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Inclusive and meaningful access to Internet key for strong COVID-19 recovery,...

New York, 17 November – Advancing digital inclusion and narrowing digital divides will build a strong recovery as the world strives to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, the 15th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) heard today as it concluded after a series of high-level roundtable discussions. With record participation of over 6,000 participants from 173 countries,…

Internet Governance Forum calls for bridging digital divides, harnessing the Internet...

Internet Governance Forum calls for bridging digital divides, harnessing the Internet to support human resilience and build solidarity amid COVID-19  9 November 2020 – Never before has the Internet proven to be such a vital lifeline in maintaining economic and social ties, as the world is battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The high-level segment of the…

UN campaign empowers kids to take climate action and protect the...

Press release UN campaign empowers kids to take climate action and protect the planet   Superheroes mobilize children under 12 to recycle, save water and energy New York, 6 November 2020 – Building on the growing momentum for climate action, the United Nations is broadening its engagement of global audiences. A new campaign will empower…

UN World Data Forum 2020: Over 10,000 data producers and...

(New York, 23 October)  — The first virtual meeting of the United Nations World Data Forum concluded with the launch of the data community’s response to COVID-19, stressing the increased demand for relevant, timely and trusted data and statistics as a critical part of building back a more equitable, sustainable and resilient future. The appeal…

Women’s job market participation stagnating at less than 50% for the...

                                                    Press Release   Women’s job market participation stagnating at less than 50% for the past 25 years, finds UN report  No country has achieved gender equality, and violence against women and girls remains rampant globally   New York, 20 October – Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure…

Annual day to mark fight against poverty takes on new significance...

                                                                                                                                PRESS RELEASE   Annual day to mark fight against poverty takes on new significance as COVID-19 pushes millions into destitution As many as 100 million people could slip into poverty this year   New York, 16 October—Prospects for fully eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 now appear highly unlikely, even under the most optimistic scenarios,…

Voices of Food Systems Live: 24-Hour Global Relay Conversation

MEDIA ADVISORY Voices of Food Systems Live: 24-Hour Global Relay Conversation   WHAT: A 24-hour global relay conversation on World Food Day to launch the UN Food Systems Summit engagement process for the coming year. The marathon virtual conversation will bring together celebrity chefs, indigenous peoples, CEOs, youth activists, celebrities, small farmers, heads of state, and…

At UN high-level meeting, world leaders reignite the vision of the...

Press Release Leaders make concrete commitments to accelerate the realization of gender equality as COVID-19 threatens to take a toll on gains made in the last few decades.  (New York, 2 October) — More than 100 countries committed yesterday to concrete actions that would advance gender equality for women and girls everywhere at a virtual high-level…

Historic UN Summit on Biodiversity sets stage for a global movement...

PRESS RELEASE   New York, 30 September—Recognizing that the continued deterioration and degradation of the world’s natural ecosystems were having major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of people everywhere, world leaders called for increased resolve to protect biodiversity at the UN today. A record number of countries – nearly 150 countries and 72 Heads…

Leading advocates for transforming global food systems named ahead of milestone...

Youth, women and indigenous peoples’ leaders are among those to join a network of Food Systems Champions, who will drive forward progress towards the UN Food Systems Summit. 30 September, Rome – A set of Food Systems Champions, representing the diversity of society, have been announced today to help identify and rally communities around the…

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