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Pursuing resilience and sustainability with innovation

Natural disasters, climate change hazards, food insecurities, water crises and public health risks – the threats facing our societies today are multiple and complex. How can new technologies and innovation play a role and increase our abilities to prevent and efficiently respond to different hazards? This topic will be in focus as Heads of State, ministers, parliamentarians, resilience specialists and inventors gather for the 2018 ECOSOC Integration Segment at UN Headquarters on 1-3 May 2018.

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How well is development cooperation adjusting to the new demands the 2030 Agenda?

Development cooperation done right holds tremendous promise to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Effective development cooperation can help to initiate the profound policy and programme integration required by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It can facilitate inclusive partnerships across sectors and support coherence of policies affecting sustainable development.

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Giving civil society a voice: Apply for UN ECOSOC consultative status!

“We the Peoples” are the celebrated opening words of the UN Charter. It is “We the Peoples” who are embarking on the road to 2030. Our journey will involve all parts of society, and all people. Millions have already engaged with, and will own, this 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is an agenda of the people, by the people, and for the people.

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A new global agenda for action on sustainable energy

The world has reached a critical juncture. Either we immediately ramp up efforts to achieve sustainable energy for all, or risk falling short on all the other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A new publication supported by UN DESA not only calls for more ambition – it offers practical ways of achieving universal energy access by 2030.

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Regional cooperation crucial to achieve the global goals

The success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development hinges on the ability of countries in Asia and beyond to work together. Such was the key message of an expert panel, which met on 10 April at the Boao Forum for Asia, held annually on the Chinese island of Hainan. The experts, convened by UN DESA and the Boao Forum Secretariat to discuss the theme of “Advancing Together the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, agreed on the importance of regional cooperation and partnerships in advancing the SDGs.

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Upcoming Events

1-3 May, New York 2018 ECOSOC Integration Segment
7-11 May, New York 13th session of United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF13)
14-17 May, New York Sixteenth Session of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters
21-22 May, New York 6th Biennial High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF)
21-30 May, New York Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, Resumed session
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