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MDG Summit 2010 - High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly
Side & Partnership Events

Maternal Health: Best Practices from Experts around the World
15 September, 2010 [NGO]
Experts from around the world will speak on maternal health issues. They will be drawn from the medical profession and from academia to discuss the new statistics being prepared on maternal mortality as well as maternal mortality reduction strategies with proven effectiveness.


MDG 3's Impact on MDG 7: How UN Women can Contribute to the Realization of Sustainable Development Goals
15 September, 2010 [NGO]
Gender equality is a prerequisite to sustainable development. Accounting for the different roles of men and women in relation to agriculture, water, forests, land and biodiversity will improve the feasibility, effectiveness and efficiency of efforts to increase food security and access to clean wat...

Africa Investor Summit
17 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The Summit will allow investment professionals, heads of civil society organizations, UN officials, capital markets experts and corporate leaders to engage each other on a subject that is going to determine the growth in regional equity capital markets in furtherance of the Millenium Development Goa...

Three Recent Reports on Poverty: UNRISD/UNDESA/CPRC Presentation and Discussion
17 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The Joint Research Discussion on Poverty Reduction will include research presentations by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, UN DESA, and the Chronic Poverty Research Centre. Each of the reports address different facets of poverty-reduction, but together they examine what...

MDGs without Human Rights: An Empty Promise
17 September, 2010 [NGO]
Speakers will include: Nancy Northup, President of the Center for Reproductive Rights; Luisa Cabal, Director of the International Legal Program, Center for Reproductive Rights; Ignacio Saiz, Director, Center for Economic and Social Rights; Widney Brown, Senior Director of International Law, Policy a...

Towards A New Development Paradigm
17 September, 2010 [NGO]
Welcome: Peter Wittig, Permanent Representative, Mission of Germany to the United Nations
Francisco Carriˇn-Mena, Permanent Representative, Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations
Barbara Adams, Senior Fellow, Global Policy Forum, New York
Moderator: Werner Puschra, Director, Fried...

After the Fall: Time for a New Deal
17 September, 2010 [NGO]
Barbara Adams (New York), Tanya Dawkins (USA), Yao Graham (Ghana), Himanshu Jha (India), Gustavo Luna (Bolivia), Jens Martens (Germany), Edward Oyugi (Kenya), Marivic Raquiza (Philippines), Emily Sikazwe (Zambia), Mirjam van Reisen (Brussels) and Roberto Bissio (Uruguay) will share their views and e...

MDG Awards 2010
19 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
This year┐s event marks the ten-year anniversary of the MDGs, and will look back at some of the success stories of the past decade, whilst anticipating future challenges with renewed commitment. The theme for this year┐s ceremony is ┐MDGs Awards: the Global Heartbeat┐. Awards will be given in the ca...

Women Deliver - Brunch for UN delegations to the MDG Summit
19 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
To put forth a collective voice around the need to invest in women and girls.

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development (BY INVITATION ONLY)
19 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The Broadband Commission for Digital Development believes that high-speed, high-capacity broadband connections to the Internet are an essential element in modern society, with wide economic and social benefits. Its mission is to promote the adoption of broadband-friendly practice and policies so tha...

Raise Your Voice - gala benefit concert
19 September, 2010 [NGO]
The Conference of Nongovernmental Organizations and
the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health are delighted to co-host a benefit concert which will
take place on September 19, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Penthouse to help address the
needs of maternal and child health wo...

MULTI-RELIGIOUS LEADERS┐ CONSULTATION ON THE MDGs
20 - 21 September, 2010 [NGO]
┐ Mobilize religious communities to monitor the implementation of the Breakthrough Action plan to engage in global, regional and national processes to achieve the MDGs, with a particular focus on advancing legal empowerment of the poor.
┐ Promote gender equality (MDG 3) and maternal health (MDG...

Smarter partnerships for MDG achievement: illustrating the potential of MDG 8
20 September, 2010 [NGO]
The morning session will be made up of two panels, one looking back at partnerships and one looking forward at new partnerships with huge potential. Over the lunch hour the audience will be invited to participate in an interactive debate on a manifesto for MDG8.

10:00am to 1:00pm (panel dis...

Making 1GOAL Education For All A Reality
20 September, 2010 [NGO]
The side event will celebrate the success of the 1GOAL: Education for all campaign and include a discussion by experts on finishing the task of making universal basic education a reality for all children. New data and financial commitments are expected to be made at the event. Speakers include:

German Side Event
20 September, 2010
High-level panel discussion on how results-based financing can contribute to faster progress towards achieving the MDGs - with the participation of Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway, Robert Zoellick, President ...

