Tag Archives: Environment

Concluding First Week of Resumed Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Postpones Action on 4 Groups Seeking Special Consultative Status

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today deferred action on the applications of four entities seeking special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.

The Committee also postponed consideration of three organizations whose applications for …

International Cooperation to End Tax Crimes Crucial for Achieving Sustainable Growth Agenda, Speakers Say as Development Financing Forum Concludes

The global movement under way to stamp out international tax fraud was central to ending the booming illegal cross-border flow of money and capital obstructing realization of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Economic and Social …

With focus on natural disasters, UN risk reduction forum opens in Mexico

25 May 2017 &#150 Opening a major United Nations conference on risk reduction in Cancun, Mexico, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed cautioned that the world would not reach its development goals without tackling climate change and …

On Africa Day, UN chief says world must move from ‘managing crises to preventing them’

25 May 2017 &#150 ‘Africa Day’ 2017 comes at an important moment in the continent’s endeavours towards peace, inclusive economic growth and sustainable development United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, urging humanity to listen and …

Focus on agriculture is key to ensure that Belt and Road initiative promotes sustainable development

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Chinese Agriculture Minister Han Changfu with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

15 May 2017, Beijing – The Belt and Road initiative linking China and the Eurasia region can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

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