Development Law

Culture Is At The Core Of City Recovery Say UNESCO And World Bank At World Urban Forum

medellin.jpg Medellin © Kristel_Segeren/Shutterstock 14 February 2018 Today across the globe, sixty-six million people are displaced, with one-third of them living in cities. These numbers are expected to grow significantly because of the i...Read More

Unite Ideas Challenge Winner Uses Machine Learning And Geodata To Improve Insights On Sustainable Development Goals

NEW YORK, 12 February (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced that a team from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, has won the Unite Ideas #SDGInsights challenge for its methodology pr...Read More

UNESCO Prioritizes Education And Culture In The Reconstruction Of Iraq

12 February 2018 The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, will carry out her first visit to the Arab Region from 13 to 14 February on the occasion of the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, which will take place ...Read More

Keeping Track Of Sustainable Development On The Road To 2030

In March 2017, based on the recommendation of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), the UN Statistical Commission approved a global framework of indicators to monitor progress towards achieving the 17 Sustainable ...Read More

UNODC Stands With Colombia To Build Peace, Sustainable Alternative Development, Says Executive Director

UNODC stands with Colombia to build peace, sustainable alternative development, says Executive Director  Bogota/Vienna, 9 February 2018 – Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, visited Colombia and met Pre...Read More

Estonia Donates EUR 20,000 To Help Developing Countries Fully Participate In Global Trade

Estonia’s contribution to the WTO’s Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund will finance training workshops for government officials. Since the creation of the fund in 2001, over 2,500 workshops have been organized. WTO Director-General R...Read More

Achieving Sustainable Development Will Require Reinvigorated International Support To Middle-Income Countries, Says Deputy Secretary-General

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the way forward for the United Nations development system on middle-income countries, in New York on 31 January:

Announcements: Associate Professor Oxford; CfP Ensuring and Balancing the Rights of Defendants and Victims; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Third World Approaches to International Law; CfP Postgraduate ADR Conference 2018; CfP Human Rights Inside and Outside

1. The Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and St Peter’s College, Oxford seeks to appoint an Associate Professor of Public International Law with effect from the start of the academic year 2018-19. Associate Professor is the main academic...Read More

China Donates USD 1 Million To Support Implementation Of Trade Facilitation Agreement

China’s donation to the Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility (TFAF) will finance the capacity-building support needed by developing countries to implement the Agreement. TFAF assists these countries in assessing their specific needs and in...Read More

Speakers Discuss Ways Young People Can Help Implement Sustainable Development, As Economic And Social Council Youth Forum Concludes

Concluding the second day of the two‑day Economic and Social Council Youth Forum, young people and representatives of Government and civil society gathered to share their findings on how youth could help implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustai...Read More

UNODC And OSCE Sign New 2018-2019 Joint Action Plan

Vienna, 31 January 2018 – A plan for joint action by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for the period 2018-2019 was signed by UNODC Executive Director Yu...Read More

With Hunger On Rise In Africa, Greater Commitment By Governments, United Nations Needed To Prevent Conflict, Fight Climate Change, Secretary-General Tells Forum

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the high-level event on “Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa by 2025 — Five Years Later:  Taking Stock of Progress and Lessons in Light of the Sustainable Development G...Read More