Thursday
Jul192018

Latest on para 16 on Gender Equality in Ministerial Declaration: Women’s Major Group Statement

It is possible that there will be a vote on the gender equality paragraph of the Ministerial Declaration. (See: Letter by the President of ECOSOC transmitting the draft ministerial declaration) To support the paragraph as drafted, the WMG drafted the following statement this morning. It will be adapted and used in their external messaging as well as with their advocacy with Member States…

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Tuesday
Jul172018

What happened at the SDG Media Zone today (16 July)

We have received the following from the SDG Media Zone Team:

To engage people all over the world in the important conversations happening at the High-Level Political Forum, the UN Department of Public Information, in collaboration with its partners, UN Foundation and Public Foundation, has organized the SDG Media Zone from 9-17 July at UN Headquarters…

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Tuesday
Jul172018

Letter by the President of ECOSOC transmitting the draft ministerial declaration

 The attached letter from the President of ECOSOC, H.E. Marie Chatardova has been sent to all Permanent Representatives and Permanent Observers of the United Nations, transmitting the text of the draft ministerial declaration of the 2018 high-level political forum on sustainable development and of the high-level segment of the 2018 session of the Council (also attached)...

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Monday
Jul162018

REVISED Information for Major Groups and other stakeholders

We have received the following from DESA-OISC:

Please check the revised Information Note for MGoS attending the HLPF. It includes more detailed information on gallery tickets and the MGoS morning briefings during the second week.

It can also be found at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2018#registration.

Please encourage your colleagues to review this document carefully.

Thursday
Jul122018

Letter by Co-Facilitators with final text of draft ministerial declaration under silence procedure

The attached letter has been sent to all Permanent Representatives and Permanent Observers of the United Nations with the final text of the draft ministerial declaration under silence procedure until Friday 13 July 12 noon (New York time).

It would appear that at least one Member State is planning to break the silence.

Sunday
Jul082018

ICPD + 25: Posting 10

Measuring progress in the implementation of ICPD Beyond 2014 for Arab States Regional Review 

Attached is the list of 39 priority ICPD based SDG indicators for the Arab regional review of ICPD Beyond 2014. In addition to Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages and Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, it covers 10 other goals as included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…

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Thursday
Jul052018

HLPF 2018: Second Call for speakers

We have received the following from the NGO Major Group:

With apologies for sending another email - but the digest accidentally included the previous call for speakers, not the updated one. Please see below for the updated call for NGO MG speakers at the HLPF.

2nd Call for Speakers...

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Thursday
Jul052018

HLPF 2018: Information note for Major Groups and other stakeholders

We have received the following from DESA-OISC:

Please review the 2018 HLPF MGoS Information Note, v.3 July. Please share the link with your networks, but refrain from downloading the pdf. The note available on this link will be updated as necessary.

Link: http://bit.ly/2018MGoS_Info_Note

Monday
Jul022018

Update on HLPF Ministerial Declaration

Please see the following message from Isabela Cunha regarding the consultations for the HLPF Ministerial Declaration: 

Please see attached the revised Zero Draft of the 2018 HLPF Ministerial Declaration, as shared by the co-facilitators, the PRs of Australia and Bangladesh.

Please note that informal consultations will be held on Tuesday 3 July, 10am-1pm and 3-6pm, in a location to be announced…

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Thursday
Jun282018

IPCI: Save The Date

We have received this from the European Parliamentary Forum Secretariat

We are delighted to announce that the 7th International Parliamentarians' Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (IPCI/ICPD)  will be taking place in Ottawa, Canada on 22-23 October 2018.

Around 300 parliamentarians, ministers, and invited experts are scheduled to attend the 2018 IPCI/ICPD conference which is taking place at…

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