Joint Meeting of ECOSOC and the Second Committee on “The Future of Everything – Sustainable Development in the Age of Rapid Technological Change”

Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Location:  ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters Watch live (coming soon) The future will no longer be what we once thought. It is widely acknowledged that the pace and breadth of technological advances are intensifying, and by 2030 – the target date for achieving the Sustainable Development […]

56th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56)

Submission of written statements for the 56th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) is now open: Only NGOs in General and Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC can submit written statements to the CSocD56 to be held from 29 January to 7 February 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The priority theme […]

Solutions Selected for Solutions Summit 2017 at UN Headquarters

Solutions Summit is an annual catalytic gathering at United Nations Headquarters in New York during UN General Assembly high-level week in September. This initiative lifts-up and advances the work of exceptional teams already developing innovative solutions that address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s Solutions Summit will take place from 19-21 September from 12:00-1:00pm […]

United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017

On the occasion of the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations — the UN’s most high-profile week of the year — the United Nations Private Sector Forum will be held on 18 September from 12:30-15:00 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Hosted annually by the UN Secretary-General, the UN Private Sector Forum brings […]

Solutions Summit at UNHQ: Call for Submissions

A CATALYTIC GATHERING AT UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS DURING UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY WEEK Solutions Summit 2017 will highlight projects advancing the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) _WHAT IS THE SOLUTIONS SUMMIT? Solutions Summit is an annual catalytic gathering at UN Headquarters in New York during UN General Assembly high-level week in September. This initiative lifts-up […]

UNICEF

Evidence over Ideology: Giving Unconditional Cash in Africa

It is hard to discuss development, poverty and foreign aid without someone mentioning the contentious topic of Universal Basic Income (UBI). Some say it will be the defining issue for the future of poverty and inequity, others say it will never work. But what exactly are the defining features of UBI? According to the Basic […]

International Youth Day2017

International Youth Day 2017

The theme of International Youth Day 2017 is Youth Building Peace. Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015, there is growing recognition that as agents of change, young people are critical actors in conflict prevention and sustaining peace. International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention […]

Intergenerational Dialogues on the Sustainable Development Goals”

1 August 2017     ♦     10 am – 6 pm     ♦     United Nations Headquarters, New York #NGODialogues   A United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Intergenerational Dialogues event will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, 1 August, 2017. The […]

SDGs

Pace of progress must accelerate to achieve the SDGs

If the world is to eradicate poverty, address climate change and build peaceful, inclusive societies for all by 2030, key stakeholders, including governments, must drive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a faster rate, says the latest progress report on the SDGs launched by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Using the most recent data […]

“Without women the Global Goals won’t see the light of day”

It was October 1989 and Alaa’s mother had just gone into labour. Alaa’s father was in town, working, and couldn’t be reached. Her three-year-old sister had called the ambulance, but the medical crew couldn’t get there in time and so Alaa was born in her parents’ bedroom. Had this story been happening in present-day Libya, […]