Tag Archives: Development

Speakers Hail Peacebuilding Commission as ‘Lynchpin’ of Diverse Efforts Supporting Post-Conflict Stability, as General Assembly Adopts Decision on Ocean Protection

The Peacebuilding Commission was rapidly becoming a “lynchpin” body that brought together the diverse activities of the United Nations in support of peace, speakers in the General Assembly stressed today, as they also adopted a …

Economic and Social Council Adopts Texts Addressing Tax Evasion, Forum on Forests, Global Geospatial Matters

20 Million People at Serious Risk Due to Extreme Hunger, Panellists Warn

Prior to adopting resolutions on tax evasion and the United Nations Forum on Forests, as well as a decision on geospatial information, speakers …

Speakers in General Assembly Event Urge ‘Dramatic’ Increase in Private Investment, Pooled Resources to Meet $6 Trillion Annual Cost of Sustainable Development Goals

While a daunting $90 trillion would be required to tackle sustainable development challenges in the coming years, speakers at today’s General Assembly Action Event warned that the cost of inaction would ultimately be far deeper, …

Security Council Grants Final Mandate Extension for United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2350 (2017)

Delegations Question Language Added to Text, Reference to Chapter VII of Charter

The Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for a final six months today, deciding to …

Secretary-General Appoints Independent Panel to Assess, Enhance Effectiveness of UN-Habitat after Adoption of New Urban Agenda

The following announcement was made today by UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

We live in the century of unprecedented urban growth.  For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population is living …

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