19 October 2016 – Small islands call for innovative solutions to tackle unique challenges of urbanisation

Quito, 19 October 2016 – Small island leaders met in Quito, Ecuador, yesterday to call for greater support and innovative partnerships to ensure the sustainable urbanisation of small island developing States (SIDS).  The event, held on the margins of the […]

13 October 2016 – Sustainable transport key to achieving development goals for the world’s landlocked developing countries

High level officials, upon the invitation of the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, are gathering in Santa Cruz, Bolivia today to assess the progress made by the 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) in achieving sustainable transport. The two […]

5 October 2016 – Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens

  Ethiopia and Djibouti have launched the first fully electrified cross-border railway line in Africa. It links Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, to the Red Sea port of Djibouti – a stretch of more than 750km (466 miles). Travelling at 120km/h, […]

13 September 2016 – UN report calls for synergies between universal 2030 Agenda and goals for least developed countries

The world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs) have experienced some positive developments, yet challenges remain with new risks and uncertainties threatening development gains, according to a new United Nations report released today. “This report is important on two counts,” the […]

22 August 2016 – UN chief urges all to build on sustainable development effects of 2016 Olympic Games

22 August 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Brazil, the city of Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian people, the Rio 2016 Local Organizing Committee and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for having successfully concluded the 2016 Olympic […]