Daily Archives: May 16, 2017

With Technology Rapidly Transforming Society, Countries Need Delivery Models to Implement Development Goals, Speakers Say as Innovation Forum Concludes

Technology was transforming people’s realities, and the benefits of those advances were evident, speakers stressed today, as the Economic and Social Council concluded its two-day Science, Technology and Innovation Forum.

“Change is here to stay,” …

Deaths of 1.2M adolescents mostly preventable with improved health services – UN agency

16 May 2017 &#150 The deaths of more than 1.2 million adolescents every year &#8211 about 3,000 per day &#8211 could have been prevented with good health services, education and social support, the United Nations …

One in four children in North Africa, Middle East live in poverty – UNICEF study

16 May 2017 &#150 Poverty continues to impact the lives of Middle Eastern and Northern African children, according to new analysis from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which highlights that millions of …

Anaemic economic growth in some regions hampers progress on Global Goals, UN report finds

16 May 2017 &#150 Over the last six months, global economic progress has predictably picked up, but low-level growth in some regions has tempered efforts to meet globally agreed development goals, according to a new …

Kosovo Needs Leadership That Transcends Ethno-national Divisions, Special Representative Tells Security Council

The situation in Kosovo was “generally stable” although fluctuating tensions remained in the Balkans region, the senior United Nations official there told the Security Council today.

Zahir Tanin, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head …