When Mohammed Ahmed left Sudan in search of better life, he couldn’t have imagined that he would find financial security back home. But, some four years later, he now runs a thriving business, thanks to an innovative scheme involving the UN migration agency (IOM), based on the use of mobile money.
In a briefing to the Security Council on Thursday, Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the value of cooperation between the UN and the 10-member regional bloc, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Six young women from Namibia are on the path to a career in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), with the support of the UN office in the country.
The top UN official in Libya on Thursday expressed his “deep anger and disappointment” over intensifying conflict in Libya despite a high-level summit held in the German capital of Berlin earlier this month, that set out measures to de-escalate fighting and put the divided country back on a path towards peace.
Amidst ongoing anti-government protests, rising casualties and the likelihood of further demonstrations, the top UN official in Iraq on Thursday, urged politicians to break the political deadlock, and “press ahead with substantial reforms”.
When it comes to dealing with armed conflict, the eyes of the world often turn to the UN Security Council and members’ attempts, with varying degrees of success, to resolve or prevent bloodshed.
Six youth leaders from around the world were at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday to share their ambitious visions for a future where international cooperation is prioritized and everyone’s voice is heard.
The President of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday encouraged Member States to support a new panel that has been set up to help make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality, by 2030.
India: Climate emergency message resonates at world’s largest literature festival – UN News special report from Jaipur
Against the backdrop of India’s famed “pink city” of Jaipur, the world’s largest literature festival hosted the UN’s top representative in the country on Monday, who told audience members attending a special session on the climate emergency, that the Organization is working flat out to slow the pace of damaging climate change.
Partnering for transformation towards a low-carbon climate resilient and prosperous Africa: Managing Climate Risks, Seizing Transformation Opportunities
The world is in a climate emergency. 2020 is a key year in which the international community must complete the unfinished tasks from 2019 at a government level and mobilize far more action from non-State actors.
Preparations are underway for Africa Climate Week 2020, which will be convened in Kampala, Uganda, 9-13 March 2020. The overview programme and further details have been published today.
At the UN Climate Conference, COP 25, in Madrid last December, countries took steps to accelerate a more gender-responsive approach to climate action by adopting a comprehensive enhanced Lima Work Programme on Gender (LWPG) and Gender Action Plan (GAP) which lays out the actions countries and the international community at large can and will take to achieve this goal.
The network of institutions created during the last 25 years and the growth of adaptation-related initiatives under the UN climate change process has helped stimulate significant on-the-ground action to build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change around the globe.
The world is “doomed” in the face of climate change unless major industrial nations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday.
The German Football Association (DFB), governing body of football in Germany and founding member of both FIFA and UEFA, is the first national football association and the 100th sports organization to join the Sports for Climate Action Framework.
Nigel Topping has today been appointed by the UK Government as its High Level Climate Action Champion ahead of UN climate talks, COP26.
French Lille Olympique Sporting Club (LOSC) announced yesterday that it’s joining the UN Climate Change’s Climate Neutral Now initiative. In so doing, the first-division football club acknowledged its social and environmental responsibility by pledging to go climate neutral in line with the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
Today, the International Day of Education, is an opportunity to reflect on the central and critical role of education in the international response to climate change.
The Kyoto Protocol was adopted on 11 December 1997. Owing to a complex ratification process, it entered into force on 16 February 2005. Currently, there are 192 Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.
In an address to the European Economic and Social Committee today, UN Climate Change Deputy Executive Secretary Ovais Sarmad called 2020 «a critical year for addressing climate change.»
Today in Davos, the Church of England’s three National Investing Bodies (NIBS) representing over £12 billion in assets under management, have joined the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. Now 18-strong, the new membership has collective assets under management of over US$4.3 trillion.
The travel and tourism sector, with its significant economic and social benefits, has no choice but to transform to survive and thrive in the face of climate change, said UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa at COP25 to industry representatives.