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Post-2015 Development Agenda

The United Nations took a major step on the road towards crafting a new, sustainability-focused agenda, as two of the Organization’s main bodies – the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – brought Member States together to weigh action-oriented solutions for mobilizing new and existing development partnerships. Continue reading

Secretary-General Report: Women, the girl child and HIV and AIDS

In its resolution 56/5, the Commission on the Status of Women requested the Secretary-General to report to the Commission at its fifty-eighth session on the situation of women, the girl child and HIV and AIDS,1 with an emphasis on accelerated actions taken, in accordance with the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, the 2006 and 2011 Political Declarations on HIV/AIDS and the 2011 Commitments on HIV/AIDS. Continue reading

UNODC Chief stresses need to promote rule of law, combat drugs, crime in post-2015 development agenda

UNODC Chief, at ECOSOC panel, stresses need to promote rule of law, combat drugs, crime in post-2015 development agendaUNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov, addressing a panel discussion of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Geneva, underscored the links between combating drugs and crime and achieving sustainable development. The discussion, which was held on 22 July 2013 as part of ECOSOC’s substantive session this month, focused on “the Vienna-based Commissions and the importance of drug control, Continue reading

UN releases revised global humanitarian appeal

17 July 2013, Geneva: UN Humanitarian Chief at the launch of the revised global humanitarian appeal for 2013. "This is an extraordinary year, and extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures. We need $13 billion if we are to help 73 million people this year.” Credit: UN/Jean-Marc FerreThe UN and its humanitarian partners have revised their global humanitarian plans for 2013, and are now appealing for nearly US$13 billion to provide assistance to tens of millions of people in 24 countries. This is the largest annual amount requested in the history of Consolidated Humanitarian Appeals. This revision replaces the global appeal that was launched in December 2012 Continue reading

ECOSOC discusses the post-2015 development agenda

A general view at a high-Level policy dialogue with the international financial and trade institutions on current developments in the world economy during the United Nations Economic and Social Council ( ECOSOC ). Tuesday 2 JulyThe Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today held a thematic discussion on its contribution to the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda as a principal body for policy review, policy dialogue and recommendations on issues of economic and social development and for the follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals.  It held two panels on Continue reading