Did you know that more than 80% of all wastewater goes back to our environment without being treated? That leads to around 842,000 deaths each year due to unsafe water and poor sanitation. See why that is: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Today is #WorldWaterDay! Take a moment to think about how often we use water in our daily lives and what water means to you.
Did you hug a tree today? Trees help billions of people get through their daily lives. Celebrate #IntlForestDay today by learning more on what forests do for you. Read this: [ Bit.ly Link ] #GlobalGoals
Did you know that the UN provides special trade, aid and other benefits for the world’s least developed countries (LDCs)? For example, as an LDC, Cambodia can export its clothing and textiles without duties and quotas to the European Union.

The UN Committee for Development Policy (CDP), an expert advisory body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is responsible for...
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From the International Day of Forests, we are live with Latha Swamy, Senior Advisor in Planetary Health to Ernesto Zedillo at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, and UN Ambassador for Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO). Latha Swamy’s research explores the linkages between tropical resources, health systems, gender equity, food justice, poverty, and...
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We are live on the International Day of Forests with Minoru Takada, Team Leader of Sustainable Energy at the Division for Sustainable Development at UN DESA. Dr. Takada supports the Division's efforts in promoting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a focus on Sustainable Development Goal 7 on Energy. We are looking forward hear his insights on forests and...
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We are live with Michael Wolcott from the ECOSOC chamber at UN Headquarters in New York, where the celebration on the International Day of Forests has just concluded. Mr. Wolcott is the Regents Professor and Associate Vice President for Research within the Office of Clean Tech at Washington State University. We are excited to hear his thoughts on today’s theme: forests and energy @WSU_Research
Forests cover 30% of the Earth’s land, but 3MN hectares are still lost/year. Protect, restore & plant more! Celebrate the International Day of Forests on 21 March by supporting the UN’s Global Forest target of increasing our world’s forests by 3% by 2030! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Least developed countries (LDCs) face massive constraints to poverty eradication and sustainable development. One of the biggest is a lack of productive capacity, which hampers the task of economic transformation. At the same time, a number of former and current LDCs have been able to graduate from the category or to make at least significant progress towards graduation. Most previous analyses...
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Discover 17 ways that you can make the world a happier place in 2017! #SmallSmurfsBigGoals #SDGs #GlobalGoals
Did you know that it was the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) that put into practice the idea that developed countries should contribute 0.7% of their GDP in aid to poorer nations? Learn more about the Committee and its work in our new video: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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The Committee for Development Policy, an expert advisory body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), will from March 20-24 hold its 19th...

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Trees are Nature’s air conditioners! Did you know that a young healthy tree cools just like 10 room-size air conditioners running 20 hours a day? #IntlForestDay #GlobalGoals

Celebrate the International Day of Forests on 21 March by taking a moment to enjoy the cool shade of a tree! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Our ocean covers three quarters of the Earth’s surface, contains 97 per cent of the Earth’s water, and represent 99 per cent of the living space on the planet by volume. But as much as 40 per cent of the world’s ocean is heavily affected by human activities, including pollution, depleted fisheries, and loss of coastal habitats. All efforts are needed to #SaveOurOcean!

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Forests cover 30% of the Earth’s land, but 3MN hectares are still lost/year. Protect, restore & plant more!

Celebrate the International Day of Forests on 21 March by supporting the UN’s Global Forest target of increasing our world’s forests by 3% by 2030! [ Bit.ly Link ]
UN DESA is pleased to announce the launch the of the 2030 Agenda Voluntary National Reviews online platform. The platform provides ease of access to reports, documentation, web cast sessions, statements and presentations from countries taking part in the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Access it here:
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From jobs and food to health care ingredients and habitats, our ocean provides much to mankind. Let's #SaveOurOcean. bit.ly/Ocean2017
We are all dependent on #forests. On March 21, we’ll celebrate #IntlForestDay. See how: [ Bit.ly Link ] #GlobalGoals #SDGs
LIVE NOW! Follow press briefing on empowering indigenous women and girls live from CSW61 in New York! Tune in here: [ Bit.ly Link ] #WeAreIndigenous
Have you seen an act of kindness? Tell us about it! Here is how: [ Bit.ly Link ] #JoinTogether
Good news! Data suggests that Argentina’s long-awaited recovery from recession is finally underway while signs point to Brazil stabilizing from its worst-ever recession in early 2017. Find out what else is going on by reading the latest monthly briefing of the World Economic Situation and Prospects: [ Bit.ly Link ]

World Economic Situation And Prospects: March 2017 Briefing, No. 100 | Development Policy & Analysis Division

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