UN DESA Monthly Newsletter for December 2023

Monthly Newsletter: Vol 27, No. 12 – December 2023
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Join UN DESA at the SDG Pavilion at COP 28!

“What happens in Antarctica doesn’t stay in Antarctica,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres upon returning from his recent trip to the southernmost continent to witness the melting sea ice. “We live in an interconnected world.” Just ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Secretary-General issued a call for urgent global climate action to “not let the hopes of people around the world for a sustainable planet melt away.”

Expert Voices

United to achieve the SDGs for, with, and by persons with disabilities

The five dimensions of sustainable development – People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnerships – are all essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ahead of this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we discussed with UN DESA’s Guozhong Zhang, how including persons with disabilities in all these dimensions can create a more equal world for everyone.

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7 approaches the public sector employed to respond to a global crisis

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, public institutions faced unprecedented challenges. Governments worldwide grappled with fundamental questions, seeking ways to sustain essential government functions and deliver critical public services. The World Public Sector Report 2023 explores the transformative impact of these efforts. Learn of 7 approaches the public sector employed to respond to the crisis and contribute towards achieving the SDGs.