In Paraguay, UN chief says 2015 a ‘pivotal year’ for international community

In an intensive year of landmark events – from establishing a post-2015 agenda to tackling climate change – Paraguay has yet another opportunity to demonstrate its “exceptional global leadership” in the international arena, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has affirmed.

In Paraguay, UN chief sets sights on post-2015 development agenda

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Government of Paraguay to join forces with the United Nations and forge ahead in framing the post-2015 agenda for a new generation of sustainable development goals, noting that the country had “an important role to play across the board.”

Ban stresses UN’s impact in past 70 years, urges States to recommit to collective security, rights

In a Security Council meeting today in which Member States reaffirmed their commitment to the United Nations Charter, the Secretary-General said the UN was an Organization with major achievements to its credit, multiple crises on its agenda, and tremendous opportunities ahead.

Partnerships key for future development agenda, says UN Economic, Social Council President

Multi-stakeholder partnerships hold the key to achieving global development goals, Martin Sajdik, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has said, stressing that ending poverty, transforming people's lives and protecting the planet will require more than the work of States alone and must draw from a diverse cross-section of actors.

Closing thematic debate, UN Assembly President urges better funding for post-2015 development

The creation of a coherent and synergistic strategy that marries the post-2015 development agenda, new methods of financing and efforts to reach a new climate change agreement is key if the international community intends to make strides on securing a sustainable future for all, President of the United Nations General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, declared today.

At thematic debate, UN calls on Member States to boost funding for post-2015 development

The world has embarked on a “crucial last stretch” to the post-2015 development agenda and towards securing a sustainable future for all, United Nations Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson declared today, adding that the international community would finally have a chance to provide “a life of dignity” for millions of people.

Government institutions must deliver equally to provide ‘true stability,’ Ban tells Dubai summit

Opening the 2015 Government Summit in Dubai, the Secretary-General today drew attention to the world’s pressing security and development challenges, calling on Governments to help foster a more peaceful and sustainable future, and describing how the United Nations can give support.