- 20 Mar 2014
United Nations, Forests are essential for the survival of people everywhere. They nurture us, inspire us and shelter us. They are also at the heart of sustainable development. In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March as the International Day of Forests to "celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests". A wide range of special events will be launched during the month of March, to celebrate the International Day of Forests 2014 -- My Forest | Our Future.
- 17 Mar 2014
'Our Little World' was awarded an Honorable Mention at the International Forests Short Film Festival.
- 21 Oct 2013
More than ten million Filipinos work abroad, sending home more than 20 billion US dollars a year. But as over three quarters of Filipinos do not have bank accounts, receiving these remittances from overseas workers has been difficult for their families. The cell phone provider Globe Telecom with support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, came up with an innovative system. GCash allows Filipinos instant access to the money sent to them from abroad. Source: UN TV.
- 10 Oct 2013
Success and sustainability in the next phase of global development depends on changing mindsets, approaches, and behavior. Building the future we want starts not only with Governments but ultimately with every one of us. To succeed will require governments, business, and people to embrace a new spirit of human solidarity, shared responsibility, and mutual benefit.
- 16 Sep 2013
The so-called resource curse can be turned into a resource blessing, when resources underground and under the sea are invested above ground into productive investments and the building of peaceful, inclusive societies where all citizens are assured the full benefits and value of these resources. Our shared responsibility is to ensure, that for Timor-Leste, the benefits of its natural resource wealth are directly harnessed to ensure dynamic and inclusive development.
- 16 Sep 2013
A regional ministerial conference of Asian and Pacific governments has issued a strong reaffirmation that gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights are indispensable to sustainable development, and must be a key part of the post-2015 development framework. Ministers and senior officials from 47 countries were among nearly 500 country delegates and civil society representatives attending the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) in Bangkok from 16-20 September. Learn more about the preparations and scope for the meeting in this video.
- 4 Sep 2013
Hear what the United Nations General Assembly President Vuk Jeremić thinks about improving connectivity in Eurasia, and the impact this can have on trade facilitation, education, reducing poverty, and humanitarian assistance.
- 27 May 2013
Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (APEF) 2013 is the first ministerial conference of its kind to bring together more than 50 member states from the Asia-Pacific region on energy. The Russian Federation is hosting APEF in Vladivostok from 27 to 30 May 2013. There will be a Senior Officials Meeting and a Ministerial Session, along with side events. Participants will include representatives from ESCAP member states and associate members, representatives from the UN-Energy Asia-Pacific network, research institutes and regional organizations, as well as members of civil society and the private sector.
- 29 Apr 2013
Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations delivers his remarks as well as remarks on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the opening of the ministerial segment of the 69th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
- 29 Apr 2013
Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific gives her opening address and policy statement during the opening of the ministerial segment of the 69th commission session.