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Visiting Telopea Park School Canberra

On 26 July 2018, the UNIC Director gave a UN4U presentation to 140 year 9 students at Telopea Park School.

He discussed the formation of the United Nations and its objectives and then the Sustainable Development Goals and the overall Sustainable Development Agenda.

The Director also explained in more detail  how the UN  was working to implement goals 2, 5, 7, 11 and 12 in the region as the students were studying these goals specifically.

One project example the Director gave was the ‘Markets for Change’ program which has been implemented in a number of Pacific Islands to help achieve Goal 5, gender equality.

Each student was given a SDG goal card and they were asked to stand up if they thought their card also related to Goal 5. After some discussion, all the students stood up to demonstrate how all goals were interconnected.

Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

Secretary-General Participates in Global Launch of MDG Progress Report, 637238The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 found Continue reading

People-Centered Development Still Elusive 20 Years after Social Summit

Twenty years after leaders from 117 countries met in Copenhagen at the World Summit on Social Development, progress on eliminating poverty, job creation and social integration have advanced unevenly, according to officials attending a review of implementation efforts since the Summit.  Continue reading