Paths to 2015: Launch of Asia-Pacific MDG Report 2010/2011
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Sponsored by: UN ESCAP, ADB and UNDP/RBAP
Date and time: 20 September 2010; 1 pm to 2.30 pm
Venue: Landmark View, 29th Floor, Millennium UN Plaza Hotel
Participants: High Level participation from Member States and UN/IFIs
Target Audience: Member States, donor partners, CSOs and ...

Domestic Resource Mobilisation: achieving development and the MDGs in a sustainable way
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
A series of domestic and international factors are particularly detrimental to developing countries' endeavours to fund development policies - a vast informal sector, a high incidence of corruption, weak tax administrations, poor natural resource governance and tax evasion contribute to the eros...

Accelerating the achievement of the MDGs through Decent Work
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Realizing Rights are convening a high-level policy dialogue to galvanize commitment to and stimulate collective action for achieving the MDGs by 2015. Particular focus will be given to the eradication of poverty through the creation of decent work and ...

g7+ High Level Meeting
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]

The High Level Summit of g7+ would be for President of Timor-Leste and Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta to read out Consensus Statement. Donors from the OECD and other multilateral agencies have been invited to attend. Media will also cover the event




Localizing the MDGs: The Role of Local Government and a Review of the Slums Target
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Co-organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) this event will feature a panel of prominent speakers who will address the prospects, challenges and opportunities of accelerating and localizing MDG-achievement throug...

Nigeria┐s Progress on the Health MDGs
20 September, 2010
The event aims to share best practices and the opportunities to move forward on the MDGs. It will provide inspiration to representatives of other developing countries ┐ particularly those operating Federal or decentralized systems ┐ for new funding and policy mechanisms.

It is expected to ...

Localizing MDG 7: A Key to Success
20 September, 2010 [NGO]
The ambiguous terminology of MDG 7, ┐Ensuring Environmental Sustainability┐, has made progress towards this goal difficult to assess. As the environment directly affects human health and economic wellbeing, the attainment of environmental sustainability is foundational to the success of all the MDGs...

Achieving MDG 4: The power of Vaccines and Partnership to Tackle the Major Child Killers
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
┐ Highlight the successes and potential in reducing child mortality through immunization and other facility and community-based interventions. Highlight remaining challenges in ensuring that those in greatest need have access to new vaccines and other child survival interventions.

┐ Highlig...

The UN MDG Sport for Development Roundtable
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Expected outcomes: 1. Increased attention amongst the UN Membership and the wider public on the role and use of sport in achieving the MDGs through the engagement of political leaders and sports celebrities. 2. New and renewed commitments to use sport in the achievement of the MDGs, mobilize resourc...

Achieving the MDG's: Addressing Conflict, Fragility and Armed Violence
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, the World Bank Word Development Report 2011 on Conflict, Security and Development and the Geneva Declaration Process on Armed Violence and Development have joined forces to highlight the challenge to MDG achievement posed by conflict, f...

Launching of two reports: -2010 Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness in Africa (UNECA/OECD); and -Africa┐s Cooperation with New and Emerging Development Partners (UN-OSAA)
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
┐ Recommendations of best methods for implementing a complementary relationship between African countries, RECs and emerging economies that also address Africa┐s infrastructural and human resource development needs;
┐ Recommendations of the key priority areas that have to be undertaken by Africa...

The Millennium Development Goals: A Decade of Achievements and Challenges at the Regional Level
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Panellists and discussants: The Executive Secretaries of the five Regional Commissions, Special Guest Speakers and Ministerial-level representatives from one or more countries in each region.

Expected outcomes:
a) An enhanced understanding of the vital role of regional cooperation in ...

Launching of two reports: -2010 Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness in Africa (UNECA/OECD); and -Africa┐s Cooperation with New and Emerging Development Partners (UN-OSAA)
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The 2010 Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness in Africa report commissioned by UNECA and OECD will be presented by the Executive Secretary of the UNECA and the Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Abdoulie Janneh and the Secretary General of the OECD, Mr. Angel Gurria.

The African Network of Parliamentarians on MDGs
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Enhancing African parliamentary engagement in MDGs for accelerating progress in 2010-1015.

MDGs, aim and driving force of growth and development
20 September, 2010
Presentations by Moroccan and international personalities on the topic of the side event

Emerging from the Global Crisis and Achieving the MDGs: prospects and challenges for Developing Countries
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Prospects for Low Income and Developing Countries in achieving the MDGs from IMF's perspective 1. Macro-impact of the crisis on Low Income Countries, their policy responses and how macro policies should be realigned to sustain growth and protect against future shocks.

