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At Americas Summit in Panama, Ban urges nations to pursue prosperity with equality

10 April 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in an address in Panama to the seventh Summit of the Americas, commended the hemisphere's commitment to peace, human rights and sustainable development, while urging leaders to continue to pursue a future of prosperity with equity, where no one is left behind.


Civil society has ‘important role’ in building sustainable future, says UN General Assembly President

09 April 2015 – Civil society actors have a critical role to play in the outlining of a successful post-2015 sustainable development agenda, President of the United Nations General Assembly Sam Kutesa declared today.


Despite major gains, world's education goals far from achieved – UNESCO

09 April 2015 – Just one third of countries have achieved all the measurable education goals set in 2000 and only half of all countries have achieved universal primary enrolment, the United Nations agency mandated with promoting learning spotlighted today, urging countries to bridge the $22 billion annual finance gap needed to achieve quality basic education for all by 2030.


DOHA: UN forum to discuss link between crime prevention and sustainable development

09 April 2015 – Ahead of a major summit in New York in September on the future global development agenda, the 13th United Nations Crime Congress will convene in Doha next week to discuss the links between crime prevention, security, justice and sustainable development.


High-level UN forum seeks answers to questions on how to make sustainable development reality

09 April 2015 – As the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) began today its Development Cooperation Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea, senior United Nations officials emphasized the need to build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals and to deliver sustainable development for all by finding strategies to mobilize significant financial resources.


At thematic debate, UN chief urges efficient private sector funding for post-2015 development

08 April 2015 – The international community needs a financial framework capable of confronting the multifaceted crises of the day in a predictable and effective manner if it is to delineate a successful post-2015 sustainable development agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed.


UN stresses importance of food safety – from farm to plate – on World Health Day

07 April 2015 – With the United Nations health agency highlighting food safety on World Health Day, the Secretary-General today called for unified efforts to ensure that production, distribution, and preparation of food is done safely.


On International Day, UN underlines role of sport in promoting development, peace

06 April 2015 – On the second annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace today, top United Nations officials stressed the important role that sport can play in achieving sustainable progress and change.


UN Economic, Social body to launch network tackling ‘monumental’ global employment challenge

01 April 2015 – As the Economic and Social Council concluded its three-day segment on boosting integration of the three pillars of sustainable development, the body’s Vice-President said he would work with the United Nations labour agency to follow-up on delegates’ work by launching an international entity to help address the issue of providing employment and decent work to people around the world.


Eliminating sheep and goat plague will boost livelihoods and nutrition, says UN official at conference

31 March 2015 – The United Nations agricultural agency will outline a strategy in Côte d’Ivoire today for the total eradication of sheep and goat plague by 2030 at an international conference that began today in the country’s capital, Abidjan.