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Human rights must be at the heart of future development agenda, UN panel told

Human rights are vital for achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which world leaders have pledged to attain by 2015, and must figure prominently in any development agenda beyond that date, a high-level United Nations panel held in Geneva heard today.

Ban urges inclusion of conflict areas in development planning

Mediating, strengthening governance and creating jobs were some of the United Nations objectives highlighted today by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to ensure that people living in conflict areas or in countries emerging from conflict are not forgotten from future development agendas.

UN trust fund to enhance role of youth volunteers in global development

A new trust fund aimed at boosting youth volunteerism kicked off today with the goal of transforming the energy of the world’s young people into tangible global development targets, the United Nations has announced.

UN advocacy group urges intensified efforts to achieve anti-poverty goals

A United Nations advocacy group comprising eminent persons from the private sector, academia, governments and civil society called today for intensifying efforts to achieve the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the run-up to their 2015 deadline.

Citizens’ voices will be key to chart future development agenda, say top UN officials

The input and participation of the world’s citizens will be key to charting the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the achievement of the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), top United Nations officials stressed today, adding that the most vulnerable populations need to part of this process.

Secretary-General urges stronger global development partnership amid declining aid levels

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged a stronger global partnership to advance progress on the development targets world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015, as a new United Nations report finds that significant gains risk slowing due to declining aid.

Ban appoints Homi Kharas of Pakistan to lead panel on future global development efforts

Homi Kharas of Pakistan has been appointed as lead author and Executive Secretary for the High-level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

UN experts urge action to achieve Millennium Development Goals ahead of 2015

A group of United Nations independent experts today urged States to intensify efforts towards realizing the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), stressing that there is no room for complacency with only three years to achieve them before the 2015 deadline.

UN development cooperation forum to address poverty reduction and sustainability

A United Nations development cooperation forum kicked off today with a focus on making advances in poverty reduction and sustainable development through partnerships among countries, civil society organizations and the private sector.

Global partnership key to achieving Millennium Development Goals by 2015 – UN report

With three important targets on poverty, slums and water having been met, a new United Nations report stresses the need for a true global partnership to achieve the remaining Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline.