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As ocean health continues to degrade, nations kick-off preparations to scale...

31 January 2020 – Ministers and representatives from civil society organizations, the business community, intergovernmental and United Nations agencies will gather in New York in early February to kick-off preparations for the Ocean Conference, slated to take place from 2 to 6 June in Lisbon, Portugal. The Preparatory Meeting of the Ocean Conference, co-chaired by…

In the middle of getting worse environment crisis, UN Secretary-General sets...

Report on 2019 Climate Action Summit cites need for major emitters to step up, urgency of no new coal, and jobs and a just transition, among other key priorities Madrid, 1 December—With the latest data showing global warming-causing emissions still on the rise, UN Secretary-General António Guterres today set out ten priority areas where much…

“POLICE25 Should Modification the Course of Environment Action and Aspiration”– Top-level...

UN Climate Change News, 10 December 2019 - The High-Level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 (to 13 December) kicked off today, with urgent reminders that the international community is running out of time to effectively tackle the climate crisis and must change course and step up ambition in order to prevent the…

POLICE25 Begins with Calls to Make Severe Development on Environment Action

2 December 2019  – The UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid (to 13 December) kicked off today, with urgent calls to make serious progress on climate action over the next two weeks. Speaking at the opening ceremony, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that with climate change impacts becoming ever more dangerous and apparent, COP25…

Web Governance Online forum: We need to act now to deal...

Berlin, Germany, 29 November – Global efforts need to be stepped up to address an increase in cross-border cyberattacks, hate speech and security breaches, according to the more than 6,000 delegates that took part in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that concluded today in Berlin. The five-day multi-stakeholder forum saw agreement that there was urgency…

In the face of increasing digital divides and cyberattacks, UN Chief...

26 November 2019 – Calling for collective responsibility to face the challenges of nefarious use of digital technology, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told  the fourteenth Internet Governance Forum in Berlin, Germany, that the growing frequency and severity of cyber-attacks are undermining trust and encouraging States to adopt offensive postures for the hostile use of…

30 Company Titans Join UN Push to Scale Up Economic Sector...

PRESS RELEASE  António Guterres calls on key business leaders to step up to the challenge of financing the SDGs  UNITED NATIONS, 16 October 2019 – The UN announced today that 30 influential leaders from the corporate world will work together over the next two years in a bid to free up trillions of dollars from…

Federal governments dedicate to shared environment action through Least Established Countries...

$160 million pledged for GEF-managed fund that helps poorest countries prepare for climate change NEW YORK – September 26, 2019 – Citing an urgent need to fortify global defenses against climate change, six donor countries have renewed their funding commitment to the world’s poorest countries through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), managed by the…

Little island establishing States, on the cutting edge of environment and...

More durable partnerships between island nations and wealthier countries can help achieve the SAMOA Pathway New York, 27 September—Progress toward sustainable development in small island developing States will require a major increase in urgent investment, according to world leaders who gathered at the United Nations today for the High-level Midterm Review of the Small Island…

To deal with aggravating environment crisis and little development on sustainable...

New York, 26 September – Facing the increasing impacts of climate change and a chronic and global underfunding of efforts to scale up action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), world leaders from governments and the private sector are set to announce new plans and financing initiatives at the UN High-Level Dialogue on Financing…

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