Category Archives: Sustainable Development Goals-SDG’s

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD CITIES DAY 2016

NEW YORK, October 31 2016-Cities are increasingly the home of humanity. They are central to climate action, global prosperity, peace and human rights. More than half of all people live in cities and human settlements, and that proportion is projected to grow to two thirds by 2050. Continue reading

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR ERADICATION OF POVERTY 2016

NEW YORK, October 17 2016-We are approaching the end of the first year of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  With its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda is a universal vision for peace, prosperity and dignity for all people on a healthy planet.  Achieving this objective is inconceivable without fulfilling the mandate of SDG 1 to end poverty in all its forms.

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION 2016

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NEW YORK, October 13 2016-Last year, Governments adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and embedded its objectives in the 2030 Development Agenda.  Today, we launch the “Sendai Seven Campaign: Seven Targets, Seven Years”, which highlights how we can all contribute to reducing disaster losses.  This year’s target is reducing loss of life.

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