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IEF Contribution to UN75

Submitted by admin on 1. April 2020 - 0:07

IEF CONTRIBUTION TO UN75


The United Nations is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2020 by reflecting on its future, and everyone is invited to contribute. The following is a brief description of many of the ways IEF and IEF members can participate in this process. As you will see, we are already engaged in various ways.

Endorse our proposals for UN reform

Submitted by admin on 10. March 2020 - 11:26

Endorse our proposals for UN reform


Together First is an association of civil society organizations including IEF that is coordinating inputs to the United Nations consultation on UN reform in its 75th year. Many organizations have submitted proposals to Together First for consideration, and the most popular will be incorporated into its submission to the UN. These have now been published on line, and the public is being invited to endorse those that they find most important.

Civil Society Declaration for UN75

Submitted by admin on 21. February 2020 - 0:33

Civil Society Declaration for UN75


UN2020 is taking the lead on preparing a Civil Society Declaration and Plan of Action for the UN 75th anniversary. The Declaration is expected to be finalized in April and presented at the UN75 People's Forum taking place on 23-24 April at UN Headquarters in New York City. This is timed to coincide with the Day of Multilateralism (April 23rd) and will feed into the UN Secretary-General’s UN75 interim report to be published in May.

Negotiations on UN75 declaration

Submitted by admin on 14. February 2020 - 13:08

Negotiations on UN75 declaration

11 February 2020


UN75 Co-Facilitators Outline Five Elements for Declaration

UN Member States are beginning negotiations on a declaration for the UN’s 75th anniversary. In a food-for-thought paper, the co-facilitators suggest five possible elements of the declaration, to be discussed during informal consultations on 21 February 2020.

UN75 Launched

Submitted by admin on 3. January 2020 - 19:32

UN75 Launched

To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the United Nations is igniting a people’s debate, UN75. Launched by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on 2 January 2020, it promises to be the largest and furthest-reaching global conversation ever on building the future we want.

UN Secretariat Reform on Sustainable Development

Submitted by admin on 8. June 2018 - 20:45

UN Secretariat Reform on Sustainable Development


The United Nations Secretary-General is moving ahead with his reforms within the UN Secretariat. After achieving gender balance in all his senior appointments, he has now reorganised the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, responsible for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.