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Recognizing the key role of fostering fruitful and successful partnerships in the success of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Economic and Social Council is hosting its annual Partnership Forum on 5 April this year, gathering key players to focus on development and infrastructure. Learn more about the event here: bit.ly/2orWX4c ... See MoreSee Less

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The United Nations Economic and Social Council President Frederick Shava is one of the co-authors of the
"Minister Reference Book: Commonwealth 2017" (bit.ly/2miLYZH) launched today, 13 March 2017 in London during the Commonwealth Day. Please read his chapter:
"2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A new path for development" (bit.ly/2mR2d4n)
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We are live from the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, speaking with Samson Itodo, Executive Director of the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA). Samson is a partner of the UN "Not Too Young to Run" campaign, an initiative to lower the age of political participation and election around the world.

We are excited to talk to Samson about how youth can participate in a proactive way for a more sustainable world.
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We are live from the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, speaking with Carolina Medina, co-founder of Agruppa, a start-up in Colombia that leverages mobile phone technology to organize small businesses. She is also one of the UN Young Leaders present here in NY today.

We are excited to hear what Carolina had to say about youth engagement and technological advancements!
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We are live from the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, speaking with Trisha Shetty, founder and CEO of SheSays and a UN Young leader. She delivered the keynote address at the opening segment of the Youth Forum earlier today and we are excited to hear her thoughts about youth engagement. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are live from the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, speaking with Max Trejo, Secretary-General of the International Youth Organisation for Ibero-America and Alejandra Saenz, its director of International Affairs. They are two of the many young leaders that have gathered here at UN Headquarters to discuss sustainable development and youth engagement. ... See MoreSee Less

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Whether you are young or old, sustainable development is our collective future. Listen to young leaders speak up about issues that matter at the United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum on 30-31 January.

You can follow the meetings live on webtv.un.org or learn more on bit.ly/YOUTH2030 #Youth2030 youtu.be/ecM-S2Zp1fc
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Globalization must leave no one behind #GlobalGoals #2030Agenda #SDGs bit.ly/2dRVMXi ... See MoreSee Less

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LIVE NOW! Follow the joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly’s Second Committee focusing on “The changing political economy of globalization: Multilateral institutions and the 2030 Agenda”.

The event will feature a keynote address by author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.

Watch the event here: bit.ly/2dxMhif
Access the programme: bit.ly/2dXtfQO
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Sustainable Development Goal 10 focuses on reducing inequalities in the world, including ageism. Let’s all take a stand against ageism and celebrate International Day of Older Persons today! bit.ly/2016UNIDOP #UNIDOP #SDGs #GlobalGoals ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is a big day for the #ParisAgreement & climate action. See why: bit.ly/1Vw2OSy #UNGA ... See MoreSee Less

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'The world has only one border, it is called humanity' said Nadia Murad​ at #UN4RefugeesMigrants Summit opening today ... See MoreSee Less

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The UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants has officially kicked off in New York!
Follow the opening live from the UN General Assembly Hall in New York, where world leaders are gathered to adopt the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, a powerful outcome document which expresses the political will to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility on a global scale.
Follow the meetings live: bit.ly/2cBZDbY #UN4RefugeesMigrants
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This morning, the international community wakes up to the possibility of ensuring safe and prosperous lives for refugees and migrants alike. World leaders are getting ready to adopt the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, containing bold commitments both to address the issues we face now and to prepare the world for future challenges.
Access the programme here: refugeesmigrants.un.org/summit
Learn more about the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants: bit.ly/2cAYdSf #UN4RefugeesMigrants
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The United Nations Economic and Social Council has a new President today. It is Ambassador Frederick Shava. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lever for effective implementation of 2030 Agenda! Be sure to follow the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF), a core function of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, focusing on trends and progress, mutual learning, and encouraging coherence in international development policy and across diverse actors and activities. This year, ECOSOC will convene its 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.

Get all the details on the event here: bit.ly/ECOSOC_HLS
Watch live: webtv.un.org
#SDGs #GlobalGoals
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The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development starts today! Watch live from 10am New York time (EDT) and hear where we stand at year 1 of the SDGs: webtv.un.org/

For a detailed programme, visit: bitly.com/HLPF2016
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Let's talk about the sustainable development goals and the possibilities they bring to nations and their citizens around the world!
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is happy to invite you to join Mr. Thomas Gass, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, today from 8:30 to 9:30 am EDT in a Twitter chat to answer all your questions on these goals. Use #SDGsChat when you share your questions!
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Did you know that today, 700 million people still live in extreme poverty? That's why it is so critical to achieve the sustainable development goals! Check out detailed information of each of the goals, and see why they matter so much to our lives: bit.ly/29dsbK4

To learn more about SDG1 - No poverty: bit.ly/297a3OR
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'Disability is not inability,’ says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, urging equal rights for all to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Marking the 10th anniversary of a United Nations treaty that protects the rights of persons with disabilities, senior UN officials highlighted the critical role people with disabilities play as invaluable partners to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD opened in New York yesterday. Learn more in this story: bit.ly/1tvQY18 #COSP9 #CRPDnow ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know that as of 8 June 2016, 60 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission?
Get info on #ZikaVirus in your pocket! Download the World Health Organization (WHO)‘s #Zika application for Android and iPhone here: goo.gl/qs0Vy9
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