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Food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and sustainable management and use of natural resources and ecosystems have received strong recognition in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, an agreement that will play a crucial role in helping to realize the ambitious post-2015 sustainable...
Final sessions of the UN General Assembly’s intergovernmental negotiations (IGNP) for the post-2015 development agenda are now underway in New York, with a strong feeling of optimism that by the end of July countries will agree an outcome document for adoption at September’s post-2015 summit. IGNP co-facilitators, Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative...
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has put forward a total of 29 indicators covering eight goals of the July 2014 proposal of the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help monitor the post-2015 development agenda. The FAO report, together with indicators put...
A major new UN report has estimated the cost of additional investments needed to eliminate extreme poverty and hunger, the first two major objectives of proposed global sustainable development goals. The study, prepared by FAO, IFAD and WFP, the UN Rome-based agencies, ahead of September’s summit on the post-2015 development agenda, finds...
Countries today agreed on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, being held in Addis Ababa. The groundbreaking agreement, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, provides a...