Archive for 'UN'

Eradicating poverty and transforming economies through sustainable development »

The UN High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda has presented an ambitious plan to eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development after the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015.

Think.Eat.Save: the food that goes uneaten »

The international Think.Eat.Save campaign aims to support the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge and galvanize widespread global, regional and national action to reduce food waste.

UN Human Development Report 2013: The Rise of the South »

The United Nations Development Programme's 21st Human Development Report, The Rise of the South, explores growth in the leading economies of the global south, its impact and what it means for the future.

World Water Day 2013: highlighting water cooperation »

Every 22 March, World Water Day focuses attention on the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water.

Outcomes from Doha »

The 2012 UN Climate Change Conference agreed a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, a timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015, and a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change.

Calls for action at Doha »

At the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha the conference President called for global action, while UK Secretary of State Edward Davey will look for progress on the global deal agreed in Durban.

Towards Doha 2012 »

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey has set out the Government's position in the lead-up to the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, stressing the risks and opportunities of climate change.

Green Climate Fund gets to work »

The Board of the Green Climate Fund has held its first and second meetings, taking a number of decisions that will lay the foundations for the operation of the Fund, including selecting the country that will host the new fund.

Sustainable Energy for All »

Introducing the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, recently launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to make sustainable energy for all a reality over the next two decades.

Video reflections on Sustainable Energy for All »

To accompany our introductory article on the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, members of the High-Level Group and Technical Group offer reflections on the initiative's aims and approach.