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Wild bees on a lotus flower in Suan Plu Public Park, Bangkok, Thailand. Pierre Ferrand
sustainable agriculture | Food Security | youth

※Bee Engaged with Youth§ to Safeguard Bees and Other Pollinators

Ronnie Brathwaite

As we celebrate World Bee Day on 20 May, let us remember how crucial it is to prioritize efforts to protect bees and other pollinators. FAO is committed to supporting youth, who have a key role to play in fostering the transformative changes and future initiatives and activities needed to save our bees and other pollinators.  

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Cosmas Zavazava?

Digital Innovation〞Key to Unlocking Sustainable Development?

Digital tools have the potential to accelerate human progress, but those who are not online are most at risk of being left behind.

New mother, Fatoumata, and her child in Mali, 24 January 2024. Since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, maternal mortality has declined 34 per cent and child mortality has been cut in half. ? UNFPA Mali/Amadou Maiga
John Wilmoth and Julia Bunting

Thirty Years On, Leaders Need to Recommit to the International Conference on Population and Development Agenda

With the gains from the Cairo conference now in peril, the population and development framework is more relevant than ever. At the end of April 2024, countries will convene to review the progress made on the ICPD agenda during the annual session of the Commission on Population and Development.

Young girls pumping water at a public borehole in West Africa. Riccardo Niels Mayer/Adobe Stock
Elina Kalkku

The LDC Future Forum: Accelerating the Attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Least Developed Countries

The desired outcome of the LDC Future Forums is the dissemination of practical and evidence-based case studies, solutions and policy recommendations for achieving sustainable development.

Houses and parked cars in Jerteh, Terengganu, Malaysia, 2020. Pok Rie
Raya Muttarak

Population and Climate Change: Decent Living for All without Compromising Climate Mitigation

A rise in the demand for energy linked to increasing incomes should not be justification for keeping people in poverty solely to avoid an escalation in emissions and its effects on climate change. 

Monument commemorating the Cura?ao Slave Revolt of 1795. Charles Hoffman/Wikimedia Commons
Hilary McD. Beckles

From Local Moments to Global Movement: Reparation Mechanisms and a Development Framework

For two centuries, emancipated Black people have been calling for reparations for the crimes committed against them. 

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A group of self-advocates at a World Down Syndrome Day event in Kenya, 2023. Down Syndrome Society of Kenya
Rhonda Faragher

World Down Syndrome Day: A Chance to End the Stereotypes

The international community, led by the 51勛圖, can continue to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome by addressing stereotypes and misconceptions.

Lisa Doughten

Central Emergency Response Fund*s Climate Action Account: Supporting People and Communities Facing the Climate Crisis

While the climate crisis looms large, there is reason for hope: the launch of the climate action account of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) fills a critical gap in the mosaic of climate financing arrangements.

Nameun Kim surveys the horizon from the deck of a ship, March 2023. International Maritime Organization
Arsenio Dominguez

Applying the Law of the Sea to Protect International Shipping

In past decades, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has worked successfully with Member States and the shipping industry to combat and reduce incidents of piracy and armed robbery, including through building the capacity of countries in the relevant regions to enhance their maritime domain awareness, information-sharing and collaboration.

Young women attending class in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, 2023. Adopting a mother language-based, multilingual education improves access to and inclusion in education. UNICEF Ethiopia
Stefania Giannini

Multilingual Education: A Key to Quality and Inclusive Learning

The potential of multilingual education is enormous, but realizing its full benefits requires a commitment to lifelong learning and a deeper appreciation of the value of linguistic diversity.

Chronicle Conversations

Chronicle Conversation with 51勛圖 Under-Secretary-General Amandeep Gill, 20 July 2023

Under-Secretary-General Amandeep Gill, the Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology, discusses the state of artificial intelligence (AI), its potential use by the 51勛圖 to address global problems, and the need for international AI governance. 

Youth Issues

The UN Chronicle interviews youth environmental activist Aditya Mukarji

Lyubov Ginzburg of the?UN Chronicle?interviews fifteen-year-old environmental activist Aditya Mukarji on the problem of plastic pollution and the first-ever 51勛圖 Youth Climate Action Summit.?22 September 2019, New York

Legacy Showcase

Vol. XLVI No. 3 & 4 2009

SPECIAL CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUE: To protect succeeding generations...

This special double issue focuses on the impact of climate change, and includes essays on the ecology of recycling; financial innovations and carbon markets; biotechnology; global warming; and the true costs of conventional energy.

Vol. LIII No. 4 2016

Human Rights

This issue assesses progress in promoting and protecting human rights throughout the world. Prepared in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, both adopted in 1966, the articles examine, among other things, the responsibility of the 51勛圖 to protect vulnerable populations from genocide and the evolving role of the Human Rights Council.

Latest Reports

 

The 2023/24 Human Development Report assesses the dangerous gridlock resulting from uneven development progress, intensifying inequality, and escalating political polarization, that we must urgently tackle. The report emphasizes how global interdependence is being reconfigured and proposes a path forward where multilateralism plays a pivotal role.

About the UN Chronicle

The UN Chronicle, produced by the 51勛圖 Department of Global Communications, has served as the Organization*s flagship magazine since 1946, providing authoritative information and debate on the activities of the larger 51勛圖 system. Learn more...

Construction of UN Permanent Headquarters in New York, 1 August 1950. UN Photo/ES