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ADDIS ABABA / BAN PRESSER

On the third day of an International Conference on Financing for Development, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters the member states are in final stages of their negotiations, “with an agreement in sight”.  The Conference had shown the way forward: “I am very encouraged by the strong momentum and ownership among all partners.” UNIFEED-UNTV

15 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / MDGs

At the launch of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report in Oslo, Norway Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that "global efforts to achieve the Goals have saved millions of lives and improved conditions for millions more around the world.” UNIFEED – UNTV /FILE

6 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / MDGs ASSESSMENT REPORT

At a press encounter for the launch of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Assessment Report, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo said "the unfinished business of the MDG programme will form a foundation of one of the pillars for the future sustainable development agenda." UNIFEED-UNTV

6 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / AFRICA POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

At a meeting on enhancing Africa's extractive industries to promote sustainable development, keynote speaker Professor Paul Collier said "when it's iron ore coming out of the ground the major characteristic is not that you can turn it into iron, it's that you can turn it into money; and that money you can then turn into [...]

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

VIENNA / UNIDO FORUM

Participants of the second UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Forum emphasized that technical assistance, such as that delivered by UNIDO in many regions of the world, has already made a concrete impact on the ground and continues to be a crucial mechanism for enhancing development and progress. UNIDO-LINX

4 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / FINANCING POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT

A new UN report found that the financing needs for sustainable development were in the trillions of dollars per year, adding that annual global savings, at USD 22 trillion, are sufficient to meet these needs, but current financing and investment patterns will not deliver sustainable development. UNIFEED-UNTV

17 Oct 2014 | Read More »

FAO / WORLD FOOD DAY

With over 800 million people worldwide still lacking access to healthy, nutritious food, family farmers must play an increasingly vital role in the global war on hunger, United Nations officials affirmed, adding that the strong participation of the world's family farmers can help "turn the tide" in shaping a new agenda for a sustainable future. [...]

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

FAO / LI KEQIANG

Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang today announced a $50 million donation to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to support the Organization’s program of “South-South cooperation” to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years. FAO

15 Oct 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / GLOBAL CITIZEN

Surrounded by a roaring crowd of an estimated 60,000 people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was joined  by a star-studded roster of the world’s leading performers as he helped kick-off the third annual Global Citizen Festival – a celebration of global unity and a reaffirmation of the will to address the planet’s most pressing issues. [...]

6 Oct 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 »

 

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