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BAN / CLIMATE LEADER'S SUMMIT

At the Climate Leader's Summit in Washington DC, the UN Secretary-General called on Governments to reach a universal legal climate agreement by next year that is both ambitious and achievable. Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for both political and financial investment to deal with climate change, the single greatest threat to a sustainable future. WORLD [...]

11 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / BAN KI-MOON ENDING POVERTY

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim urged young people globally to start a social movement to end poverty at an event in Washington DC. WORLD BANK

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT LAUNCH

Top United Nations officials stressed that while nearly 1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty in the past 20 years and child and maternal mortality have been cut by almost one half, much more work remains to be done to address inequalities and ensure the rights and dignity of all, especially women and children.

12 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / PALAU OCEANS

The President of the Republic of Palau, Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., announced his intention to close Palau's territorial waters to commercial fishing. UNTV

4 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WRAP

The United Nations and the World Bank today announced a concerted effort by governments, international agencies, civil society and the private sector to scale up efforts to provide sustainable energy to all. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "it is clear that we need a transformation in how we produce, use and share energy.”  UNTV/ FILE

27 Nov 2013 | Read More »

NAIROBI / SOUTH-SOUTH EXPO CLOSING

More than $450 million was pledged between investors, green businesses, Governments and other parties at the United Nations-organized Global South-South Development Expo in Nairobi, where hundreds of participants spent this week exchanging ideas, solutions and technologies developed in the global South. UNEP

1 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / SOUTH-SOUTH EXPO

Hundreds of high-level delegates from 150 countries and across the United Nations system gathered at the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi to tackle development challenges by harnessing and exchanging innovative solutions developed in the global South. UNEP

28 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GA / FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT

Speaking to a General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern about the recent decline in official development assistance (ODA) and said that "for many developing countries, and in particular the most vulnerable, predictable levels of ODA remain critical." UNTV

7 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GA / MDGs

World leaders meeting at the General Assembly agreed to take bolder action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease, and called for a summit to take place in 2015 to adopt the next set of anti-poverty goals, which will heavily focus on achieving sustainable development.  UNTV/ FILE

25 Sep 2013 | Read More »

GA / MDGs WRAP

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said that "Much of the low-hanging fruit has been harvested" in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), but "What remains are the toughest challenges."  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said achieving MDG 5 targets in improving maternal health  "can save hundreds of thousands of lives every year" and "spare lasting [...]

23 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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