Wednesday
Aug232017

HLPF: Health in the 2030 Agenda (2)

Thematic session on Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages – Statements following panel presentations

Of the 27 interventions that followed the panel presentations, nine were made by Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS). The main focus of the majority was on universal health coverage (UHC) and its financing. Other issues related to the health workforce and the need for health system strengthening. At the same time, a number of the Member State interventions referred specifically to the progress that had been made in implementing the relevant health MDGs…

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Friday
Aug182017

High-level political forum: Health in the 2030 Agenda

During the high-level political forum (HLPF) a thematic review took place of SDG 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages. This provided the first opportunity, since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda at the Summit in 2015, to look at the health goal in detail and to assess interlinkages for health with the other goals that were also reviewed. Insofar as SDG 3 will not be reviewed again until after the end of the current cycle, we will be posting a series of articles looking at the various presentations and statements, as well as related documentation. These postings will, we hope, assist organizations and networks in assessing how the 2030 Agenda can best be used in promoting all aspects SDG 3 and related health targets in the coming years…

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Saturday
Aug122017

2017 Solutions Summit at UNHQ: Submit a project or apply for Selection Committee!

We have received the following from UN-NGLS:

WHAT IS THE SOLUTIONS SUMMIT?

Solutions Summit is an annual catalytic gathering at UN Headquarters in New York during UN General Assembly high-level week in September. This initiative lifts-up and advances the work of exceptional teams who are already developing innovative solutions that address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year's Solutions Summit will take place in…

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Friday
Jul282017

Stakeholders: Apply to speak, attend, propose questions, or for Selection Committee

On 5-6 September 2017, the President of the UN General Assembly will convene a two-day High-level Meeting of the General Assembly to discuss the effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the positioning of UN-Habitat in this regard, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/256.

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is facilitating a process to identify:

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Thursday
Jul202017

2017 HLPF: New blog by Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, on "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a different strategy for a different time"

A new HLPF blog by Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, on "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a different strategy for a different time" is now posted at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week19_2030agenda

This is the final blog in the 2017 HLPF blog series. The HLPF session concluded yesterday, Wednesday, 19 July. For information about the 2017 HLPF, please see: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf

Wednesday
Jul192017

2017 HLPF: draft ministerial declaration of the high-level political forum and the high-level segment of the ECOSOC 2017 session

Attached please find advance edited copy of the draft ministerial declaration of the high-level political forum on sustainable development, convened under the auspices of the Council, on the theme "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world" and of the high-level segment of the 2017…

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Tuesday
Jul182017

2017 HLPF: new blog by Paul Polman, SDG Advocate and CEO of Unilever on "Unearthing the value of sustainable agriculture" now posted

A new blog by Mr. Paul Polman, SDG Advocate and CEO of Unilever, on "Unearthing the value of sustainable agriculture" is now posted at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week19 

For twitter please see: https://twitter.com/SustDev/status/887076205442281474

Monday
Jul172017

HLPF and ECOSOC HLS Ministerial Declaration 

We have been informed that the President of ECOSOC has sent a letter to Member States, confirming that the Ministerial Declaration on the HLPF, as drafted by the Co-Facilitators, will be tabled for adoption on Wednesday 19 July. We must now wait to see what will happen to those issues on which four Member States broke the silence, including those related to gender equality. Hopefully, Member States will express their concerns either before or after the Declaration is adopted.

Monday
Jul172017

2017 HLPF: Partnership Exchange (17 July) and SDG Business Forum (18 July)

In connection with the 2017 HLPF session, a one-day Partnership Exchange will be held on Monday, 17 July, in the General Assembly Hall. For more information please see: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/PartnershipExchange

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Saturday
Jul152017

Please review the ***updated*** HLPF Information note

Please note that the HLPF Information note has been updated. We strongly encourage all of you to review it carefully, as it contains important logistical information to facilitate your participation next week.