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UN adopts new Global Goals, charting sustainable development for people and planet by 2030

25 September 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 […]

Head of UN economic and social forum says women’s rights will be enhanced by new sustainability goals

22 September 2015 – Addressing today a high-level gathering at United Nations Headquarters, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) declared that the empowerment of women and the full realization of their human rights are essential for achieving sustainable development and for building peaceful, just and inclusive societies. “Women and girls should […]

Around the world, the Social Good Summit celebrates the Global Goals

Sep 2015 by Boaz Paldi, Communications and Partnerships, Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP Last week, the 100th UNDP country office confirmed participation in the 2015 Social Good Summit that will take place between the 25th and the 28th of September. From Gaza to Costa Rica, Kabul to Nairobi, and Tehran to Pyongyang, UNDP and UN […]

MDG Gap Task Force Report 2015: Taking Stock of the Global Partnership for Development

The 2015 Report continues to monitor the five core domains of the Global Partnership for Development, namely, official development assistance (ODA), market access (trade), debt sustainability, access to affordable essential medicines and access to new technologies, as prescribed by MDG 8. This year marks the last of the series of this monitoring process with a […]

Girl Up

All girls deserve the freedom to reach their full potential. But the fact is, we’re just #NotThere yet — especially when we know that 1 in 4 girls worldwide is married before her 18th birthday. By knowing the facts, we can help change them. Learn more:

Aid can help to eliminate inequality by 2030 – if five key lessons are heeded

On 25 September, the UN will pledge to “leave no one behind” by eliminating poverty and inequality throughout the world by 2030, in accordance with the sustainable development goals (SDGs). While 17 new goals and 169 targets are far too many to remember, and all are highly aspirational – with none of the detail yet worked out – the […]

The Beijing Platform for Action: inspiration then and now

An unprecedented 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists streamed into Beijing for the opening of the Fourth World Conference on Women in September 1995. They were remarkably diverse, coming from around the globe, but they had a single purpose in mind: gender equality and the empowerment of all women, everywhere. Two weeks of political debate followed, […]

Report of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing

At the eighth meeting of its fifth session on 8 August 2014, the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing adopted its report “proposing options on an effective sustainable development financing strategy to facilitate the mobilization of resources and their effective use in achieving sustainable development objectives”, as mandated by the Rio+20 outcome document. […]

24th of October – The United Nations Day

“The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises. […] At this critical moment, let us reaffirm our commitment to empowering the marginalized and vulnerable. On United Nations Day, I call on Governments and individuals to work in common cause for the common good. ” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon UN Day […]