Development Law

International Community Can Do More To Harness Sport To Engage Youth And Promote Change, Says UNODC Chief At High-level Event For International Day Of Sport

PRESS RELEASE Vienna/New York, 9 April 2018 – Sports offer a practical and cost-effective means to help prevent violence and crime, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, said Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations O...Read More

WTO Launches Call For Proposals For 2018 Public Forum

This year’s Public Forum will focus on how technology is changing the way we trade and will assess how trade can continue to contribute to job creation, growth and sustainable development, particularly in the context of the Sustainable Deve...Read More

WTO Trade Forecasts: Press Conference

Remarks by DG Azevêdo Welcome everyone. Good morning You’ve all seen the press release, so I’ll just highlight some of the key points as I see them – and say a few words about the broader context. The outlook that we are publishing today is...Read More

Speakers In Population And Development Commission Stress Importance Of Accurate, Disaggregated Data To Inform National Policymaking, Attain Global Goals

Accurate, disaggregated and updated data on population was essential for policymaking and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Commission on Population and Development heard today as it concluded its general debate.

Consensus Key To Advancing Balanced Action On Drugs, Says UNODC Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE Vienna, 16 March 2018 – Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), highlighted the importance of consensus in addressing world drug challenges at the conclusion of the 61st sessio...Read More

Working Together For The Health And Welfare Of Humankind

61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs 12 March 2018 –1. We, the Heads of the International Narcotics Control Board, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Health Organization are committed to support our Membe...Read More

10th WTO-WIPO Advanced Course On Intellectual Property For Policymakers Opens In Geneva

The course is the tenth in an annual series of WTO-WIPO courses and will run over until 23 March. Thirty officials from developing countries are participating in the course. Mario Matus, Deputy Director General at WIPO, and Antony Taubman, ...Read More

Joint Statement Of INCB, UNODC And WHO In Implementation Of The UNGASS 2016 Recommendations

61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs 1. We, the Heads of the International Narcotics Control Board, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Health Organization are committed to support our Member States to eff...Read More

Recommendations By UN Sustainable Development Goal’s Steering Committee For Education

12 March 2018 The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) – Education 2030 Steering Committee has issued recommendations focusing on financing education as a public good, strengthening national ownership and addressing data gaps as part of its w...Read More

61st Session Of The Commission On Narcotic Drugs Opens With Call For Coordinated Action

PRESS RELEASE Vienna, 12 March 2018 – The need for inclusive partnerships to address drug challenges and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals was the focus of the opening of the 61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs today in...Read More

General Assembly Adopts Resolution Seeking Alignment Of Efforts To End Illicit Diamond Trade, Achieve 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development

The General Assembly, welcoming progress made by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme to break links between the diamond trade and conflict, today adopted a consensus resolution aimed at intensifying that work and aligning it with the...Read More

UNESCO GCC And Yemen Office Celebrates International Women’s Day 2018 In Qatar

As part of UNESCO’s efforts to promote gender equality, UNESCO GCC and Yemen Office will organize several events for International Women’s Day 2018. International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March every year, a date recognized by the Uni...Read More