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A Presidency of Hope: Incoming UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid

COVID has shown humanity at its best – with so many putting themselves in harm’s way to help others. We can beat the climate crisis by committing to keep temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius. There is hope for the...

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Sustainable Development- Our Common Agenda

Humanity faces a stark and urgent choice: breakdown or breakthrough. The choices we make today could result in a future of perpetual crises, or a breakthrough to a better, more sustainable, peaceful future. On 10 Sept...

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Giant eco-friendly artwork unveiled at United Nations

Swiss-French artist Saype (Guillaume Legros) presents his giant ephemeral landart painting entitled "World in Progress II" at UN Headquarters, New York. The artwork, representing two children drawing and building with...

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COVID-19: How UN teams responded to the global pandemic

As no country has been spared by the COVID-19 pandemic, no country has been left out of the UN’s response. See how the UN and its agencies deployed their experts supply chains to the four corners of the globe to addre...

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Climate Action for People and Planet

Delaying action on climate change will cost more lives and livelihoods. It is critical that all countries use the COVID-19 recovery to transition away from fossil fuels and toward a clean energy future.Delaying action...

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Ethiopia: Rehabilitation of the Koshe landfill site

After the tragic landslide that killed 116 people, Koshe landfill in Addis Abba is safer. Managed by UN-Habitat, the dumpsite rehabilitation project used the ‘Fukuoka Method’ to repair the collapsed area and prevented...

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Stop natural hazards from becoming disasters

Natural hazards don’t have to become disasters. With investments in resilient infrastructure, the world can protect communities and individuals from the devastation caused by earthquakes, tsunamis and other extreme we...

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Sustainable Fashion Tackling Climate Change and Gender Inequality

Quid is a woman-led, eco-fashion social enterprise in Verona, Italy, that addresses climate change while responding to gender inequality by providing jobs for struggling women. The initiative recycles high-quality fab...

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Financing for Development

The United Nations General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development marks the first four years of the international community’s pursuit of the sustainable development goals (SDG) and mobilizing resour...

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Promoting Sustainable Business

As the World Economic Forum opens in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Global Compact encourages economic leaders to integrate sustainable development in their business models.

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