UN DESA Monthly Newsletter for April 2024

Monthly Newsletter: Vol 28, No. 4 – April 2024
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Young people: world shapers and leaders of the future

There are no better forecasters of resilience in the world than young people, who have been calling attention to critical sustainable development issues. They have become experts on adapting to an increasingly challenging global landscape, filled with images of conflicts, climate crisis impacts, and deepening inequalities. They experience the results of past unsustainable practices, facing present consequences and racing against the clock to curb a rising tide.

Expert Voices

Urgent action needed to secure financing for our shared future

That the global community is seriously off track to achieve the global goals is nothing new. Neither is the fact that part of the reason lies in a lack of financing investments at the required scale. But what are the solutions? And what can we expect from the financing for development events happening at the UN this month? To find out, we spoke with UN DESA’s Mariangela Parra-Lancourt.

Things You Need To Know

3 things you need to know about this year’s UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is one of three UN bodies addressing Indigenous Peoples' issues, focusing on economic and social development, culture, education, environment, health, and human rights. It also works to ensure that the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is implemented and respected worldwide. Ahead of the Forum on 15-26 April, learn 3 things unique to this year’s session: