Press Release: Countries embrace efforts to achieve SDGs amid mounting global challenges: UN Report

By | 21 June 2018

New York, 20 June – A fast-changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and rapid urbanization are challenging countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UN report launched in New York today. The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 found that conflict and climate change were major contributing… Read More »

UN Secretary-General: Towards a fairer, more peaceful world

By | 21 June 2018

Op-ed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres for Impact Journalism Day Three years ago, world leaders unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  Negotiating this framework for a better future and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals spanned three years and involved hundreds of meetings, thousands of documents and millions of people.  That was the easy… Read More »

Press Release: Forced displacement above 68m in 2017, new global deal on refugees critical

By | 19 June 2018

Pretoria, 19 June 2018: Wars, other violence and persecution drove worldwide forced displacement to a new high in 2017 for the fifth year in a row, led by the crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan’s war, and the flight into Bangladesh from Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. Overwhelmingly it is… Read More »

THE Secretary-General Message On The International Day For The Elimination Of Sexual Violence In Conflict “The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War”

By | 18 June 2018

Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective security and a stain on our common humanity. Its effects can echo across generations, through trauma, stigma, poverty, poor health and unwanted pregnancy. Children conceived through wartime rape often struggle with issues of identity and belonging for decades after the guns have fallen silent. They… Read More »