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UN DESA has helped countries around the world meet their economic, social and environmental challenges for more than 50 years. More info: http://un.org/desa
UN DESA has helped countries around the world meet their economic, social and environmental challenges for more than 50 years. More info: http://un.org/desa

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How are countries implementing the #GlobalGoals on the ground level? Follow the High-Level Forum on Sustainable Development, organized under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council, from 10-19 July to find out.

The Forum will bring together member states, UN system, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders to review the successes, challenges and lessons learned on achieving the #SDGs.

Get details: bit.ly/2017hlpf
Watch #HLPF live 10-19 July: webtv.un.org
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“For two years now, I have held Twitter chats to discuss the SDGs and their realization,” says Thomas Gass, UN DESA's Assistant Secretary-General ahead of his upcoming Twitter chat on 29 June at 11 am EDT.

“It is very inspiring to connect with so many people from across the world, to discuss what matters most to them and ways that they can take action within their own communities. I look forward to a new opportunity for dialogue on 29 June!”

Learn more about the event: bit.ly/SDGsChat2017
To share questions with @ThomasGass on Twitter, use #SDGsChat
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The 10th Session of the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opens today at UN Headquarters in New York. Learn all about this event here http://bit.ly/crpd_cosp10 and the efforts to ensure that the 2030 Agenda includes everyone - leaving no one behind.

Follow the event live: http://webtv.un.org #COSP10
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Our ocean is in serious trouble and the deterioration is increasingly posing a danger to people’s lives, livelihoods and well-being. On 5 June, the Ocean Conference kicks off in New York with a clear purpose of reversing this trend, presenting concrete solutions for healthy oceans and seas. Ahead of the event, UN DESA Voice spoke with Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General of UN DESA and Secretary-General of the Ocean Conference, about some of the urgent actions needed and his hopes for what the event will achieve.

Find out what he said: http://bit.ly/2rlh2vN #SaveOurOcean
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Did you know the UN General Assembly adopted a new Forest Plan and 6 Global Forest Goals? For more info on the new UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030, visit: http://bit.ly/UNForest

Watch UN DESA’s short video: http://bit.ly/2pua6O1
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4.2 billion people have been affected by weather-related disasters over the past 20 years, including a significant loss of lives. Developing countries are the most affected by climate change impacts.

While climate adaptation and resilience are often overlooked in climate discussions, they are vital for addressing climate change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Learn more in the newly released WESS 2016, putting a spotlight on ‘Climate change resilience – an opportunity for reducing inequalities’: wess.un.org #WESS2016
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Together: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All. Learn about and join the campaign launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants earlier this week: http://bit.ly/2d8pqHz
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What does it take to make migration safe, orderly and regular? World leaders will discuss this topic and exchange visions for a long-term global approach to addressing large movements of persons across international borders, at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September.

”Let’s welcome people into their new communities as neighbours and friends,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. ”Let’s build bridges, not walls. We will all be stronger for it.”

To learn more about what is at stake, and how the world will come together to address these issues, watch here: http://bit.ly/2bHPNlW
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The 169 Sustainable Development Goals targets are 169 ways of explaining how no one is to be left behind. We need all hands on deck to implement these goals, and there are many ways for you to engage to make them happen!

Join the Twitter chat with UN DESA’s Assistant Secretary-General Thomas Gass tomorrow, 8 July at 8:30 am EDT, and ask questions and share ideas using #SDGsChat! We look forward to your participation!

Learn more about the event here: bit.ly/SDGsChat2016
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Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires innovation and creativity in public service delivery. Tomorrow, on 23 June, we celebrate the United Nations Public Service Day!

This year’s celebration reminds us of the key role that effective, accountable and inclusive public institutions play in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

You can watch the UN Public Service Day High-Level Panel on Leaving No One Behind through Innovative Public Service Delivery live on Thursday 23 June from 10:30 AM EDT here: http://webtv.un.org

Learn more about the day and the celebrations: http://bit.ly/UNPS2016
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