Gender

UN Officials Highlight New Threats to Peace and Security [viewed]

unga701 October 2015: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) discussed lessons from the experiences of the past 70 years in the area of peace and security and took stock of present challenges, during a high-level thematic debate on 'Maintenance of International Peace and Security.' The event also served as part of the commemoration of UN's 70th anniversary.

read more »

UN Agencies Urge End to LGBTI Discrimination, Violence [viewed]

OHCHR29 September 2015: Twelve UN agencies have issued a joint statement calling for an end to violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) adults, adolescents and children, and set out specific steps to protect these individuals. The statement was released ahead of a high-level event, and marked the first time so many UN agencies have come together to defend LGBTI rights, according to Charles Radcliffe, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

read more »

High-Level Event Reviews New Approaches to Peacebuilding [viewed]

29 September 2015: A high-level discussion on ‘Championing a new approach to peacebuilding' convened on the sidelines of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Participants discussed how to reform and strengthen the international response to global conflicts and adopt a holistic vision of sustaining peace. The Government of Sweden, International Peace Institute and Dag Hammarskjold Foundation hosted the event.

read more »

September 2015 Climate Finance Update [viewed]

September 2015 Climate2 October 2015: During the month of September, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Bank, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) reported on new funding, and project news and other climate finance-related developments. Multilateral development banks, climate funds, and others released studies, briefs and reports, including on carbon pricing and climate resilience, and reported on events on climate finance readiness and disaster risk financing.

read more »

UNCTAD Outlines Development Impact of Non-Tariff Measures [viewed]

UNCTAD21 September 2015: A policy brief by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) argues that the proliferation of non-tariff measures – policy measures other than ordinary customs tariffs that can have an economic effect on international trade – plays an important role in shaping global trade patterns and their sustainability.

read more »

UNGA Debate Addresses 2030 Implementation, MOI [viewed]

unga7030 September 2015: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) continued its 70th annual general debate, with speakers addressing their country's priorities for the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as issues related to peace and security, UN reform and the importance of responding to humanitarian crises around the world.

read more »

UNAIDS: 2030 Agenda is Window of Opportunity [viewed]

UNAIDS - Kenya Flag - Malawi Flag27 September 2015: The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the leaders of Kenya and Malawi co-hosted a high-level panel discussion on scaling up efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. UN Messenger of Peace Charlize Theron highlighted how stigma and the lack of support surrounding AIDS is preventing “an entire generation of young people to take control of their health and their future,” and urged empowering youth.

read more »

Stock Exchanges Highlight Role in Promoting SDGs [viewed]

sse_initiative

24 September 2015: As world leaders gathered to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), capital market regulators and CEOs of stock exchanges, investment houses and large companies joined senior UN officials for the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE) Leaders Luncheon on the SDGs, hosted by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). They also celebrated the launch of the SDGs with a special Closing Bell ceremony at the NYSE.

read more »

UNDP, China Event Highlights Women in 2030 Agenda [viewed]

UNDP22 September 2015: Representatives from the UN system, governments, the private sector and civil society discussed empowerment of women as part of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as women's role in building peaceful, just and inclusive societies, at the 2015 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development Summit. The Summit was organized by the UN Development Programme in China (UNDP), the UN Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F), the Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA), and the China Women Development Foundation (CWDF).

read more »

UNGA Debate Highlights SDG Implementation, Special Situations [viewed]

unga7029 September 2015: The 70th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) continued its General Debate on the theme ‘The UN at 70: A new commitment to action.' Speakers on 29 September 2015 welcomed the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), noting their potential to transform the world. Speakers also focused on global security concerns, including refugees and the role of the UN Security Council.

read more »