Upcoming Event: Ms Amina J. Mohammed on the Post-2015 development agenda – Jan 20, 2014

“The Post-2015 development agenda – enabling a life of dignity for all” By Ms. Amina J. Mohammed Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning Date: Monday, January 20th 2014 Time: 1.15 pm – 2.30 pm Venue: UNHQ Room 1 CB – ENTRANCE AT 47th STREET GATE Ms. Amina J. Mohammed was appointed in July 2012 by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning. Ms. Mohammed brings to the position more than 30 years of experience as a development practitioner in the public and private sectors, as well as civil society. She was the CEO/Founder of the Center for Development Policy Solutions, a newly established think tank to address the policy and knowledge gaps within the Government, Parliament and private sector in development and civil society for robust advocacy materials. Ms. Mohammed was also Adjunct Professor of the Master’s Programme for Development Practice at Columbia University in New York. Prior to that, Ms. Mohammed served as the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals after serving three Presidents over a period of six years. She was charged, in 2005, with the coordination of the debt relief funds (USD 1 billion per annum) towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria. Her mandate included designing a Virtual Poverty Fund with innovative approaches to poverty reduction, budget coordination and monitoring, as well as providing advice on pertinent issues regarding poverty, public sector reform and sustainable development. Ms. Mohammed has served on numerous international advisory panels and boards, and currently chairs the Advisory Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Global Monitoring Report on Education. Please reply to obtain a pass by one of the following methods: – Online registration – Leave a Voicemail Tel: 1-212-963.3112. Please spell your name and your guest’s and leave a contact no. Please send us your cheque for guest fees ($10 per guest) to the Women’s International Forum, One UN Plaza, DC 1-0648, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. UN Security requires a list of all attendees without UN passes by January 16th, 2014 at the latest. Passes should be picked up from WIF Board Members by 1.00 pm – at 47th Street gate – on the day of the lecture on January 20th 2014. PHOTO CREDIT: Luiza...

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Upcoming Event: Ms. Amina J. Mohammed on the Post-2015 development agenda – Jan 20, 2014

Upcoming Event: Ms. Amina J. Mohammed on the Post-2015 development agenda – Jan 20, 2014

“The Post-2015 development agenda – enabling a life of dignity for all” By Ms. Amina J. Mohammed Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning Date: Monday, January 20th 2014 Time: 1.15 pm – 2.30 pm Venue: UNHQ Room 1 CB – ENTRANCE AT 47th STREET GATE Ms. Amina J. Mohammed was appointed in July 2012 by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning. Ms. Mohammed brings to the position more than 30 years of experience as a development practitioner in the public and private sectors, as well as civil society. She was the CEO/Founder of the Center for Development Policy Solutions, a newly established think tank to address the policy and knowledge gaps within the Government, Parliament and private sector in development and civil society for robust advocacy materials. Ms. Mohammed was also Adjunct Professor of the Master’s Programme for Development Practice at Columbia University in New York. Prior to that, Ms. Mohammed served as the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals after serving three Presidents over a period of six years. She was charged, in 2005, with the coordination of the debt relief funds (USD 1 billion per annum) towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria. Her mandate included designing a Virtual Poverty Fund with innovative approaches to poverty reduction, budget coordination and monitoring, as well as providing advice on pertinent issues regarding poverty, public sector reform and sustainable development. Ms. Mohammed has served on numerous international advisory panels and boards, and currently chairs the Advisory Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Global Monitoring Report on Education. Please reply to obtain a pass by one of the following methods: – Online registration – Leave a Voicemail Tel: 1-212-963.3112. Please spell your name and your guest’s and leave a contact no. Please send us your cheque for guest fees ($10 per guest) to the Women’s International Forum, One UN Plaza, DC 1-0648, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. UN Security requires a list of all attendees without UN passes by January 16th, 2014 at the latest. Passes should be picked up from WIF Board Members by 1.00 pm – at 47th Street gate – on the day of the lecture on January 20th...

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The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty –October 17

Theme for 2013: Working together towards a world without discrimination: Building on the experience and knowledge of people in extreme poverty The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda. Read more...

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