6 Jul, 2015

MDGs Report launch: Lessons from Millennium Development Goals ‘springboard’ for future UN agenda

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The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which galvanized the world to produce the most successful anti-poverty movement in history, helped lift more than one billion people out of extreme poverty, made inroads against hunger and enabled more girls to attend school than ever before. However, despite remarkable gains, it will take more to ensure

6 Jul, 2015

Secretary-General’s Remarks to ECOSOC High-Level Segment and Global Launch of the 2015 MDG Report

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Your Excellency Ms. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, Your Excellency Mr. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, Your Excellency, Ambassador Sam Kutesa, President of the General Assembly, Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to join you via video conference for this important session

7 Jul, 2014

Youth speaking out about the future they want during UN High-level political forum on sustainable development

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“Despite some progress, young people have continuously been left behind and denied the opportunities they need to reach their full potential.” These were the initial remarks delivered by Ms. Esther Agbarakwe, Youth Representative and Co-founder of the Youth Climate Coalition in Nigeria, on behalf of 1.8 billion young people during the Ministerial meeting of the […]

4 Oct, 2013

“Four cheers for the UN” — Jeff Sachs’s blog post on recent successes of the United Nations

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It is worth taking a moment to cheer the United Nations for its outstanding successes this past week. The UN is the global home of diplomacy, the art of maintaining peace and co-operation in a world all too ready to head to war. Sometimes it succeeds; often it is brushed aside, by great and small powers alike. […]

25 Sep, 2013

World Leaders Agree on 2015 Summit Ambition, UN Secretary-General Emphasizes Women and Young People

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World leaders today agreed to scale up action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease and called for a 2015 Summit to adopt the next set of targets after the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In the outcome document adopted at a Special Event on the MDGs and hosted by the President of the UN […]

25 Sep, 2013

Despite Impressive Progress, “Getting to Zero” Require Renewed Focus and Additional Resources

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At a high-level breakfast event on the Post-2015 Agenda in New York this morning attended by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Save the Children presented its new report “Getting to Zero: How we can be the generation that ends poverty.” In light of the current discussions on how to take the post-2015 […]