Sunday
May282017

World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

The Commonwealth Medical Trust (Commat) joins with other CSOs in congratulating Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his election as the new Director-General of WHO. He is the first Director-General from Africa. Nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, he will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017, succeeding Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since 1 January 2007…

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Wednesday
May242017

Briefing by the President of ECOSOC / draft elements for Ministerial Declaration / webinar for stakeholders with the co-facilitators

The President of the ECOSOC will convene a briefing on Friday, 26 May 2017, at 10 AM in Conference Room 4, on the status of preparations for the 2017 high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) and the high-level segment of the ECOSOC. All are invited to attend…

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Friday
May192017

WHO report on Progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development now available

The World Health Organization has posted its report on Progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A70_35-en.pdf). It will be considered during the discussion on provisional agenda item 16, Promoting health through the life course, tentatively on Monday 29 May and will be the first follow up by the World Health Assembly to its resolution of 2016, WHA69.11…

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Friday
May192017

2017 HLPF: Call for expert speakers from Major Groups and other stakeholders 

The 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will be held in New York from 10-19 July 2017 under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. The theme for the session will be "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". More information is available at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf

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Tuesday
May162017

2017 HLPF: new blog by H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Co-Chair of the STI Forum, on "Harnessing the power of science, technology and innovation for sustainable development in a changing world"

A new 2017 HLPF blog entry by H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Co-Chair of the STI Forum and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN, on "Harnessing the power of science, technology and innovation for sustainable development in a changing world" is now posted at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week12

Monday
May152017

President of the General Assembly's High-Level SDG Action Event on Education 

On 28 June 2017, the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will convene Member States, the UN System, and stakeholders at the United Nations Headquarters in a High-level SDG Action Event on Education. At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is facilitating a process to identify 2 youth civil society or social entrepreneur speakers as well as stakeholders wishing to attend this event as observers…

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Friday
May122017

HLPF draft programme now available

The draft programme for the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) is now available. 

After the opening / scene setting session on Monday 10 July, there will be reviews of SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14 during the following morning sessions. SDG3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages and SDG5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls will be considered on the morning of Wednesday 12 July. SDG17 will be discussed…

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Monday
May082017

Apply: Global Compact on Migration - May to December Thematic Sessions & Multi-stakeholder Hearings in NY, Geneva and Vienna

In accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/1, the "New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants," a preparatory process is underway for the intergovernmental negotiations of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, to be adopted at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018. As part of this preparatory process, the President of the General Assembly is organizing a series of informal thematic sessions between April 2017 and November 2017, as well as four days of informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings between April 2017 and June 2018, in accordance with the organizational arrangements adopted by the UN General Assembly. An informational note about the preparatory process is available here.

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Friday
May052017

2017 HLPF blog series: new blog by Mr. LI Yong, UNIDO Director General

A new 2017 HLPF blog entry by Mr. LI Yong, Director-General of UNIDO, on "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity: the role of industrialization" is now posted at: 

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf#blog

Thursday
May042017

Nominations to receive travel funding for the 2017 HLPF now accepted

DESA-DSD, with thanks to a generous grant from the European Commission, will be funding a number of representatives of Major Groups and Other Stakeholders from developing countries to participate in the 2017 session of the HLPF taking place from 10-19 July in New York. The selection will be done by DSD in collaboration with the MGoS HLPF Coordination Mechanism Steering Group. The selected colleagues will receive funding to support airplane tickets, two days of daily subsistence allowances and terminal expenses during the HLPF…

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