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With Haiti now ‘back on its feet,’ upcoming elections will be critical for future stability – UN officials

16 July 2015 – Haiti’s imminent elections will look to inaugurate a new period of transparency, democracy and development long yearned for by its citizens, senior United Nations officials told a gathering of the county’s partners during a key meeting held today at UN Headquarters in New York.


ADDIS: UN officials hail outcome of conference on development financing as first milestone of 2015

16 July 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and senior United Nations officials today hailed the outcome of the financing for development conference in Addis Ababa as the first milestone in a critical year in which major decisions are also expected on the future sustainable development agenda and on climate change.


ADDIS: International Monetary Fund boosts efforts to help countries finance development

16 July 2015 – As countries meet in Addis Ababa to consider ways to ensure adequate financing for sustainable development, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is taking measures to boost access to its resources, help countries better mobilize domestic revenue and focus more of its own work on issues such as equity, inclusion and the environment.


ADDIS: Islamic finance should be utilized to fund sustainable development, UN conference told

15 July 2015 – Islamic finance offers a promising alternative to traditional sources of funding and should be utilized to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that countries will adopt in September, participants at the Third International Conference on Financing Development were told.


ADDIS: first UN World Youth Skills Day celebrates importance of empowering young people

15 July 2015 – On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, United Nations officials today declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and is one of the most important decisions any country can make.


ADDIS: 'historic' agreement reached on financing for new UN sustainable development agenda

15 July 2015 – Countries agreed today on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


As Europe confronts Greek debt crisis, UN expert says new measures must not lose sight of human rights

15 July 2015 – The implementation of new austerity measures in Greece amid the country’s deteriorating economic crisis must not come at a cost to human rights, a United Nations expert warned today as he urged international institutions and the Greek Government to make “fully informed decisions” before adopting additional reforms.


ADDIS: important financing roles of private investment, business highlighted at UN conference

14 July 2015 – In Addis Ababa, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the crucial financing role of the business sector in ensuring the necessary resources for people-centred sustainable development.


ADDIS: UN agency stresses role of partnerships to finance inclusive, sustainable industrial development

14 July 2015 – Partnerships involving all development players will be key to scaling up the financing needed for industrial infrastructure and projects, an important element in the economic and social advancement of countries, a senior United Nations official told a conference in Ethiopia today.


ADDIS: new UN-backed report details ways to boost finance for sustainable energy

13 July 2015 – A new United Nations-backed report launched today at a conference in Addis Ababa details concrete ways to boost crucial investment in sustainable energy by some $120 billion a year.