Month: August 2017

Emerging Global Water Crisis

    The Sustainable Development Goals cover a myriad of areas including ending poverty and hunger, taking action on climate change and reducing inequality. Number 6 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is “Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all”. Ultimately, this goal argues that humans require clean, accessible water […]

World experts implore UN to ban autonomous weapons

    In an open letter to the United Nations, 116 experts on robotics and artificial intelligence called for the ban of lethal autonomous weapons. The letter was presented this week at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), in Melbourne. Noted signatories include deep learning expert and Element AI founder Yoshua Bengio, Tesla […]

Essential UN: Fast Facts and FAQ’s

    Ever wondered how many people work for the United Nations? How many countries contribute to peacekeeping or how many people globally are provided with food and assistance? We’ve compiled a list of the top facts and FAQ’s.   Who are the current members of the United Nations? There are currently 193 UN Member […]

Advancing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

  Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Gillian Bird, has announced that Australia will deliver its first voluntary national review on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the UN High-Level Political Forum on July 2018. Heads of State and senior government Ministers from all UN member states use the High-Level Political […]