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Poorest countries face "obstacles" to realize sustainable transport

Photo: World Bank/Curt Carnemark

The world's poorest countries face "particular obstacles" in realizing sustainable transport according to a senior UN official. Gyan Chandra Acharya was speaking at the first-ever United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat,…

27 Nov 2016 / Listen /

Financing SDGs a major concern for Caribbean Community

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Ensuring financing so that they can meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is among the top concerns for the…

24 Sep 2016 /

News in Brief 03 July 2015 (AM)

The UN Secretary-General address the CARICOM Summit in Bridgetown, Barbados. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

  Caribbean praised for role on climate change The Caribbean region has been praised by the UN Secretary-General as…

3 Jul 2015 /

Nauru urged to withdraw measures threatening freedom of expression

UN investigator David Kaye wants to see states promote encryption to protect people's identities with no possibility of "backdoor" access to data.

Nauru has been urged by the UN to withdraw recent amendments to the country's criminal code which it says…

22 May 2015 /
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