UNCTAD and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

Post-2015-Report_300x213.jpgThe United Nations Secretary-General has established the United Nations System Task Team on the Post-2015 United Nations Development Agenda (Task Team).

Co-chaired by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme, the Task Team assembles more than 60 United Nations agencies and international organizations.


UNCTAD involvement

UNCTAD works within the framework of the entire United Nations system to follow up processes related to the Review of the MDGs and the preparations for the post-2015 United Nations development agenda. This entails collaboration and coordination with other United Nations agencies, funds and programmes as well as amongst different divisions and branches of the UNCTAD secretariat.

The work of UNCTAD takes place at three levels:

  1. At the intergovernmental level (General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, Commission on Sustainable Development/high-level political forum, governing bodies of organizations of the United Nations system).

  2. At the United Nations system inter-agency level (including the Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs plus, the Task Team and issue-driven networks/platforms).

  3. At the level of all people who look to their leaders to identify and act on the major challenges ahead. (Through civil society organizations, the private sector and academia).

UNCTAD seeks to contribute to the definition of a single and comprehensive post-2015 United Nations development agenda with sustainable development at its core. si



20 July 2018Where is sustainable development headed?
12 October 2017Green energy could help developing countries diversify their economies
10 October 2017Investor uncertainty looms over sustainable development goals
Goal 14
05 April 2017Artisanal fishers are on the frontline of the overfishing crisis
SDG Goal 8
27 March 2017Training centre creates new routes to a brighter future in the Gambia
Goal 14
08 December 2016Oceans economy offers untapped opportunities for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of marine resources and ecosystems
WSD 2016
20 October 2016UNCTAD marks World Statistics Day: 'Better Data, Better Lives'
Goal 17
15 January 2016Harnessing Emerging Technological Breakthroughs for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
28 October 2015At Geneva meeting, policymakers share lessons learnt in making trade work for development
19 October 2015Civil society exchanges views on the links between trade and the SDGs
Gloabal Goals
16 October 2015Experts meeting in Geneva discuss how to make trade work for the sustainable development goals
Goal 17
08 October 2015Improving Market Access for the Least Developed Countries in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
01 October 20152030 trade agenda for sustainable and responsible fisheries proposed by UNCTAD and the Commonwealth Secretariat
World We Want
30 July 2015Ensuring Gender-Sensitive Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Framework
23 July 2015UNCTAD opens first regional office in Africa to 'Make Trade Work' for the continent
01 July 2015UNCTAD's proposal for a Post-2015 sustainable development review process
01 July 2015Opening of UNCTAD regional office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
12 February 2015Breaking the silos in international negotiations for the new sustainable development agenda
04 February 2015Advancing the Post-2015 Development Agenda requires a development policy rethink
LDC Report 2014
27 November 2014Economic vicious circle trapping the world's poorest countries must be reversed if new development goals are to be met
08 October 2014Private sector and international leaders gather to kick-start investment in sustainable development
16 September 2014Governing body of UNCTAD addresses tackling inequality through trade and development
20 June 2014Third Geneva Dialogue discusses role of trade as a means of implementing post-2015 sustainable development agenda
18 June 2014UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hails UNCTAD’s vital role in delivering the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda
08 May 2014UNCTAD places trade at the heart of sustainable development agenda beyond 2015
04 April 2014UNCTAD Second Geneva Dialogue explores links between international trade talks and post-2015 development goals
19 December 2013Synergies between trade, biodiversity, and climate change in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
29 November 2013Economic underpinning critical for post-2015 goals, experts say
28 November 2013Post-2015 development goals need to be backed by resources and systemic reform
24 September 2013Link trade to sustainable development efforts, UNCTAD chief urges
23 September 2013'Discipline' trade to support achievement of post-2015 development agenda
UNCTAD Public Symposium
25 June 2013Regional monetary and financial architectures: What role in a post-2015 development agenda?
25 June 2013Every post-2015 development goal needs to be backed by economic reform
Public Symposium
24 June 2013Framing global finance for a post-2015 development agenda
Public Symposium
21 June 2013UNCTAD Public Symposium to focus on strategies for development in years after 2015
26 April 2013President of Trade and Development Board speaks on post-2015 development agenda
Public Symposium
10 April 2013UNCTAD Public Symposium (24-25 June 2013)
World We Want - Post 2015
24 January 2013UNCTAD to lead post-2015 e-discussion on development-led globalization
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
25 June 2012UNCTAD S-G joins in welcoming UN S-G's Zero Hunger Challenge





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Post-2015 Sustainable Development
quoteIn the design of the post-2015 agenda, we need to know better what the conditions, policy mixes and best practices are to make use of trade as a means for sustainable developmentquote
quote.. a new set of development goals will be meaningless without complimentary progress on financing. The implementation and scaling up of financing for development should therefore be an integral part of this debate, as it is a key catalyst for development progress post-2015.quote
Mukhisa Kituyi
UNCTAD Secretary-General
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