World's Women at the Centre of Achieving the MDGs
20 September, 2010
The presentations and discussion will draw upon five recommendations presented at the MDG3 conference on 25 March 2010 in Copenhagen on how to accelerate the achievement of the MDGs. These are summarized as:
- Economic empowerment of women as a rights' issue and as smart economics
- Exp...

Addressing Peacebuilding and Development Challenges in the Central African Republic
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
In collaboration with the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR), the Peacebuilding Commission and the World Bank are co-organizing a high-level side event to discuss the peacebuilding and long-term development efforts in CAR, thus offering an illustration of challenges and opportunities f...

Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Climate Change: Scaling Up Local Solutions to Achieve the MDGs
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
(1) Policy Forum on the the critical linkages between biodiversity conservation, healthy ecosystems, climate change and MDG achievement. The significant contribution of local actors to these issues will be highlighted.

(2) The Equator Prize 2010 Award Ceremony. The Equator Prize is awarded...

Unfinished business: reaching the MDGs with lessons learned from global polio eradication
20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Less than three years remain to reach the goal of global polio eradication by 2013. Completing eradication is a humanitarian imperative, but we are not yet there. The remaining 1% of wild poliovirus has proven to be the most challenging, however, with broad partnerships, adaptive strategies and su...

Decent work and the MDGs
21 September, 2010 [NGO]
After having fought to include decent work in the MDGs, progress against the targets has been slow and unlike education and health, it has not received as much attention. The event will set out the case for ensuring decent work is given sufficient attention by policy makers and that significant and ...

The Champions of Global Health
21 September, 2010 [NGO]
A high level event, with a number of Heads of State and VIP's attending as guests of honor.

Innovative financing for the MDGs: a precondition for success
21 September, 2010 [NGO]
This meeting is being convened to explore synergies among participants building on the strength derived from their┐ different nature.

Topics for the debate:

1) Beyond the review of the status of fulfillment of each MDG, a fundamental and crosscutting issue needs to be addressed: ...

Slum Upgrading and Prevention Initiative for Poverty Reduction in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
A panel discussion that envisages expected outcomes for the EC, ACP Group of States and UN-HABITAT that include, (1) reporting on ACP countries┐ concerns and potential urban solutions contributing towards the achievement of the MDGs; (2) presentation of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (P...

Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Synergies for Achieving MDGs 4, 5 and 6
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
1. The problem:

Of 15.7 million women living with HIV, 1.4 million gave birth in 2008. Ninety percent of these pregnant women with HIV were from 22 countries, 21 from sub-Saharan Africa, and one from Asia. In the absence of any intervention, approximately 30-40 percent of infants born to ...

High-level Round Table on Culture for Development
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The High-Level Round Table on Culture and Development will be co-chaired by the European Commission, the African Union and UNESCO, with the participation of Heads of State, senior UN Representatives, other intergovernmental organizations, civil society and non-governmental organizations.

E...

Towards an Integrated Approach to Attaining Health Related Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6.
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The event will feature a panel discussion led by eminent personalities in the Global Health Council, UNAIDS, UNICEF and UNFPA with a view to promoting opportunities for partnership and international support in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

High level side event (at the level of Head of State/Government/Delegation) on LDCs and MDGs
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
What is expected of this Side Event?

Sharing of views on success stories, best practices, lessons learned and challenges and constraints of the LDCs in meeting the MDGs and how to scale up efforts to make sustainable progress in the remaining five years?

Discussions on how progress...

Five Years for Children: Partnering with Communities to Achieve the MDGs with Equity
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The conversation will highlight the challenges in reaching vulnerable and excluded children and identify the collaborative actions needed to strengthen results for all children.

Women Connect for Health - Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Support of the Health Millennium Development Goals
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), particularly mobile technologies, have made tremendous inroads in almost every country and every sector in the developing world. The increasing penetration of ICT in the developing world including LDC and particularly the penetration of mobile services...

Scaling Up Africa's Infrastructure to Reach the MDGs
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Two hour session, jointly hosted by the African Union and the the African Development Bank, with analytical support from the World Bank and Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia UNiversity.

Decent Work and the MDGs: Keeping the Promise
21 September, 2010 [NGO]
Decent work is now recognized as being integral to the achievement of all the MDGs; yet progress in realizing its targets has been slow. Rather, the predominance of neo-liberal economic policies has fuelled massive unemployment and jobless growth, and has led to multiple crises that have exacerbated...

