Imagining a better world through the SDGs
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development helps us to imagine a better world, one where there is peace, partnership and prosperity for everybody and for the planet. But the 2030 Agenda goes beyond imagination to provide a blueprint for actually achieving this vision.
UN Secretary-General: New Year's message 2019
"Everywhere, people are mobilizing behind the Sustainable Development Goals – our global blueprint for peace, justice and prosperity on a healthy planet.
When international cooperation works, the world wins."
Climate Change, Migration and International Justice
Environmental impacts related to climate change are affecting countries around the world with approximately 25 million people newly displaced every year. In the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the issue is especially pressing, as both livelihoods and the physical integrity of the islands are threatened by sea level rise, floods and changes in rainfall patterns. Innovative solutions, such as climate passports are needed to enable people to migrate with dignity.
The UN SDG Action Campaign calls to SDG advocates, creators, influencers & stakeholders to co-design the 2019 Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development
The UN SDG Action Campaign launches its call to SDG advocates, creators, influencers & stakeholders to co-design the program of its annual Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development, taking place in Bonn, 2-4 May 2019.
Climate Alert: Much Effort Needed to Reach the Goals of Paris
Global CO2 emissions increased in 2017 after three years of stagnation. If this tendency continues global mean temperature will rise 3.2°C by 2100.
Stepped up Global Climate Action Can Close the Emissions Gap
Two key UNFCCC milestone publications released on Tuesday, The Talanoa Dialogue’s Synthesis Report and The Yearbook for Global Climate Action 2018, illustrate that global climate action can close the gap to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, but only if public and private sector actions are urgently stepped up.
High Level Forum on UNISPACE+50 and Space2030 Agenda Concluded
From 13 to 16 of November 2018, the “United Nations/Germany High Level Forum: The way forward after UNISPACE+50 and on Space2030” (HLF) was held at the UN Campus in Bonn. Fifty years after the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Use of Outer Space (UNISPACE) in 1968, UNISPACE+50, held in in June 2018, provided an opportunity for the international community to set the future course of global space cooperation for the benefit of human kind.
African States Make Long-term Commitment to Conserve Their Largest Carnivores
More than 30 countries met in Bonn from 5 to 8 November 2018 to establish the African Carnivore Initiative. The initiative constitutes the first Africa-wide commitment towards saving African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Leopard and Lion.
Habitat loss and fragmentation, prey depletion, retaliatory killing of carnivores by owners of livestock and increasing trade in lion specimens and live cheetah are the main reasons for these animals’ rapid decline across most of Africa.
UN-SPIDER: Experts Discuss Use of Big Space Data For Disaster Risk Reduction And Emergency Response in Africa
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER), is conducting an International Expert Meeting on 12 November at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany.