Mon, 31 Aug 2015 | What, When at UN: 
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Civil society must be ‘equal partners’ in making UN sustainability agenda a reality, Ban tells world parliamentarians



With speakers of parliament meeting at United Nations Headquarters at a moment when the world is gripped by multiple crises – displacement has soared to all-time highs and the threat of climate change grows by the day – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the legislators to help drive forward the new UN sustainable development agenda and ensure that civil society are equal partners in “building the future we want.”




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