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The Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Millennium Development Goals
“Delivering on and implementing a transformative Post-2015 development agenda” is the theme chosen for the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which began on 16 September in New York. In parallel with a host of post-2015 related events at UN headquarters, Member States will discuss the recently released...
The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) hunger target is “within reach”, according to a new UN report released on 16 September that shows the proportion of chronically undernourished people in the world falling to 805 million in 2012-2014. The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) documented a decrease of...
A renewed political commitment to tackle the many unique, sustainable development challenges facing the world's small island states, is expected to be the most important outcome of a United Nations conference taking place in Samoa from 1-4 September. The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) also seeks to...
A string of events over the last few months of 2014 looks set to give greater form to the post-2015 development agenda, the framework that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the end of 2015. The report of the United Nations Open Working Group to the UN General Assembly...
  The United Nations Open Working Group (OWG) has adopted by acclamation a proposal for 17 goals and 169 targets on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its 13th and final session in New York.   Some 16 months after its opening, the OWG - mandated by the Outcome Document (The Future We Want)...
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