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Setting the Stage: 2015 and Beyond

"Ownership" key to global goals

Sustainably managed forests hold vast potential to play a decisive role in ending hunger, improving livelihoods and combating climate change. 
Photo: FAO/Simon Maina

The ownership by national governments of new global development goals is crucial if they are to succeed according to the Director-General of the UN cultural agency, UNESCO. The international community is meeting at…

23 Sep 2015 /

"Under siege" United Nations remembered by retiring official

Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Planning.  UN Photo/Kim Haughton

A United Nations which has been described as an organization "under siege" by the international community, a decade ago,…

7 Oct 2014 /

No "Plan B" for climate action as no "Planet B"

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joins New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio and French sustainable development Minister Ségolène Royal on the People's Climate March, 21 September 2014
UN Radio/Daniel Dickinson

There is no "Plan B" for action to reduce climate change as there is no "Planet B" according to…

21 Sep 2014 /

Concert held at UN to spread message about sustainable future

Machel Montano.  UN Photo/Mark Garten

A group of international performers from the Caribbean, Asia and Africa are lending their voices and talents to call…

13 Jun 2014 /
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