Poverty Eradication

ASG for Economic Development Calls for Recommitment on ODA [viewed]

Lenni MontielMarch 2015: In an interview by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Lenni Montiel, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, described the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD 3) as “so more than just another event” and called for high-level engagement going far beyond the outcome document of FfD 3, on the part of countries and organizations.

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UNGA President Announces Address by Pope Francis Ahead of Post-2015 Summit [viewed]

pope_francis27 February 2015: UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Sam Kutesa announced in a letter to UN Member States that His Holiness Pope Francis will visit the UN on 25 September 2015, and requested the UNGA to adjust the timing of the beginning of the post-2015 summit to allow for the Pope's address to the Assembly.

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ECOSOC Discusses Partnerships for Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

ECOSOC27 February 2015: The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has hosted a special event on the role of partnerships in the next development agenda. The event focused on the theme 'Multi-stakeholder partnerships: Making them work for the Post-2015 Development Agenda,' and welcomed outside stakeholders into the UN to discuss how diverse partnerships can be mobilized to achieve the priorities of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Ceremony Concludes SIDS Year, Emphasizes Links with 2015 Processes [viewed]

IYSIDS-logo-sml24 February 2015: Speakers reflected on the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at a closing ceremony, noting the Year's efforts to raise awareness of SIDS' contributions to the global community, their resilience, their cultural heritage and the special challenges faced by SIDS in achieving sustainable development, including climate change and sea level rise, vulnerability to external shocks, and degradation of their biodiversity and marine resources. Many speakers discussed SIDS within the context of the post-2015 development agenda, the Third International Conference on Financing for Developing (FfD 3) and climate change negotiations.

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ECLAC Report Finds Challenges in Sustaining Poverty Gains [viewed]

ECLAC26 January 2015: The decline in poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean has stalled, and extreme poverty, or indigence, has increased since 2012, according to a study by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The study suggests the region is experiencing challenges in sustaining progress made in reducing poverty and unemployment and in expanding these achievements, as the reduction of poverty and indigence and improvements in income distribution have slowed.

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UNEP Report: Modern District Energy Systems Key to Reducing Cities' Emissions [viewed]

UNEP25 February 2015: A report released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) finds that transitioning to modern district energy systems could reduce primary energy consumption by up to 50%. The resulting emission reductions could amount to 60% of those required of the energy sector by 2050 to keep average temperature rise below 2°C, according to the report, titled 'District Energy in Cities: Unlocking the Potential of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.'

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ECLAC, IDB, UNDP Partner to Accelerate SE4ALL in Latin America and Caribbean [viewed]

eclac-idb-undp23 February 2015: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) have formed a partnership in support of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative in the Americas. The partners intend to create a joint work plan, capitalizing on the unique strengths of each organization to enable on-the-ground implementation of the SE4ALL goals.

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ESCAP Conference Says Asia-Pacific Must Build Resilience to Ensure Development Gains [viewed]

UNISDR UNESCAP18 February 2015: As the world's most disaster prone region, the Asia-Pacific must build resilience to meet its development goals, according to participants at the Regional Conference on Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) into Development Planning and Financing. The Conference, hosted by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), brought together policymakers and experts one month ahead of the Third UN World Conference on DRR.

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Event: Address by His Holiness Pope Francis to UN General Assembly [viewed]

His Holiness Pope Francis will visit the UN on 25 September 2015, and give an address to the UN General Assembly immediately ahead of the official opening of the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.  

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High-Level Meeting Underscores Role of Strengthened Capacities, Institutions in Post-2015 Development [viewed]

UNDP ILO26 February 2015: Effective, strengthened capacities and institutions are critical for implementing the post-2015 development agenda and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), participants stressed at a high-level meeting in Chisinau, Moldova. The meeting resulted in the Chisanu Outcome Statement on Strengthening Capacities and Building Effective Institutions, which calls for upgraded capacities and institutions to foster more effective, responsive governance.

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