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UNCTAD Trade and Development 2015 Report

The Trade and Development Report 2015: Making the International Financial Architecture Work for Trade and Development, identifies some of the critical issues to be addressed in order to establish a more stable and inclusive international monetary and financial system which can support trade and development challenges over the coming years. The Report considers existing shortcomings, analyses emerging vulnerabilities and examines proposals and initiatives for reform. Continue reading

Global goals for sustainable development a roadmap to Pacific

Sustainable Development Goals logosToday is one for the history books. On this day, 193 world leaders, including all Pacific leaders, have committed to pursue 17 Global Goals, intended to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty; fight inequality and injustice; address climate change. The Global Goals for Sustainable Development could get these things done. Continue reading

World has exceeded the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6

The AIDS targets of MDG 6 – halting and reversing the spread of HIV – have been achieved and exceeded, according to a new report released today by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). New HIV infections have fallen by 35% and AIDS-related deaths by 41%. The global response to HIV has averted 30 million new HIV infections and nearly 8 million (7.8 million) AIDS-related deaths since 2000, when the MDGs were set. Continue reading

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals bannerThe new year ushers in the official launch of the bold and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders last September at the United Nations. The new Agenda calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next 15 years. “The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world’s Continue reading

UN Secretary-General’s message to the Commission on Population and Development

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to the Commission on Population and Development, delivered by Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, in New York:

I am pleased to send greetings to all participants at this session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development. You meet as the international community strives this year to forge a set of sustainable [development] goals and a meaningful new universal climate agreement. These twin priorities will be influenced by the profound demographic shifts taking place in our world, especially those related to youth, the elderly, urbanization and migration.

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