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New Approaches to Leadership Skills and Capacity Building in the Context of the 2030 Agenda
In light of the demand for solutions that are nationally-led and nationally-owned and contextualized at the local level, the role of governments at national and sub-national level is key for… Read more
Transforming our World: Advancing Society through Science with a Soul
In September 2015, 193 countries agreed on a new development agenda, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its core. The Agenda strives… Read more
The 2030 Agenda and the emerging bioeconomy: making room for policy coherence at the crossroads
Ecuador has created an innovative policy arrangement aimed at promoting biodiversity at the centre stage of efforts to achieve long-term economic performance that allow moving away from the middle-… Read more
Becoming an impactful, purposeful and agile leader for the 2030 agenda
In a rapidly changing world, theories and perspectives on what it means to be a 'good' leader have evolved. Read Olena Ovchynnikova's article on what she believes are the key leadership skills… Read more
UNCT Leadership Meeting in Bonn
The case for repositioning the UN development system is compelling: the world has changed, the 2030 Agenda demands that we address today’s global challenges in a way that all people on this planet… Read more
The Power of Innovation and Design Thinking in Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The notion of design thinking focuses on the human experience. In essence, design thinking is a human-centred systematic approach to problem-solving. When applied in the context of sustainable… Read more
Women MSME FinTech Innovation Fund
UNCDF, in collaboration with UNESCAP, is launching an Innovation Fund on digital solutions for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in Asia-Pacific. 
Ceremonial Signing of Letters of Exchange  between UN ESCAP and City of Nadee, Thailand
At the sidelines of the Sixth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) in Bangkok, Thailand, a first official exchange of letters took place between UN ESCAP and the city of Nadee, Samut… Read more
SDGs for less than a dollar per person per day
Less than a dollar per person per day. That is all it will cost developing countries in Asia and the Pacific to realize their ambitions for an inclusive and sustainable future, according to a study… Read more
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  I am pleased to join you to observe the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.   This is an occasion for all of us to renew our promise to end racism, racial… Read more