Vaccination against Measles Increases Amid Ongoing Measles Outbreaks in Europe
The WHO European Region achieved 91% routine immunization coverage for the second dose of measles vaccination in 2018. This marks the second consecutive year in which the level of coverage has reached a record high in the Region, according to the WHO–United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates of national immunization coverage released today. It is a welcome sign that an increasing number of parents are choosing vaccination as the safest way to protect their children from serious vaccine-preventable diseases.
WHO/Europe Studies Find Baby Foods are High in Sugar and Inappropriately Marketed for Babies
Two new studies from WHO/Europe show that a high proportion of baby foods are incorrectly marketed as suitable for infants under the age of 6 months, and that many of those foods contain inappropriately high levels of sugar.
World Youth Skills Day 2019: Learning to Learn for Life and Work
Every year on July 15, UNESCO-UNEVOC joins global celebrations to mark World Youth Skills Day and spread awareness about the importance of youth skills development.
Climate Change Threatens Progress Across Sustainable Development, Warns New UN Report
12 July 2019 – Called the largest annual gathering on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal, the annual High-level Political Forum brings together leaders from different sectors of society. This year, the Forum, which is convened by the UN Economic and Social Council, will take place from 9 to 18 July. The ministerial segment will be from 16 to 18 July and the Forum will host more than 80 ministers as well as nearly 160 side events over ten days.
World Population Day 2019
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the world’s blueprint for a better future for all on a healthy planet. On World Population Day, we recognize that this mission is closely interrelated with demographic trends including population growth, ageing, migration and urbanization.
Release of Sustainable Development Report 2019
Since its inception in 2015, the 2030 Agenda has provided a blueprint for shared prosperity in a sustainable world—a world where all people can live productive, vibrant and peaceful lives on a healthy planet. The year 2030 is just over a decade away, and we must ask ourselves if our actions today are laying the right foundation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019 provides evidence-based insights to answer this question.
UN Youth Climate Summit: Call for Applications
Starting today, young people from around the world are formally invited to apply to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit to take place at UN Headquarters in New York on 21 September.
Young Content Creators Worldwide Invited to Share Their Sustainable Development Goals 360º Stories
Young people from across the world are invited to be part of the third MY World 360ª program by cr
Inspiring Examples of Climate Action in the Agri-Food Sector Showcased in Bonn
Off-grid and decentralized energy solutions and efficient water practices in the agri-food chain are crucial to build resilience to the unavoidable impacts of climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Experts to meet in Bonn to Drive Forward Action on Adaptation Finance
Accessible, adequate, and predictable finance is critical for developing and implementing adaptation action, from the local to the regional level, around the globe. Leading authorities on adaptation and finance will convene in Bonn on 25 and 26 June for the 2019 technical expert meeting on adaptation (TEM-A) to survey the adaptation finance landscape and discuss concrete actions that can help it better serve adaptation action for vulnerable countries, groups and communities.