Stopping women dying in childbirth
Adopted at the beginning of this century, the fifth Millennium Development Goal aims at ensuring universal access to reproductive health by 2015. Since 1990 the ratio of women dying while giving birth has declined by almost half. At the same time 60 per cent more women were able to give birth with the help of a skilled health professional. Learn more...
70 years since the dawn of the nuclear age
More than 2,000 nuclear tests in the last 70 years have poisoned groundwater, led to cancer, leukaemia and radioactive fallout. As the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon says in his message for the International Day against Nuclear Testing on 29 August, it is a poisonous legacy and "the best way to honour the victims of past tests is to prevent any in the future." He calls on all remaining States to sign and ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
Smart Development Goals - How to Make Sense of the SDGs? Expert discussion with key note address by Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor on Post-2015 Planning to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on 1 September 2015 at 17:30 at Albert Hall
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