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
- What will be the transformative commitments for sustainable urban development? How can we ensure effective implementation of the #Habitat3 #NewUrbanAgenda? Have your say at: http://bit.ly/1T1IHYc #H3UrbanDialogues UN-HABITAT New York United Nations Development Programme - UNDP 2 hours ago
- #SDG1: NO POVERTY - Countdown to Rio 2016 10 days "I was born in Belford Roxo, which didn’t have any infrastructure. When it rained, my family and I would huddle together in one room, as the rest of the house was full of rainwater. My friends were in an even worse situation. Among the miserable, I was the poor one; at least, I was not beaten at home. As a teenager, I sold magazine subscriptions, and lived amongst those who read, awaking in me the desire to read too. I began to live in a different environment, which stimulated in me the desire to take my university entrance exams. I tried for three years before passing, managing on my fourth attempt. Today, I have a masters, a doctorate and I even give classes to students who—like me—came from a difficult life. I created the John Rawls Laboratory so those in need could live in the research world. The best part of being a teacher is knowing that I'm helping my students fulfill their dreams." – Dalton Franco, 37 years old ---- #ODS1: ERRADICAR A POBREZA "Cresci em Belford Roxo, sem nenhuma infra-estrutura. Quando chovia, eu e minha família nos amontoávamos em um só cômodo, porque os outros estavam cheios de goteira. A situação dos meus amigos era ainda pior: entre os miseráveis, eu era o pobre – e, pelo menos, não apanhava em casa, ao contrário deles. Quando era adolescente, me tornei vendedor de assinatura de revista e passei a conviver com pessoas que liam, o que despertou em mim a vontade de ler também. Comecei a viver num meio diferente e isso estimulou em mim o desejo de passar no vestibular. Tentei por três anos antes de passar, mas consegui na quarta tentativa. Hoje, tenho mestrado, doutorado e dou aulas para alunos que, como eu, vieram de uma vida difícil. Criei o Laboratório John Rawls para que eles possam viver o mundo da pesquisa. A melhor parte de ser professor é saber que estou contribuindo para que meus alunos conquistem seus sonhos” – Dalton Franco, 37 anos #HumansOfRio #HumansOfMyWorld #Rio2016 #EstaciodeSa Laboratório John Rawls Universidade Estácio de Sá PNUD Brasil United Nations Development Programme - UNDP UNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) Rio 2016 SDG Action Campaign 6 hours ago
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