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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Achim Steiner, UNDG Chair: Opening speech at UNDG side event at the 2017 High Level Political Forum: The SDGs in Action: Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Inclusive Prosperity in a Changing World

Achim Steiner, UNDG Chair: Opening speech at UNDG side event at the 2017 High Level Political Forum: The SDGs in Action: Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Inclusive Prosperity in a Changing World

Jul 17, 2017

The 2030 Agenda provides a unique

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Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

**Guest

My guest today will be Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs [DESA].  He will be here to brief you …

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Sahel Deterioration Due Partly to Lack of Development, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council, Peacebuilding Commission

Despite numerous strategies to improve security, governance and development, the situation in the Sahel remained fragile, speakers in a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and Peacebuilding Commission agreed today, amid calls for Governments and international partners to …

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Speakers Underline Urgency of Expanding Protected Coastal Areas, Tackling Sea Acidification, as United Nations Ocean Conference Continues

Speakers emphasized the urgency of expanding protected coastal and marine areas — one of the targets of Goal 14 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — as well as tackling the problem of ocean acidification during partnership dialogues on …

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United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14

Note: Complete coverage of today's meetings of the Ocean Conference will be available after their conclusion.

Partnership Dialogue I

In the morning, the Ocean Conference held a partnership dialogue on the topic “Managing, protecting, conserving and restoring marine and coastal …

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