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‘Put people first’ in drive to realize Sustainable Development Goals

New York: Addressing the opening of the Commission for Social Development’s latest session, the president of the UN Economic and Social Council on Monday said it was imperative to put people first, if the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are to be realized by the 2030 deadline.

Sustainable Development Goals critical for better future for all – deputy UN chief Amina Mohammed

New York, Mar 1 (Just Earth News): Delivering her first address as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed underlined that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are essential for a safe and secure future that brings prosperity, opportunity and human rights for all.

Global Goals ‘rallying call’ to tackle world’s ills, says new President of UN economic and social body

New York, July 29 (Just Earth News): Opening the first meeting of the 2017 session of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the body’s new President, Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, of Zimbabwe, said on Thursday that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a “rallying call” to address the complex challenges facing the world.

UN chief launches first report to track Sustainable Development Goals

New York, July 20 (Just Earth News): Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday said that the 15-year undertaking is “off to a good start” but will require all parts of the UN family and its partners to work together.

INTERVIEW: Sustainable Development Goals must be owned by everyone, says senior UN officia

New York, July 9 (Just Earth News): Ahead of next week’s United Nations High-Level Political Forum, Assistant Secretary-General Thomas Gass talks about sustainable development, leaving no one behind, and why this time “it’s for real”.

All eyes on UN as world body prepares to adopt new Sustainable Development Goals

New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) World leaders, heads of global financial institutions and other dignitaries are heading to New York, where, after months of intense negotiations, the United Nations is set to launch a landmark new framework for sustainable development that will aim to end poverty and build a life of dignity for all, leaving no one behind.