Climate Vulnerability and Its Impact on MDGs
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The timing of the conference: Coming ahead of the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico (from 29 November to 10 December 2010), the event is timely for forging a common vision on how to tackle the climate challenges in South Asia and beyond and overcome obstacles towards th...

RAIDING THE PUBLIC TILL: THE FINANCIAL CRISES AND THE MDGS
21 September, 2010 [NGO]
Financial institutions have privatized gains and socialized losses, thereby retarding progress toward the MDGs and increasing levels of poverty and inequality in most countries of the world. The privatization of gains occurs through high banking sector profits in good and even in bad times, tax eva...

Mobilizing parliamentary support for MDG policies and plans
21 September, 2010 [NGO]
The agenda and background materials of the event are available on teh IPU website at http://www.ipu.org/splz-e/mdg10.htm

Achieving MDGs in a changing environment
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
"Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in a changing environment" will, through panel presentations and interactive dialogue, discuss the challenges that are placing MDG implementation at risk and the opportunities that could accelerate implementation. It will analyses how the achievement of e...

Accelerating Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals through Inclusive Business
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The event has been organized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, International Chamber of Commerce, International Business Leaders Forum, Business Action for Africa, Business Call to Action, Harvard Kennedy School┐s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, UNDP, The Global ...

Knowledge For Results
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
With the five year countdown to 2015 now underway, this World Bank session will show how growing evidence from impact evaluations is influencing policies and programs to achieve better MDG results.

Achieving the MDGs through Partnership- Sharing the experience and challenges of Asia
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The guest speakers including Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator of UNDP, Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda, President of the Asian Development Bank, Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of UNESCAP and other ministers of the co-organizing Asian countries will speak about the experiences in the region, with particul...

Innovative financing for MDGs
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
High-level meeting organized by President Sarkozy.

Religion, Faith and the MDGs
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Launch of revised tool kit on Faith and MDGs.

MDG and Corruption/Transparency
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Objectives

The goal of the event, organised by Transparency International in partnership with the UN Development Programme and the UN Millennium Campaign, is to generate ideas to mainstream anti-corruption policies and measures into action plans developed to achieve the MDGs over the next ...

Accelerating progress in achieving MDG5: trends and lessons from countries
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Key questions to be discussed during the event:

1 What are the factors that have contributed to success in the countries that have demonstrated progress in improving maternal health?
2 How best can the H4+ and other development partners strategically support countries to advance equity ...

BBC World Debate
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Discuss modalities for holding world laders accountable for commitments made during the summit including role of citizens in citizen monitoring of MDGs .

2010 World Business and Development Awards Ceremony
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The World Business and Development Awards are the first international business awards to recognize the crucial role of the private sector in implementing the Millennium Development Goals. The spirit of the awards lies in the pursuit of innovative and productive core business practices to sustainable...

Saving Mothers and Children with Malaria Control: Count Down to the MDGs
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The event will include a screening of the film The Motherland Tour: A Journey of African Women with Yvonne Chaka Chaka presented by RBM Goodwill Ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka, as well as a presentation of the Kenya Red Cross and Ministry of Health report entitled Beyond Prevention: Home management o...

Ending Energy Poverty: Towards Universal Access
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
A high-level invitation-only dinner. This event will serve as a catalyst for the Global Campaign for Energy Access and will explore opportunities for energizing development for all through public/private partnerships, energy planning and policy tools, innovative financing and technologies, as well ...

No Health Workforce, No Health MDGs: Is that Acceptable?
21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The MDG Summit provides a prime opportunity to engage Heads of State and key policymakers from various sectors about the global health workforce shortage and measures required to strengthen it, and to begin to transform the HRH situation from being a major obstacle to achieving the health MDG and sa...

Addressing the Global Water and Sanitation Challenge: The Key to the MDGs
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
High-level event to discuss the impact of water and sanitation on all MDGs
Anticipated outcomes from the event are as follows:
1. A greater understanding among key decision- and policy-makers of opportunities and challenges in sanitation, water and hygiene, including inequality in access.

┐Leveraging innovative food assistance tools for emergency relief and hunger solutions┐
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Baroness Amos, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antˇnio Guterres, will join WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, in leading the interactive discussion. Breakfast will be served beginning at 7:45am and the round table will begin promptly at 8:00 and ...

Accountability and transparency to reach the MDGs:
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]

Safe and sustainable roads for the MDGs
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The UN Environment Programme, UN development expert Dr. Kevin Watkins, and a range of Member States and stakeholders will look at how the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety can be integrated into the wider development framework in order to help achieve the MDGs.

A new report by Dr. Kevin W...

1.8 Billion Strong: Young People Driving the MDGs
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The event will be a panel discussion in which speakers will raise key issues regarding the need for increased investments in young people as an essential strategy for the achievement of the MDGs.

MODERATOR
Katie Chau, Youth Representative of MDG Civil Society Taskforce

PANELIST...

The World We Want 2015 - future strategies on the MDG Agenda
22 September, 2010 [NGO]
The event will include a panel discussion - MDGs at 10 years, Looking back, Looking Ahead - with a speakers from civil society, UN Agencies and Governments. This will be followed by thematic working groups which will work on developing "The World We Want 2015 Strategy Statement" to be launched at t...

1.8 BILLION STRONG: Young People Driving the MDGs
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Panelists:

Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, UNFPA Executive Director
The case for investing in young people

Samuel Kissi, Curious Minds, Ghana
Young people as a part of national poverty reduction strategies

Gill Greer, Director-General, International Planned Parenthood Federa...

Empowering Families to Achieve MDGs
22 September, 2010 [NGO]
Provide best practices information to show how families, in cooperation with government, are working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in:
Using poverty reduction programs to increase family income;
Encouraging elementary school education of their children through payment of school...

Inclusive Growth and Employment in Africa - Accelerating the Achievement of the MDGs
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Presentations include one or more concrete examples of best practices which have worked in creating inclusive growth and employment in Africa. Presentations will find key inspiration in the speaker┐s own background, experiences and perspectives on facilitating growth and employment for the fulfillme...

Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Will focus on main impediments to making schooling more productive and responsive to the needs of indigenous peoples. It also discusses promising approaches based on empirical evidence.

High-level Discussion and Launch of the Pearl Initiative
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
This event will bring together a select group of business leaders to exchange views and share lessons learned on the linkages between a transparent business environment and sustainable economic growth, which can all contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

2010 United Nations Private Sector Forum on the Millennium Development Goals
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the UN Private Sector Forum will convene approximately 300 Heads of State and Government, chief executives, heads of UN Agencies and civil society organizations during the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

During the thematic...

The Central Role of Education in the MDGs
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Heads of State and Government, representatives of Member States to the United Nations and other key stakeholders will acknowledge the pivotal importance of education to development, and particularly its role in the achievement of all of the MDGs. The event will also encourage new commitments and sta...

AIDS+MDGs: Delivering results towards our shared commitments
22 - 21 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The Panel aims to generate high level political commitment and mobilize the global community for a new approach for achieving the MDGs. The panel will bring together Heads of State and Government, people living with HIV, civil society representatives and Executive Heads of UN Agencies. The SG will b...

Ministerial Meeting of the Members of the Group of Friends United against Human Trafficking
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Adoption of the declaration as the outcome of the Ministerial Meeting

Turning evidence into practice: Learning from what works to accelerate MDG progress
22 - 20 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Participants: UN Secretary General, Head of States (Liberia and Columbia confirmed, others TBC), UNDP Administrator

Target Audience: Member States and the Media

Key Messages:
- Evidence shows that we can achieve the MDGs. However, significant challenges remain; fortunately w...

Every Woman, Every Child
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Heads of State and Government as well as private sector CEOs, heads of civil society organizations and international organizations to announce new commitments for women's and children's health.

Green Growth
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The Global Green Growth Institute will host a partnership event sponsored by the Republic of Korea to share its vision to meet the Millennium Development Goals in develpoing Countries.
GGGI will support the MDG efforts by facilitating national and local development of appropriate green growth st...

Investment Promotion: Paving the Way Forward Towards Poverty Eradication
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
Attracting investment constitutes a driving force for economic growth in developing countries. There is a clear consensus in terms of the importance of attracting flows of direct investment as one of the main tools to finance sustainable economic development. FDI offers the possibility of injecting ...

Bridging the Malaria Gap: Saving children - supporting women
22 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
This event will secure financing and policy commitments which, taken together, ensure a step change towards achieving the Global Malaria Action Plan targets by 2015, and action to contain malaria drug resistance.

┐Building Food Security by Empowering Farmers┐
23 September, 2010 [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
The MVP and WFP partnership is based on a shared vision that the battle against hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition is winnable. This event will showcase 3-4 P4P approaches across the different pilot country contexts where innovation in procurement, market infrastructure investments and partner...


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