Tagged: Post-2015

NEWS: IOGT International At Historic UN Event

This week, the global community will gather at the United Nations in New York with one monumental goal: to adopt a new development agenda for the post-2015 era, the new Sustainable Development Goals. IOGT International is in New York at the United Nations this week, representing all Member Organizations, and advocating for a robust and comprehensive post-2015 agenda that addresses the major obstacle to development, that is alcohol.

BLOG: Charlize Theron Promotes SDG3, Or Does She?

Exposing contradictory messaging in efforts to raise awareness of the new sustainable development goals. We need to hold UN agencies to a higher standard when they select celebrities for collaboration on noble causes. Charlize is not the only example where commercial activities run directly counter to social causes…

NEWS: UN General Assembly: The Countdown Is On

Next week, IOGT International will be represented in New York at the United Nations. IOGT International President will attend a number of high-level meetings and events next week, and the high-light will be the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015, held between September 25 and September 27, 2015. This summit is convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly. As the United Nations celebrates its 70th anniversary and annual session this autumn by launching the sustainable development goals, The Guardian has taken a look at the general assembly’s history and purpose.

NEWS: Watch Historic Moment At United Nations

In less than two weeks, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York. They will formally commit to the Sustainable Development Goals. The top United Nations official who oversaw the negotiations that whittled down more than 500 proposals into 17 goals to end poverty, eradicate inequality and injustice and tackle climate change, calls it a “historic moment”.

NEWS: Key To SDGs: South-South Cooperation

Marking the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the acceleration of the development momentum across the global South, while the UN labour chief highlighted the great potential for developing countries working together to help improve the working lives of millions.

NEWS: FfD3: Countries Reach Historic Agreement

Countries have agreed on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, being held in Addis Ababa. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda, provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda that world leaders are expected to adopt this September…