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International Get In Touch With Environment Action– Food Obstacle

The goal of ActNow is to educate and encourage individual behavioral change, mainly by adjusting consumption patterns. The decisions we make in our daily lives affect our planet. By changing our habits and routines, and making choices that have less harmful effects on the environment, we have the power to confront the climate challenge. Food…

Let’s Speak about Environment Migrants, Not Environment Refugees

“At first, we woke up to the sound of the wind and right after that the water came streaming into our house. We only managed to grab our children and run away to an area which lies on higher ground,” explains Rafael Domingo, a father of four in Mozambique, where Cyclone Idai left more than…

‘Bike Kingdom’ rebounds, as China looks for services to deal with...

China was once considered to be the "Kingdom of the Bicycle,” with bikes dominating city streets across the country, but over the past four decades, China’s dramatic economic prosperity and urbanization has seen many people move to motor vehicles as their primary means of transport, contributing to a marked deterioration in air quality.  In Hangzhou, a city in eastern China…

I wished to add to safeguarding the world’s most susceptible

By Lea Angela Biason and Claire Errington Phyllis Osei, UN Police advisor, speaks during the Women Peace Forum held in Kismaayo, Somalia on 25 July 2018. The forum was organised by the Somali National Women Association (SNWA) and supported by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).Last year, Superintendent of Police Phyllis Osei from Ghana — serving…

Secretary-General Appoints New Sustainable Advancement Goals Supporters

Thursday, May 9 | 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 António Guterres. These 17 influential public figures are committed to raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition, and pushing for faster…

4 Takeaways From the International Celebration of Action

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Global Festival of Action wrapped up on the weekend, completing three days of inspirational exchanges, learning and co-creation by over 1,700 participants from over 150 countries, once again organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign. From  2 to 4 May, this year’s Festival – the largest ever – brought together…

UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decrease ‘Unprecedented’; Types Termination Rates ‘Speeding Up’

PARIS, 6 May – Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved…

SDGs engagement reaches brand-new heights at biggest ever International Celebration of...

2 May, 2019 | The global community gathered at the opening of the SDG Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany, today to reiterate its commitment to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals. Organized by the United Nations SDG Action Campaign, the Festival stressed the need for advocacy, citizen engagement, behaviour change and political…

Cleaning up the river Nile|Stories from the Field

In this edition of Stories from the Field, we look at how the organization VeryNile develops eco-friendly solutions to remove trash from the river Nile. The post Cleaning the river Nile | Stories from the Field appeared first on United Nations Sustainable Development.

Youth activists making a distinction|Stories from the Field

Today, there are 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10-24 and close to 90 percent of them live in developing countries. These numbers are expected to grow—1.9 billion young people are projected to turn 15 between 2015 and 2030. It’s more important than ever that young people mobilize to realize the change they want in the word.…

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