António Guterres was sworn in December 12, 2016, as the ninth and next United Nations Secretary-General. António Guterres pledged to reposition development at the centre of the Organization’s work and ensure that the UN can change to effectively meet the myriad challenges facing the international community.
“The United Nations needs to be nimble, efficient and effective. It must focus more on delivery and less on process; more on people and less on bureaucracy,” said Mr. Guterres after taking the oath of office at a ceremony before the 193-member UN General Assembly.
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A short film by Richard Curtis featuring Usain Bolt which helps explain why we should finish what we started with the Millennium Development Goals and end poverty by 2030 and tackle inequality and climate change.
Courtesy of The Global Goals.
A successful side event organized at the margins of the Committee on Commodity Problems
How often do we think about all the regulations that surround our food? Probably never. And yet, before we can enjoy any meal, a lot of standards have been playing their role in the background to make sure our food is safe for consumption. As the world population is growing fast, so are the technologies in food safety, improved standards and trade flows enabling the agriculture industry to keep up with the growing demand. This pace is necessary to be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and especially Goal 2.