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Eradicating poverty and transforming economies through sustainable development »

The UN High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda has presented an ambitious plan to eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development after the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015.

Sustainable Energy for All »

Introducing the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, recently launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to make sustainable energy for all a reality over the next two decades.

Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing »

The UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability's final report, Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, makes 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and mainstream it into economic policy.

7 Billion Actions: a global movement for all humanity »

On World Population Day 2011 the United Nations Population Fund has launched the 7 Billion Actions campaign, “a global movement for all humanity”, showcasing the stories of individuals and organisations making a difference.

Measuring and addressing gender inequality »

On International Women’s Day, the United Nations Development Programme highlights the findings of the Gender Inequality Index, while UN Women aims to accelerate the realisation of women's rights and equality.

UN climate change talks get underway in Cancun »

As the 16th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change gets underway in Mexico, UK Climate Change and Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has expressed his intention to ensure progress.

Sustainable development top UN priority for 2010 »

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon names sustainable development as the first of the UN’s seven key priorities in 2010. A focus on sustainable development would enable progress to achieve the Millenium Development Goals for 2015.