Economic and Social Council
- Common Position in Women’s Commission: Post-2015 Agenda Must Include Gender Equality Targets Absent from Millennium Development Goals (13 March 2014)
While countries were on track to meet several of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, progress on those related to women and girls was uneven at best, ministers and other senior officials told the Commission on the Status of Women today, urging that more be done to accept women as equals in all areas of life.
- ‘Gender Lens’ Sharpens Focus of Economic and Social Council Reforms, Shapes Global Policy, Speakers Say in Women’s Commission (12 March 2014)
The Commission on the Status of Women played a “catalytic” role in shaping global policy on gender equality, as well as in ensuring that the Economic and Social Council incorporated a gender perspective in its work, Council President Martin Sajdik told the women’s body today during day three of its fifty-eighth session.
- Speakers in Women’s Commission Say Legal Gaps in Protection, Prevention, Accountability for Violence against Women Must Be Addressed (11 March 2014)
Protecting women and girls from violence and discrimination was the ultimate responsibility of the State, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences told the Commission on the Status of Women today, pressing Governments to better address the legal gaps in protection, prevention and accountability.
- Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples to Seek Action on Africa, Youth, Health, Education, Culture as Twelfth Session Opens at Headquarters, 20 May (20 May 2013)
More than 2,000 indigenous participants from all regions of the world are expected to attend the twelfth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at New York Headquarters from 20 to 31 May, where members will engage with indigenous peoples, Member States and agencies of the world body.
- Concluding Forest Forum, Countries Endorsed Measures that Ensure Priority to Forest Issues in post-2015 Agenda (22 April 2013)
ISTANBUL, 20 April — The 197 country members of the United Nations Forum on Forests concluded their two-week session in Istanbul, Turkey, with agreement on a series of measures aimed at improving sustainable management of forests and ensuring that forest issues will continue to have priority in the process to define the United Nations development agenda after 2015.
- Economic and Social Council Holds Forum, Special Dialogue on Game-Changing Partnerships, Philanthropy Role in Post-2015 Agenda (22 April 2013)
On 23 and 24 April, at the United Nations Economic and Social Council, a forum on partnerships and a special dialogue highlighting the role for philanthropy in the post-2015 agenda will be held. Keynote speakers will include United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and philanthropist Mo Ibrahim.
Note No. 6390
Press Conference by Incoming Economic and Social Council President (14 January 2014)
Describing the Sustainable Development Goals and post-2015 agenda “at the very heart” of the work of the United Nations, Martin Sajdik (Austria), speaking at a Headquarters press conference in his new role as President of the Economic and Social Council, said it was a time of great transition, including with regard to the Council’s own structural reforms.
Press Conference on New Legal Frameworks for Africa’s Indigenous People (23 May 2013)
A positive trend was emerging towards consolidated legal frameworks for the rights of Africa’s 50 million indigenous people, said experts at a Headquarters press conference today, as they convened on the margins of the twelfth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.