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01 Nov 2018 description

Majority of the world’s cities highly exposed to disasters, UN DESA warns on World Cities Day

30 October 2018, New York

Close to three in five cities worldwide with at least 500,000 inhabitants are at high risk of a natural disaster, cautions UN DESA in its latest data booklet, The World’s Cities in 2018. Collectively, these cities are home to 1.4 billion people or around one third of the world’s urban population.

09 Oct 2018 description
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UN Report: Frontier technologies have huge potential to drive prosperity and protect planet, but only if properly managed

World Economic and Social Survey 2018 finds that leading edge technologies from artificial intelligence to zero emission electric vehicles can be a double-edged sword for developing countries

19 Sep 2018 description

Los niños que viven en los países con mayores tasas de mortalidad tienen hasta 60 veces más probabilidades de morir en los primeros cinco años de vida que los de los países donde la mortalidad es menor, según un informe.

18 de septiembre de 2018 Comunicado de prensa NUEVA YORK/GINEBRA/WASHINGTON D.C.

19 Sep 2018 description

Les enfants vivant dans les pays enregistrant les taux de mortalité les plus élevés ont 60 fois plus de risques de mourir au cours des cinq premières années de leur vie que les enfants des pays enregistrant les taux de mortalité les plus faibles.

18 Sep 2018 description
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A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world – UN report

Children from the highest mortality countries are up to 60 times more likely to die in the first five years of life than those from the lowest mortality countries, report also says.

01 Aug 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Geospatial information provides the integrative platform for all digital data that has a location dimension to it. All countries and all sectors need geospatial information for national development and decision-making. This document provides an Integrated Geospatial Information Framework to guide countries in the development and management of their geospatial information resources.

20 Jun 2018 description

A fast-changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and rapid urbanization are challenging countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UN report launched in New York today.

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 found that conflict and climate change were major contributing factors leading to growing numbers of people facing hunger and forced displacement, as well as curtailing progress towards universal access to basic water and sanitation services.

29 Apr 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide, Catholic Relief Services, American Refugee Committee International, Africare, United Nations Population Fund, UN Office of the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict, World Health Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Volunteers, Italian Red Cross, UNOPS, Tearfund, UN Observer Mission in Georgia, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, CARE, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UN Department of Public Information, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, Caritas, Pact, UN Department of Political Affairs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Human Settlements Program, Mercy Corps, UN Children's Fund, Médecins du Monde, Lutheran World Relief, International Rescue Committee, Operation USA, International Medical Corps, Relief International, UN Mission in Sudan, UN Interim Force in Lebanon, Refugees International, UN Department of Safety and Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Action by Churches Together International, HelpAge International, Save the Children, Plan International, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Médecins Sans Frontières, UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, Women's Refugee Commission, ChildFund International, UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, World Renew, Monaco Red Cross, UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.

We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.

14 Mar 2018 description

12 World Leaders Issue Clarion Call for Accelerated Action on Water

A Fundamental Shift is Needed to Avert Devastating Consequences, Says High Level Panel on Water

19 Oct 2017 description

Au rythme actuel, entre 2017 et 2030, 30 millions de nouveau-nés mourront dans les 28 premiers jours de leur vie.
 
NEW YORK/GENÈVE/WASHINGTON DC, le 19 octobre 2017 – Chaque jour en 2016, 15 000 enfants sont morts avant d’avoir atteint leur cinquième anniversaire, dont 46 % au cours des 28 premiers jours de leur vie, soit 7 000 nouveau-nés, selon un nouveau rapport des Nations Unies.
 

19 Oct 2017 description

7,000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality, new report says

At current trends, 30 million newborns will die within first 28 days of life between 2017 and 2030

NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON DC, 19 October 2017 – Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46 per cent of them – or 7,000 babies – died in the first 28 days of life, according to a new UN report.

17 Jul 2017 description

Prólogo

Al adoptar la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible, los líderes del mundo resolvieron liberar a la humanidad de la pobreza, asegurar un planeta sano para las generaciones futuras y construir sociedades pacíficas e inclusivas como cimiento para garantizar vidas dignas para todos.

17 Jul 2017 description

Avant-propos

En adoptant le Programme 2030 pour le développement durable, les dirigeants du monde ont décidé d'affranchir l’humanité de la pauvreté, d'assurer la bonne santé de la planète pour les générations futures, et de construire des sociétés pacifiques, ouvertes à tous pour permettre à chacun de vivre dans la dignité.

17 Jul 2017 description

UN report urges accelerated efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

17 July 2017 – If the world is to eradicate poverty, address climate change and build peaceful, inclusive societies for all by 2030, greater efforts are needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a United Nations report presented today by Secretary-General António Guterres.

03 Oct 2016 description

New UN report: Inequalities cause and exacerbate climate impacts on poor and vulnerable people

Climate adaptation and resilience are vital for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

New York, 3 October – Evidence is increasing that climate change is taking the largest toll on poor and vulnerable people, and these impacts are largely caused by inequalities that increase the risks from climate hazards, according to a new report launched by the United Nations today.

19 Jul 2016 description

Overview

This inaugural report on the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a first accounting of where the world stands at the start of our collective journey to 2030. The report analyses selected indicators from the global indicator frame- work for which data are available as examples to highlight some critical gaps and challenges. The list of SDG indicators agreed upon by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2016 will be subject to refinements and improvements as methods and data availability improve.

12 Jan 2016 description
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Trends in International Migrant Stock: The 2015 revision - English version
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UN DPI Factsheet - English version
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Migration Population Facts - English version
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Integrating migration into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
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International Migration 2015 Wall Chart - English version

244 million international migrants living abroad worldwide, new UN statistics reveal

The number of international migrants has grown faster than the world’s population

New York, 12 January 2016 -- The number of international migrants -- persons living in a country other than where they were born -- reached 244 million in 2015 for the world as a whole, a 41 per cent increase compared to 2000, according to new data presented by the United Nations today. This figure includes almost 20 million refugees.

09 Sep 2015 description

Child mortality rates plunge by more than half since 1990 but global MDG target missed by wide margin

16,000 children under 5 years old die each day

NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON, 9 September 2015 – Child mortality rates have plummeted to less than half of what they were in 1990, according to a new report released today. Under-five deaths have dropped from 12.7 million per year in 1990 to 5.9 million in 2015. This is the first year the figure has gone below the 6 million mark.

30 Jul 2015 description
Press Release

World population projected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050 with most growth in developing regions, especially Africa - says UN

India expected to become the largest country in population size, surpassing China around 2022, while Nigeria could surpass the United States by 2050