MMS& UN news -April 2014

After the hectic winter, finally the spring has come with occasional cold days. Among the numerous meetings at the UN, following are some of the highlights:   

 9-10 April: GA and ECOSOC Joint Event: On the role of partnerships in the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.  The joint thematic debate was to provide a platform for Member States to address how strengthened global partnerships for sustainable development  including multistakeholders’ partnerships can contribute to the implementation of the post 2015 development agenda. There is growing concerns among the civil society regarding the partnership with the private sector, particularly in the area of accountability.

7-12 April: Spring meeting of the World Bank and International Monitory Fund : The Civil Society Forum of IMF& WB was held in Washington DC, Celine and 3 colleagues were among the 539 participants. The World Bank has two main goals: End poverty by 2030 and create …


MMS Statement –  High level Meeting of ECOSOC with IMF, WB, WTO and UNCTAD on Global partnership for sustainable Development in the context of Post 2015 Agenda

 Thank you Mr. President! I represent the Medical Mission Sisters and a member of the NGO committee on Financing For Development  and Mining Working Group.

I would like to draw your attention, to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2014 assessment on measures to mitigate climate change, just released in Berlin. Among its main findings is that the concentration of greenhouse gasses have grown more quickly during the last decade than the previous three decades. Globally, economic and population growth continue to be the most important drivers of increases in CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. The panel analyzed the causes for this increase in the main economic sectors: energy, transport, among others. CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes contributed …