Friday
Mar242017

ECOSOC President briefing on HLPF preparations

H E Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) gave a briefing for UN Member States and other stakeholders on the preparations for ECOSOC meetings and segments from April to July 2017. He will make an announcement soon on the nomination of two co-facilitators to lead informal consultations on a draft text for the Joint Ministerial Declaration of the 2017 sessions of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and ECOSOC High-level Segment…

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Friday
Mar242017

2017 Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs: now accepting applications for side events

We have received the following from DESA:

We are pleased to inform you that the application guidelines for side events organized during the second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs, to be held from 15-16 May 2017 at the UN HQ in New York, are now available here. Kindly note that the deadline for submission is 10 April 2017.

For more information on the STI Forum, including the draft programme, please see: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/TFM/STIForum2017#forum

Thursday
Mar232017

Webinar: MGoS Briefing on the TFM and STI Forum

DSD is happy to announce that a webinar will be held to inform and brief MGoS colleagues about the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM) and Science, Technology, & Innovation (STI) Forum.   The main presenter is Ms. Elenita (Neth) Daño from the Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group, http://www.etcgroup.org).  This briefing will be strictly online and we welcome all interested colleagues to join. 

We simply ask that all interested colleagues please register here

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Saturday
Mar182017

2017 HLPF: New VNR database launched

We have received the following from DESA:

The DESA Division for Sustainable Development is pleased to announce the launch the of the 2030 Agenda Voluntary National Reviews online platform. The platform provides ease of access to reports, documentation, web cast sessions, statements and presentations from countries taking part in the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)…

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Friday
Mar172017

ODAY briefing on 2017 ECOSOC session, at 3pm EST/7pm GMT/8pm CET

We have received the following from DESA:

The Bureau of the Economic and Social Council will hold a briefing on the programme of work of the Council for the period April to July 2017 today, Friday, at 3 p.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. Colleagues with valid UN grounds passes are invited to attend…

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Monday
Mar132017

Statistical Commissions adopts resolution on “Work of the UN Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”

On Friday 10 March the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) agreed by consensus a draft resolution on the “Work of the UN Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.  In so doing the UNSC recommends that the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopts the resolution and that the UN General Assembly do likewise…

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Monday
Mar132017

2030 Agenda data and indicators discussion at the Statistical Commission

For consideration of data and indicators for the 2030 Agenda, the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) had before it: the Report of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group (IAEG); the Report of the High Level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and the Report of the Secretary-General on the work for the review of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals as well as a number of other background documents. Also to be discussed was the draft resolution on the work of UNSC pertaining to 2030 Agenda. This was circulated in an informal paper.

IAEG-SDGs, global indicator framework and draft resolution…

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Monday
Mar132017

Apply to speak or attend: UN PGA's High-level SDG Financing Lab - 18 April 2017 at UNHQ

We have received the following from UN-NGLS:

Civil society and social entrepreneurs: Apply to speak or attend 

On 18 April 2017, the President of the General Assembly Peter Thomson will convene a High-level SDG Financing Lab to highlight the critical importance of sustainable financing for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including climate action. The event will focus on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets with sustainable development, as well as showcase concrete ways in which UN Member States can approach the financing of different SDGs…

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Sunday
Mar122017

Register to participate in the 2nd Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (Deadline 14 April 2017)

We have received the following from DESA:

As requested by the General Assembly resolution 70/1 on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of ECOSOC will convene the meetings of the STI forum once a year to discuss science, technology and innovation cooperation around thematic areas for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The General Assembly also decided that the meetings of the forum will be co-chaired by two Member States and will result in a summary of discussions elaborated by the two co-Chairs...

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Friday
Mar102017

HLPF Blog Series: blog post by Mr. Wu Hongbo, USG, UN DESA

"In a world that is going through rapid change, staying committed to the SDGs and multilateralism is essential to ensuring peace and security, the well-being of the planet and shared global prosperity"

You are invited to check the HLPF 2017 blog series, which this week features UN DESA's Under-Secretary-General, Mr. Wu Hongbo...

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