DESA News for June 2014

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Uniting for youth beyond 2015

“You have the energy to transform the world,” said the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi, encouraging youth worldwide to partner with the United Nations as the global community embarks on the road to sustainable development beyond 2015. The UN is working in many different ways to ensure that the voices of youth are heard. As part of these efforts, ECOSOC is hosting its Youth Forum on 2-3 June. There are 1.2 billion young people in the world today. It is the largest generation of youth ever seen and the United Nations has made it one of the organization’s top …

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Celebrating public service excellence

Efficient public administration plays a vital role in advancing development worldwide. Putting a spotlight on public service excellence across the globe, the United Nations Public Service Forum, Day and Awards Ceremony, a global capacity-building gathering on public governance, will take place on 23-26 June in Seoul, Republic of Korea. “The United Nations has long recognized the importance of good governance and efficient public administration. Current global consultations on the post-2015 agenda have further underscored their centrality to all development objectives, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message as the UN Public Service Day was celebrated last year, highlighting how …

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A home for the SDGs and the post-2015 development agenda

“The high-level political forum on sustainable development will be the home for the SDGs and the Post-2015 development agenda. It is the place where the international community comes together to address and coordinate the entirety of sustainable development issues,” said Nikhil Seth, Director of UN DESA’s Division for Sustainable Development, ahead of the Forum’s second meeting on 30 June-9 July, which will be the first meeting under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. The theme of the Forum’s second meeting will be ‘Achieving the Millennium Development Goals and charting the way for an ambitious post-2015 development agenda including the …

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