Category: United Nations

Solar energy system impacts environment

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According to the U.S. Department of Energy, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) account for more than 80% of the nation’s greenhouse gases. By using the solar energy system, the following will be significantly achieved: Continue reading “Solar energy system impacts environment”

Xiamen Airlines supports UN sustainable development agenda

xiamen_airlinesNew York, NY – China’s Xiamen Airlines recently committed to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. This was made evident through the agreement signed at the UN headquarters by Ms. Gallach and the President and Chief Executive Officer Zhao Dong of Xiamen Airlines.

The airline plans to paint the exterior of one of its aircraft in a special livery in an effort to create more awareness about the Goals, a first for the airlines industry. This underscores the airlines’ commitment to support the new development agenda. Continue reading “Xiamen Airlines supports UN sustainable development agenda”

Smurfs team up with UN creates a happier, more peaceful and equitable world

smurfs-un-main-campaign-horizontalNew York, NY – The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to make the world happier, more peaceful, equitable and healthy with a campaign launched recently by the United Nations, UNICEF, and the United Nations Foundation.

The “Small Smurfs Big Goals” campaign is designed to encourage everyone to learn about and support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which were agreed on by all 193 member countries of the United Nations in 2015. A Public Service Announcement video will be used to inspire viewers around the world to champion the Goals, which include ending extreme poverty, protecting the planet and giving everyone the chance to enjoy peace and prosperity. Continue reading “Smurfs team up with UN creates a happier, more peaceful and equitable world”

UN upholds Sustainable Development Goals

un-sustainable-goalsThe 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which was adopted by world leaders last September 2015 during the historic UN Summit is still into a force.  Over the next thirteen years, with these Goals that universally apply to all, countries continue to mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

The SDGs, also known as Global Goals, build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The current Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. Continue reading “UN upholds Sustainable Development Goals”