Category Archives: Post2015 Development Agenda

Turn Aspiration Into Action – Countries Sign Paris Climate Agreement

United Nations – To keep the global spotlight focused on climate change and build on the strong political momentum from Paris, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited representatives of all countries to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at a special Ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters on 22 April. The Signing Ceremony takes place on the first day that the Agreement will be open for signatures, and marks the first step toward ensuring that the Agreement enters into legal force as quickly as possible.

The Paris Agreement was adopted by all 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at COP21 in Paris on 12 December 2015. In the agreement, all countries agreed to work to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and given the grave risks, to strive for 1.5 degrees Celsius. Implementation of the Paris Agreement is essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and provides a roadmap for climate actions that will reduce emissions and build climate resilience.

SDGs give anti-corruption convention a new mission, says UNODC Chief at COSP6 closing Sixth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption (COSP6) reinforces message that corruption’s elimination is essential to the new sustainable development agenda

 

ST. PETERSBURG/VIENNA, 6 November 2015 (UN Information Service) – Addressing participants at the COSP6 closing, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, said today that the Sustainable Development Goals had given the UN Convention against Corruption “renewed purpose and energy”.

“The UN Convention against Corruption was already a highly innovative Convention, but with the new development agenda, we have been given a fresh sense of mission; one that we must not fail,” said Mr. Fedotov. Continue reading

‘When we stand together, there is no limit to what we can achieve,’ Ban tells UN Assembly

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presents his annual report on the work of the Organization at the opening of the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presents his annual report on the work of the Organization at the opening of the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Facing a world where inequality is growing, trust is fading, and impatience with leadership can be seen and felt far and wide, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon set the stage for 70th General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly today with a call to “translate promises on paper to action on the ground” by backing a bold new sustainability agenda that aims to wipe out poverty and build a sustainable future for all.

“Our aim is clear. Our mission is possible. And our destination is in our sights: an end to extreme poverty by 2030; a life of peace and dignity for all,” the Secretary-General declared, noting that this session of the General Assembly had opened with a “towering achievement”: the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for, including 17 inspiring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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UN launches new joint partnership to help countries close gaps in primary health care

This little girl’s arm is being measured in central Niger and if she is malnourished, she will be directed to the nearest health centre for treatment. Photo: WFP/Chris Terry, supported by the EU

This little girl’s arm is being measured in central Niger and if she is malnourished, she will be directed to the nearest health centre for treatment. Photo: WFP/Chris Terry, supported by the EU

27 September 2015 – Underscoring the urgent need to transform how essential health care is delivered in low- and middle-income countries, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank Group and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) have launched a new partnership to support countries in improving the performance of primary health care.

The new partnership, the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) was launched yesterday in New York on the margins of the three-day UN Sustainable Development Summit at an event co-hosted with the governments of Germany, Ghana, and Norway.

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Global Goals cannot be achieved without ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment – UN chief

Working alongside her male team member, a female employee checks the quality of work at a dam under construction in Sri Lanka. Photo: World Bank/Lakshman Nadaraja

Working alongside her male team member, a female employee checks the quality of work at a dam under construction in Sri Lanka. Photo: World Bank/Lakshman Nadaraja

27 September 2015 – As world leaders continued their Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals, UN Women and China co-hosted a landmark event today on gender equality and women’s empowerment at which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared that the new Global Goals could not be achieved “without full and equal rights for half of the world’s population, in law and in practice.”

