Wednesday
Aug312016

Apply to attend Paris Climate Change Agreement ratification event at UN Headquarters (21 September, 8:00-9:00am)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited leaders from all  countries to attend a special event on 21 September 2016 at UN  Headquarters in New York from 8:00-9:00am to deposit their instruments  of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris  Agreement on climate change. The event will also provide an opportunity  to other countries to publicly commit to joining or ratifying the  agreement before the end of 2016. The agreement will enter into force 30  days after at least 55 countries, accounting for 55 per cent of global  greenhouse gas emissions, deposit their instruments of ratification or  acceptance with the Secretary-General. It is expected that the September  event will help efforts to secure early entry into force of the  agreement.

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Monday
Aug292016

4th meeting of the IAEG-SDGs – further information

As referred to previously, the fourth meeting of the Interagency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals (IAEG-SDGs) will be held at the ECA Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 18-21 October 2016. CSO representatives wishing to attend or to become a member of the Selection Committee, (See: 4th Meeting of IAEG-SDGs, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 20-21 October 2016, applications to attend)

It should be noted that 18-19 October will be a Members meeting. And 20-21 October will be a plenary session. Country representatives and other stakeholders that are not IAEG-SDG Members should only plan to attend the plenary session...

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Monday
Aug292016

UN SG’s report on implementation of key processes for 2030 Agenda

The UN Secretary-General’s report for the 71st session of the General Assembly on the implementation of key processes related to sustainable development is now available. (A/71/212) It will be discussed by the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) as part of its substantive work in October and November 2016.

Entitled 'Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development and of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development'...

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Monday
Aug292016

SAVE THE DATE! UNGA Side Event SDGs Coming To Life - Sept 23 2016

UNDG Side Event during the UN General Assembly 

23 September 2016, 9:30-11:00 am 
Conference Room 2
United Nations Headquarters, New York       

Speakers 

  • UN Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon
  • UNDG Chair, Ms Helen Clark
  • Mr. Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
  • Heads of State/Government (TBC)
  • Representative of global civil society (TBC)...

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Thursday
Aug252016

4th Meeting of IAEG-SDGs, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 20-21 October 2016, applications to attend

We have received the following information on civil society applications to attend the Fourth Meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals in Addis Ababa from 20-21 October 2016 from Susan Alzner, UN-NGLS: 

Apply to attend 4th Meeting of Inter-agency & Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - 20-21 October 2016)

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Wednesday
Aug242016

Deadline: Submit proposals for inclusion Solutions Summit at UNHQ 28 August

You are remided that the deadline to submit proposals for inclusion in the Solutions Summit is fast approaching.

See 2016 Solutions Summit at UNHQ: Submit a project or apply for Selection Committee! for information.

Wednesday
Aug172016

2016 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? 

The second annual Solutions Summit is a catalytic gathering that will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on the evening of 21 September 2016 during UN General Assembly week. The purpose of the Solutions Summit is two-fold: 1) to lift up exceptional innovators -- technologists, engineers, scientists, and others -- who are developing solutions that address one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and 2) to catalyze a grassroots effort, where communities scout and convene resources around solution-makers...

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Monday
Aug152016

High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance – deadline TODAY for non-ECOSOC organizations and other matters

Today is the deadline for applying to attend the UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance for organizations NOT in consultative status. (See:Urgent deadlines for registration for UN GA High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance, 15 and 28 August)

The President of the General Assembly has circulated a letter, on behalf of HE Peter Thomson, his successor,  inviting Member States to participate at the highest possible level in the High-level Meeting and to consider “as appropriate, to include in [their]...

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Thursday
Aug112016

Urgent deadlines for registration for UN GA High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance, 15 and 28 August

We have received the following information for organizations wishing to apply to attend the UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Please note that the deadline for registering for Entities not in consultative status with UN ECOSOC to apply for special accreditation is 15 August and for Entities that are in consultative status with UN ECOSOC to apply to attend the meeting is 28 August.

To apply please complete the form here: https://fs22.formsite.com/unngls/form29/index.html

Monday
Aug082016

MY World 2030 – Collecting Data to Mobilize Dialogue

As reported by IISD, the next phase of MY World, called MY World 2030, has been launched by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Action campaign, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and UN Global Pulse. It will support efforts to report on progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and mobilize and build dialogue among decision-makers.

MY World 2030 will collect globally comparable data on how people feel their lives are changing, using the MY World Community to report on progress. The UN SDG Action campaign will lead efforts to produce three comparable questions,...

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