DESA News

Volume 16, No.11 - November 2012

Feature articles

Face-to-face with sustainable development challenges

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) around the world face unique challenges in the context of sustainable development, including vulnerabilities to climate change such as a rise in sea-levels. “If we don’t address climate change, islands may not exist,” said the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, in an exclusive interview with DESA’s Division for Sustainable Development. Read more

Join chat on global development agenda beyond 2015

Facebook livechat on 8 November (UN Photo)

Watch out for a livechat on DESA’s Facebook page on the post-2015 development agenda on 27 November from 9:00 to 11:00 am. This event offers a unique opportunity for the online community to share opinions, questions and concerns about the post-2015 process. Join the discussion and contribute to an ambitious development agenda! Read more

Building a future free of hunger

Nearly 870 million people around the globe suffer from chronic malnutrition. To address the challenges of food security and to secure a future free of hunger, the UN Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly’s Second Committee, in collaboration with FAO, IFAD and WFP, will be organizing a special joint meeting on “Food security and nutrition: Scaling up the global response”. Read more


Publications and websites

Technical reports

LINK Global Economic Outlook

LINK Global Economic Outlook Four years after the eruption of the global financial crisis, the world economy is still in a precarious situation. Growth has weakened considerably during 2012 and the prospects for the next two years continue to be challenging, fraught with a number of uncertainties and risks slanted towards the downside. The report proposes a different policy approach, moving away from the current emphasis on fiscal austerity to focus on short and long-term measures to stimulate jobs growth. Read more

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Comings and goings

Mr. Hazem FahmyMr. Hazem Fahmy assumed the position as Chief of the Multistakeholder Engagement & Outreach Branch at DESA’s Financing for Development Office (FfDO) in October. Mr. Fahmy started his career in 1987 at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has served at the Egyptian Mission to the EU, in the Egyptian Foreign Minister’s Cabinet and at the Egyptian Permanent Mission to the UN. Read more

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