Highlights

Join Thomas Gass in Twitter chat on the SDGs!

Thomas Gass, UN DESA’s Assistant Secretary- General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, invites the online community to join him in a Twitter chat on 8 July from 8:30 to 9:30 am EDT to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). What must be done to achieve these goals? How can we make sure that everyone is included? Join the chat and post questions using #SDGsChat!

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Lever for effective implementation of 2030 Agenda

The Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) focuses on trends and progress in international development cooperation, promotes mutual learning, and encourages coherence in development policy and across diverse actors and activities. It is a core function of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This year, ECOSOC will convene the fifth biennial high-level meeting of the DCF at UN Headquarters in New York on 21-22 July, as part of its annual High-level Segment.

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UN launches World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement

On 15 July the UN will launch its World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement. The Report, prepared by UN DESA, explores young people’s participation in economic, political and community life, responding to a growing interest in and an increased policy focus on youth civic engagement in recent years among Governments, young people and researchers.

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Expert voices

People at the centre of sustainable development

Ahead of the upcoming World Population Day, celebrated annually across the world on 11 July, we asked Mr. John Wilmoth, Director of UN DESA’s Population Division, to share some of the current population trends across the globe and why it is important to commemorate this day, this year with a focus on teenage girls.

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More from UNDESA

This year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) will be the first since the adoption of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development. Member States will have an opportunity to hear the first national reviews but also to receive the first global progress report on the SDGs.

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Upcoming Events

8 July Twitter chat on the SDGs with Thomas Gass, ASG of UN DESA
11-20 July, New York High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
15 July, New York Launch of the World Youth Report
18 - 22 July , New York ECOSOC High-level segment
21-22 July, New York 5th Biennial High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum
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