Tag Archives: Post-2015 Development Agenda

Human Rights Day Multifaith Service with the ACT Baha’i Community

IMG_9203_1The ACT Baha’i community celebrated Human Rights Day with a multifaith service and artistic performances on the theme “Fighting Poverty: A Matter of Rights, not Charity”.

UNIC Canberra Director, Mr Christopher Woodthorpe read the Secretary-General’s message, marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption by the World Conference on Human Rights of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. Continue reading

Unique needs of island nations to be the focus of the 2014 International Year of Small Island Developing States

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plants mangrove shoots on Tarawa, the main atoll in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. Mangroves help to protect against the rising sea levels caused by climate change. 05 September 2011 Tarawa, KiribatiFor small island developing States, the devastating impacts of climate change struck at the very heart of their survival, and without renewed political efforts to mitigate their reach, those nations would continue to suffer dramatic setbacks in their economic and social well-being, several world leaders warned today, as the General Assembly moved into the fifth day of its annual debate. Continue reading

UN examines link between migration and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Bela Hovy (left), Chief of the Migration Section in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), speaks at the event on “Migration and Remittance Estimates”, held as part of the General Assembly’s High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development. 02 October 2013 United Nations, New YorkStrengthening the connection between people seeking livelihoods abroad and the post-2015 development agenda was crucial to origin and destination countries and to migrants themselves, delegates heard today, after unanimously adopting the Declaration of the General Assembly’s High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development. 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

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

Secretary-General receives report from the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (left), President of the Republic of Indonesia and Co-Chair of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, presents the Panel’s report to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.On 30 May 2013, the Secretary-General received a landmark report from the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, a 27-member group of eminent persons established a year earlier to provide recommendations on advancing the development framework beyond the target date for the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. Continue reading