Poverty Eradication

PGA Announces ICESDF Report as UNGA 69 Document [viewed]

UNGA14 August 2014: The President of the UN General Assembly, John Ashe, has circulated to Member States the Report of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF). The report was adopted on 8 August 2014, during the Committee's fifth and last session. Ashe notes that the report will be issued as a document of UNGA 69, "for consideration and appropriate action in the context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda."

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Asia-Pacific Consultation on Post-2015 Accountability Calls for Stronger Use of Data and Statistics [viewed]

UNESCAP7 August 2014: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has issued the Chair's summary of a regional consultation on ensuring accountability for implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. The consultation took place during ESCAP's 70th session in Bangkok, Thailand, on 5-6 August 2014. The meeting was the second in a series of regional consultations on accountability organized by the UN regional commissions.

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Secretary-General Reports on International Financial System and Development [viewed]

UNGA13 August 2014: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has issued a report on the 'International financial system and development.' Submitted in response to UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 68/201, the report reviews recent trends in international official and private capital flows to developing countries, as well as efforts to strengthen the international financial system "towards the post-2015 development agenda."

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UNDP Administrator Outlines Long-Term Development View [viewed]

UNDP7 August 2014: UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark stressed the need to “get ahead of the curve of future crises and disasters to avert huge and costly development setbacks and lives lost,” in the Aspen Institute's Third Annual Madeleine K. Albright Global Development Lecture. In 'Making Sense of the World We Live In: The Development Contribution,' Clark highlighted: the work involved in achieving transformational change; the importance of investments in building resilience; challenges in nation building; and progress and next steps on the post-2015 development agenda.

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Expert Workshop Charts Action Strategy for Data Revolution [viewed]

data-revolution24 July 2014: Without investment in the production and use of high quality data, there is no guarantee that a data revolution will improve development outcomes, according to participants at an expert workshop on ‘The data revolution: from talk to action.' The workshop's outcome document discusses the data revolution, describes principles for sustained improvement to maximize the value of development data, identifies challenges and constraints, and outlines an agenda for action to work towards over the next two years.

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Event: International Mountain Day 2014 [viewed]

Organized under the theme 'Mountain Farming,' the 2014 International Mountain Day will focus on highlighting the rapid transformation of family farming in mountain regions driven by population growth and economic globalization, among other factors. The Day is meant to provide opportunities to: raise awareness on the importance of mountains to life; highlight opportunities and constraints in mountain development; and build partnerships for positive change in mountains and highlands, globally. Coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the Day will also constitute one of the concluding events of the 2014 International Year of Family Farming and link to relevant FAO publications and programmes.  

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ESCAP Session Focuses on Regional Connectivity [viewed]

UNESCAP8 August 2014: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) concluded the second phase of its 70th session with an overview of priorities for enhancing regional connectivity of transport, information and communication technology (ICT), and energy networks.

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Civil Society Continues to Issue Reactions to Proposed SDGs [viewed]

OWGAugust 2014: In reaction to the 17 proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified by the Open Working Group (OWG) on SDGs, civil society organizations (CSOs) have issued articles and positions outlining their ideas for consideration during the next steps in defining the post-2015 development agenda.

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UN Releases Six Briefs for SIDS Conference Partnership Dialogues [viewed]

DESASIDS Conference logoAugust 2014: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has released a series of six briefing papers on priority themes for discussion during the Third International Conference on Small Island Development States (SIDS), set to take place in Apia, Samoa, from 1-4 September 2014.

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LDCs Conference Discusses Building Productive Capacity [viewed]

UN-OHRLLS31 July 2014: Delegates discussed ways to enhance the ability of least developed countries (LDCs) to overcome structural constraints, including in the post-2015 development agenda, at the Cotonou Conference.

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