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7 12, 2017

Launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 (Press Briefing)

2017-12-07T15:47:00+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Press material|

World economic growth has reached its highest level of growth since 2011, according to the 2018 World Economic Situation and Prospects Report (WESP), which will be launched by Mr. Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, on 11 December. Forecasts indicate continued growth in most regions in the coming year, offering policy makers [...]

5 12, 2017

UN and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology to team up to help developing countries achieve SDGs

2017-12-05T20:09:47+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Beijing, 5 December—The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs today announced that it was entering into an agreement with China’s Ministry of Science and Technology to embark on a series of initiatives aimed at strengthening knowledge sharing, capacity building and collaboration across countries to help  achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. UN-DESA Under-Secretary-General Mr. [...]

19 11, 2017

High-level Conference in Qatar concludes with “Doha Messages” on financing sustainable development

2017-11-19T19:22:25+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Press material|

The High-level Conference on Financing for Development and the Means of Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was organized by the State of Qatar in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, concluded Sunday night. After two days of stimulating discussions, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social [...]

18 11, 2017

High-level conference in Qatar discusses link between Financing for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals

2017-11-20T20:19:51+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Financing for Development, Press material|

Press release 18 November 2017  Ministers, high-level government officials, as well as representatives from international organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia have convened in Qatar this weekend to discuss how to advance national and international efforts to promote financing for sustainable development. The State of Qatar, with support from the United Nations [...]

17 11, 2017

Setting the stage: High-level Conference in Qatar to jump-start 2018 discussions on financing for the Sustainable Development Goals

2017-11-21T18:23:43+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Financing for Development, News, Press material|

Ministers, high-level government officials, as well as representatives from international organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia are heading to Doha (Qatar) for the High-level Conference on Financing for Development and the Means of Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (18-19 November). Hosted by the State of Qatar, with support from [...]

6 11, 2017

Report: SDGs moving from an international aspiration to concrete actions at the national level

2017-11-16T15:30:10+00:00 November 6th, 2017|News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Briefing by Mr. Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Tuesday, 7 November 2017

14 10, 2017

UN, Thomas and Friends™ announce new collaboration to promote SDGs to children

2017-11-16T15:31:34+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Education, News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

The new collaboration will result in the inclusion of elements from five of the 17 goals in the upcoming Thomas & Friends™ series, which will be aired in over 110 countries in 33 languages.

13 10, 2017

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to stress greater engagement in drive to promote prosperity, human dignity and human rights

2017-11-16T15:31:36+00:00 October 13th, 2017|News, Poverty, Press material|

The UN is seeking broader engagement from all sectors of society to lift 767 million people still living in extreme poverty above the international poverty line of $1.90 a day as it marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October this year. This year will mark the 25th year that the [...]

9 10, 2017

Looking to future, UN to consider how artificial intelligence could help achieve economic growth and reduce inequalities

2017-11-16T15:31:39+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Press material|

11 October, 2017 10:00 a.m. ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters

26 09, 2017

SDG Advocates meet with the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General

2017-11-16T15:31:56+00:00 September 26th, 2017|SDG Advocates, Secretary-General|

The SDG Advocates met with the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General at the United Nations Headquarters on Sunday, September 17. Led by President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway via video conference in Oslo, the Advocates, the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General and Under-Secretary-General Liu, discussed how they can increase knowledge of [...]