General Assembly Concludes New Agenda for Cities Meeting by Focusing on Role of Stakeholders in Advancing Sustainable Urbanization Policies

Local governments, civil society groups and others working to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — including its targets related to urbanization — required United Nations support underpinned by a “spirit of inclusiveness and a universality of purpose”, the …

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Holistic Solutions in Addressing Gender-Based Violence Key to Tackling Multiple Crises in Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Security Council Told

Sexual Crimes ‘No Longer in the Shadows’, Says Bolivia, As Deputy Secretary-General Briefs on Bid to Drive Women, Peace, Security Agenda

Donors, neighbouring countries and other partners must invest in holistic solutions to the multiple crises faced by Nigeria and …

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Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, Remarks at the Japan National Press Club, Tokyo, Japan

Aug 10, 2017

With its emphasis on ‘protection’ and ‘empowerment’ of affected people, Japan is funding both UNDP and UNHCR to help address the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and the Balkans. UNDP Photo

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Promote Inclusive Solutions that Enhance People’s Ability to Live in Peace, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Human Security Event

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed's remarks to the high-level event on human security and its contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in New York today:

I am really pleased to be with you, and I thank …

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Secretary-General Proposes ‘Funding Compact’ to Retool Development System, Boost Efficiency, at Meeting of Economic and Social Council

Briefing Member States on the eve of the Economic and Social Council’s coordination and management meeting, Secretary-General António Guterres today presented a raft of proposals aimed at retooling the United Nations development system into one more capable of delivering “tangible …

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