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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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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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Behind-the-scenes: How Sudan turned #UNBlue for #UN70

Turning a landmark blue is not always as easy as it may look. Determined to join the global #UNBlue celebration to mark the UN's 70th anniversary, colleagues from the UN office in Khartoum went to exceptional lengths to light up the Meroe pyramids in Sudan. Faced with...

Important changes now in effect for getting your UN ID Card

Ahead of this month's high-level events including the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, the Papal visit and the Summit on Sustainable Development Goals, several improvements have been made this year to make the process of acquiring UN ID cards run more...

Coming up at the #UNGA on Monday

The week starts with lots of action at United Nations General Assembly as leaders from all over the world come to the UN Headquarters to discuss issues that matter to all. The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants on Monday marks the first time that world leaders have...

Coming to #UNGA events? Here’s how to get your ID card

Now that the 71st session of the UN General Assembly is underway, it's time for people coming to attend meetings from all over the world pick up their security access credentials Whether you’re a delegate, journalist, UN staff member or NGO representative, all you...

Highlights from Monday at the World Humanitarian Summit

The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit opened on Monday in Istanbul, Turkey! The opening ceremony was a journey for humanity through music, images and words, featuring people affected by humanitarian crises. Watch the powerful performances online. As he took the...