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. ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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
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
UNDESA is organizing a side event, “The Role of Parliamentarians and People in Strengthening Accountability in Development Cooperation” (30 November TBC), at the second High-level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC).
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.
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
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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.
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
WHAT? The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) are organizing a Joint Meeting on the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace” on Friday, 24 June 2016 from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The meeting will be chaired by His Excellency Mr. Oh Joon, P...
Did you know that every minute, 24 people are forced to flee their homes because of war or persecution according to figures from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency? On this World Refugee Day today, join the UNHCR and show that you stand #WithRefugees. Sign the petition and send a message to governments around the world that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees. Learn more: bit.ly/28J3yzc and watch this video: bit.ly/28J0LMf To sign the petition: withrefugees.org #UN4RefugeesMigrants ... See MoreSee Less
In a world where violence forces hundreds of families to flee each day, the UN Refugee Agency believes now is the time to show world leaders that the global public stands with refugees, and it will launch its #WithRefugees petition on June 20th to send a message to governments that they must work to...
'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
Healthy oceans are critical to sustaining life on Earth. What's more, over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. On Wednesday's #WorldOceansDay, find out how the United Nations is working to protect our oceans through Global Goals for Sustainable Development: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/oceans/... See MoreSee Less