Broad, universal agenda to end poverty, fight inequality and protect environment A bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future was unanimously adopted today by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at the start of a three-day Summit on Sustainable Development.
United Nations officials today called on youth to champion the cause of ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition – one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) world leaders committed themselves to on Friday.
In the run up to the Sustainable Development Summit which takes place in New York this week, the UN held a media briefing at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton yesterday Sept 22, to provide an overview on the status of implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and how a number of these have been… Read More »
To mark International Day of Peace the United Nations visited the Curro Roodeplaat High School in Pretoria, where nearly 200 students gathered to listen to messages on the role of the UN in peace-building and development.
Syria crisis has propelled largest refugee exodus since WWII, UN official tells the Security Council Addressing the Security Council on 16 September, UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien said that the plight of Syrian refugees desperately trying to reach Europe in recent weeks had shown that the effects of the Syria crisis were not just national… Read More »