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24 April 2018
ECOSOC/6907

Ministers and high‑level representatives today adopted a series of conclusions and recommendations on financing for development and the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as the Economic and Social Council’s forum on financing for development entered its second day.

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24 April 2018

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development launched an action plan to expand employment opportunities for refugees to help them integrate into their host communities from the very start and contribute to the local economy.

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23 April 2018
DSG/SM/1167-ECOSOC/6906-DEV/3326

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Economic and Social Council forum on financing for development, in New York today:

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18 April 2018
HR/5389

Indigenous peoples were overrepresented among the poor, disproportionately impacted by climate change and systematically targeted for defending their freedoms, experts told the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues today as it covered a range of infringements upon collective rights to lands, territories and natural resources.

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17 April 2018
HR/5388

Government decisions to build roads, power plants and dams in the name of prosperity threatened the lives of indigenous peoples around the world, speakers in the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues stressed today, amid calls to protect native lands and resources from such development aggression.

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1 March 2018

The Food and Agriculture Organization Food Price Index for February found that rising world prices for staple grains and dairy products more than offset lower prices for vegetable oils, leading global food commodity prices up 1.1 per cent.  FAO also lowered projections for global wheat harvests this year.

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4 April 2018
DSG/SM/1151-ECOSOC/6899-ENV/DEV/1841

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the 2018 Economic and Social Council Partnership Forum — “Partnering for resilient and inclusive societies: contribution of the private sector” — in New York today:

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16 March 2018
WOM/2143

Unless gender equality extended to land rights and ownership, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development would become an impossible vision, the Commission on the Status of Women heard today during a panel discussion, continuing its sixty-second session.

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2 February 2018
ECOSOC/6884-NGO/865

In the fifth day of its 2018 regular session, the Committee on Non‑Governmental Organizations today recommended 6 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, deferred action on the status of 47 and voted against status for 1 other.

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1 February 2018
ECOSOC/6883-NGO/864

Continuing its regular session for 2018, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 18 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferred action on the status of 48 others.  The Committee also deferred consideration of two organizations' reclassification applications.