Global analysis on fisheries and aquaculture and their contribution to meeting the related SDG targets in this new book “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture”

This issue of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture aims to provide objective, reliable and up-to-date data and information to a wide range of readers – policy-makers, managers, scientists, stakeholders and indeed all those interested in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. As always, the scope is global and the...

Marshall Islands Leads the Way on Kigali Amendment

Story Highlights The Republic of the Marshall Islands became the first country to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons. The Kigali Amendment was agreed at MOP 28, which took place in October 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda. 28 February...

Agenda 2030: a compass for development

01.03.2017 The new issue of GIZ’s akzente magazine is out now. The cover story explores Agenda 2030 and why we should stick with it – even in times of crisis. In signing up to Agenda 2030 in September 2015, 193 countries made a commitment to pursue sustainable economic growth that will increase...

UN Member States Briefed on Preparations for SDG 14 Conference

13 December 2016: The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) convened a briefing for UN Member States on the ongoing preparations for the High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable...

Germany Outlines Priorities for G20 Presidency

''German G20 presidency’s agenda is based on three pillars: building resilience, improving sustainability and assuming responsibility.'' 6 February 2017: In a briefing to UN Member States, Permanent Representative of Germany Harald Braun outlined the key priorities of its presidency for the Group of 20 (G20) in 2017, including implementation of the...

At Davos forum, UN chief Guterres calls businesses ‘best allies’ to curb climate change, poverty

Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday called for a new generation of partnerships with the business community to limit the impact of climate change and to reduce poverty. In an address this morning to a special session on cooperation for peace, the Secretary-General said he was...