addressing some of the world’s most complex development challenges. The three-day Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development has brought together policy makers, civil society and [...]

3 February 2017

SDSN Youth launches the first edition of the Youth Solutions Report to provide solutions to address global problems

New York, January 31 2017 - The first edition of the Youth Solutions Report, which identifies 50 youth-led projects aiming to solve the world’s toughest problems, was released today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The report, produced by the youth initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Youth) identifies and celebrates [...]

3 February 2017

Innovation imperative to make Global Goals a reality – UN official, on day one of ideas fest

Bonn, 1 March 2017 – The first ‘playable’ United Nations conference on sustainable development kicked-off today in Germany’s city of Bonn, aiming to chart a new way of thinking on addressing some of the world’s most complex development challenges. The three-day Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development has brought together policy makers, civil society [...]