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World Leaders Highlight Link between Peace, Development as General Assembly’s Sixty-eighth Session Holds Second Day of Annual Debate

Speakers Deplore Syria Crisis, Warn against Neglecting Climate Impacts

GA/11425

Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
8th, 9th & 10th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Deploring conflicts in Syria and elsewhere, world leaders highlighted the complementary relationship between peace and development today as the General Assembly entered the second day of its annual general debate.

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Guinea + 19 others
Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement : La Banque mondiale relève des progrès dans 20 États fragiles

Report
World Bank

En dépit des rudes défis qui se posent à eux, l’analyse des dernières données disponibles sur ces pays révèle des lueurs d’espoir

WASHINGTON, 1er mai 2013 — En dépit des défis persistants qu’ils connaissent sur le plan politique et économique, 20 pays fragiles ou touchés par un conflit ont dernièrement atteint un ou plusieurs objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), et six autres sont en bonne voie d’atteindre certains de ces objectifs avant l’échéance de 2015. Tel est le constat que fait le Groupe de la Banque mondiale dans sa dernière analyse publiée aujourd’hui.

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Afghanistan + 19 others
Twenty Fragile States Make Progress on Millennium Development Goals

Report
World Bank

Despite tough challenges in fragile countries, World Bank analysis reveals glimmers of hope

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013—Despite enduring political and economic challenges, 20 fragile and conflict-affected states have recently met one or more targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and an additional six countries are on track to meet individual targets ahead of the 2015 deadline, according to a new analysis by the World Bank Group released today.

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Afghanistan + 34 others
Five 'mega-trends' - including population growth, urbanization, climate change - make contemporary displacement increasingly complex, Third Committee told


GA/SHC/3964

Sixty-fourth General Assembly
Third Committee
38th & 39th Meetings (AM & PM)

High Commissioner for Refugees Says Trends Causing Crises to Multiply; Means Humanitarian Action Operating in Difficult International Environment

Five "mega-trends" -- population growth, urbanization, climate change, migration and food, water and energy insecurity –- made contemporary forms of displacement increasingly complex, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today.

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Afghanistan + 26 others
Leaders from developing world vow to win struggle to ensure democracy, peace, development with help of UN, as Assembly debate continues


GA/10863

Sixty-fourth General Assembly GA/10863
Plenary
7th & 8th Meetings (AM & PM)

In Recorded Vote, Member States Block Address by President of Madagascar

Championing their struggle to rebuild strife-torn nations and secure peace and long-term development, several leaders of the global South today appealed to the General Assembly for broad support to help them staunch terrorism, further entrench democracy and ensure that hard-won electoral gains would not be lost.

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Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations (A/59/374)

A/59/374

Fifty-ninth session
Agenda Item 39 (a)

International cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development
Report of the Secretary-General*

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 58/25, in which the Assembly requested a report on the progress made in improving international response to natural disasters. The report also updates the activities of the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group, in response to General Assembly resolution