UAE Hosts UNIDO’s Supreme Policy Making Organ in November

When the Heads of State and Government, Ministers, and other official representatives, gathered in 2013 at the fifteenth session of the General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Peru's capital Lima, they agreed that eradication of poverty – Goal 1 of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – deserves priority. Six years … Continue reading UAE Hosts UNIDO’s Supreme Policy Making Organ in November

UNCTAD Helps Pacific Islands Build New Economic Links

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has opened an office in Samoa to coordinate a trade and transparency project for Pacific small islands, ahead of a regional free trade agreement coming into force in 2019. UNCTAD has joined agencies including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UN … Continue reading UNCTAD Helps Pacific Islands Build New Economic Links

Sustainable Blue Economy Movement Gains Momentum

The concept of sustainable blue economy is gaining momentum, including at the highest levels of decision making, encouraging proponents of the growing movement to believe that humans can use the ocean as a tool for lifting people out of poverty, all the while protecting its valuable ecosystems. It was not surprising, therefore, that the first-ever … Continue reading Sustainable Blue Economy Movement Gains Momentum

Palestine Looks Forward to an Exceptional Year As G77 Chair

2019 is slated to be an exceptional year for the State of Palestine, not least because it will preside over the Group of 77 (G77) – the largest bloc at the United Nations – comprising 134 developing countries representing some 80 percent of the world population. Though 71 years since the UN General Assembly adopted … Continue reading Palestine Looks Forward to an Exceptional Year As G77 Chair

UN Keen to Progress Towards 17 Global Development Goals

A series of events, including two High-level Political Forums (HLPFs) and the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit on the margins of the 74th General Assembly underline the vital importance of 2019 that marks the fourth year of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on September 25, 2015. The … Continue reading UN Keen to Progress Towards 17 Global Development Goals