The United Nations Economic and Social Council President Frederick Shava is one of the co-authors of the
"Minister Reference Book: Commonwealth 2017" ([ Link ] launched today, 13 March 2017 in London during the Commonwealth Day. Please read his chapter:
"2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A new path for development" ([ Link ]
We are live from the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, speaking with Samson Itodo, Executive Director of the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA). Samson is a partner of the UN "Not Too Young to Run" campaign, an initiative to lower the age of political participation and election around the world.

We are excited to talk to Samson about how youth can participate in a...
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We are live from the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, speaking with Carolina Medina, co-founder of Agruppa, a start-up in Colombia that leverages mobile phone technology to organize small businesses. She is also one of the UN Young Leaders present here in NY today.

We are excited to hear what Carolina had to say about youth engagement and technological advancements!
We are live from the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, speaking with Trisha Shetty, founder and CEO of SheSays and a UN Young leader. She delivered the keynote address at the opening segment of the Youth Forum earlier today and we are excited to hear her thoughts about youth engagement.
We are live from the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, speaking with Max Trejo, Secretary-General of the International Youth Organisation for Ibero-America and Alejandra Saenz, its director of International Affairs. They are two of the many young leaders that have gathered here at UN Headquarters to discuss sustainable development and youth engagement.
Whether you are young or old, sustainable development is our collective future. Listen to young leaders speak up about issues that matter at the United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum on 30-31 January.

You can follow the meetings live on [ Link ] or learn more on #Youth2030 [ Link ]

2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum

On 30-31 January, young leaders from around the world will gather at UN Headquarters in New York for the ECOSOC youth forum, to exchange views on the role of...

United Nations Economic and Social Council Development Cooperation Forum Side Event in Nairobi today - building capacity of parliaments and their constituents to monitor and review the results of development cooperation. Read more at :

"The Role of Parliamentarians and People in Strengthening Accountability in Development Cooperation” at the HLM2 of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation | UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC and SOCIAL COUNCIL
Globalization must leave no one behind #GlobalGoals #2030Agenda #SDGs
LIVE NOW! Follow the joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly’s Second Committee focusing on “The changing political economy of globalization: Multilateral institutions and the 2030 Agenda”.

The event will feature a keynote address by author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.

Watch the event here: [ Link ]
Access the programme: [ Link ]
Sustainable Development Goal 10 focuses on reducing inequalities in the world, including ageism. Let’s all take a stand against ageism and celebrate International Day of Older Persons today! [ Link ] #UNIDOP #SDGs #GlobalGoals
Today is a big day for the #ParisAgreement & climate action. See why: #UNGA
IT'S OFFICIAL! The 17 #UNYoungLeaders for the Sustainable Development Goals are here! [ Link ]
'The world has only one border, it is called humanity' said Nadia Murad​ at #UN4RefugeesMigrants Summit opening today
The UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants has officially kicked off in New York!
Follow the opening live from the UN General Assembly Hall in New York, where world leaders are gathered to adopt the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, a powerful outcome document which expresses the political will to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility on a global scale.
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This morning, the international community wakes up to the possibility of ensuring safe and prosperous lives for refugees and migrants alike. World leaders are getting ready to adopt the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, containing bold commitments both to address the issues we face now and to prepare the world for future challenges.
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The United Nations Economic and Social Council has a new President today. It is Ambassador Frederick Shava.
Lever for effective implementation of 2030 Agenda! Be sure to follow the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF), a core function of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, focusing on trends and progress, mutual learning, and encouraging coherence in international development policy and across diverse actors and activities. This year, ECOSOC will convene its biennial high-level meeting of...
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The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development starts today! Watch live from 10am New York time (EDT) and hear where we stand at year 1 of the SDGs: [ Link ]

For a detailed programme, visit:
Let's talk about the sustainable development goals and the possibilities they bring to nations and their citizens around the world!
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is happy to invite you to join Mr. Thomas Gass, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, today from 8:30 to 9:30 am EDT in a Twitter chat to answer all your questions on these goals. Use...
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Did you know that today, 700 million people still live in extreme poverty? That's why it is so critical to achieve the sustainable development goals! Check out detailed information of each of the goals, and see why they matter so much to our lives: [ Link ]

To learn more about SDG1 - No poverty: [ Link ]