Ban: New Economic Paradigm Needed, Incorporating Social and Environmental Progress

BAN: NEW ECONOMIC PARADIGM NEEDED, INCORPORATING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS New York, Apr 2 2012 2:05PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the need for an economic paradigm that incorporates social and environmental progress in efforts to achieve sustainable development. ?Gross National Product (GDP) has long been the yardstick by which …

Un Kicks Off Information Technology Hackathon Promoting Global

Un Kicks Off Information Technology Hackathon Promoting Global Sustainability New York, Feb 28 2012 6:05PM A United Nations-backed competition with the goal of uncovering sustainable approaches to information and communication technology (ICT) kicked off today, bringing developers from around the world together in a frenetic race of programming. Organized by …

Green Growth: Making it Happen

Green Growth: Making it Happen By Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General 07/02/2012 – Faced with low growth, high unemployment and weakened public finances countries need to pursue new sources of growth to put the global recovery back on track. Green growth can help. With the right policies to encourage innovation and …

Public Hearing In The European Parliament

PUBLIC HEARING IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Brussels – 22 March 2012 (*) A European policy for employee ownership and participation I am delighted to invite you to a public hearing in the European Parliament, about: “A European policy for employee ownership and participation”. The hearing will take place on March …

Two years after the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report, What Well Being and Sustainability Measures

Ethical Markets Correspondent Lisa Cowan attends the conference “Two years after the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi report, What Well Being and Sustainability Measures,” held at the OECD, Paris on 12th October 2011. I attended this event with great interest; my hope was to witness the beginnings of a shift towards a new paradigm …

Information Technology Plays Critical Role in Achieving An Objective, Says Ban

New York, Sep 19 2011  2:05PM The United Nations must leverage the power of information and communications technology (ICT) to the fullest in its response to political, economic and environmental challenges and to improve the delivery of its services, says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Addressing a meeting at UN Headquarters on …

The Role of UN Women in Empowering Women Worldwide

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group cordially invites you to join us for a special luncheon The Role of UN Women in Empowering Women Worldwide Hon. Michelle Bachelet Under-Secretary-General for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Thursday, April 28, 2011, 1 p.m. United Nations Delegates Dining Room New York, NY …