UN chief calls for ‘green and clean’ development in message for Africa Industrialization Day

By | 20 November 2019

As African countries gear up to implement an historic free trade agreement, the UN Secretary-General is urging leaders to pursue economic growth that benefits both people and the planet. António Guterres made the appeal in his message for Africa Industrialization Day, observed annually on 20 November. The UN chief said industrial development is “of critical importance”… Read More »

UN Secretary-General’s message on World Diabetes Day

By | 14 November 2019

14 November 2019: More than 420 million people suffer from diabetes, a treatable and often preventable disease largely driven by unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and poor access to health services and medicines. Most of those affected live in low- and middle-income countries.

Nairobi summit: Women’s empowerment a ‘game changer’ for sustainable development

By | 13 November 2019

The Kenyan capital is hosting a three-day summit to mark 25 years since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The conference, held in Cairo, produced a Programme of Action which recognized that reproductive health, women’s empowerment and gender equality are critical to sustainable development. Ms. Mohammed said it must be carried forward: “Achieving gender… Read More »