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Call for Nominations: Civil society speaker in the 10 December United Nations event to launch the International Decade for People of African Descent

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is conducting an open process to obtain nominations for a civil society speaker in the UN event

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Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner returns home from UN Climate Summit to tidal floods in Marshall Islands, launches disaster relief fund

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner served as the civil society speaker in the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Summit. Her statement and poem received a standing ovation in the UNGA Hall. In this article, Kathy shares reflections on her experience at the UN, and announces her new disaster relief fund for the Marshall Islands, following recent tidal flooding (...)

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Alina Saba of Nepal and Agnes Kinaka of Papua New Guinea reflect on their participation in the UN Climate Summit

In this reflection piece, Alina Saba of the Mugal Women’s Upliftment Institute in Nepal and Agnes Kinaka of Leithana Women’s Development Agency in Papua New Guinea share their experiences of participating in the UN Climate Summit, and how climate change directly impacts their (...)

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Update on Regional Economic Commission Consultations on a Post-2015 Accountability Framework

From August to September, the Regional Economic Commissions held consultations on a post-2015 accountability framework. This article provides links to the Synthesis Report of the consultations; Chair’s Summaries from the regions (where available); and other background information.

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President of the General Assembly appoints Co-Facilitators of negotiations for the Post- 2015 Development Agenda

The 69th President of the General Assembly has appointed Co-Facilitators to conduct intergovernmental consultations on the modalities for the negotiations of the post-2015 development agenda: Ambassador of Ireland to the UN, Mr. David Donoghue, and Ambassador of Kenya to the UN, Mr. Macharia (...)

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Preparations begin for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

Update on the work of the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

ILO and Ford Foundation: Placing decent work at the heart of the development agenda (23 September)

World Conference on Indigenous Peoples: Moving Forward in Realizing Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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