"The wellbeing, human rights and empowerment of the world’s 1.1 billion girls are central to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. When we agreed on that agenda, we promised girls quality education and health services", United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.
This month, Governments will meet in Ecuador for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). This conference is designed to reflect what we want the cities of the future to look like, Ban Ki-moon says.
“I pay tribute to these dedicated women and men who brave danger to help others at far greater risk, and I urge everyone to sign on to the United Nations 'World You’d Rather' campaign,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.
“When we invest in youth, they can contribute to new markets, decent jobs, fair trade, sustainable housing, sustainable transport and tourism,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.
“I call on Governments everywhere to draw on the guidance of this international framework to improve access to education for indigenous peoples,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.
Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, and Carlos de Miguel, Head of the Policies for Sustainable Development Unit of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of ECLAC (published in ECLAC Notes Nº 88, June 2016).
Last year, in adopting the landmark 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States underscored that healthy and productive oceans will play a crucial role in achieving the SDGs, Ban Ki-moon says in his message.