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SDG Fund: Learning from the MDG Experience

Apr 28, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, April 05 2016 – Paloma Duran, Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund at the UN Development Programme (UNDP) during Alejandro Aravena, Chilean architect and winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize for 2016 press encounter on the link between architecture and sustainable development today at the UN Headquarters in New York. By Britta Schmitz UNITED NATIONS, April 28 2016 – In 2014, the UN created the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund). The Fund is supposed to serve as a bridge in the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals [Read More]

David Beckham “Giving Youth a Voice”

Sep 25, 2015 Celebrities, News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, September 24 2015 Football star and UNICEF advocate David Beckham called on world leaders on Thursday to put children at the heart of the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, during the unveiling of a digital installation attended by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. As the UN prepares to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals, the Assembly of Youth, a digital installation created for UNICEF by Google, harnesses mobile technology and social media to deliver personal messages from children and young people across the globe directly to world leaders. The messages highlight the challenges [Read More]

Malala Yousafzai Visits UN to Kick off 500 Days of Action

Aug 20, 2014 Celebrities, News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

By: Jennifer Bentley   Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani woman made famous after being attacked by the Taliban for her activism for education and women’s rights, visited the United Nations on Monday to help the organization kick off the last 500 Days of Action for the Millennium Development Goals. She joined Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and more than 500 other young people.   The eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, were agreed upon in 2000, and include: Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger worldwide Achieving access to primary education for all Promoting gender equality and empowering women Reducing the child [Read More]

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