One World. One Net. One Vision.
The 14th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) The fourteenth annual meeting of the IGF was hosted by the Government of Germany in Berlin from 25 to 29 November 2019, to discuss the overarching theme of ‘’One World. One Net. One Vision.’’ 5000 onsite
Together, we will help the world rise stronger
As the COVID-19 pandemic carves its dark entry into the history of humankind, causing serious illness and death, and upending daily life as we know it, UN DESA is supporting the world to contain the calamity and emerge from it more resilient and united.“UN DESA stands
Translating the 2030 Agenda into national plans – a combined effort
The challenge of integrating the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national policy frameworks is leading to renewed interest in national development planning. Indeed, the 2030 Agenda calls for each Government to “decide how these

Mission Statement


UN DESA supports Member States in translating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) and other relevant global policy frameworks into viable and effective national strategies, policies, and programmes that are integrated, evidence-based, inclusive, well-funded, and that leave no one behind.

2030 Agenda

2030 Agenda

The 2030 Agenda calls for each Government to “decide how these aspirational and global targets should be incorporated into national planning processes, policies and strategies” and states that “cohesive nationally owned sustainable development strategies, supported by integrated national financing frameworks, will be at the heart of our efforts”.
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Project Map

Capacity Development Project Map

Explore the map that 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.
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Capacity Development Tools

Capacity Development Tools

An annotated list of capacity development resources, developed by DESA or produced in collaboration with partners, along the five priority areas. These tools are aimed for use by a variety of DESA clients and partners, mainly policymakers and development practitioners in government as well as academia and civil society in developing countries.
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