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Coming together to end poverty and discrimination

jueves, 05 noviembre 2015
“To build a sustainable future, our struggle must be recognized,” said Henri Yamasheta Wilson, from ATD Fourth World Movement, as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was commemorated on 16 October. At the event, Mr. Wilson conveyed, along with Zena Grimes, the message of 25 members of his ...
Coming together to end poverty and discrimination
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Sustainable data key for measuring global development

lunes, 02 noviembre 2015
As part of the celebration for World Statistics Day 2015, Lenni Montiel, UN DESA’s Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, hosted a Twitter chat to put the spotlight on the pivotal role of statistics in measuring development progress across the globe.   Using the hashtag #SDGsData, people from all corners of the world ...
Sustainable data key for measuring global development
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Expert Group Meeting on Social Development and Agenda 2030, 21-27 October 2015

viernes, 23 octubre 2015
UNDESA DSPD is organizing an expert group meeting (EGM) on "Social development and Agenda 2030” from 21 to 27 October 2015 at UN HEadquarters in New York to position DSPD/DESA for better supporting Member States in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.   The overall objective of the ...
Expert Group Meeting on Social Development and Agenda 2030, 21-27 October 2015
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Ban says new 2030 Agenda can help eradicate poverty

lunes, 19 octubre 2015
This can be the first generation to witness a world without extreme poverty, where all people – not only the powerful and the privileged – can participate and contribute equally, free of discrimination and want, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today, urging global action to fully implement the newly-adopted ...
Ban says new 2030 Agenda can help eradicate poverty
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Rural Development, Gender Equality Figure Prominently, as Second Committee Takes Up Poverty Eradication

miércoles, 14 octubre 2015
As the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) met today to consider poverty eradication, delegates debated the merits of rural and industrial development in achieving that.   Agriculture and food security remained Africa’s top priorities for eradicating poverty and hunger, the representative of Sierra Leone, speaking on behalf of the African Group, said. ...
Rural Development, Gender Equality Figure Prominently, as Second Committee Takes Up Poverty Eradication
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International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2015

martes, 13 octubre 2015
The 2015 celebration of the 25th anniversary of International Day of Older Persons (IDOP), in anticipation of the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) to be held in 2016, will focus not only on the impact of the new urban environment on older persons, ...
International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2015
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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2015

martes, 13 octubre 2015
Building a sustainable future requires us to intensify our efforts towards eradicating extreme poverty and discrimination, and ensuring that everyone can fully exercise their human rights. The full participation of people living in poverty, particularly in the decisions that affect their lives and communities, must be at the centre of ...
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2015
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Special attention to most vulnerable States critical in implementing SDGs

viernes, 09 octubre 2015
With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community’s focus must shift from “what” to “how”, the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) heard today as it began its general debate for the seventieth session.   Abhijit Banerjee, Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told ...
Special attention to most vulnerable States critical in implementing SDGs
 
 

GA Third Committee opens session on social development challenges ahead

miércoles, 07 octubre 2015
Tackling a range of issues threading through the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) began its work today, with speakers and youth delegates describing successes, challenges and concerns facing the international community in its push towards meeting the 2030 Agenda’s promises.   Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for ...
GA Third Committee opens session on social development challenges ahead
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UN adopts new Global Goals, charting sustainable development for people and planet by 2030

viernes, 25 septiembre 2015
The 193-Member United Nations General Assembly today formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world. “The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. It ...
UN adopts new Global Goals, charting sustainable development for people and planet by 2030
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