Tag Archives: Sustainable Development

22 December 2014

Ban Ki-moon: ‘we must be firm in our commitment to champion solidarity and shared responsibility as part of the sustainable development agenda’

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked Human Solidarity Day by calling for joint action to craft and take forward a new, inclusive development agenda that eradicates poverty, protects the planet and ensures dignity for all. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | On International Day, Ban urges human solidarity to build new sustainability agenda

17 November 2014

Ban Ki-moon: G-20 states have political responsibility to tackle world’s greatest challenges

With the planet and its people facing serious security, developmental and environmental challenges, G-20 countries possess not only the political power to set us on a better course, but a political responsibility to do so, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Brisbane, Australia. He highlighted the need for global action in three critical areas: promoting inclusive growth and decent jobs, meeting the climate challenge, and providing financing for sustainable development. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | G-20 countries have political responsibility to tackle world's greatest challenges Ban

27 September 2012

UNGA Declaration on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels

On 24 September 2012, the High-level Meeting on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels, taking place at the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), adopted the Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the 67th Session of the General Assembly on the rule of law at the national and international levels. The Document reaffirms the ‘commitment to the rule of law and its fundamental importance for political dialogue and cooperation among all States’.

Paragraph 24 of the Declaration emphasizes the ‘importance of strengthened international cooperation, based on the principles of shared responsibility, and in accordance with international law, in order to dismantle illicit networks and counter the world drug problem and transnational organized crime, including money laundering, trafficking in persons, trafficking in arms and other forms of organized crime, all of which threaten national security and undermine sustainable development and the rule of law.’

Source: UNGA | Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels

3 September 2012

SHARES Debate: ‘The Future We Want: The Long Road to Sustainable Development’

The SHARES Debates are organized by SHARES in cooperation with SPUI25, an academic centre of the University of Amsterdam, which develops connections between academics, students, alumni, and a larger public outside the university. SPUI25 holds regular lectures, debates and interviews aiming at reflecting on current events and engaging with a heterogenous audience.

Through this setting, SHARES will periodically provide discussions platforms where researchers and practitioners will exchange with a wide public. During this first debate, the results of the Rio+20 conference will be discussed through the topic: ‘The Future We Want: The Long Road to Sustainable Development’. (more…)

20 June 2012

UN Conference on Sustainable Development launched in Rio de Janeiro

Twenty years after the landmark Earth Summit, world leaders are meeting again in Rio de Janeiro to discuss issues of sustainable development from 20 to 22 June. Negotiators only agreed yesterday on a text for a final declaration to be signed later this week.

Source: BBC | Rio+20: Agreement reached, say diplomats

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