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This exhibition features climate change education activities, from ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF and UNITAR. Visitors can experience impacts of climate change on oceans and Small Islands Developing States through virtual reality simulations.
In this era of globalization, new products and services are introduced daily with the rapid advancement of technology, and thus, eco-innovation became important in order for the global society to respond to sustainable development and overcome problems such as climate change, low-efficiency and natural resource crisis.
Nowadays, as a result of the globalisation process, individuals and organizations constantly need to be engaged in developing their cross-cultural competences in order to operate effectively in a multilateral setting and avoid barriers, misunderstandings and prejudices in negotiation and mediation processes.
The United Nations has made quality education a priority in its Agenda 2030. The UN believes obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Still, according to the UN, 57 million children in developing countries remain out of school. 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are women.
On 25 September 2015, Member States of the United Nations adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the form of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These replace and build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) first crafted in 2000 as benchmarks for reducing poverty and multiple deprivations.
According to the UN Secretary-General’s 2014 Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict, 7 national armies and 50 armed groups operating in 14 countries recruit and use child soldiers. These children and youths are viewed as cheap and expendable labour and are easy to manipulate and control by commanders.
The United Nations and its related bodies, agencies and programmes convene thousands of formal and informal, official and unofficial, meetings and conferences each year. The Secretary-General meets with Heads of States and Governments and Ministers on an on-going basis either at Headquarters or during his travels.