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Is #ArtificialIntelligence a threat to our jobs or an opportunity for a sustainable future? We decided to ask it ourselves! Watch Sophia, the robot, talk about the impact of new technologies on our lives.
To learn more about new technologies and the #FutureOfWork, click here: bit.ly/2xRXLHf
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Happening now! What role will #artificialintelligence play for development and the #GlobalGoals. Watch at WebTV.un.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Will #ArtificialIntelligence take our place at desks, just as machines did in factories?
Robots are becoming increasingly intelligent, computers are beating us at our own games and 3D printers produce parts faster than we ever could. Does the #FutureOfWork have a robot’s face?
To address these challenges and forge solutions for using technological change as a catalyst for inclusive development, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and Second Committee of the General Assembly will organise a joint meeting on “The Future of Everything – Sustainable Development in the Age of Rapid Technological Change” on 11 October 2018 at 10 a.m. NYC time. youtu.be/w1l4Mx-ZiiQ
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Her Excellency Marie Chatardova, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic is the new President of the United Nations Economic and Social #2030Agenda ... See MoreSee Less

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Get to know why oceans matter for climate change? Follow all the events at oceanconference.un.org @UN NY 5-9 June 2017 #SaveOurOcean #SDG14 ... See MoreSee Less

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We are live from the 2017 International Day of Families in New York, speaking with Patricia Debeljuh, who is the Director of the Research Center for Work and Family Balance, IAE Business School - Austral University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Sandra Idrovo Carlier, Director of Research at Inalde Business School, Colombia. ... See MoreSee Less

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Live interviews at the 2017 ECOSOC Integration Segment

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We are live from the 2017 ECOSOC Integration Segment, discussing global efforts to eradicate poverty with Mr. Shoaib Sultan-Khan, Chairman of the Rural Support Programmes Network in Pakistan; Mr. Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of UN Global Pulse, and Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in Vienna and Chair of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs at its 60th Session. Tune in to learn more about their efforts to eradicate poverty and what the UN and the international community can do to ensure that poverty eradication is at the centre of integrated policy-making.
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We are live from the 2017 ECOSOC Integration Segment, discussing global efforts to eradicate poverty with Ms. Elizabeth Thompson, Former Government Minister and Senator of Barbados, and former UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Coordinator for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio 20); Ms. Hanaa Elhelaly, Former Director-General, Social Fund for Development and Managing Director of Amwal Financial Investments in Egypt; and Mr. Edward Sambili, Faculty Member with the Economics Department, Egerton University, and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya. Tune in to learn more about their efforts to eradicate poverty and what the UN and the international community can do to ensure that poverty eradication is at the centre of integrated policy-making. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are live from the 2017 ECOSOC Integration Segment, discussing global efforts to eradicate poverty with Mr. Juan Somavia, Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Chile, former Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Interregional Policy Cooperation, former President of ECOSOC, and former Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Mr. Andrew Shepherd, Director of the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network. ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know that 10% of the world’s workers and their families live with an income below the international poverty line? How do we change this? Follow the United Nations Economic and Social Council Integration Segment starting today, to hear the international community share their lessons learned and best practices to fight poverty.
Get event details here: bit.ly/2pxZqxj
Learn more in this video: youtu.be/oMVzqA5kI8E
#GlobalGoals #SDGs
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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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