TWN Info Service on UN Sustainable Development


        North-South debate in the UN within context of Sustainable Development Goals By Bhumika Muchhala (14 March 2014)

– Developing countries voice various concerns and priorities on differentiation, means of implementation, global partnership and a narrative in the 9th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals –

The first of five intergovernmental consultation sessions in the second phase of the United Nations Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place on 3-5 March in New York.  The eight OWG sessions thus far constituted the “input” phase.  They took place over the course of one year, from March 2013 to February 2014.

The OWG is a key process for the follow-up of the outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20).  The Co-chairs of the OWG are Ambassadors Macharia Kamau of Kenya and Csaba Korosi of Hungary.

On 21st February, the

MMS statement for the CSocD 52

Commission for Social Development    CSocD -52

11-21February 2014

Statement submitted by the Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council -ECOSOC


  We, the Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries appreciate the efforts made by the United Nations (UN) to reach out to  millions through a Global Survey for a Better World (My World Survey).  My World Survey presents an important and unique opportunity to ensure that the voices of citizens are heard by their leaders on a global platform with its particular challenges. There can not be a better way to gather the aspirations of the people for the world they want. We also commend the UN efforts to combat poverty, eradicate epidemics, wars and conflicts, and establish a new economic system that ensures a fair distribution of wealth and consolidates bridges of trust among peoples across the world. The …

Medical Mission Sisters Statement to the UN

Oral Statement for CSocD 51,by Celine Paramunda the  representative  of Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries, an Ngo in special consultative status with ECOSOC. Our members are present in 5 continents involved in achieving health and other MDGs .

 Madam Chair, distinguished delegates,ladies and gentle men,

 Mahatma Gandhi’s words are relevant even today, ‘the world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed”. One of the main challenges for social development is lack of resources/revenues to the governments. In order to tackle poverty, we need to address some of its root causes.  Third World Resurgence 2012 gives us following evidences where the money is going and where our attention needs to be focused to.

Last Nov members of the British Parliament were shocked at a report by Reuters that the Starbucks chain had paid no corporate income tax over the previous 3 years despite sales of1.2 billion …