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Third International Conference on Financing for Development, July 2015

Third International Conference on Financing for Development, July 2015 The third International Conference on Financing for Development will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 13-16 July 2015. It will gather high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all (...)


Independent Expert Group on Data Revolution holds inaugural meeting at UNHQ (25-26 September)

The Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on a data revolution for sustainable development held its inaugural meeting at UNHQ on 25-26 September, exploring a range of issues, including open data and accountability, measuring of the SDGs, and other issues.


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

As interest in decent work and inclusive economic development increases at the UN, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ford Foundation organized an event that brought together a high-level group of world leaders and decision-makers on 23 September to examine effective policies and strategies that can deliver on the promise of decent work for (...)


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

The first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) was held at UNHQ in New York from 22-23 September, bringing together Heads of State and Government, Member States, hundreds of Indigenous representatives from around the world, UN agencies and civil society representatives to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of the rights of Indigenous (...)


Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) as a means of implementing sustainable development: First meeting of the International Leading Group on SSE

The first meeting of the International Leading Group on Social and Solidarity Economy took place at UNHQ in New York on 22 September, organized by the Permanent Mission of France to the UN and the Mont-Blanc Meetings, in collaboration with UN-NGLS.


UN-NGLS interviews Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, on the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

European Regional Ministerial Consultation “Monitoring and Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda – The Regional Dimension”

Building on the Cairo Consensus: 20-year Review of the International Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014

UN-NGLS and ETC Group side event explores “A Critical Link in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Technology Access and Assessment”

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