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2015: Time to invest in cities

Time for Global Action 2015 logo2015 will be a critical year for the global community and the United Nations. It is the year we face several decisions – on disaster risk reduction, financing for development, sustainable development and climate – that will shape our collective futures for generations to come. The “2015 Time for Global Action” campaign Continue reading

UNDP and Government of Palau sign agreement to improve data access and analysis

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Republic of Palau Government signed a cost-sharing agreement to support a new project that will provide statistical evidence that will not only highlight inequalities but provide insights to address current vulnerabilities in Palau. Continue reading

“Indigenous Peoples’ participation is key to the advancement of their human rights”

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples provides the international community with the opportunity to reflect both on the continuing human rights concerns of indigenous peoples as well as the progress made towards achieving the goals set by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Continue reading

2015: Time to invest in future generations

2015: Time to invest in future generations2015 will be a critical year for the global community and the United Nations. It is the year we face several decisions – on disaster risk reduction, financing for development, sustainable development and climate – that will shape our collective futures for generations to come. The “2015 Time for Global Action” campaign Continue reading

Statement by the Secretary-General following agreement on the Outcome Document of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

I welcome the agreement achieved today by Member States on the outcome document of the United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda to be held in New York from 25 to 27 September 2015. “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” encompasses a universal, transformative and integrated agenda that heralds an historic turning point for our world. This agreement results from a truly open, inclusive and transparent process.  Continue reading

Application Form for Civil Society Speakers for 25-27 September Post-2015 Summit

At the request of the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS in cooperation with DESA-DSD is facilitating a nomination process to identify speakers from civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the Major Groups (except Business and Industry), for the UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda. The Summit will take place on 25-27 September 2015 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. (OPGA will seek candidates from the business / private sector for speaking roles in the Summit through a separate process.) Continue reading

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Adopts Declaration of Commitment to Ambitious, People-centred Post-2015 Agenda

The High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development closed its eight-day annual session today with the adoption of a declaration that committed ministers from around the world to establishing a “strong, universal, ambitious, inclusive and people-centred” post-2015 development agenda that completed the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals and responded to new challenges. Continue reading

High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Focuses on Role in Reviewing Implementation of Post-2015 Agenda

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development began its 2015 annual session with a focus on its role in reviewing the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. “One thing is certain,” said Rudolf Hundstorfer, Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection of Austria, in his opening remarks, noting that for the new development agenda to be successful, an effective follow-up and review mechanism was necessary.   Continue reading

UNCDF’s 2014 Illustrated Annual Report

On June 8, UNCDF launched its Illustrated Annual Report “Paving the Way for Post-2015: Unlocking Public and Private Finance Solutions”. This annual report showcases the progress and potential of UNCDF.  It spotlights the results on what – based on UNCDF’s experience – are three powerful and effective ways to maximize resources for the post-2015 agenda: using ‘smart’ ODA as a critical ingredient for domestic resource mobilization; investing in financial inclusion, facilitated by digital finance, as a key driver for individual and household engagement in the local economy; and localizing the flows of public and private finance and investment in infrastructure, which has proven acceleration, empowerment, and de-risking effects for local economic development. Continue reading