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Summary of Migration Statement Presented at the UN in 2015

Globally, there were 232 million international migrants in 2013, and many others are internal migrants within their country of origin. This movement of people takes place on such a significant scale that it must be understood as one of the defining characteristics of this age. (more…)



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High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development closed its annual session on July 8, 2015, with the adoption of a declaration that committed ministers from around the world to establishing a ‘strong, universal, ambitious, inclusive and people-centered’ post-2015 development agenda that completes the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals and responds to new challenges. (DESA News 2015) (more…)



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Commission on the Status of Women Meets

The 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women convened during March 2015, Women’s Month, to review and appraise the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action which was signed by 189 nations at the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. It also considered the outcome documents of the 23rd Special Session of the General Assembly which reviewed the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action five years after its adoption. (more…)