development agenda

US actress represents trafficking victims’ “truth”

The American actress, Mira Sorvino, has said she uses her position as a UN Goodwill Ambassador to publicize the “truth” behind the t

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New global agenda promises sustainable future for all

A new global development agenda that promises a sustainable future for all people and the planet has been adopted by the 193 countries that make up the United Nations.

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Cooperation, traditional and new, critical to sustainable development, UN officials stress

United Nations officials today highlighted the importance of both traditional and new forms of cooperation, as well as building broad partnerships, to shaping a future development agenda that is both sustainable and leads to prosperity for millions around the world.

Tackling water, sanitation, energy nexus key to sustainable future – UN officials

The water, sanitation and sustainable energy crises are the among the world’s pre-eminent development challenges, senior United Nations officials warned today, urging Member States to adopt coherent integrated policies and innovative strategies to tackle these issues, which take a tragic toll on the lives of millions of poor people, especially women and young girls.

UN General Assembly President launches initiative for post-2015 development agenda

General Assembly President John Ashe today launched a major effort to harness the support of all 193 United Nations Member States and civil society to formulate a new development agenda with the potential to guide the course of humankind away from poverty for decades to come.