2016 SDG report launched

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UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon launched the 2016 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) report. The Six months into the official implementation of the SDGs, the report provides an overview of where the world stands at the start of their implementation, highlighting the most significant gaps and challenges. Bhutan became one of the earliest countries to start […]

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UN SG’s message for the World Youth Skills Day


Today’s world has the largest generation of youth in history. Their needs and potential are increasingly recognized in the international community. I am proud to have made youth issues a priority, including by appointing the first-ever Youth Envoy to serve as a liaison between the United Nations and the world’s young people. This elevation on […]

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UNSG’s message on the 2016 World Population Day


The international community has committed to a new sustainable development agenda built on the principles of equity and human rights. A central objective of the Sustainable Development Goals is to leave no one behind. Despite significant gains made in reducing poverty and improving opportunity and well-being for many people around the world, hundreds of millions […]

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UN SG’s message on the International Day of Cooperatives


Cooperative endeavour is about empowerment, inclusion and sustainability. It is designed to uphold the principles of equality and democratic participation. It embodies the principle of the Sustainable Development Goals that no-one should be left behind. Cooperatives play an important role in many societies. The United Nations estimates that one person in every six is either […]

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Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children


Making the right choices now can, and will, reverse this fate, the State of the World’s Children report says. Press Release, June 30: Based on current trends, 69 million children under five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children […]

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