post-2015

Civil society must be ‘equal partners’ in implementing UN sustainability agenda, Ban tells parliamentarians

With speakers of parliament meeting at United Nations Headquarters at a moment when the world is gripped by multiple crises – displacement has soared to all-time highs and the threat of climate change grows by the day – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the legislators to help drive forward the new UN sustainable development agenda and ensure that civil society are equal partners in “building the future we want.”

On Youth Day, UN officials urge Member States to make young people ‘drivers of change’

Marking International Day of Youth, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that no one knows better than young people the issues at stake in today's rapidly changing world or the best way to respond, and declared: “That is why I am calling on young people to speak out – and I am urging leaders to listen.”

Member States lauded for reaching agreement on new UN sustainable development agenda

Member States answered the call to make 2015 a year of global action by agreeing on a “bold, ambitious and transformative” sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Ban hails UN Member States' agreement on 'people's agenda' to end poverty, promote sustainability

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised UN Member States for reaching agreement today on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda, which will be formally adopted by world leaders in New York this September.