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.