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Post-2015 Summit to chart a new era for sustainable development

More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit from September 25-27 at UN headquarters in New York to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the summit "will chart a new era of sustainable development in which poverty will be eradicated, prosperity shared and the core drivers of climate change tackled."

Reflections on the Global Sustainable Development Report

Following the launch of the Global Sustainable Development Report 2015 Edition in June, Member State representatives, scientists and UN officials reflect on its findings and usefulness for policymakers in a newly released video.

Twitterchat with Thomas Gass on the SDGs

Thomas Gass, UN DESA's ASG for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs received 150 questions and comments from the audience during his first Twitter chat (#SDGsChat) on 10 July 2015, about the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Position Paper on Financing Sustainable Transport published

On the occasion of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, the Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport issued a Position Paper on Financing Sustainable Transport. The paper highlights that transport plays “an essential role in countries´ economic growth, competitiveness, balanced and livable spatial development, access to water and energy, and food security”, and that it is also critical for social inclusion and improved quality of life. Ensuring adequate and better targeted funding and innovative financing for sustainable transport will be critical to deliver on this potential.

Animated video on science-policy interface

Learn about sustainable development and the science policy interface in an animated video, courtesy of Sensia Media.

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