UN Commission discusses how to meet the needs of an ageing global society

10 May 2017

In early April, the UN Commission on Population and Development met to discuss the changing age demographics around the globe and how these trends might be harnessed for development in some of the world’s least developed regions. According to the report of the Commission, the major trend in global age demographics is that, overall, the […]

SDG Indicators: Building the Missing Piece of the 2030 Agenda

10 May 2017

When the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015, it handed a monumental task to the UN Statistical Commission: to create a set of indicators (specific ways of measuring) progress toward the 17 goals. This piece of the development agenda is absolutely critical, because we live in a data-driven era; development […]

Indigenous Voices Sing Out for Earth Justice at the UN

10 May 2017

At the end of each April, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues brings a wave of color, song, and spirituality to UN Headquarters. The Forum serves as a space in which indigenous peoples from around the world can shed light on the particular development, peace, and security concerns they feel, challenges they face, and solutions […]

Spotlight on the 61st Commission on the Status of Women

7 April 2017

The theme of this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) was “economic empowerment of women in the changing world of work.” UI Staff were joined by 11 delegates from our member congregations. Over the course of the two-week Commission, UNANIMA co-sponsored two side-events as an organization, supported two events as a member of […]

Town Hall Event with UN SG Antonio Guterres

7 April 2017

The new UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres continued breaking new ground at this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61). Keeping a promise to do things differently, Guterres held an unprecedented “Town Hall” meeting at which civil society representatives were given the opportunity to share their most pressing concerns with him directly and to […]

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