UN DESA Monthly Newsletter for June 2023

Monthly Newsletter: Vol 27, No. 6 – June 2023
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Not a moment to lose when our shared future is at stake

“The SDGs are not just 17 lofty goals. They represent real lives with real needs. They represent women and children, young and old, you and me, and a chance to fullfil our potential,” said UN DESA’s Under-Secretary-General Li Junhua. His comment came as the department is supporting preparations for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July and the SDG Summit in September.

Expert Voices

We need to do better for 1.3 billion people around the world

“In almost all aspects, persons with disabilities are in a worse situation than those without disabilities,“ said UN DESA’s Masumi Ono. “We need to be doing better,” she stressed as we spoke about the upcoming Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities taking place on 13-15 June 2023. 

1. What can you tell us about the situation for persons with disabilities around the world?

“The situation is unacceptable for the 1.3 billion people in the world. We need to be doing better.

Things You Need To Know

5 things you need to know about the global economy in 2023

Prospects for a robust global economic recovery remain dim. Stubborn inflation, rising interest rates and heightened uncertainties are creating obstacles for sustainable growth. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the climate crisis and rapidly shifting macroeconomic conditions, are clouding the economic outlook and challenging efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here are 5 things you need to know about the global economy: