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

Feb 5, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

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”

Jan 24, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

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]

Robert Redford talk climate change at UN

Jun 30, 2015 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, June 29 2015 – Candid photos of Robert Redford during his visit to the UN Headquarters. Robert Redford was there to speak on a meeting of ECOSOC on Clime Changes On the Photo: Robert Redford Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Academy Award-winning actor and long-time conservationist Robert Redford told a General Assembly high level meeting on climate change today that “we can no longer claim ignorance as an excuse for inaction” as the” overwhelming judgment of science that climate change is real–and the result of human activity.” “Nothing less than the fate of our planet will hang [Read More]

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