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UN Meetings related to Post 2015 Agenda

UN high level meetings tackle post-2015 agenda amid global South, CSO concerns

Several UN high level meetings were held in New York from 23 September to 8 October to assess the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and negotiate the successor framework to the MDGs for 2015.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon convened the high-level event, “MDG Success: Accelerating Action and Partnering for Impact.” He introduced the “new partnerships” that the UN is promoting to change the development landscape and mobilize resources to advance the MDGs.

This was followed by the “Special Event on achieving the MDGs.” Member states agreed that the new set of goals need to balance the three pillars of sustainability, namely the economic, ecological, and social aspects of development. They also agreed on holding intergovernmental negotiations to achieve consensus on the goals and the overall post-2015 framework.

The first High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)

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Address Climate Change to end Poverty

 

Ending Poverty Includes Tackling Climate Change

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

July 10, 2013

Over the last 20 years, the World Bank Group has helped countries lift 663 million people out of poverty. In the next 20, we believe it is possible to end extreme poverty. This goal is within our grasp.

But poverty reduction and climate change are linked. We have powerful new evidence that even if  climate change falls short of the much-discussed 4°C warmer world, we could witness the rolling back of decades of development gains and force tens of millions more to live in poverty.

If we don’t confront climate change, we won’t end poverty.

To help our clients prepare for the risks of a warming planet, we asked the scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytic in Germany to examine the impacts of climate change on three …

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