Sustainable Development

June 23, 2017

Asian cities set to benefit most from green growth as US retreats

Asian cities will gain by about $1.5 trillion (£1.1tn) a year by 2030 if predictions on green and sustainable growth are proved correct, with tens of […]
June 20, 2017

Migrants send home 51 per cent more money than a decade ago lifting millions out of poverty, says new report

New York, 14 June 2017 – The amount of money migrants send to their families in developing countries has risen by 51 per cent over the past decade – […]
June 20, 2017

Closing gender gap at work can open doors to incredible benefits, UN report shows

Reducing gender disparities at workplaces by 25 per cent by 2025 could inject nearly $5.8 trillion into the global economy and boost tax revenues, a new […]
June 20, 2017

Switzerland tops world innovation index; India and other emerging markets on the rise – UN agency

Innovation is a key development tool that could boost economies and provide a way out of the growing squeeze on the world’s food resources – one […]
June 19, 2017

Polluted environments kill 1.4 million in Europe annually; UN agencies urge stepped-up action

As some 1.4 million people in Europe and Central Asia die prematurely each year from polluted environments, United Nations agency heads at high-level meeting call for […]
June 12, 2017

UN Ocean Conference Opens in New York, Providing “Last Opportunity” to Reverse Ocean Decline

5 June 2017: The UN Ocean Conference opened with calls for coordinated global action to improve the health of the oceans. The Conference is focusing on […]
May 29, 2017

United Nations Ocean Conference set to mobilize action to reverse marine degradation – UN Headquarters, New York, 5 to 9 June 2017

The United Nations will bring together Heads of States, Heads of Governments and other high-level delegates, representatives from civil society organizations, the business community, intergovernmental and […]
May 20, 2017

A Green Belt and Road

A number of countries are leading the way in fostering international cooperation. China, with its One Belt, One Road initiative, is one of them. This week […]