New podcast makes SDGs more approachable – and the SDG Action Campaign is a partner!

Bold individuals are taking on the world’s most pressing challenges and changing the world, and their stories deserve to be told. That’s why we’re excited to join forces with the Global GoalsCast, a new podcast to inspire listeners to roll up their sleeves and make the world a better place!

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WHO/Europe launches online course for clinicians on prescribing and using antibiotics wisely

WHO/Europe is providing a course in “Antimicrobial stewardship: A competency-based approach”, which is available via the OpenWHO platform.

The course is aiming to educate about appropriate prescription and doses of antibiotics. The worldwide misuse of antibiotics contributes to the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms.

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A New Voice for the Indigenous People

Goal and success of the COP23-Negotiations in Bonn, November 2017, was to unite country representatives and indigenous people by the establishment of a Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples platform. The Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia Espinosa recognized the importance of indigenous know-how and said:

“Indigenous people must be part of the solution to climate change.”

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Register now: Global Festival of Ideas in Bonn, 21 - 23 March 2018

A new year - and it's time again for the Global Festival of Ideas from 21 - 23 March in Bonn, organized by the SDG Action Campaign. Register here.

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SDGs: Climate change is real and happening now

Climate change is real  and it's happening now, but affordable climate solutions exist. See how you can take action: click here 

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UNV 2017: Making the world a better place - the stories of Volunteers

We close 2017 with an undeterred commitment to keep working for peace and development. Thousands of UN Volunteers and millions of volunteers worldwide make the world a better place, one step at a time - These are some of their stories.

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One Planet Summit: Finance Commitments Fire-Up Higher Momentum for Paris Climate Change Agreement

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Yesterday at the One Planet Summit, on the 2nd anniversary of the Paris Agreement, world leaders gathered once again in the French capital to underscore how financial flows are shifting billions and trillions towards a low-carbon future that will benefit peoples and livelihoods.

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Launch of Sendai Framework Monitoring Process 

The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) with the support of the Government of Germany is organizing a technical workshop to launch the Sendai Framework Monitoring Process from 6 to 8 December 2017 in Bonn, Germany. 

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UNV: International Volunteer Day 2017, Press Release

Volunteers act first, saving lives and livelihoods

Bonn, Germany - 5 December 2017

Wherever there is suffering, volunteers act to save lives and restore human dignity. In times of crisis, volunteers don’t hesitate to risk their own lives for others.

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International Volunteer Day 2017

The campaign for International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2017, “Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere.”, celebrated worldwide on December 5, is a recognition of the positive solidarity of volunteers around the world who answer calls in times of crisis, helping save lives today and supporting those who want to continue living their lives with dignity tomorrow. #VolunteersActFirst´. The official message by Olivier Adam, UNV Executive Coordinator is here:

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