Sustainable Development Goals

ConsenSys Ventures $50 Million Fund To Invent Tokens, Reshape Cryptocurrency

Investors around the world are scrambling to join the cryptocurrency boom sweeping the tech industry. Ethereum-based tokens are this season's hottest …

Bitcoin

Business Leaders: Sustainable Development Goals

Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga, EXOR Chairman and CEO John Elkann, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra, Abraaj Group Founder and CEO Arif Naqvi, and …

Business

Gates Foundation warns global health under threat as foreign aid wanes

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is issuing a stark warning: millions of people could die if foreign aid budgets are cut.<p>As the United Nations …

Public Health

Sustainable cities? Australia's building and planning rules stand in the way of getting there

Australia’s building and land-use policy settings fall well short of what’s needed to make meaningful progress toward creating sustainable cities.<p>You …

Sustainability

Cooling Comes In From The Cold At Climate Week NYC

Economic and social development and the environment have to live together; you can no longer have one at the expense of the other. Rather our aim has to be a world where everyone can live well and within the sustainable limits of our planet; cold sits at the nexus of this challenge.<p>Effective …

Sustainability

Priyanka Chopra presents the Leadership Award to Ria Sharma at UN Global Goals Awards

Actor Priyanka Chopra said that global leaders need to come together to create a better, brave and safe new world. The 35-year-old actor was speaking …

Celebrity News (India)

Bill Gates: Sorry about Control-Alt-Delete

Bill Gates is sorry that he made it so annoying to log in to your computer.<p>The billionaire Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) co-founder admitted Wednesday that the Control-Alt-Delete function used to start up Windows computers is an awkward maneuver.<p>"If I could make one small edit, I'd make that a single …

Technology

Why Bill and Melinda Gates are spending a lot of time in Washington

Bill and Melinda Gates want to keep foreign aid flowing from Washington. But with a president that believes in"America First," they're fighting an uphill battle.<p>That's led the billionaire Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) founder and his wife, who together lead the world's largest private charitable …

Philanthropy

The World Is Getting Safer, Healthier, and More Prosperous—Meet the Leaders Making It Happen

It might not always seem like it, but the world is a much better place than it was just a generation ago, and it’s improving every day.<p>Really, it’s true—Bill and Melinda Gates have the data to prove it. Last week their foundation released a report that looks at the progress the world has made on …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bringing the United Nations to the next generation

The assignment seemed simple enough. Each of us represented a country in negotiations, role-playing our way to consensus to solve real-world problems …

Human Rights

What Cannes Learned from This Year's Festival and What to Expect in 2018

Duncan Painter, CEO of Ascential, the parent company of the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, has been on a listening tour since the festival …

Advertising

‘Window of opportunity’ closing on non-communicable diseases, warns UN health agency

Millions around the globe are dying prematurely from diseases such as cancer or heart disease, the United Nations health agency warned, urging …

Public Health

New Tools To Fight Food Waste: Old School And One Compliments Of AI

For more than a decade, the food industry and shoppers have been lectured to, screamed at and pleaded with to reduce food waste; and for good reasons. The USDA estimates that here in the US food waste is between 30-40 percent of the food supply, which translated to approximately 133 billion pounds …

Recycling

Africa: President Trump At the UN - a Reaction

[IPS] United Nations -On September 18 and 19, US President Donald Trump addressed world leaders at the opening of the 72nd Session of the General …

Rights & Freedoms

World leaders really don't understand women, a new study presented at the UN finds

For years, late night host Jay Leno conducted impromptu interviews with random people on the street, asking simple trivia questions in hopes of …

Gender

170 Years of Lighting DC: How WGL Plans for a More Sustainable Future

<i>COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.</i> …

Energy

A Re Sebetseng: Building a cleaner and better Joburg together

If we are to turn Johannesburg as a whole into a city that works, we must start with ourselves. We must take ownership of our city. We will achieve …

Cities

Environmental protection: France proposes new omnibus global pact, but countries like India are wary

The draft agreement, to be released at the UN General Assembly this month, seemingly ignores developing nations’ needs for development and overcoming …

Climate

Hunger and Obesity Can Be Two Sides of the Same Coin

The takeaway from this year’s United Nations report on food security around the globe is bleak—after a decade of declining, hunger is up, with almost …

Obesity

There are an estimated 40 million slaves in the world. Where do they live and what do they do?

Slavery is not a thing of the past. A report released Tuesday by the U.N.-affiliated International Labor Office (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation estimates that there were 40.3 million people in some form of modern slavery around the world on any given day last year.<p>But by its very nature, the …

World News

The Field Report

Change starts here<p>Small farmers with a big message for the world<p><b>SCROLL DOWN TO LEARN MORE</b><p>Invest more in smallholder agriculture.<p>That's the message a …

Agriculture

French-led Global Pact for the Environment opportunity to strengthen momentum on climate action

<b>NEW YORK</b> (19 September 2017<i>) –</i> As climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental degradation continue to impact the wellbeing of millions …

Climate

10 Ways the U.N. has Protected LGBTQ Human Rights

The United Nations General Assembly convenes this week for its annual meeting. U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver his first speech …

Rights & Freedoms

Uganda: Presidents Call for Accelerated Action to End Child Marriage

Uganda's ambassador to the US, Mull Katende, receives President Yoweri Museveni at JF Kennedy Airport in New York.<p>New York — President Yoweri …

Africa

Africa: Confidence in UN's Global Goals Faltering Amid Slow Progress - Survey

New York — <i>Calls for greater urgency to push goals forward</i><p>Ambitious global goals aimed at ending poverty and inequality by 2030 are moving more slowly …

Climate

Another Set Of Lions For Award-Craving Adland

Cannes Lions parent Ascential has added a new set of awards for the 2018 edition of the Cannes Lions International Festival which will honor creative …

Advertising Industry

Regenerative Solutions for the Future of Humanity

Sustainability has been one of the most often used words when envisioning thriving, healthy societies of the future but sustainability will not help us now. If we had adopted sustainable practices 50 years ago on a global scale, then maybe it would be a different situation for us today. Sustaining …

Sustainability

5 Stories to Follow for UN Week

<b>1) Donald Trump’ Unpredictability Sets the Tone</b><p>Every UNGA has its sideshows. In past years, this has included things like Muammar Gaddafi’s rambling …

North Korea

Music legend Bob Weir to be appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

Music legend Bob Weir to be appointed United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador<p><b>Sep 17, 2017</b><p><b>Grateful Dead co-founder and</b> …

Climate

Reinventing the wheel

by Boaz Paldi, Engagement Manager, UNDP<p>Video: United Nations Foundation<p>People usually don’t like to reinvent the wheel. When they find something that …

Pete Cashmore