There is only one week left to heed the call of the United Nations, seeking nominations for the UN Public Service Awards 2014. With the submission deadline on 18 December 2013, this international contest is designed to promote and support innovations in public service delivery worldwide. The award is open to public organizations of all kinds, including Governments and public-private partnerships that are involved in delivering services to citizens around the globe.
10 December 2013, New York
21 November 2013, New York
Major Groups and other stakeholders will have an intersessional meeting with members of the Open Working Group on sustainable development goals this Friday on 22 November, just before the Group holds its fifth session from 25 to 27 November. They will be able to make suggestions on how the Open Working Group could address several cross-cutting issues regarding the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Read more
20 November 2013, New York
With progress made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), inadequate sanitation and open defecation continues to be a pressing global challenge, especially for millions of the poorest people living in developing countries. Officially observed by UN for the first time, World Toilet Day is aimed to break the taboos and start an open discussion on the importance of sanitation and hygiene. Read more