UNDP and the United Nations General Assembly - 2012

Sep 21, 2012

imageView of the General Assembly. Photo: United Nations

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 Events

22 -24 September: Social Good Summit

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.

24 September : The Rule of Law

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.

24 September: Increasing cooperation and accountability

Top Haitian officials and more than 50 US-based non-governmental organizations working in Haiti forged a new partnership to ensure better cooperation, accountability and transparency.

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.

26 September: Seeking Justice through Informal and Customary Systems

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.

26 September: Delivering on the MDGs

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.

27 September: Securing the Future We Want

A discussion on why gender equality and women’s empowerment is central to setting the post-2015 United Nations sustainable development agenda.

28 September: Launch of Somalia Human Development Report

New data from UNDP’s much-anticipated Somalia Human Development Report 2012, the first report of its kind on Somalia in more than a decade.