The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the New Urban Agenda together provide a roadmap for a more sustainable and resilient world. How our cities develop will have significant implications for realizing the future we want.
Cybersecurity and Fake News to Dominate List of Concerns at
Internet Governance Forum
12-14 November Paris, France
Facing growing concerns that the Internet is being used as a vehicle to sow division and discord around the world, more than 3,000 representatives from governments, the private sector, technology, and civil society will gather in Paris 12-14 November, 2018 at the annual Internet Governance Forum, to look at a range of actions that can be taken to ensure an “Internet of Trust.”
Twenty-five years ago, the world commemorated the first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Since then, nearly 1 billion people have escaped poverty, thanks to political leadership, inclusive economic development and international cooperation.
By José Graziano da Silva
Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Just three years ago, in September 2015, all United Nations Member States approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The eradication of hunger and all forms of malnutrition (Sustainable Development Goal number 2) was defined by world leaders as a cardinal objective of the Agenda, a sine qua non condition for a safer, fairer and more peaceful world.
In our world of plenty, one person in nine does not have enough to eat.
About 820 million people still suffer from hunger.
Most of them are women.
This year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction falls shortly after a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia showed yet again the urgency of resilience and risk-awareness.
Disasters have a steep human cost.
Millions of people are displaced every year, losing their homes and jobs because of extreme weather events and earthquakes.
Health encompasses both physical and mental well-being.Yet for too long, mental health has been mostly an afterthought, despite its overwhelming impacts on communities and young people, everywhere.This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses on young people.One in five Continue reading →
“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” These words written by Thomas Jefferson in 1786, when he was fighting for the independence of his country, have a universal scope that transcends the historical moment of the foundation of the United States of America. Any State under the rule of law that respects individual freedoms, and particularly the freedoms of opinion, conscience and expression, relies on a free, independent press that is safe from censorship or coercion.