Category Archives: Politics

Secretary-General Appoints New Sustainable Development Goals Advocates Committed to Raising Awareness, Inspiring Greater Ambition, Pushing for Faster Action

Peace, prosperity, people, planet and partnerships: the principles at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are also what drive the new class of SDG Advocates, appointed today by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

These 17 influential public figures …

Call to Action: Be the ‘Young Environmental Journalist’

The joint Swedish Environmental Protection Agency � UNDP Environmental Governance Programme (EGP) calls for 50 young volunteers to join the online campaign ‘Young Environmental Journalist’.

Online volunteers will help the EGP produce inspiring stories of change related to environmental and …

“The food is going”: Teachers stranded in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth barrelled into the province of Cabo Delgado last week, knocking out power at the School for Teachers of the Future, damaging 11 college buildings and cutting roads linking to the main city of Pemba.

Like thousands of people …

Activities of Secretary-General in China, 25-27 April

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Beijing from New York on the evening of Thursday, 25 April.

On Friday morning, he spoke at the opening ceremony of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

In his remarks, …

Activities of Secretary-General in China, 25-27 April

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Beijing from New York on the evening of Thursday, 25 April.

On Friday morning, he spoke at the opening ceremony of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

In his remarks, …

New Mozambique storm rips off roofs, brings lashing rain as aid response kicks in

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth swept into northern Mozambique on Thursday evening bringing heavy rain and winds in excess of 225 kilometres per hour (140 miles per hour) after lashing the Comoros islands, where it claimed at least three lives, UN agencies …