Ban Stresses Power of Information Technology to Facilitate Sustainable Development

New York, May 17 2012  2:05PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized the need to optimize the use of information and communications technology (ICT) to support sustainable development. “By gathering, disseminating and analyzing information, we can accelerate action to protect natural resources, combat climate change and help vulnerable people, including women and girls,” Mr. Ban …

Ban: New Economic Paradigm Needed, Incorporating Social and Environmental Progress

BAN: NEW ECONOMIC PARADIGM NEEDED, INCORPORATING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS New York, Apr 2 2012 2:05PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the need for an economic paradigm that incorporates social and environmental progress in efforts to achieve sustainable development. ?Gross National Product (GDP) has long been the yardstick by which …

Un Kicks Off Information Technology Hackathon Promoting Global

Un Kicks Off Information Technology Hackathon Promoting Global Sustainability New York, Feb 28 2012 6:05PM A United Nations-backed competition with the goal of uncovering sustainable approaches to information and communication technology (ICT) kicked off today, bringing developers from around the world together in a frenetic race of programming. Organized by …

Urgent Action on Energy Needed For Both Development and Environment

Urgent Action on Energy Needed For Both Development and Environment Timothy E. Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation, and Member of UN Secretary-General’s High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All – Urgent Action on Energy Needed For Both Development and Environment For_humanity to thrive and for the planet to support it, …

Happiness Should Have Greater Role In Development Policy Un Member States

HAPPINESS SHOULD HAVE GREATER ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT POLICY ? UN MEMBER STATES New York, Jul 19 2011 7:05PM The General Assembly today <“http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2011/ga11116.doc.htm“>called on United Nations Member States to undertake steps that give more importance to happiness and well-being in determining how to achieve and measure social and economic development. …