Social issues

Social issues

21 September 2017
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Ministerial Conference on Ageing, in Lisbon on 22 September:

20 September 2017
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on Financing the Future: Education for All, in New York today:

20 September 2017
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, on Financing the Future: Education for All, in New York today:

18 September 2017
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at an event on universal health coverage, in New York today:

14 July 2017
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Secretary-General António Guterres will launch the first-ever action plan designed specifically to enable religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence — the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes — in a meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

14 July 2017
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on the launch of the Fez Plan of Action, in New York today:

10 February 2017
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Concluding its fifty-fifth session today, the Commission for Social Development approved without a vote three draft resolutions for adoption by the Economic and Social Council that addressed issues of African development, youth and the rights of persons with disabilities.

7 February 2017
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The Commission for Social Development heard the views of nearly 20 non-governmental organizations on youth, the elderly, women and girls, persons with disabilities and family rights today as it concluded its general discussion on strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all.

6 February 2017
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While the Copenhagen Declaration had helped countries make great strides in improving living conditions, the international community must now align its work with modern reality, speakers told the Commission on Social Development today, with some calling on the 40-member body to revise its work programme and end duplication.

3 February 2017
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Delegates spotlighted the obligation of Governments and international organizations to promote and protect the inalienable rights of the world’s 1 billion persons with disabilities today, as the Commission for Social Development entered the third day of its fifty-fifth annual session.

2 February 2017
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The fifty-fifth session of the Commission for Social Development continued today, with participants casting a spotlight on challenges faced by young people, and the perils of growing inequality, as Governments strove to put the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into action.

1 February 2017
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Lenni Montiel, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, to the Commission for Social Development, in New York today:

1 February 2017
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The Commission on Social Development — whose past work had been critical to the evolution of many principles underpinning the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — now had a critical role to play in that framework’s implementation, stressed delegates as they opened the Commission’s fifty-fifth annual session today.

31 January 2017
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Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Lenni Montiel, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, to the Civil Society Forum held in conjunction with the United Nations Commission for Social Development, in New York today:

22 September 2016
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Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s opening remarks at the high-level side event on pathways to zero hunger, in New York today:

19 February 2016
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, as delivered by Philippe Poinsot, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Mexico, to the meeting of the Parliamentary Social Justice Forum, held in Rabat from 19 to 20 February:

16 February 2016
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Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the World Day of Social Justice, observed on 20 February:

12 February 2016
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The Commission for Social Development concluded its fifty-fourth session today, approving three draft resolutions for adoption by the Economic and Social Council with one on Africa’s development, traditionally endorsed by consensus, requiring a rare vote to address the United States’ concerns over language around trade issues, and more generally, “the right to development”.

8 February 2016
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Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the fifty-fourth session of the Commission for Social Development in New York today:

8 February 2016
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Economies must be put at the service of people, through effective integrated social policies, the United Nations Secretary-General told the Commission for Social Development today, stressing that, in a world where inequality was still too high and too few economies had attained sustainable growth, the body’s policy guidance would be critical to global efforts to end poverty by 2030.