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H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe, President of the 68th session of the General Assembly

H.E. John W. Ashe, President of the 68th session of the General Assembly

“The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage! Concept Notes available now. - Save the dates!”

H.E. John W. Ashe, President of the General Assembly

A little girl in fronnt of her Yurt, next to a solar panel.

Water, sanitation and sustainable energy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: 18-19 February

"With some 1.4 billion people without reliable electricity; 900 million lacking access to clean water and 2.6 billion without adequate sanitation, action is urgently needed to address these persistent challenges."

H.E. John W. Ashe, President of the General Assembly

Children conduct a science experiment in a classroom in Harar, Ethiopia.

Contributions of women, the young and civil society to the Post-2015 Development Agenda: 6-7 March

"We simply cannot reach our development goals, or advance human well-being without addressing the needs and challenges of women and youth, while also making use of the contributions of both."

H.E. John W. Ashe, President of the General Assembly

Women sifting coffee beans in Timor

The Role of Partnerships: 9-10 April

"The concept of partnerships is becoming increasingly important in discussions on the future of development - and rightly so. [...] The new development agenda will require collaboration among all actors – based on mutual trust and respect."

H.E. John W. Ashe, President of the General Assembly

Women Peacekeepers

Ensuring stable and peaceful societies: 24-25 April

"We will examine how to work towards and ensure stable and peaceful societies in the post-2015 development framework, including by creating an enabling environment for development and progress, diminishing external stressors that contribute to conflicts, ensuring accessible institutions of justice, reducing violence, and enhancing the capacity and accountability of good governance mechanisms and practices that benefit peace and sustainable development."

H.E. John W. Ashe, President of the General Assembly

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Contributions of South-South, Triangular Cooperation, and ICT for Development to the Post-2015 Development Agenda: 21-22 May

"I see great potential for these new forms of collaboration and partnership to greatly contribute to achieving our development goals."

H.E. John W. Ashe, President of the General Assembly

Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: 9-10 June

"We should ensure that human rights, the rule of law, and good governance practices anchor the evolving policy platforms in a manner that empowers people to contribute to sustainable development."

H.E. John W. Ashe, President of the General Assembly

Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature : 22 April

4th Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature
22 April2014
Trusteeship Council Chamber
Harmony with Nature

Landscape, Bolivia (Courtesy of Marianne Morin)

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