World Family Summit News


The General Assembly voted on September 10 to allow non-member observer states to raise their flags alongside those of the 193 member states. An overwhelming majority of countries – 119 – supported the move. Palestine is the first non-member observer state of the United Nations to benefit from this resolution. The Palestinian flag was raised […]

Historic New Sustainable Development Agenda Unanimously Adopted by 193 UN Members

On 25 September, a bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future was unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at the start of a three-day Summit on Sustainable Development. The historic adoption of the new Sustainable Development Agenda, with 17 global goals at its […]

Business leaders pledge investments worth millions to boost gender equality – UN

26 September 2015 – Top global companies and foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Unilever, are committing millions of dollars to promote gender equality as they gather at a United Nations event in New York. Commitments made at the Business and Philanthropy Leader’s Forum, hosted by the UN entity dedicated to gender […]

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 […]