Sustainable Development Update – 29 August 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 29 August 2013 UNGA Resumes Consultations on Strengthening ECOSOC 28_August_2013: UN Member States have resumed consultations on the process to review implementation of UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 61/16 on strengthening the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Delegates conducted a general review of the …

June 13th at noon Eastern Time: Global Telesummit – Countdown to the International Day of Peace!

www.WE.net June is when we annually begin our Countdown to 11 Days of Global Unity September 11 – 21 culminating on Sept. 21st, the U.N. International Day of Peace. On June 13th you’re invited to join this Global Telesummit for the 100 Day Countdown to the International Day of Peace. Find out about what’s going on …

SDSN Report – An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development – Released

The Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Soultions Network (SDSN) delivered a report, entitled “The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development,” to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The report outlines 10 sustainable development priorities, covering the four main dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth and the end of poverty, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and …

Press advisory — Specialist fund manager appointed to prestigious UN role

We at Ethical Markets  congratulate   Matthew J. Kiernan ,PhD.  for this  well -deserved   appointment   and  congratulate UNEP-FI for this brilliant choice .     Dr  Kiernan is a member of our Advisory Board  – Hazel Henderson, Editor-in-Chief   PRESS ADVISORY For Immediate Release Specialist Fund Manager Appointed to Prestigious United Nations Role …

Post-2015 Development Agenda Bulletin – Vol. 208 No. 10 – High Level Meeting on Energy and the Post-2015 Development Agenda – Final Summary

Post-2015 Development Agenda Bulletin · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Volume 208 Number 10 – Thursday, 11 April 2013 SUMMARY OF THE HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON ENERGY AND THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA 9 APRIL …

Rethinking Scale: From Quantitative to Qualitative Growth.We need to downsize destructive growth and scale up restorative growth in our economies.

By Hazel Henderson UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon proclaimed the new international goal of happiness on March 20, 2013, following yearlong research on redefining economic criteria for human development, launched in April 2012. The long-sought goal of the Industrial Revolution was to expand inventions, scaling up technologies to increase their …

Ray Chambers Named UN Special Envoy for Health MDG Financing

  GBCHealth is pleased to announce that today the UN Secretary-General has appointed Ray Chambers as his first Special Envoy for Financing of the Health Related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and has renewed Mr. Chambers’ mandate on malaria. In this expanded role, Mr. Chambers will promote increased investment by the …

World Future Council – Newsletter 1/2013

World Future Council Newsletter 1/2013 Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   Dear Friends of the World Future Council, “No development, no peace. No disarmament, no security. Yet when both advance, the world advances with increased security and prosperity for all. These are common ends …

United Nations – Happiness: Towards a Holistic Approach to Development

  United Nations – Happiness: Towards a Holistic Approach to Development As reported by IISD, February 2013, the UN Secretary-General has released a note on “Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development <http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=3DA/67/697> ” (A/67/697). This report, dated 16 January 2013, gathers the views of Member States and international organizations …

UNCSD Update – 14 February 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 14 February 2013 ECOSOC President Outlines Plans and Programmes for 2013 13_February 2013: The newly elected 69th President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Néstor Osorio, has highlighted that the Council’s work in 2013 will center around integrating the three pillars of sustainable …