Category Archives: Post2015 Development Agenda

Business leaders pledge investments worth millions to boost gender equality – UN

Marching in New York City for gender equality. Photo: UN Women/J Carrier

Marching in New York City for gender equality. Photo: UN Women/J Carrier

Top global companies and foundations, including the Bill &amp Melinda Gates Foundation and Unilever, are committing millions of dollars to promote gender equality as they gather at a United Nations event in New York.

Commitments made at the Business and Philanthropy Leader’s Forum, hosted by the UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women (UN Women), seek to close the deep financing gaps that hinder progress for women and girls.

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UN calls on young people to champion global goal of ending hunger by 2030

During the lean season, families in Wurotorobe, Burkina Faso, struggle to have at least one meal per day, but often they only calm the worst hunger. The poor diet makes small children extremely vulnerable to epidemics and disease. Photo: OCHA/Ivo Brandau

During the lean season, families in Wurotorobe, Burkina Faso, struggle to have at least one meal per day, but often they only calm the worst hunger. The poor diet makes small children extremely vulnerable to epidemics and disease. Photo: OCHA/Ivo Brandau

26 September 2015 – United Nations officials today called on youth to champion the cause of ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition – one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) world leaders committed themselves to on Friday.

The call came at a high-level event entitled “Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger,” held on the margins of the Sustainable Development Summit at UN Headquarters, brought together young entrepreneurs and activists from around the world, along with global leaders, policy makers and celebrities to discuss how mobilizing this generation to champion sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition can help make zero hunger and sustainable development a reality.Ending hunger is Goal 2 of the SDGs, which collectively aim to ensure the long-term well-being of the planet and its people. Continue reading

Putting education first key to unlocking progress across new UN development agenda – Ban

 

With the security situation improving in some parts of the Central African Republic, plans are being made to restore access to education. Photo: UNICEF/Donaig Le Du

With the security situation improving in some parts of the Central African Republic, plans are being made to restore access to education. Photo: UNICEF/Donaig Le Du

26 September 2015 – World leaders and education activists met at the United Nations today for a high-level event to mark the inclusion of education as a transformative stand-alone goal in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Achieving quality education for all is Goal 4 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that make up the new Agenda that world leaders adopted on Friday with the aim of ending extreme poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.

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الأمم المتحدة تعتمد الأهداف العالمية الجديدة، لتحقيق التنمية المستدامة للبشرية والكوكب بحلول عام 2030

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اعتمدت 193 دولة عضوا في الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة اليوم رسميا أجندة التنمية المستدامة 2030، ومجموعة من الأهداف العالمية الجريئة الجديدة، والتي أشاد الأمين العام بان كي مون بها كرؤية شاملة ومتكاملة وتحويلية من أجل عالم أفضل.

وقال السيد بان كي مون في افتتاح قمة الأمم المتحدة للتنمية المستدامة اليوم، “الأجندة الجديدة هي تعهد من القادة لجميع الشعوب في كل مكان. هي برنامج من أجل البشرية، للقضاء على الفقر في جميع أشكاله – هي خطة لكوكب الأرض، عالمنا المشترك”.

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UN already forging ahead on ways to implement ambitious new development agenda

UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark. UN Photo/Cia Pak

UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Within hours of the General Assembly’s adoption today of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations was already looking ahead to the monumental task of wiping out poverty, fighting inequality and tackling climate change over the next 15 years.

The UN Development Group (UNDG), which unites the UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies, departments, and offices that play a role in global development, pledged its collaboration with all Member States, rolling out a common approach to eliminate bottlenecks, provide new direction and the necessary coordination.

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PRESS RELEASE: Historic New Sustainable Development Agenda Unanimously Adopted by 193 UN Members

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New York, 25 September – A bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future was unanimously adopted today by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at the start of a three-day Summit on Sustainable Development.Sustainable Development Goals_E_Final sizes

The historic adoption of the new Sustainable Development Agenda, with 17 global goals at its core, was met with a thunderous standing ovation from delegations that included many of the more than 150 world leaders who will be addressing the Summit. Continue reading

البابا فرانسيس يركز على أهمية العدالة وحماية البيئة والتنمية البشرية المتكاملة للجميع

البابا فرانسيس يتحدث إلى الجمعية العامة خلال زيارته لمقر الأمم المتحدة. المصدر / ايفان شنايدر

البابا فرانسيس يتحدث إلى الجمعية العامة خلال زيارته لمقر الأمم المتحدة. المصدر / ايفان شنايدر

وصف البابا فرانسيس عمل الأمم المتحدة، وفقا للمبادئ المنصوص عليها في ديباجة ميثاق تأسيس المنظمة الدولية والمواد الأولى منها، بأنه تطوير وتعزيز سيادة القانون، استنادا إلى حقيقة أن “العدالة شرط أساسي لتحقيق المثل الأعلى للأخوة العالمية”.

جاء ذلك في كلمته ألقاها، اليوم الجمعة، في قاعة الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة أشار فيها إلى أن “الحد من السلطة هو فكرة ضمنية في مفهوم القانون نفسه”.

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS AT GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY MEETING TO ADOPT THE DRAFT RESOLUTION TO TRANSMIT THE AGENDA 2030 OUTCOME DOCUMENT

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New York, 1 September 2015

Today is the start of a new era.

We have travelled a long way together to reach this turning point.

For 15 years, our pursuit of development has been inspired by eight Millennium Developmen Goals that captured our ambition to eradicate extreme poverty and appalling social ills.

Five years ago, you asked me to initiate thinking on a post-2015 development agenda. Two years later, at the Rio+20 summit meeting, you embarked on a process to craft a set of sustainable development goals – the SDGs – to be at the centre of this agenda. Continue reading

Press Release: Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September

Ambitious new agenda would end poverty by 2030 and universally promote economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection

2 August, New York—The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement today on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York.

Concluding a negotiating process that has spanned more than two years and has featured the unprecedented participation of civil society, countries agreed to an ambitious agenda that features 17 new sustainable development goals that aim to end poverty, promote prosperity and people’s well-being while protecting the environment by 2030. Continue reading

Countries reach historic agreement to generate financing for new sustainable development agenda

Countries reach historic agreement to generate financing for new sustainable development agenda

Countries reach historic agreement to generate financing for new sustainable development agenda

16 July 2015 – Countries today agreed on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, being held in Addis Ababa. Continue reading