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Young people and the sustainable development goals: (Un)employment at the heart of the 2016 Youth Forum

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The International Labor Organization launches a Global Initiative on Decent Jobs NEW YORK, 3 February 2016 – Unemployment. But also poverty, climate change, inequality. On February 1 to 2, the annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum took place at the UN Headquarters in New York. Hundreds of youth leaders met with President of the 54-member body Oh Joon and other UN officials to discuss how their generation can promote and advocate the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda approved by Member States last year. On the first day of the Forum, an initiative promoted [Read More]

ECOSOC celebrates its 70th anniversary: “Keep working for development, after the 2030 agenda”

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NEW YORK, 24 January, 2016 – 70th birthday for the Economic and Social Council ECOSOC on January 23, 2016. The UN organ established under the United Nations Charter in 1945, became operative the following year. In the seven decades since its creation, it has committed to remove the root causes of war, degradation, as well as socio-economic gap between all people. “We have a rich history in ECOSOC, but the bar has been raised”, Council’s President Oh Joon commented during a the commemoration held at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday. He also stressed the results so far achieved [Read More]

UN Secretary-General appoints Nikhil Seth for UNITAR

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Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire New York, 8 June 2015 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced today the appointment of Nikhil Seth of India as Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). He will succeed Sally Fegan-Wyles of Ireland, to whom the Secretary-General expressed his utmost gratitude for her dedication and commitment to the United Nations. Mr. Seth brings to the position over 35 years of service as an international and national civil servant and a wealth of experience in leading, supporting and managing complex portfolios and inter-governmental processes, including United Nations summits and conferences in [Read More]

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