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Unearthing the value of sustainable agriculture

The beauty of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the interdependence and mutuality of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Progress against one goal generates progress for all. Nowhere are these linkages more evident than in SDG 2 on Zero Hunger....
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Local leadership: unlocking the true potential of the Sustainable Development Goals

Far too often we associate leadership with power, status, and authority.  But with this narrow outlook, we often tend to forget about the leaders closest to us: local leaders. These local leaders, the people who care deeply about community issues, who implement...
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Public-Private Partnerships Will Bridge the Sanitation Gaps in Africa

To accelerate the achievement of the SDGs, public-private partnerships need to be strengthened so that private sector actors can fill the gaps in public industrial framework and make sanitation products sustainable and scalable for everyone.

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Health is Real Wealth

On a beautiful morning in April 2017, a happy and healthy baby girl was born at Hospitals Beyond Boundaries (HBB) Maternity Health Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Kandura is not the first pride and joy of her parents, but the first one to be born in a safe environment...
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#TeachSDGS

A huge generation of youth and energy is ready to help change our world for the better if we arm them with the knowledge and the tools to do it. 

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Sustainable Development Goal 9: Investing in ICT access and quality education to promote lasting peace

Knowledge and information have become transformative dimensions of our existence and are key drivers behind the implementation of all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Together We’re Cutting Climate and Disaster Risks

It’s a simple fact that as we continue to pump record levels of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere we are ramping up disaster risk around the globe now and for generations to come. It goes with the sobering reality of warming and rising seas and widespread...
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Women in Parliament: Papua New Guinea celebrates the election of two female candidates

UN PNG Resident Coordinator, David Mclachlan-Karr, addresses the 68 women candidates who participated in the first ever PNG Practice Parliament for Women. The UN is delighted to see that two women have been elected to the PNG Parliament.  While a number of seats are...
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Each of Us Have a Role to Play in Creating a Sustainable and Healthy Future for the World’s Refugees

Guest post by Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. who spoke at the 19 September UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants.  The United Nations General Assembly gathered last week to focus a bright light on the over 65 million...
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Some #UNGA social media highlights

  Last week's UN General Assembly was full of big moments on social media. The UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants included the launch of a new campaign called "Together" which aims to highlight the economic, cultural and social contributions that migrants and...
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UN Field Operations Arabic Recruitment Campaign

 Do you speak Arabic and want to serve the world where you are needed most? If the answer is "yes", then a career at the United Nations may be for you! The UN is looking for Arabic speaking professionals in the areas of Political and Civil Affairs who are willing to...

Story from the field: Beirut and the Global Goals

How can media play a role in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 agenda? Our colleagues working in the UNIC-Beirut office believe that media, in all its forms, including online, audiovisual and print, can play a major role in spreading the word about...

The story behind the new “shop.UN.org” site

The United Nations Publications team has a mandate to promote the work and knowledge of the United Nations, its Funds, Agencies and Programmes to the global audience, complementing ongoing dissemination activities. This outreach targets the general public,...

A recap of #UNGA activities on Wednesday

Halfway through the busiest week at United Nations Headquarters in New York, check out some of the highlights of the day at the General Assembly. Only nine months after the Paris climate conference, the world took an important step towards #ParisAgreement at the...

What’s going on at the #UNGA this Wednesday?

As the second day of the General Debate  continues, action on climate change is in focus at UN Headquarters in New York. First thing in the morning, leaders will be present instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris Agreement on...