At UN meeting in Geneva, Ban spotlights trade as driver of global sustainable development

1 October 2014 – The critical role played by international trade in lifting economies out of poverty is an invaluable one but must remain consonant with the objectives enshrined in the sustainable development goals, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in an address to the world trade organization (WTO). Speaking at …

OTHER NEWS: Where Will The New Europe Go?

   Where Will The New Europe Go?   By Roberto Savio*   ROME, May   2014 (IPS) – “An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted” is a phrase from Arthur Miller which applies well to the European elections that have just ended. What those elections …

World Future Council members and RLA laureates denounce limited focus of Nuclear Security Summit

Press Release World Future Council members and RLA laureates denounce limited focus of Nuclear Security Summit Stockholm/Hamburg, March 20, 2014 – In a joint statement 38 recipients of the Right Livelihood Award and members of the World Future Council are calling on world leaders at the Nuclear Security Summit to acknowledge that, …

PRESS RELEASE: SELECTION OF THE HOST CITY AND COUNTRY OF THE 8TH WORLD WATER FORUM

WORLD WATER COUNCIL                                                             PRESS RELEASESELECTION OF THE HOST CITY AND COUNTRY OF THE 8TH WORLD WATER FORUMbrazil as 2018 Forum’s hostsMarseille, France/Gyeongju, Korea, 26 February, 2014- This Wednesday, during its 51st Board of Governors meeting, the brazil to welcome the 8th World Water Forum …

WWC President calls for a “Pact for Water Security”

–For immediate release — WWC President calls for a “Pact for Water Security” 28 September 2012 – New York, USA – “The time for wishful thinking is over. Now is the time for actions, commitments and solutions,” declared Mr. Fauchon, President of the World Water Council speaking at a side …

Earth Emergency – WFC issues Global Policy Action Plan

As governments have failed to agree upon appropriate action in the interest of future generations at the Rio+20 Summit this summer, the World Future Council is now calling on governments, parliaments, media, youth and citizens to accelerate action towards a fair and sustainable shared future. The WFC has outlined required …

RIO+20: UN AND PARTNERS HOLD GLOBAL ONLINE FORUM ON SUSTAINABILITY

We at Ethical Markets are Happy to see our Friends at UN agencies coming together online!, Hazel Henderson, Editor RIO+20: UN AND PARTNERS HOLD GLOBAL ONLINE FORUM ON SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES New York, Jun 19 2012 5:05PM People from all over the world today took part in an all-day online forum …

RIO+20: CIVIL MOVEMENTS REFLECT DESIRE FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, UN OFFICIAL SAYS

RIO+20: CIVIL MOVEMENTS REFLECT DESIRE FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, UN OFFICIAL SAYS New York, Jun 13 2012 6:05PM The civil movements that have taken place over the past months in the Middle East, Europe and elsewhere reflect a global call for a sustainable future, a United Nations official said today, stressing …

RIO+20: COUNTRIES ACCELERATE NEGOTIATIONS TO REACH ACCORD ON OUTCOME DOCUMENT

RIO+20: COUNTRIES ACCELERATE NEGOTIATIONS TO REACH ACCORD ON OUTCOME DOCUMENT New York, Jun 13 2012 2:05PM Countries today started the last round of talks to come to an agreement on the draft outcome document on environmental, economic and social issues at the heart of the upcoming United Nations Conference on …

Rio+20 Must Result In ‘Concrete’ Decisions to Advance Sustainable Development – Ban

New York, Jun  6 2012  1:05PM With just two weeks until the start of a major United Nations sustainable development conference, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries to step up efforts to achieve concrete decisions to reduce poverty while promoting decent jobs, clean energy and a more sustainable and fair …