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    The 2016 High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, held from 11 to 20 July under the auspices of ECOSOC, brought together Member States and representatives of civil society, the business sector, the UN system, and other stakeholders to discuss the progress made so far towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Forum saw the first-ever… Read more ›
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    UN DESA’s Development Policy and Analysis Division (DPAD) has recently launched a capacity development project, in cooperation with China, to assess the “macroeconomic implications of the Belt and Road Initiative” for the countries along the Belt and Road, in the broad context of realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In a recent interview with… Read more ›
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    The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said youth, with their creativity and idealism are the key to… Read more ›
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    As the world moves to eliminate poverty, reduce inequality and curb the negative effects of climate change, adequate measuring and monitoring of progress through data is a core ingredient for successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. In response to the need for this new data acquisition, the 6th session of the United Nations Committee… Read more ›



    The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat is a vital interface between global policies in the economic, social and environmental spheres and national action …[read more]


    The Italian Associate Experts and Junior Professional Officers Programme, also known as the JPO Programme, is a multilateral technical cooperation initiative sponsored by the Government of Italy and implemented by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA). It enables Italian citizens possessing a university degree …[read more]


    The Italian Fellowships Programme for Technical Cooperation Capacity Building and Human Resources Development is sponsored by the Government of Italy and implemented by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA). …[read more]