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Today, 60 students from 27 countries are presenting their action plans for Global Goals for Sustainable Development at the UN General Assembly.
Why the UN's development goals matter to youth: http://bit.ly/2uMEdnk
How to join the next United Nations Academic Impact "Many Languages, One Voice" Essay Contest: http://bit.ly/2uMT3KC #MLOW2017
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Children born into #poverty are twice as likely to die before the age of 5 as those from wealthier families. Ensuring children's access to healthcare gives them a fair start in life: http://bit.ly/2vco0nK #HLPF
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How are countries implementing the #GlobalGoals on the ground level? Follow the High-Level Forum on Sustainable Development, organized under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council, from 10-19 July to find out.

The Forum will bring together member states, UN system, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders to review the successes, challenges and lessons learned on achieving the #SDGs.

Get details: bit.ly/2017hlpf
Watch #HLPF live 10-19 July: webtv.un.org


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“For two years now, I have held Twitter chats to discuss the SDGs and their realization,” says Thomas Gass, UN DESA's Assistant Secretary-General ahead of his upcoming Twitter chat on 29 June at 11 am EDT.

“It is very inspiring to connect with so many people from across the world, to discuss what matters most to them and ways that they can take action within their own communities. I look forward to a new opportunity for dialogue on 29 June!”

Learn more about the event: bit.ly/SDGsChat2017
To share questions with @ThomasGass on Twitter, use #SDGsChat

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Did you know that our "Charter of the +United Nations" app includes the Charter‬ in all 6 official UN languages?
Monday is the United Nations #CharterDay. Download the multilingual app from App Store (http://apple.co/2tqvbaM) and Google Play (http://bit.ly/1VsFFP5). #CharterDay

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Nearly 1 in 200 children is a refugee.
On World #RefugeeDay and everyday, let's remember a child is a child, no matter where they come from. http://bit.ly/2gkuoFM #WithRefugees
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The 10th Session of the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opens today at UN Headquarters in New York. Learn all about this event here http://bit.ly/crpd_cosp10 and the efforts to ensure that the 2030 Agenda includes everyone - leaving no one behind.

Follow the event live: http://webtv.un.org #COSP10

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Our ocean is in serious trouble and the deterioration is increasingly posing a danger to people’s lives, livelihoods and well-being. On 5 June, the Ocean Conference kicks off in New York with a clear purpose of reversing this trend, presenting concrete solutions for healthy oceans and seas. Ahead of the event, UN DESA Voice spoke with Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General of UN DESA and Secretary-General of the Ocean Conference, about some of the urgent actions needed and his hopes for what the event will achieve.

Find out what he said: http://bit.ly/2rlh2vN #SaveOurOcean

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NOW AVAILABLE: New edition of Basic Facts about the United Nations - the official reference, to learn how the #UnitedNations makes a difference around the world: http://bit.ly/2r1UVMG
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Representatives from the 9 UN CC:Learn partner countries conveyed in Addis Ababa to share experiences and knowledge on integrating climate change in the education system and mobilizing resources for climate change education. The meeting was organized by the UN CC:Learn Secretariat, in collaboration with the Government of Ethiopia, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Addis Ababa University. Read More: http://ow.ly/KJHk30aD7ei
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