UN Policy

Marta 2014 06 16 12 00

Three Lithuanian NGOs – the Lithuanian NGDO Platform, the Baltic Environment Forum and the Sustainable Development Initiatives – joined the voices of the world civil society in support for a strong climate change reflection (including a separate goal) in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.

Marta 2013 10 07 12 00

On October 8, 2013, the NGDO Platform presented to the public the Lithuanian Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organisations’ Position on Development Cooperation Policy Issues for the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Marta 2013 09 18 12 00

CONCORD presents the report "Spotlight on Policy Coherence for Development 2013". The report looks at how some EU policies negatively affect developing countries in the areas of financing for development, food security, natural resources and climate change.

donatasj 2013 09 15 12 00

Lithuanian National Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organisations’ Platform (NGDO Platform) and the Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation LAPAS shared with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Lithuania some key messages ahead of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Special Event for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in New York City on September the 25th.

Mariana 2013 09 12 12 00

As the final negotiations on the Outcome Document of the Special Event on the MDGs and post-2015 agenda of 25 September kick off the member states of the UN must seize the moment to clearly lay out a legitimate and participatory roadmap to a single process of defining a single global development and sustainability agenda post 2015.

Mariana 2013 09 05 12 00

Renewed efforts are essential for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the end of 2015. While providing an assessment of progress to date, the report also identifies policies and programmes that have driven success in the achievement of the Goals and can contribute to accelerating it.

Marta 2013 05 12 12 00

The European Report on Development (ERD) 2013 "Post 2015: Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future" seeks to contribute to the global reflection on the post-2015 development agenda by providing independent research-based analysis, stimulating debate and building common ground among key stakeholders. Based on an assessment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) experience and on an analysis of the changing international context and likely trends for the next 20-30 years, the ERD 2013 attempts to identify key potential drivers of a global partnership for development post-2015, in order to tackle poverty in the poorest countries in an inclusive and sustainable manner. Three such drivers are highlighted: development finance, trade and investment, and migration.

Marta 2013 05 12 12 00

Human rights and a focus on the multidimensional scope of poverty should be at the centre of the agenda that replaces the Millennium Development Goals - due to expire in less than two years’ time - according to a new position from CONCORD’s Beyond 2015 European Taskforce (ETF). New report from CONCORD’s Beyond 2015 ETF was presented to the European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs, and the European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik on 2 May in Brussels.

Marta 2013 04 03 12 00

In Bali (Indonesia) on March 25 – 27, 2013 the High Level Panel (HGL), which is part of the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) initiative of the United Nations, formed to advance the development framework, discussed on partnership and cooperation for development. Meeting concentrated on strategies for implementation and opportunities to shape a global consensus of the new development agenda.

Marta 2013 02 28 12 00

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end in 2015 and the Rio+20 conference launched the process for the formulation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the European Commission acknowledges that both challenges must be tackled together through a joined up approach. The two challenges of eradicating poverty and ensuring a sustainable development are interlinked and the Communication "A Decent Life for All: Ending Poverty and Giving the World a Sustainable Future", presented by the European Commission (EC), proposes a global framework to address both issues, with a view to achieve an EU common position to feed the debate at the UN and worldwide.

2011 01 25 11 51

The United Nations Development Programme offers specialised procurement training and certification to staff from the UN system and their development partners around the world, including NGOs.

2011 01 19 11 53

New York - The United Nations and its partners are to appeal tomorrow for US$51 million to meet the urgent needs of more than one million in Sri Lanka affected by widespread flooding. Torrential rain across the country's eastern and central areas in the last week has caused more than 360,000 people to flee their homes and claimed 43 lives. Some 6,000 homes are totally destroyed and 23,000 are partially damaged.

2011 01 10 14 34

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier de Schutter, commends China's remarkable social and economic progress over the past three decades. China has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. However, there are problems which including climate change, the shrinking of arable land and land degradation, which threaten agricultural production. De Schutter recommends that China move towards a more sustainable farming system to maintain current levels of production.

2011 01 07 10 36

Poor people are largely excluded from official discussions on poverty such as the UN MDG process. Of those who spoke at the MDG Summit Roundtables (September 20-22, 2010) forty-five speakers were from NGOs whereas only seven speakers were from people's organizations. In order to include grassroots groups, conference organizers should pay attention to representatives when drawing up agendas and time table. Necessary resources must also be available. Some progress has been made on this front within the UN, notably after the food crisis of 2007, which opened up a political opportunity for engagement with small food producers' organizations.

2010 10 01 16 39

Commission aid implemented through United Nations Organisations amounts to over 1 billion euro per year. In this report the Court examines whether decisions to channel aid through the United Nations are the result of a transparent and objective selection process. It also examines whether monitoring and audit arrangements provide adequate information on the robustness of financial procedures and on whether funds have been used for their intended purpose.

2010 09 21 12 28

Global hunger has fallen this year but remains "unacceptably high", a report from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

2010 09 09 21 49

The World Bank’s Data Group, National Geographic, and the United Nations undertook a partnership in 2005 to raise awareness of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (http://www.developmentgoals.org) by producing and disseminating a large-format, full-color wall map highlighting progress toward the goals.

2009 02 25 22 14

In September 2000, during the UN Millennium Summit, 189 nations including Lithuania adopted the Millennium Development Goals (the MDGs) to be achieved by 2015 - aiming to integrate the developing countries into the process of globalization.