At the high-level ‘Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action’ world leaders are expected to make concrete commitments and firm pledges to overcome gender equality gaps. The event was convened in New York at UN Headquarters on the closing day of the three-day UN Sustainable Development Summit. Continue reading

Tackling water challenges an ‘urgent task’ as world moves forward on Global Goals – UN deputy chief

Accessing safe and clean water in Woukpokpoe village, Benin. Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel

Accessing safe and clean water in Woukpokpoe village, Benin. Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel

27 September 2015 – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today urged swift action on the newly-adopted Global Goals directly related to the protection and equitable use of the planet’s precious water resources, as discussion continued at UN Headquarters on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. Speaking at a meeting of the Friends of Water Steering Committee, Mr. Eliasson welcomed the Prime Minister of Thailand Chan-o-cha and President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikstan and spoke of the challenges that the Committee faced. Continue reading

محادثات غير رسمية بشأن تغير المناخ تكشف عن تأييد واسع لاتفاق “دائم” في باريس

الأمين العام بان كي مون (إلى اليسار)، والرئيس الفرنسي فرانسوا هولاند (وسط) و أولانتا هومالا تاسو، رئيس بيرو، في المؤتمر الصحفي. المصدر: الأمم المتحدة / إيفان شنايدر

الأمين العام بان كي مون (إلى اليسار)، والرئيس الفرنسي فرانسوا هولاند (وسط) و أولانتا هومالا تاسو، رئيس بيرو، في المؤتمر الصحفي. المصدر: الأمم المتحدة / إيفان شنايدر

حضر الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة اليوم غداء عمل رفيع المستوى مع مجموعة من قادة العالم لمناقشة القضايا المتعلقة بتغير المناخ. وأوضح الأمين العام أن القادة أعربوا عن عزمهم على وضع اللمسات الأخيرة على اتفاق ذي مغزى دائم في باريس

وخلال مؤتمر صحفي، حضره الرئيس الفرنسي، فرانسوا أولاند، وأولانتا هومالا، رئيس بيرو، قال السيد بان إن هناك نقاط شاملة برزت خلال اللقاء. وأكد على أهمية أن تترجم نقاط التقارب هذه إلى عمل ملموس

أولا، يتعين أن توفر اتفاقية باريس رؤية شاملة طويلة الأمد لعالم خال من الفقر من خلال الفرص التي يتيحها الانتقال إلى مستقبل ذي انبعاثات منخفضة ومقترن بالمرونة المناخية

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تعهدات أولية بأكثر من 25 مليار دولار للمساعدة على إنهاء وفيات النساء والأطفال بحلول عام 2030

طفل حديث الولادة من النازحين يتلقى جرعة تطعيم في صنعاء، اليمن. الصورة: منظمة الصحة العالمية / اليمن

طفل حديث الولادة من النازحين يتلقى جرعة تطعيم في صنعاء، اليمن. الصورة: منظمة الصحة العالمية / اليمن

أعلن الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة، بان كي مون، اليوم عن التزامات أولية تقدر بأكثر من خمسة وعشرين مليار دولار على مدى خمس سنوات، بهدف المساعدة على إنهاء الوفيات التي يمكن تجنبها لدى النساء والأطفال والمراهقين، وضمان صحتهم ورفاههم.
وانضم رؤساء الدول والحكومات والمنظمات الدولية والقطاع الخاص والمؤسسات وغيرهم، للمشاركة في الحدث الذي عقد على هامش أعمال قمة الأمم المتحدة للتنمية المستدامة، حيث تعهدوا بدعم “الاستراتيجية العالمية لصحة المرأة والطفل والمرأة والمراهقين”.
وأعرب بان كي مون عن فخره لإطلاق ” الاستراتيجية العالمية لصحة المرأة والطفل والمراهقين” والتي ستساعد على بناء مجتمعات مرنة وصحية، مؤكدا على التزام المنظمة الأممية في تحسين حياة الفئات الأكثر ضعفا في العالم.
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UN Secretary-General Announces $25 Billion in Initial Commitments to End Preventable Deaths of Women, Children and Adolescents by 2030

© UNFPA/Anna Adhikari

© UNFPA/Anna Adhikari

World leaders begin pledging support as Secretary-General launches the “Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health” to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced over $25 billion in initial commitments spanning five years to help end preventable deaths of women, children and adolescents, and ensure their health and well-being. Heads of State and Government, international organizations, the private sector, foundations, civil society, research and academic institutions, and other key partners joined the event during the UN Summit for the adoption of the sustainable development agenda to pledge their support to the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.

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