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  • General Assembly convenes dialogue on Harmony with Nature 17 April 2014, 02:10 PM The President of the General Assembly will convene an interactive dialogue on Harmony with Nature on 22 April at UN Headquarters in New York. The dialogue will commemorate International Mother Earth Day and is arranged to advance discussions on Harmony with Nature in order to promote a balanced integration of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The Harmony with Nature initiative speaks to the need to move away from a human-centered worldview – or “anthropocentrism” – and…Read more ›
  • At high-level forum, UN officials urge steps to ensure financing of sustainable development 14 April 2014, 09:33 AM Even with a slow recovery from the economic and financial crisis under way, severe effects of the upheaval linger and serious risks remain, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson warned a high-level gathering of global finance institutions today, urging measures to channel financial investment into vital areas that can help secure sustainable development for all. “Placing our world on a sustainable path needs to be infused with a new global partnership for development. This partnership must be based on equity,…Read more ›
  • Addressing governance challenges for sustainable development 11 April 2014, 01:15 PM “We need institutions at all levels that are effective, transparent, accountable and democratic,” said Mr. Wu Hongbo, UN DESA’s Under-Secretary-General as he addressed the opening of the 13th session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), noting that “this year’s theme, ‘transforming public administration for sustainable development’, is particularly timely.” “The question of sustainable development is the subject of intense interest in the United Nations,” Mr. Wu continued, underscoring the significance of the Committee’s work in providing…Read more ›
  • UN Assembly, Economic and Social Council launch joint talks on development partnerships 09 April 2014, 03:41 PM The United Nations took a major step on the road towards crafting a new, sustainability-focused agenda, as two of the Organization’s main bodies – the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – brought Member States together to weigh action-oriented solutions for mobilizing new and existing development partnerships. “We must mobilize our joint efforts to utilize the full potential of a partnership approach. These partnerships should be formed at all levels, from grassroots to national, regional and global,”…Read more ›
  • The role of partnerships beyond 2015 08 April 2014, 02:07 PM Strengthening the global partnerships for sustainable development for the post-2015 development agenda will be the main topic of a thematic debate and Forum on Partnerships  jointly convened by the President of the General Assembly Mr. John Ashe, and the President of the Economic and Social Council, Mr. Martin Sajdik which will take place from 9 to 10 April at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The thematic debate and forum on partnerships will feature three consecutive, interactive, multi‐stakeholder panel discussions…Read more ›
  • The Ben (Musical part) - 20th Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda at UN Headquarters in New York The Ben (Musical part) - 20th Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda at UN Headquarters in New York Song by Rwandan singer, The Ben, at the UN Headquarters 20th Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda. For more information visit: http://www.un.org/en/preventgenocide/rwanda/commemoration/annualcommemoration.shtml
  • ВОЗРОЖДАЯ ШКОЛЫ И КУЛЬТУРУ В КАМБОДЖЕ ВОЗРОЖДАЯ ШКОЛЫ И КУЛЬТУРУ В КАМБОДЖЕ Более трети камбоджийских детей в возрасте от 5 до 14 лет работают вместо того, чтобы ходить в школу. ЮНИСЕФ продвигает более широкую и позитивную образовательную программу в сельских районах. Взрослых приглашают стать учителями-волонтерами, даже если у них у самих недостаточно образования. UN in Action #1290 (Russian) Cambodia: Bringing Schools and Culture Back to Life. The Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia survived a regime that killed teachers and banned education. More than 30 years later some passionate educators are trying to ensure that Cambodia’s children learn about their hist...
  • Never Again: An Interview with Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide Never Again: An Interview with Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide An audio-visual slideshow of Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide discussing the Rwandan Genocide, and what we can do to try and stop similar events from happening worldwide.
  • Michael Douglas (Actor, UN Messenger of Peace) on Disarmament Michael Douglas (Actor, UN Messenger of Peace) on Disarmament United Nations, New York, 15 April 2014 - Michael Douglas (Actor, UN Messenger of Peace) launched a book entitled Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do! UN News Centre story: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47590&Cr=disarmament&Cr1=#.U02wb1VdWSo
  • Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect - 20th Anniversary Rwanda Genocide Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect - 20th Anniversary Rwanda Genocide Interview with UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Ms. Jennifer Welsh on the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide. Video produced by Nathan Beriro for the Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations.
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