Tagged: New York

EVENT: ECOSOC Special Meeting On International Cooperation In Tax Matters

Pursuant to its draft resolution 2017/L.5 and decision 2017/L.6, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold, on December 9, 2016, a one-day meeting to consider international cooperation in tax matters including, as appropriate, its contribution to mobilizing domestic financial resources for development and the institutional arrangements to promote such cooperation, with the participation of representatives of national tax authorities…

NEWS: NYC: Coalition Demands Transit System Alcohols Ads Ban

A New York coalition (BAAFT – Building Alcohol Ad-Free Transit) is making a new push to do away with ads that promote alcohol in the metropolitan transit system in New York, managed by the MTA. A coalition of clergy and community activists joined with a city councilman to demand that the transit system be free from alcohol brand promotions…

EVENT: UN GA President’s High-Level Thematic Debate On Human Rights

President of the UN General Assembly’s High-level Thematic Debate (HLTD) on Human Rights. The President of the United Nations General Assembly will convene, on July 12 to 13, 2016, a High-level Thematic Debate on Human Rights. In light of the 50th anniversary of the international human rights covenants and the process to select and appoint the next United Nations Secretary-General, the HLTD will be an opportunity to…

NEWS: UN: Bold, New Steps Agreed To End AIDS

United Nations Member States agree to reach ambitious new targets by 2020, pledging to leave no one behind and end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. A bold, new Political Declaration on Ending AIDS has been adopted by Member States at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, taking place in New York, USA. The Political Declaration includes a set of specific, time-bound targets that must be reached by 2020 to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

NEWS: UN To Scale Up NCDs Action

ECOSOC adopts resolution for UN to scale up action on NCDs. To accelerate action on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has adopted a wide-ranging resolution, sending a strong message to members of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on NCDs to reflect NCD-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals in their work in countries…

EVENT: Child Rights At UNGASS On Drugs

IOGT International President to speak at UN Roundtable Discussion: Child Rights at the UNGA Special Session on Drugs (2016). Kristina Sperkova, IOGT International president will speak at a prestigious Side Event: Roundtable Discussion: Child Rights at the UNGA Special Session on Drugs (2016)…

EVENT: High-Level Political Forum On Sustainable Development

2016 theme: Ensuring that no one is left behind

The HLPF is the central UN platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. HLPF 2016 will be the first HLPF after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The forum, which adopts a Ministerial Declaration, is expected to start effectively delivering on its mandates to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the Agenda’s implementation and follow-up; keep track of progress; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues…

EVENT: United Nations Statistical Commission

The Statistical Commission consists of 24 member countries of the United Nations, elected by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on the basis of an equitable geographical distribution. The term of office of members is four years. The documents of the forty-seventh session of the Statistical Commission, to be held in at the UN Headquarters in New York from March 8 to 11, 2016 are available here…