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Young leaders brainstorm on SDG implementation at Youth Forum

More than 900 young leaders and Government representatives gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York this week for the annual ECOSOC Youth Forum. The meetings this year focused on the instrumental role that young people play in the implementation and realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read more

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Social inclusion central to 2030 Agenda


The adoption of the 2030 Agenda – which places people and the planet at the centre of global development – presents new challenges and opportunity for the United Nations Commission on Social Development, a senior UN official said on 3 February, opening the body’s 54th annual session with a call for building on its strengths on fostering an integrated approach when addressing social policies. Read more

Posted in: Social Development


Putting people at the center of the new development agenda

“A development framework that is people-centered can only succeed if it embraces the social dimension of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is because people are, and must remain, the focus of the global, regional and local development efforts,” said Amina Smaila, Vice-chair of the UN Commission for Social Development, ahead of its 54th session which kicks off in New York on 3 February. Read more

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At opening of Youth Forum, UN launches new initiative to tackle employment crisis

As more than 800 young leaders gather in New York for the annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, UN officials today launched a new initiative to tackle youth unemployment, making it clear that success in fighting poverty and inequality will largely depend on them being a driving force. Read more

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Secretary-General appoints group to support technology facilitation mechanism

Visit to the Robotex 2013 Technology Exhibition and Robotics Competition [Tallinn University of Technology]

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of a group of 10 experts to support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism launched at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. Read more

Posted in: Sustainable Development