Indigenous Peoples 2015 development agenda – Week 3

Warm Greetings to Indigenous Peoples, You are invited to join the 3rd and final week of dialogue with Indigenous Peoples addressing “Indigenous Peoples and inequalities in the post-2015 development agenda.” This final week, December 10th–14th will focus on the importance of culture as an integral component of sustainable development as well as Indigenous Peoples’ rights including Free Prior and Informed Consent. The discussion is taking place online here: … [Read more...]

Mongolia, The vital Role of Women in Society

September 2012 – The vital role of women in society was a key feature in the speech of Mongolia’s President Tsakhia Elbegdorj to the United Nations General Assembly today, with a particular call for more women in leadership positions. “We need more women leaders. Women tend to see the whole picture. For society to advance, we need more women in public service at all levels – local to global. They bring a unique perspective often missing in global challenges,” President Elbegdorj told the 67th … [Read more...]

United Nations is counting on active engagement of Pacific Nations

September 2012 – The United Nations is counting on the leadership and active engagement of Pacific island nations in tackling some of today’s pressing challenges, including achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), advancing sustainable development and promoting gender equality, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday. “Now more than ever, we must work to align our priorities and objectives,” Mr. Ban said in his remarks to the first-ever meeting … [Read more...]

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