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World Day to Combat Desertification

Secretary-General's Message for 2016 “Protect Earth. Restore land. Engage people” Desertification, land degradation, drought and climate change are interconnected.  As a result of land degradation and climate change, the severity and frequency of droughts have been increasing, along with floods and extreme temperatures.  More than 50 per cent of agricultural land is

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COP22 Summit Edition – now live!

MARRAKECH ACTION PROCLAMATION FOR OUR CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT We, Heads of State, Government, and Delegations, gathered in Marrakech, on African soil, for the High-Level Segment of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the 12th Session of the Conference

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Meeting the world’s infrastructure requires huge investments

Around the world, fulfilling basic human needs such as access to water, sanitation or electricity means having the infrastructure required to do so. The investment necessary to build or upgrade existing infrastructure seems overwhelming, but the G20 is working to meet the challenge, with the help of private investors. Tackling global

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UN adviser calls for new mobile-industry partnership to achieve sustainable development

UN Special Adviser David Nabarro (on screen) promoted the Sustainable Development Goals at the World Mobile Summit in Barcelona. UN Photo/Anoush Tatevossian 23 February 2016 – The United Nations adviser on the new 15-year development agenda has urged the mobile industry to work together and develop policy frameworks and technical standards

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World of business must play part in achieving new Sustainable Development Goals – UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon participates in a Global Compact event on UN-Business Collaboration in Davos, Switzerland. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 20 January 2016 – Speaking at the Global Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the world’s business community to play its full role in helping to

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