UNDP and the United Nations General Assembly - 2012
As world leaders convene in New York for the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to tackle major global issues such as poverty and hunger, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be involved in a series of key events on issues ranging from sustainable development to Rule of Law in an effort to promote the acceleration of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
UNDP co-hosted and participated in one of the largest and most global conversations in history. Local “meet-ups” were held in nearly 100 countries. From Mogadishu to San Salvador; from Islamabad to Dakar, innovative technology experts, citizens, celebrities, and activists came together with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place.
This General Assembly convened its first-ever high-level meeting devoted to the rule of law at national and international levels. UNDP has worked closely with countries around the globe to support their democratic transitions and national-led efforts to re-establish justice and security.
25 September: Towards 2015: Open Dialogue with the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Public consultation in more than 50 developing countries will be part of a global process to ensure citizens’ views underpin the design of a post-2015 human development agenda, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said.
Informal or traditional justice systems resolve up to 80 percent of disputes in some countries and must be integrated into broader development initiatives aimed at guaranteeing human rights and access to justice for all, according to a new UN study.
26 September: UN officials and President of Bolivia Unite to End Violence Against Women in friendly soccer match
Top officials, staff and ambassadors to the United Nations took time out during the UN General Assembly today to play a friendly football match against a team assembled by the President of Bolivia Evo Morales.
World leaders today called for a continued, united front in order to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), highlighting the need to ramp up global efforts to eradicate poverty and empower the world’s most vulnerable people to create a more equitable, sustainable world.
United Nations General Assembly 2012
- One in two families that we worked with in 2015 did not have access to clean drinking water, putting them at risk of contracting water-borne diseases. According to the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP, water-related diseases cost children an estimated 443 million school days each year and kill more people than tuberculosis or malaria. They are also a major contributor to childhood malnutrition. Every child has the right to clean water, and with initiatives like the distribution of water filters, hygiene classes in our Preschool Nutrition Centers, and our WASH Program, we are trying to make that a reality. #WorldWaterWeek 2 hours ago
- Only 5% of women farmers in Uganda have land rights. Joyce, a farmer from Uganda is one of those 5%. Without legal documentation, Joyce almost lost her inherited home and farm to a manufacturing plant. Although she owned her land, denial of access to her own land deed almost led to a land grab and eviction. African women farmers grow 90% of Africa's food but own only on average, 15% of land rights. Worldwide, women own less than 1% of land while they farm and process 60-80% of our food supply. More data in our new Human Development Report on Africa's gendergap: on.undp.org/84Y #AfHDR 3 hours ago
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