World Family Summit News

‘Convoco governos e indivíduos para trabalhar em uma causa comum para o bem comum’, diz Ban Ki-moon

Mensagem do secretário-geral da ONU, Ban Ki-moon, para o Dia da ONU 2014. A data é marcada anualmente em 24 de outubro. As Nações Unidas são, mais do que nunca, necessárias neste momento de múltiplas crises. A pobreza, a doença, o terrorismo, a discriminação e a mudança climática estão sendo um pesado fardo. Milhões de […]

Setting the Post-2015 MDGs Agenda

During the United Nations General Assembly meeting last month, British Prime Minister David Cameron proposed a new agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), which expire in 2015. Cameron’s plan included 12 simple steps to eradicate global poverty. “If we end up with 17 goals there is a real danger that they will just […]

MY World reaches 5 MILLION votes – The Celebration!

The evening of 25th of September during the UN General Assembly week brought together MY World friends from far and near, in person and via liveweb-stream – and these MY World friends had 5 million reasons to celebrate! The hard work of dedicated MY World partners brought the voices of 5 MILLION PEOPLE from 194 countries […]

Joint Message by UNESCO, ILO, UNICEF, UNDP and Education International on 5-10-14: World Teachers’ Day

5 October 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of World Teachers’ Day. An education system is only as good as its teachers. Teachers are essential to universal and quality education for all: they are central to shaping the minds and attitudes of the coming generations to deal with new global challenges and opportunities. Innovative, inclusive and […]

Providing key information for MDG momentum

In the last week of September, high-level government representatives descended on New York to attend the UN General Assembly to address a number of issues vital for the well-being of our planet. Putting people at the centre of development, meeting new population challenges and ensuring the rights of the world’s indigenous peoples – these were some of the […]

Civil society messages at UN Climate Summit reverberate around the world

The 23 September UN Climate Summit was a multi-dimensional event which brought together more than 120 Heads of State and Government, along with leaders from civil society and business, to catalyze ambitious action to address climate change. During July and August, UN-NGLS led an open, transparent nomination process to identify civil society speakers and attendees […]

As development goals near deadline, Ban urges global leaders to ‘finish the job’

Great gains have been made in the global effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, known worldwide as the “MDGs,” but with the deadline fast approaching more must be done to fully meet the targets set for 2015 and beyond,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. In his remarks to a gathering of 300 global leaders convened by the MDG […]

United Nations the Alliance of Civilizations

This event is planned under the theme ‘New and Emerging Ideological Threats to Global Peace & Co-Existence’ and takes place on 26 September 2014 (08:30AM-01:00PM, Conference Room 3, CB, UNHQs, New York). Open Meeting of the Group of Friends of the Alliance of Civilizations (at the ministerial level), organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations […]

How to make it happen: shaping International Development Cooperation for the effective implementation of the Post-2015 development framework

The governments of Mexico and The Netherlands, in their capacity as Co-Chairs of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, have the honor of inviting you to participate in a panel discussion entitled “How to make it happen: shaping International Development Cooperation for the effective implementation of the Post-2015 development framework”, which will take place […]