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Title  UN DESA Voice July 2017: Reviewing SDG progress, Ending poverty, Global populati
Writer name  구생회 Date  2017-07-04

Newsletter of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs  
Volume 21, No.7 - July 2017

Member States and leaders from civil society, business, UN System, specialized agencies, academia and other stakeholders will convene in New York from 10 to 19 July 2017 for the annual High-level Political Forum (HLPF) to review progress made towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold its High-level Segment from 17 to 20 July 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, culminating the Council’s annual cycle of work on the 2017 ECOSOC theme “Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions through promoting sustainable development, expanding opportunities and addressing related challenges”.  The Segment convenes a diverse group of high-level representatives from Government, the private sector, academia and the multilateral system for policy dialogue, review and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda.

The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report launched on 21 June. With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline.

Humankind has achieved unprecedented social progress over the past several decades. Poverty has declined dramatically around the world, and people are healthier, more educated and better connected than ever before. However, progress has been uneven. Social and economic inequalities persist and, in many cases, have worsened. Virtually everywhere, some individuals and groups confront barriers that prevent them from fully participating in economic, social and political life.

Every year on 15 July, the importance of youth skills development is in focus at the UN and around the world. This is the day when the World Youth Skills Day is being celebrated, putting a spotlight on the need to promote education, training and jobs for young people. Ahead of this year’s event, UN DESA Voice spoke with Elizabeth Niland, Social Affairs Officer in UN DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development, about our joint efforts to promote youth development around the globe.

The 193 Member States of the United Nations unanimously agreed to a set of measures that will begin the reversal of the decline of the ocean’s health as the five-day Ocean Conference concluded on 9 June. The outcome document, together with more than 1,300 commitments to action, marks a breakthrough in the global approach to the management and conservation of the ocean.

The World Economic and Social Survey is celebrating 70 years of publication!The Survey is the oldest continuing publication dedicated to recording and analyzing the performance of the global economy and global development while offering relevant policy recommendations.


Two years after the world leaders adopted the transformative and ambitious 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, how is the world progressing in delivering on the Goals and targets?

5-7 July
10-19 July
12-14 July
 Expert Group Meeting on the Guidelines and Principles for the Development of Disability Statistics, New York  
17 July
 Partnership Exchange, New York
17-20 July
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