Tagged: United Nations

2017 WHO Global Conference on NCDs

World Health Organization (WHO) is organizing the “Global Conference on Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs): Enhancing policy coherence between different spheres of policy making that have a bearing on attaining SDG target 3.4 on NCDs” to, by 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from NCDs through prevention and treatment…

NEWS: UN Releases UNGA72 Preparatory Documents

In preparation for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA72), the UN has released a number of documents related to its agenda item on sustainable development, including documents on education for sustainable development (ESD), implementation of UN environmental conventions, and social development. The documents provide an overview of progress on the topic and make recommendations for the UNGA’s consideration, including specific recommendations on accelerating progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

ECOSOC High-Level Segment 2017

The High-level Segment represents the culmination of ECOSOC’s annual cycle of work and convenes a diverse group of high-level representatives from Government, the private sector, civil society and academia for policy dialogue, review and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other internationally agreed development goals…

Massive Obstacle To Development – Alcohol Harm

HLPF 2017 Side Event: No less than 13 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are adversely impacted by alcohol. Pervasive alcohol harm causes poverty, ill-health and premature deaths, erodes economic productivity, threatens women’s empowerment and gender equality, contributes to unsafe public space and jeopardizes water and food security. What can we do about it?

Creating Communities Where Kids, Youth Thrive

HLPF 2017 Side Event: SDG 3 is the governments’ commitment to “Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.” Creating com- munities that tend to the needs and interests of children, adolescents and youth holds tremendous potential for the promotion of healthy lifestyles throughout the life course…

NEWS: CSW61: Roadmap To Women’s Participation In Economy

UN Member States today committed to ensure women’s full and equal participation and leadership in the economy, as well as women’s right to work and rights at work, as a vital step to achieving sustainable development. This strong pledge to women’s economic empowerment came at the closing of the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61)…