UNGA on the post-2015 development agenda

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The influence of the Sendai Framework on the SDG framework

Geneva: Key references to the recent Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction are contained in 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.

Africa's Sendai Framework starts moving

Yaounde: International moves to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction got underway, with African countries starting the process. Four dozen African countries gathered in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé for three days of talks, along with the African Union, Africa’s Regional Economic Communities and a host of other international organizations.

Ensuring gender-sensitive implementation of the post-2015 development framework

In its latest Policy Brief, UNCTAD presents suggestions on elements, data and considerations that — once the post-2015 “package” enters into force — may prove useful to assess whether sustainable development goals 1, 2, 5 and 17 are being implemented in a gender sensitive way.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have provided over the last decade an overarching framework for development. As we near the end date for the achievement of the MDGs, it is clear that although a few targets have been met, a lot more remains to be done to fulfil the vision underlying the MDGs.

Transforming our world - the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

Preamble:  This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

Ban hails UN Member States' agreement on 'people's agenda'

New York: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised UN Member States for reaching agreement 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.

UN projects world population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, driven by growth in developing countries

New York: The world’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become the world’s third largest country around 35 years from now, according to a new United Nations report released today.

Common African Position on the World Humanitarian Summit: Eastern Africa consultation

Africa today remains a region where a large sum of humanitarian activity is undertaken. Africa’s engagement on humanitarian issues has included establishment of high level mechanisms and strengthening of normative frameworks and new ways of conflict prevention, resolution and peace building, through the peace and security architecture. However, in spite of these efforts, many challenges remain to be addressed. Some of these challenges are partly caused by the structure of the global system.

UN General Assembly endorses the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

New York: The General Assembly [Monday] adopted a resolution endorsing the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, a “new global framework” that many said would strengthen cooperation in technology, infrastructure and social protections that were key to realizing inclusive sustainable development.

Olusegun Obasanjo: My Africa utopia

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian president has predicted that by the year 2025, the whole of Africa will use a common currency called Afri. He forecasted this in his Op-Ed titled “My Africa utopia” written for Financial Times. Obasanjo is of the opinion that Africa’s economy will grow while that of China, Europe, North America stagnates.

Islamic finance to fund Sustainable Development Goals

Addis Ababa: Islamic Finance can serve as a strong and non-traditional source of financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) according to global experts. As part of its commitment to the SDGs, the Islamic Development Bank has announced it will increase its funding of SDG related activities through its ten year strategy framework, from $80 billion recorded during the MDGs, to $150 billion over the next 15 years (2016-2030).


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