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Thought Leadership in Turbulent Times

policymakers should encourage investments that complement the UN's health and humanitarian response, in areas of resilience and meeting the #SDG pledge of not leaving a single individual behind.  

First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board

At the same time, I would like to express my gratitude to the outgoing President, His Excellency Mr. Cho Tae-yul, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea, for his dedicated leadership of…  

Remarks by Dr. Ashok Nigam, UNRC and UNDP RR on the “Youth Indicators” Workshop

Young people are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs frameworks. The words “children”, “young” and “youth” have been mentioned 33 times in the SDGs framework. At least 10 of the 17 Goals relate…  

Remarks by Dr. Ashok Nigam, UNRC and UNDP RR at Nazaha 2: on Governance, Transparency and Accountability

n January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into…  

Remarks by Dr. Ashok Nigam UNRC on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Saudi Arabia workshop Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Under the Technical Cooperation Programme between the Saudi Human Rights Commission and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the program works to promote…  

UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative remarks on UN Day Reception

The United Nations is your organization. UN Day is an occasion to celebrate the founding of the organization by member states and their commitment to peace and prosperity for all of human-kind. Last…  

Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Remarks at the Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals 2030 ("SDG 2030")

The Kingdom’s ambition articulated in Vision 2030 for a better future -- centered on having a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation -- is notable. It is also wonderful to see…  

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