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, […]

International Day of Cooperatives 2017

The implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is well underway, and cooperative businesses remain one of the best-kept secrets in the SDG toolbox. Cooperative enterprises are based on ethics, values, and a set of seven fundamental principles that keep people, rather than profit, at the centre of their businesses. Cooperatives can be a […]

UN HQ

HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM 2017

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 10 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 17 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017. The theme will be […]

United Nations High-Level Political Forum 2017 – Special Event on “Youth in STEM for achieving peace and positive social change for all”

Entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship led by young women and men, has shown increased potential in responding to prevalent social and economic challenges. Driven by their responsiveness to current trends and opportunities, entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs are key drivers of change for the development of peaceful and resilient communities. Enterprises and social enterprises led by young […]

WFS2016 – São Paulo Declaration now available for download

São Paulo Declaration – Families in Balance — Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity ensuring that NO FAMILY IS LEFT BEHIND The Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination (OESC) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs accepted the Declaration and it will be distributed to all participants of this year’s High Level Segment. Click in […]