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General Assembly convenes dialogue on Harmony with Nature

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The President of the General Assembly will convene an interactive dialogue on Harmony with Nature on 22 April at UN Headquarters in New York. The dialogue will commemorate International Mother Earth Day and is arranged to advance discussions on Harmony with Nature in order to promote a balanced integration of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

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Posted in: Sustainable Development

 

At high-level forum, UN officials urge steps to ensure financing of sustainable development

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Even with a slow recovery from the economic and financial crisis under way, severe effects of the upheaval linger and serious risks remain, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson warned a high-level gathering of global finance institutions today, urging measures to channel financial investment into vital areas that can help secure sustainable development for all.

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Posted in: ECOSOC

 

Addressing governance challenges for sustainable development

“We need institutions at all levels that are effective, transparent, accountable and democratic,” said Mr. Wu Hongbo, UN DESA’s Under-Secretary-General as he addressed the opening of the 13th session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), noting that “this year’s theme, ‘transforming public administration for sustainable development’, is particularly timely.” Read more

Posted in: Public Administration

 

UN Assembly, Economic and Social Council launch joint talks on development partnerships

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The United Nations took a major step on the road towards crafting a new, sustainability-focused agenda, as two of the Organization’s main bodies – the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – brought Member States together to weigh action-oriented solutions for mobilizing new and existing development partnerships.

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Posted in: ECOSOC

 

The role of partnerships beyond 2015

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Strengthening the global partnerships for sustainable development for the post-2015 development agenda will be the main topic of a thematic debate and Forum on Partnerships  jointly convened by the President of the General Assembly Mr. John Ashe, and the President of the Economic and Social Council, Mr. Martin Sajdik which will take place from 9 to 10 April at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Read more

Posted in: ECOSOC

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