Tag Archives: post-2015

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

High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth Employment

High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth EmploymentThe linkages between population dynamics and sustainable development have received renewed attention in the context of the ICPD Programme of Action and the post-2015 development agenda. In addition to several resolutions of the General Assembly, the world leaders in the Outcome Document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) Continue reading

2015: Time for Sustainable Energy for All

2015: Time for Sustainable Energy for All2015 will be a critical year for the global community and the United Nations. It is the year we face several decisions – on disaster risk reduction, financing for development, sustainable development and climate – that will shape our collective futures for generations to come. The “2015 Time for Global Action” Continue reading

People-centered development goals discussed in Pacific dialogue

UNFPA meeting in Pacific, Solomon Islands representative The Pacific Dialogue on the Post-2015 Development Agenda was organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office, with technical expertise from the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 Secretariat in New York (USA). The three-day dialogue is attended by representatives of Continue reading

FAO warns of 2050 deadline for dwindling water supplies

FAO water photoIn 2050 there will be enough water to help produce the food needed to feed a global population expected to top nine billion, but overconsumption, degradation and the impact of climate change will reduce water supplies in many regions, especially developing countries, FAO and the World Water Council (WWC) have warned in a paper published today. Continue reading

13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

UN Crime Congress 60 Anniversary logoThe success of the United Nations work in the post-2015 era depended upon the central and cross-cutting elements of crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law, stressed high-level speakers as they opened the Thirteenth Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha. Adopting a statement to that effect, participants committed themselves to integrating crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider United Nations agenda Continue reading

The Zero Hunger Challenge – United for a sustainable world

The UN at Expo Milano 2015Is it possible to ensure that all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious and sustainable food?  This is the question that will open and challenge the World Exposition in Milan in 2015.   A question that was answered in a definitive manner by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon when he launched the “Zero Hunger Challenge”: we can eliminate hunger  in our lifetime. Continue reading