The South-South Awards 2015 is ready to honor the United Nations General Assembly for its significant contribution toward making the world a safer place for people. The international body will be felicitated during the upcoming awards ceremony scheduled to be held on Sept. 26 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.

The U.N. General Assembly is being honored for spearheading global development framework at the time of its 70th anniversary. In addition, the awards ceremony is intended to extend a hand of support to the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, to be declared at the September's United Nations Summit.

The participation of the president of the 70th U.N. General Assembly Session has made the event even more significant. The international body is being recognized for its contribution toward fulfilment of the Millennium Development Goals and its commitment and dedication toward implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the long run.

All the major accomplishments and the previous year settings at the U.N. are expected to be highlighted during the event. The U.N. has been actively participating in achieving cooperation through several cross-cultural, sectoral and public-private partnerships.

“Our aim is to highlight the role that the U.N. has had over the last 70 years, not only in the area of preserving peace and security but also in promoting global development. We also want to emphasize the achievements of developing countries, big and small, in implementing the MDGs and moving toward a new Post-2015 Development Agenda,” said the executive chairman of the 2015 South-South Awards, Alexandru Cujba, in a press release. “We want these lessons to be shared as widely as possible and be transferred to other countries.”

The South-South Awards honors countries, bodies and organizations that take significant efforts toward to global sustainable development. Efforts made in the area of poverty reduction, humanitarian work and educational development are particularly recognized at the event.