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Ban welcomes UN Assembly’s endorsement of action plan on post-2015 development financing

27 July 2015 – The United Nations General Assembly today endorsed the new global action agenda for financing sustainable development adopted two weeks ago by a major UN conference, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the move as a major step that firmly puts the world “on the path to a more prosperous, just and sustainable world for this and future generations.”


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: UN negotiations resume on financing framework to advance global development

14 July 2015 – Negotiations on a comprehensive financing framework for sustainable development resumed today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where Member States have gathered for a United Nations conference aimed at securing the resources necessary for the well-being of all people and the health of the planet.


ADDIS: UN chief hails key role of civil society in financing future development agenda

12 July 2015 – As Member States press on with efforts to reach agreement on a plan to secure the necessary financing for sustainable development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told civil society organizations gathered in Addis Ababa that their role is vital in keeping governments accountable and ensuring that the voices of billions around the world are heard.


Adequate, targeted financing key to people-centred sustainable development – UN official

02 July 2015 – In 2002, the global community came together in Monterrey, Mexico, to address key financial issues affecting global development. The International Conference on Financing for Development, the first United Nations gathering of its kind, resulted in a landmark global agreement in which developed and developing countries recognized their responsibilities in key areas such as trade, aid, debt relief and institution-building.


Michael Møller of Denmark, appointed Director-General of the United Nations office at Geneva

30 June 2015 – Michael Møller, of Denmark, was appointed today as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.


UN rights office urges Mexican authorities to pursue investigation into extrajudicial killings

30 June 2015 – The United Nations human rights office has called on the Government of Mexico to extend their investigations into a series of alleged extrajudicial executions and human rights violations committed by authorities last year.


General Assembly awards first-ever UN Nelson Mandela Prize to nationals of Namibia and Portugal

22 June 2015 – The President of the United Nations General Assembly announced today that the first-ever United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize will be awarded to Dr. Helena Ndume, of Namibia, and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio, of Portugal.