Entries by Bruno - WFO

Less than half of countries have achieved gender parity in education

Paris, 12 October—A new Gender Report compiled by UNESCO’s EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR) for International Day of the Girl Child, shows that fewer than half of countries – of which none in sub-Saharan Africa –  have achieved the goal of gender parity in both primary and secondary education, even though all were supposed to achieve it […]

Solutions Summit reflections by Megan Smith, United States Chief Technology Officer

On the evening of 27 September 2015, the Solutions Summit at UN Headquarters turned attention toward breakthrough solutions for achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals, immediately following the conclusion of the UN Sustainable Development Summit. The White House has just published an inspiring article about the Solutions Summit by Megan Smith, United States Chief Technology […]

World report on ageing and health

Comprehensive public health action on population ageing is urgently needed. This will require fundamental shifts, not just in the things we do, but in how we think about ageing itself. The new World report on ageing and health outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. Making these […]

Historic New Sustainable Development Agenda Unanimously Adopted by 193 UN Members

On 25 September, a bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future was unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at the start of a three-day Summit on Sustainable Development. The historic adoption of the new Sustainable Development Agenda, with 17 global goals at its […]

Business leaders pledge investments worth millions to boost gender equality – UN

26 September 2015 – Top global companies and foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Unilever, are committing millions of dollars to promote gender equality as they gather at a United Nations event in New York. Commitments made at the Business and Philanthropy Leader’s Forum, hosted by the UN entity dedicated to gender […]

UN adopts new Global Goals, charting sustainable development for people and planet by 2030

25 September 2015 – The 193-Member United Nations General Assembly today formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world. “The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. It […]

Head of UN economic and social forum says women’s rights will be enhanced by new sustainability goals

22 September 2015 – Addressing today a high-level gathering at United Nations Headquarters, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) declared that the empowerment of women and the full realization of their human rights are essential for achieving sustainable development and for building peaceful, just and inclusive societies. “Women and girls should […]