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

Time for Global Action 2015 logoThe 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 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

UN General Assembly Endorses Addis Ababa Action Agenda

UN General AssemblyThe General Assembly today adopted resolution A/RES/69/313 endorsing the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, a “new global framework” that many said would strengthen cooperation in technology, infrastructure and social protections that were key to realizing inclusive sustainable development. Continue reading

Provide Feedback on the Post-2015 Development Agenda Zero Draft

On 2 June 2015, the zero draft was released of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The draft outcome document will be the subject of intergovernmental negotiations at the UN from 22-25 June, 20-24 July and 27-31 July. 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

Volunteerism prominently featured in UN Secretary-General’s Report on post-2015 agenda

‘As we seek to build capacities and to help the new agenda to take root, volunteerism can be another powerful and cross-cutting means of implementation. Volunteerism can help to expand and mobilize constituencies, and to engage people in national planning and implementation for sustainable development goals. And volunteer groups can help to localize the new agenda by providing new spaces of interaction between governments and people for concrete and scalable actions.’ Continue reading

Civil society to be involved in implementing SDGs in Fiji

Civil society organizations, key government stakeholders and technical experts, participated today in discussions on the post-2015 development agenda and the role civil society plays in meeting the objectives of this new development agenda. Guided by lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) process, a draft set of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) have been proposed as part of the post-2015 development agenda which will be approved at a special summit in the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2015.  Continue reading

Discussing the Post-2015 Development Agenda with Young Australians

1924493_1484754188475299_3276770623710126707_nOn the 4 October, UNIC Canberra discussed the Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 development agenda with 200 young Australians participating in the National Capital Model United Nations at the Australian National University. Continue reading

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