UN promotes post 2015 development agenda with massive-scale projections depicting new goals

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

In commemoration of the United Nations 70th anniversary and anticipated adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, massive-scale projections of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) illuminated the north façade of the Secretariat building and west façade of the General Assembly building at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 22 September 2015.

Now Arriving at JFK: United Nations 70th Anniversary and the Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

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When the delegations from the 193 Member States arrive in New York this month through John F. Kennedy International Airport, they will be greeted by various messages welcoming them to the city - and celebrating the United Nations 70th Anniversary as well as the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

17 Days to go! Drumroll to adoption of New 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, 08 September 2015

That was an extraordinary moment, when Ambassador Macharia Kamau of Kenya, as one of the two co-facilitators of the negotiations for the outcome document for the Summit “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” banged the gavel in early August. There was a standing ovation and cheering by diplomats at the conference room in the UN Headquarters.

Putting UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) in Action: Female Global Focal Point Leaders in Darfur

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Fifteen years after Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) called for greater participation of women in all aspects of conflict resolution, five UN field-based leadership positions working for the police, justice and corrections areas are filled by women in Darfur. Learn about the work, challenges and achievements of these remarkable women: Hester Paneras, Francoise Simard, Mary Okumu, Isha Dyfan and Surayo Buzurukova. 

Panel discussion on “Multilateral Treaty-Making: Perspectives on Small States and the Rule of Law”

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

The event, held in New York on 19 May 2015, provided an opportunity for an informal and open exchange of views on multilateral treaty-making and the rule of law. The speakers shared their views and experiences on multilateral treaty negotiations, as well as on the work of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and the International Law Commission (ILC) on multilateral treaties. Speakers highlighted the engagement of small States in these processes.

Panel discussion on "Birth Registraton: Passport to Protection"

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

The event, held in New York on 21 May 2015, provided an opportunity for Member States, UN entities and civil society to exchange knowledge, experiences and best practices on achieving universal birth registration. It also provided an opportunity to discuss and hear about progress on the implementation of the voluntary pledges on the rule of law, made on the occasion of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels in September 2012.