YOU have the power to respond to the climate emergency. Small changes in our habits can make a big difference if we all #ActNow for climate 🤝
Join #AngryBirdsHappyPlanet, be part of the #ClimateAction movement, & show the world that every step counts!
Our world faces many challenges, crises such as climate change. We need to #ActNow to save our planet and our future from the climate emergency. We need to do this TOGETHER. Encourage your friends to join the global #ClimateAction movement on 📝ungeneva.org/action
Set in Kenya, Norway, Brazil, India, and China, you will meet and help five young heroes and help them solve global problems—such as displacement, disease, deforestation, drought, and pollution—at the community level. After all, it’s young global citizens like you who have the power to lead us to a more sustainable world!
Explainer: What is the United Nations
The United Nations serves as a global forum where countries can raise and discuss the most difficult issues, including problems of war and peace. In addition to maintaining international peace and security, the United Nations protects human rights, delivers humanitarian aid, promotes sustainable development and upholds international law.
Did you know?
As the world’s only truly universal global organization, the United Nations has become the foremost forum to address issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone. Taking a global view reveals some interesting facts.
Did you know:
- that most of the world’s people live no more than 200 miles from the sea?
- that decolonization changed the face of the planet, creating more than 80 nations?
- that women in the labour market still earn on average a quarter less than men globally?
Play Mission 1.5
People around the world are calling for climate action. Unfortunately, they don’t often have an easy way to get their messages out. At the same time, world leaders are faced with the challenge of making urgent and bold decisions that will keep global temperature rise below a safe 1.5°C.
Mission 1.5 is a great way to learn about climate solutions and vote for the actions you want to see happen!
What will we do with the results?
Your vote, and those from your country, will be presented to your government to encourage bolder climate action. Votes will also be counted in a global tally. So stay tuned for the results!
Explainer: What is the role of the United Nations Secretary-General?
Watch this video which explains the work of the world’s top diplomat, in the service of people everywhere.
Equal parts diplomat and advocate, civil servant and CEO, the Secretary-General is a symbol of United Nations ideals and a spokesman for the interests of the world's peoples, in particular the poor and vulnerable among them. The current Secretary-General, and the ninth occupant of the post, is Mr. António Guterres of Portugal, who took office on 1 January 2017. Since 1997, the Secretary-General has been assisted in managing Secretariat operations by the Deputy Secretary-General, a post currently held by Ms. Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria.
Play Stop Disasters to experience 5 natural environmental hazards (wildfires, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and hurricanes). Learn of the risks posed by natural hazards and manage your resources. Build schools, hospitals, housing and defences to protect the local population. Play multiple realistic disaster scenarios including tsunami, wildfire and earthquakes.
What Is Sustainable Development?
What Is Sustainable Development?
Learn how the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will transform the world, and why it is a priority for the United Nations.
In September 2015, countries adopted a set of 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years, including:
- Eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere
- End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5
- Achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water
- End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls
- Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification