The Spotlight Initiative will work closely with civil society, UN agencies and governments of the five programme countries to provide comprehensive, high-quality interventions that can save women and girls' lives.
During the UN General Assembly today to share experiences using the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) in partnership with Oxford University and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
In a high-level meeting of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) at the UN General Assembly today, country representatives and high level UN panelists called for increased international support to help countries that lack territorial access to seas in their paths towards sustainable development.
The new figures show that in 104 primarily low and middle-income countries, 662 million children are considered multidimensionally poor. In 35 countries half of all children are poor.
Fifteen years ago, the Global Compact—a UN-backed network to commit businesses to sustainability—kicked off in Brazil, seeking to engage the private sector in a global development agenda.
Aruba, The Netherlands and UNDP side event during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly

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