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14.05.03 – SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

SAMOA / SIDS WRAP

The UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) wrapped up Thursday in the Samoan capital, Apia, generating nearly $2 billion in partnerships to bolster the capacity of these countries to achieve sustainable development. UNTV

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / SIDS OPENING WRAP

In the Samoan capital Apia, over 100 countries are currently meeting at a UN conference to discuss the issues faced by Small Island Developing States or SIDS. The conference is looking at ways of helping those countries to deal with issues like climate change – with a clear focus to build partnerships to find solutions. [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / PRINCE OF SALEAPAGA

The villagers of Siupapa, sub-village of Saleapaga, the Prime Minister of Samoa’s Village, are waiting in anticipation. A very rare ceremony is happening. During the Small Islands Conference in Samoa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting Siupapa – the village that has decided to name him not only a new “Matai”, chief – but also [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNDP / HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT

UNDP's 2014 Human Development Report on vulnerability and resilience warns that 2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor and calls for universal provision of basic social services, and stronger policies for social protection and full employment to advance and secure development progress.  UNDP  

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / MDG REPORT WRAP

With the 2015 deadline for achieving the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDG) less that 550 days away,  Ban Ki-moon launched the final push towards the United Nations targets – many of which have been met or are within reach – and urged a strong, ambitious successor blueprint "that will leave no one behind." UNIFEED-UNTV

7 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY LAUNCH WRAP

Launching the UN Decade on Sustainable Energy for All, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that this "can bring us closer to our goals of universal energy and a life of dignity and opportunity for all." He underscored that sustainable energy is the golden thread that links poverty eradication, equitable economic growth and a healthy environment. UNIFEED-UNTV

5 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / LATIN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

The new Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Latin America and the Caribbean said  that although Latin America has achieved significant progress in many areas, including gender participation and there are now 5 women heads of state, "women participation in decision making processes is still limited and far from achieving equality." UNIFEED [...]

16 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / HARVEST

Somali farmers have for the first time been able to supply high quality food to the UN's World Food Program (WFP), providing supplies to be used to feed fellow countrymen. This is a major breakthrough for the farmers, especially coming from an area that faced severe famine less than three years ago.  AU / UN [...]

15 Mar 2014 | Read More »

NY / DATA SOWC

Interview with UNICEF's Chief of Data and Analytics, Tessa Wardlaw, on the importance of data in making progress for children and exposing unequal access to services and protections. Today is the launch of the “State of the World's Children 2014 in Numbers".  UNTV / RECENT / FILE

30 Jan 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / DISAPORA RETURN

For over two decades, war raged on inSomaliaforcing its men and women to flee their homes to live in different parts of the world. Now, a peace has seen many Somalis return home and participate in the reconstruction of their country. AU/UN IST

25 Jan 2014 | Read More »

 

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