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  • UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group proposes sustainable development goals 22 July 2014, 09:14 AM The UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals forwarded to the Assembly its proposal for a set of Goals that consider economic, social and environmental dimensions to improve people’s lives and protect the planet for future generations at the conclusion of the Group’s thirteenth and final session at UN Headquarters on Saturday, 19 July. The proposal contains 17 goals with 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues, including ending poverty and hunger, improving health…Read more ›
  • Empowering youth for sustainable islands 21 July 2014, 02:16 PM With less than two months until the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa on 1-4 September, Conference Secretary-General Wu Hongbo is gathering youth representatives from small island nations for a Google+ Hangout on 24 July at 3:30 pm EDT taking aim at the topic of ‘Samoa 2014: Empowering Youth for Sustainable Islands’.  Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have large youth populations. In 2014, about 27.4 per cent of the inhabitants of these nations were under the age…Read more ›
  • 2015 ‘Water for Life’ UN-Water Award invites nominations 14 July 2014, 10:18 AM The ‘Water for Life’ UN-Water Best Practices Award is now accepting nominations for its 5th edition. The theme is ‘Water and Sustainable Development’, which mirrors that of World Water Day 2015. Applications will be accepted from 4 July to 15 September 2014. This year’s award will represent the culmination of the ‘Water for Life’ Decade (2005-2015). Winners will be awarded at a special UN World Water Day ceremony on 22 March 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York in two categories: ‘Best…Read more ›
  • World’s population increasingly urban with more than half living in urban areas 10 July 2014, 08:53 AM Today, 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050. Projections show that urbanization combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban populations by 2050, with close to 90 percent of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa, according to a new United Nations report launched today. The 2014 revision of the World Urbanization Prospects by…Read more ›
  • UN Millennium Goals ‘scorecard’ spotlights successes, gaps and path towards ‘the future we want’ 07 July 2014, 01:12 PM With the 2015 deadline for achieving the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) less that 550 days away, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today launched the final push towards the United Nations targets – many of which have been met or are within reach – and urged a strong, ambitious successor blueprint “that will leave no one behind.” Presenting to Member States a major new report which he called the most up-to-date “global scorecard” on efforts to achieve the eight mostly anti-poverty Goals…Read more ›
  • UN Staff Devote 67 Minutes on Mandela Day UN Staff Devote 67 Minutes on Mandela Day Every year on Mandela Day, people around the world are encouraged to devote 67 minutes to helping others -- at United Nations Headquarters, UN staff members got their hands dirty, caring for New York City trees. Story by Alexandra King
  • La lucha contra el comercio de esclavos en Italia La lucha contra el comercio de esclavos en Italia United Nations- La trata es uno de los negocios más lucrativos del mundo, que genera miles de millones de dólares al tiempo que destruye millones de vidas, ya que comercia con la materia prima más preciada, la de los seres humanos, muchos de los cuáles terminan como esclavos del sexo. Una mujer está dedicada a acabar con el negocio de la esclavitud moderna, como ella lo define.
  • Ban Ki-moon, video message at the 20th International AIDS Conference Ban Ki-moon, video message at the 20th International AIDS Conference UN Secretary-General’s video message at the International AIDS Conference, the world’s largest gathering of HIV researchers, policymakers, activists and people living with HIV. AIDS 2014 will be held in Melbourne, Australia, from July 20-25
  • Italy: Breaking The Slave Trade Italy: Breaking The Slave Trade It’s one of the most lucrative businesses in the world, generating billions of dollars while destroying millions of lives. It trades in the most precious commodity -- human beings -- many of whom end up as sex slaves. One woman is dedicated to stopping human trafficking or, as she calls it, modern day slavery.
  • ITALIE: EN FINIR AVEC LA TRAITE DES ESCLAVES ITALIE: EN FINIR AVEC LA TRAITE DES ESCLAVES C’est l’un des marchés les plus lucratifs au monde, générant des milliards de dollars tout en détruisant des millions de vies. Il opère sur le bien le plus précieux, les êtres humains, dont beaucoup deviennent des esclaves sexuels. Une femme se consacre à l’éradication de la traite des personnes ou, comme elle l’appelle, l’esclavage moderne.
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