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Walking the Walk on SDG Implementation

Everyone is talking about implementing the 2030 Agenda, especially considering the inter-linkages between the three dimensions of sustainability and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But how do we do this in practice? And how do we work to understand and manage the complexity of those relationships without losing sight of the big picture: creating the changes necessary to foster prosperity for both people and planet?

The First International Forum on Migration Statistics

In close collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) organized the first inaugural International Forum on Migration Statistics at OECD Conference Hall in Paris, France from 15 to 16 January 2018. Attended by over 500 experts from a crosscutting range of disciplines, the Forum offered a unique opportunity for both data producers and users to effectively interact and dynamically discuss how to improve existing data collection and dissemination methods.

UN DESA Supports Member States in Developing and Strengthening Environment Statistics and Integrated Environmental-Economic Accounting

Integrated information and high-quality statistics are not only essential elements in the promulgation of evidence-based policy and decision making, they are also key to monitoring the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Given the critical role of high-quality environmental and integrated socio-economic statistics, the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs implemented a project titled “Supporting Member States in Developing and Strengthening Environment Statistics and Integrated Environmental-Economic Accounting for the Improved Monitoring of Sustainable Development.” 

Mission Statement

 

UN DESA partners on capacity development to support Member States in building integrated, evidence-based, inclusive and well-funded national strategies and plans to achieve sustainable development that ensure no one is left behind.

Capacity Development Projects around the world

This map illustrates the geographical spread of UN DESA’s capacity development projects. As a global entity, UN DESA does not have country-based operations. Depending on the type of demand and the level of specificity of the request, UN DESA chooses the appropriate geographic level – global, regional, national or subnational – for its intervention.  Sometimes, emerging best practices in capacity development for sustainable development are prototyped at the country-level and later scaled up and diffused throughout the international community.
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Walking the Walk on SDG Implementation

Everyone is talking about implementing the 2030 Agenda, especially considering the inter-linkages between the three dimensions of sustainability and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But how do we do this in practice? And how do we work to understand and manage the complexity of those relationships without losing sight of the big picture: creating the changes necessary to foster prosperity for both people and planet?

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Transfer Pricing – Administrative Aspects and Recent Developments

Working in close collaboration with the African Tax Administration Forum, UN-DESA organized a five-day workshop on transfer pricing entitled “Administrative Aspects and Recent Developments” in Eculwini, Swaziland, from 4 – 8 December 2017. The workshop, the first of its kind in the kingdom, was robustly attended by various experts in the field and representatives from developing countries on the African continent.

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