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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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"...
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Selecting the United Nations Secretary-General

2016 will see the selection of a new Secretary-General of the United Nations, as Ban Ki-moon’s second term ends on 31 December 2016. Even though there is no limit to the number of terms a Secretary-General may serve, none has held office for more than two terms. But...

UN Television Series “UN in Action” Records Episode 1,500

In December 2015, United Nations Television achieved a major milestone with the production of show number 1,500 of its short feature series “UN in Action.” “UN in Action” was created in October 1987 when the Department of Public Information decided that it needed a...

A recap of #UNGA activities on Tuesday

  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the 71st annual debate of the UN General Assembly , calling on world leaders to act now and work together for a better future. He also recognized the role of social media: "Phones and social media have connected the world in...

Coming up at the #UNGA on Tuesday

As the General Debate oficially starts, a High-Level event will highlight the actions that all stakeholders are taking to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. At its first anniversary, an opportunity to all Members State also show their achievements. After...

A recap of Monday’s highlights at the #UNGA

World leaders adopted the New York Declaration during the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, which expresses their political will to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives and share responsibility for large movements on a global scale. The...