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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 […]

Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Negotiations at the UN

10 May 2017

By Stacy Hanrahan, CND On 16 December 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Landmark Resolution for negotiations of a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, leading to their elimination. The treaty aims not to limit the number of nuclear weapons, nor to prevent new countries from obtaining them, but rather, to declare them illegal […]

Changed for Good: a Final Reflection on my UNANIMA Internship

10 May 2017

By Colleen Jackson, RSC I am rapidly coming to the conclusion of my 3-month internship at UNANIMA and the UN. It is difficult in a few short sentences to describe the impact of this time, but suffice to say … ‘I have been changed … for good’ (from the musical “Wicked”). Having spent my life […]

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 […]

Campaign Against Xenophobia Now on Motion

10 May 2017

At the UN High-level Summit on refugees and migrants that took place in September 2016, the UN launched the TOGETHER campaign against xenophobia and for social inclusion of all migrant populations. The campaign seeks to engage all UN agencies and Member States as well as all factions of civil society in a concerted effort to […]

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