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15 03, 2018

Making progress on sustainable development, four least developed countries tapped to graduate from ranks of poorest

2018-03-15T20:08:19+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Economic growth, Education, Health, News, Press material|

With increasing national earning power as well as access to better health care and education, four countries—Bhutan, Kiribati, São Tomé and Principe and Solomon Islands—will be recommended for graduation from the least developed country (LDC) category, the United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP) announced today.

14 03, 2018

EU-UN Spotlight Initiative Urges Inclusive Global Action on Violence Against Women and Girls

2018-03-14T17:04:41+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Press material|

PRESS RELEASE (United Nations) 13 March 2018 – On Monday, opening day of the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), the Spotlight Initiative, a multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations, brought together leaders from Government and civil society to discuss strategies for eliminating violence against [...]

14 02, 2018

Countries urged to strengthen tax systems to promote inclusive economic growth

2018-02-14T22:03:14+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Press material|

UNITED NATIONS PRESS RELEASE 14 February 2018 New York, 14 February—Major international organizations, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations and the World Bank Group today called on all governments to strengthen and increase the effectiveness of their tax systems to unlock much-needed domestic resources to achieve the [...]

8 02, 2018

Government and civil society leaders agree at UN on way forward to help lift millions out of poverty

2018-02-08T21:12:06+00:00 February 8th, 2018|News, Poverty, Press material|

This year’s UN Commission on Social Development concluded this week with the adoption of policies — including the establishment of nationally appropriate social protection systems — to be taken by government and the civil society to help the millions of people living in poverty and those in vulnerable situations.

5 02, 2018

Press release: UN Women announces first Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa

2018-02-05T20:07:22+00:00 February 5th, 2018|News, Press material|

Today, on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), UN Women announced the appointment of renowned activist Jaha Dukureh of The Gambia as Regional Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. Ms. Dukureh will dedicate her efforts to support UN Women’s advocacy to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Africa, with focus on mobilizing youth.

29 01, 2018

Amidst global uncertainty, UN youth envoy urges more support for world’s largest generation of young people [UN Press Release]

2018-01-29T16:49:29+00:00 January 29th, 2018|News, Press material|

Amidst global uncertainty, UN youth envoy urges more support for world’s largest generation of young people Ahead of the largest gathering of young people at the United Nations, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth today called on the international community and governments to strengthen their efforts to support, empower and engage young people, at time [...]

26 01, 2018

UNFCCC Media Alert: UN Opens Talanoa Dialogue Portal, Aiming for Higher Climate Ambition

2018-01-26T19:56:49+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Climate change, News, Press material|

UNFCCC Media Alert: UN Opens Talanoa Dialogue Portal, Aiming for Higher Climate Ambition UN Climate Change News, Bonn, 26 January, 2018 – The UN Climate Change secretariat today launched a new portal to support the Talanoa Diaologue, an important international conversation in which countries will check progress and seek to increase global ambition to meet the goals [...]

26 01, 2018

Youth Envoy to call for more efforts to empower and engage young people ahead of UN Forum

2018-01-26T14:56:39+00:00 January 26th, 2018|News, Press material|

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, will brief the media on 26 January 2018, ahead of the largest official annual gathering on youth issues at the organization. Wickramanayake, the youngest senior official at the UN, was appointed by Secretary-General António Guterres in June 2017. As the Organization’s second Envoy on Youth, she is [...]

22 01, 2018

UN Secretary-General’s remarks on the Second Report on the Repositioning of the UN Development System

2018-01-22T23:51:49+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|News, Press material|

REMARKS ON THE SECOND REPORT ON THE REPOSITIONING OF THE UN DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM, IN THE CONTEXT OF THE QUADRENNIAL COMPREHENSIVE POLICY REVIEW New York, 22 January 2018 [as delivered] Let me begin by thanking all of you for your insights, your guidance and your support.  In November, before this report was prepared, we had a very [...]