Monday
Jun262017

HLPF Side events

We have received the following from DESA:

We understand that a number of organizations have sent a letter to the President of ECOSOC raising some concerns regarding the HLPF side events and also requesting that UN DESA provides guidance and supporting letters to participants who may need visa to enter the US…

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Monday
Jun262017

Global indicator framework adopted by the ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting (31st Meeting), 6 June 2017

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has unanimously adopted the draft resolution containing the global indicator framework on the SDGs at the 31st meeting of its Coordination and Management Meeting (CMM) and recommended that the resolution be passed to the UN General Assembly. The procedure does not allow for any further changes in the draft resolution, when it goes to the full session OF ECOSOC and therefore the final step to the adoption of the global indicator framework will be taken by the General Assembly…

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Sunday
Jun252017

Consultations on Revised draft of Ministerial Declaration

The co-facilitators held consultations on the 2017 Ministerial Declaration of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High-Level Segment and the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on 20-21 June 2017.

The revised draft stresses the need to build national capacities for follow-up and review. Unlike the zero draft, it does not refer to the establishment of an interagency…

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Thursday
Jun222017

Call for proposals - Exhibition during HLPF 2017 (deadline - 29 June)

For the second time, DESA-DSD is pleased to launch a call for proposals of exhibition pieces to be displayed during the 2017 HLPF. DSD has secured the exhibition area between the Vienna Cafe and the Visitors center, at the 1B level, where CR11 and CR12 are located. Selected pieces will feature in a diverse exhibition organized by DESA/DSD. Please use this form to submit a proposal…

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Wednesday
Jun212017

June 28 - Webinar: Preparing for the HLPF 2017

Please, find attached and below the invitation to a webinar in preparation to the HLPF which Together 2030 is organizing in partnership with the TAP Network. 

We will be focusing on content discussions and hope you can join us and support with its dissemination.

Please, register here:

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Tuesday
Jun202017

2017 HLPF Ministerial Declaration: Revised Draft

The co-facilitators of the Ministerial Declaration, the Permanent Representatives of Austria and Jamaica, have circulated a revised draft version of the 2017 Ministerial Declaration to be adopted at the conclusion of the HLPF.

There is now paragraph 12 on…

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Thursday
Jun152017

Six Youth Speakers Selected for UN PGA's High-level SDG Action Event on Education - 28 June 2017 at UNHQ

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS conducted a process to identify civil society and social entrepreneur youth speakers for the High-level SDG Action Event on Education, taking place 28 June at UN Headquarters. UN-NGLS facilitated a Stakeholder Selection Committee to review applications for the speaking roles and create a regionally and gender balanced short-list of candidates for the President of the General Assembly to consider…

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Thursday
Jun152017

2017 HLPF: [reminder] first round of consultations on the zero draft Ministerial Declaration

There will be a first round of informal consultations on the attached zero draft Ministerial Declaration today, Thursday, 15 June, from 11 AM to 1 PM and from 3 to 6 PM in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. The consultations will continue on Friday, 16 June, at 10 a.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, and at 3 PM in conference room 11.

A list of MGoS representatives who have indicated their interest to make short interventions has been provided to the co-facilitators. 

For the full timeline of the informals on the draft Ministerial Declaration, please see: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/15078Letterfromcofacilitators.pdf 

Tuesday
Jun132017

2017 HLPF: new blog by Ms. Kathy Calvin, CEO of UN Foundation: "Putting the most vulnerable at the forefront of the SDGs"

A new 2017 HLPF blog entry by Ms. Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation, on "Putting the most vulnerable at the forefront of the SDGs" is now posted at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week14

Monday
Jun122017

Zero draft – HLPF and ECOSOC High Level Segment Ministerial Declaration now available

The Co-facilitators have circulated the zero draft of the Ministerial Declaration of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and the ECOSOC High Level Segment.

Under the themes “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world” and “Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions through promoting sustainable development, expanding opportunities and addressing related challenges” Ministers undertake to “realise the promise of the 2030 Agenda, for all people everywhere, ensuring that no one is left behind”.  The emphasis is on acceleration of the pace of implementation. (para 1)…

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