UNGA on the post-2015 development agenda

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Harnessing innovative financing for nutrition in Africa

Addis Ababa: The African Union Commission in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), held a high level advocacy side event to advocate for increased investment in nutrition in order to “end all forms of malnutrition” as articulated in the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event was held on the margins of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, which aimed at securing appropriate global action

Zambia's MDG progress report to ECOSOC

New York: Christopher Mvunga, Deputy Minister of Finance, Zambia, delivered his country’s presentation. His was a landlocked southern African country with a relatively small and widely distributed population. It had put in place a number of development frameworks, including the “Vision 2030”, the fifth National Development Plan and others.

MDBs announce $400bn to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

The multilateral development banks and International Monetary Fund on Friday, July 10 signaled plans to extend more than $400 billion in financing over the next three years and vowed to work more closely with private and public sector partners to help mobilize the resources needed to meet the historic challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The institutions – the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, Inter-America

New education financing commission to boost quality

Kigali: Rwanda has joined other world leaders in pledging support for a newly-established high-level commission on financing for global education that was launched on Tuesday at the Education For Development Summit held in Oslo, Norway.

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development adopts declaration of commitment

New York: The High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development closed its eight-day annual session today with the adoption of a declaration that committed ministers from around the world to establishing a “strong, universal, ambitious, inclusive and people-centred” post-2015 development agenda that completed the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals and responded to new challenges.

Africa’s collective input to the 2015 Meeting of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The Economic Commission for Africa jointly with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) convened the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development from 17 to 18 June, 2015. The Forum brought together high-level representatives of African member states together with all relevant stakeholders.

Economic and Social Council: High-level Political Forum debate

New York: The High-level Political Forum, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, must provide robust monitoring and follow-up to the post-2015 sustainable development agenda while taking into consideration the national realities and priorities of States, said speakers as the Forum opened its general debate this afternoon.

A sustainable development review process

Throughout the pre-negotiation process, UNCTAD has maintained that the post-2015 development agenda should aim at both a new economic development paradigm and a revitalized global partnership. The new paradigm should enable the international community to achieve poverty reduction via economic structural transformation on the one hand and a socially inclusive and green economy on the other. The revitalized global partnership should leverage trade, investment, technology, finance and other “enablers” to contribute towardsnational efforts on sustainable development.

Secretary-General launches 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report

New York: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Monday] launched the 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report as the Economic and Social Council began a three-day ministerial segment of its High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, with two related panel discussions on stakeholder roles and emerging challenges.

At high-level forum, UN official calls for final push towards new sustainability agenda

New York: The international community stands on the cusp of eradicating extreme poverty and reaching the world's most vulnerable people with “a chance to live a life of dignity,” the Vice-President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) declared today, as he appealed to delegates to strengthen the platforms for implementing the new development agenda that will be adopted in September.

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