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Parliaments today are facing greater public scrutiny and pressure than ever before with fundamental questions on their ability to hold governments to account, but they have never been more essential to the political life of a country, says a joint report launched today by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Delegates to the first Global Human Development Forum today unanimously adopted an “Istanbul Declaration” calling on the world community to take bold action against global social inequities and environmental deterioration at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio this June.
We, the participants in the Global Human Development Forum, having met in Istanbul on 22-23 March 2012, hold that sustainable development centred on people with equity for all must be the foundation for global progress. We come from all regions of the world, from governments and international organisations, from civil society and the private sector, and from academia. We are united in our conviction of the need for a new vision comprising the three dimensions of sustainable development—social, economic, and environmental—and puts people at the centre of development.
Eastern Europe and Central Asia need to remove fossil fuel subsidies, invest in ‘green’ jobs, and establish social protection floors to ensure a sustainable future, according to the findings of a UN report launched today in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Secretary-General message to global human development forum
Opening speech by Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator of UNDP at the first Global Human Development Forum, Istanbul, 22-23 March 2012.
Urgent international action needed to combat social inequalities and environmental risks, UN Secretary General tells Global Human Development Forum in Istanbul today.
Global Human Development Forum on Sustainability and Equity to be held from 22 to 23 March 2012 in Istanbul
Global Human Development Forum take place at Esma Sultan Palace, Istanbul, Turkey from 22 to 23 March 2012.
International Convention on Gender Equality will be co-organized by Turkish Grand National Assembly Equal Opportunities Commission for Man and Woman and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on 22-23 March 2012 in Ankara.
Global Forum in Istanbul on 22-23 March to focus on action agenda on sustainability and equity towards 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development “Rio + 20” and beyond.
The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$ 250,000 to UNDP to finance relief operations in Van province, eastern Turkey, a region that was struck by two earthquakes in October and November last year.
Didier Drogba joins Ronaldo & Zinedine Zidane in 9th annual Match Against Poverty in Hamburg, Germany on Tuesday 13 December at 1905hrs.
State of the World’s Volunteerism Report launched in Volunteering Conference 5th of December.
UN staff members will join UN Resident Coordinator Mr Shahid Najam this Friday 18th of November by volunteering personally for a non-governmental organisation TEGV (Türkiye Eğitim Gönüllüleri Vakfı or Turkey Education Volunteers Foundation), which is engaged in supporting primary educational for children nationwide and promotion of volunteerism.
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