UN SDG Action Campaign Addresses Inequalities Through Virtual Reality Films

The UN SDG Action Campaign has selected 13 Virtual Reality films from UN Agencies and the MY World 360º young media creators showcasing the challenges of inequality and the importance of leaving no one behind. The movies will be screened at the European Development Days in Brussels, Belgium.

The films take place around the world – in the Philippines, Albania, South Africa, Nepal, Iraq, Malawi, Nigeria, Lao PDR, Germany, USA, Brazil and Mongolia – and cover topics such as migration, the prevention of STDs, family planning in remote areas, and child marriage.

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Opening of the re-designed Lobby of Langer Eugen

On 28 May, the newly designed lobby of Langer Eugen was officially inaugurated. More than 300 people attended the event, including UN Bonn staff and partners from the Government of Germany, the media and civil society. Dr. Shyamal Majumdar, Chair of the Heads of Agencies Forum in Germany, welcomed the visitors and stated that “the new lobby makes UN Bonn a real hub for sustainability” by showcasing the varied but interlinked work of all resident UN entities in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Looking Beyond the Promises of Agenda 2030, Global Festival Participants Commit to Concrete Action for the Sustainable Development Goals

The third edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Global Festival of Action wrapped up on the weekend, completing three days of inspirational exchanges, learning and co-creation by over 1,700 participants from all over the world, once again organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign. Pushing for accelerated action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, activists and high-level participants advocated for change and committed to concrete action, as we approach the ten-year countdown to the 2030 target date for the Goals next year.

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Sustainable Development Goals engagement reaches new heights at largest ever Global Festival of Action

Activists, development experts, changemakers and creatives come together in Bonn, Germany, to catalyze action on the SDGs, test and accelerate new ideas, while deepening the coalition for SDG Action

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Noncommunicable diseases and air pollution

Air pollution is the second leading cause of deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) after tobacco smoking, according to WHO.

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Music Knows No Borders: UNCCD Welcomes Creole Singer Karyna Gomes

UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw met with Ms. Karyna Gomes, a popular Creole singer and composer from Guinea Bissau who headlines this year's Over the Border music diversity festival endorsed by the Convention.

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SDG Action Campaign Releases Program for Global Festival of Action

The UN SDG Action Campaign has released its program for the 3-day-long Global Festival of Action taking place in Bonn. It consists of workshops and interactive sessions that will bring together participants from governments, local authorities, International Organizations, civil societies, activists, young advocates, the creative industry and the private sector – to scale up the impact of their work and broaden the global movement to take action for the SDGs.

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World in grip of ‘high impact weather’ as US freezes, Australia sizzles, parts of South America deluged

Original article by UN News

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UN, World Economic Forum and Partners Come Together to Address E-Waste Challenges

Technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution show a huge potential and could lead to “dematerialization”, better product tracking, take-back and recycling, and products sold as services.

62.5 billion dollars in materials lost in approximate annual 50 million tonnes of e-waste which could nearly triple by 2050

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Apply now to attend the SDG Global Festival of Action!

The SDG Global Festival of Action will be attended by leaders from governments, local authorities, international organizations, civil society, the creative industry and the private sector, the activists, the storytellers, and young advocates, all working to further SDG Action across the globe! For your chance to be part of this annual convening moment for the SDG Action Community, apply to register now!

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