Latin America & the Caribbean

UN Discusses Migration in Post-2015 Development Agenda, SDG Targets [viewed]

iomlogo17 December 2014: The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Permanent Missions of Costa Rica and Germany, held a high-level panel on defining the role of migration in the post-2015 development agenda. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, told participants that if human rights are not included in the post-2015 development agenda, it will not meet the "core function" of leaving no one behind.

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UNGA President Releases Concept Note on Crime Prevention, Sustainable Development [viewed]

unga6910 December 2014: The Office of the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has released a concept note for the high-level thematic debate on ‘Integrating Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.' The note describes the debate's scope, objectives, format and expected outcome, and provided background information on the relationship between crime prevention and sustainable development, including its consideration in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's synthesis report on the post-2015 development agenda.

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IDB Launching Portal on LAC Development Indicators [viewed]

IDB11 December 2014: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced it will launch an open data portal on development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the first quarter of 2015. ‘Numbers for Development,' a free and open data portal focused on development indicators for the region, will enable users to access and use IDB data on a range of issues, download datasets and create their own data visualizations.

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IDB Report Highlights Benefits of Green Market Guarantees [viewed]

IDBDecember 2014: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has published a report highlighting the benefits of guarantees for green markets, including by responding to challenges of investing in low-carbon and climate-resilient technologies and activities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). 'Guarantees for Green Markets: Potential and Challenges' underscores the important role that national development banks (NDBs) can play in structuring and funding credit-guarantee schemes for domestic markets, and their unique position and capacities to effectively design, implement and promote green market investments.

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MY World Report Highlights People's Priorities for Post-2015 [viewed]

word we want -report15 December 2014: Citizens around the world want a good education, better healthcare and better job opportunities, according to a report summarizing the MY World survey, the largest survey ever conducted by the UN. The report, titled ‘We the Peoples: Celebrating 7 Million Voices,' presents respondents' selections of six out of 16 priorities for a better life.

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FfD Prep Session Addresses Data Gaps, Global Economic Governance [viewed]

FfD11 December 2014: UN Member States took up governance issues as part of the current and final round of substantive informal sessions of the preparatory process for the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD). Discussions convened in two large, moderated panel sessions on: ‘Closing data gaps and strengthening statistical capabilities; and ‘Enabling and conducive governance, including global economic governance.'

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WESP 2015 Highlights Risks and Uncertainties in Global Economy [viewed]

World Economic Situation and Prospects 201510 December 2014: Global economic growth is predicted to increase by just over three percent over the next two years, according to the UN's latest World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report. In 2014, the report explains, global expansion preceded at a moderate, uneven pace, due in part to legacies from the global financial crisis, geopolitical conflicts and the Ebola epidemic. The report recommends strengthening international policy coordination and aligning global macroeconomic policies to reduce risks, create productive jobs and maintain long-term economic and financial stability.

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Event: UNGA High-level Thematic Debate on Strengthening Cooperation between the UN and Regional and Sub-regional Organizations [viewed]

The President of the 69th UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, will convene this High-level Thematic Debate.  

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UNGA Adopts Resolution on SD Financing Report [viewed]

unga698 December 2014: The 69th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) discussed and adopted a resolution on the ‘Report of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF)' (A/69/L.32). By the resolution, the Assembly reaffirms that the ICESDF report, the Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Outcome Document and the UN Secretary-General's synthesis report are valuable inputs for the preparations for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD).

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UNGA Discussion Highlights Lack of Agreement on "Family" in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

unga693 December 2014: UN Member States exchanged differing views on the definition of "family," with many supporting its inclusion in the post-2015 development agenda, in a UN General Assembly (UNGA) discussion on the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family.

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