Wednesday
Oct182017

INVITATION - UNGA72 Third Committee Side Event: Presentation of the Youth Progress Index - Weds 18 October, 13:15

For those of you who are based in New York, you are cordially invited to attend the Third Committee Side Event, Presentation of the Youth Progress Index: Towards measuring young people’s progress globally. The event will be held on Wednesday 18 October at 13:15 in Conference Room 7.

The future of our societies as a whole and the success of global attempts to reach the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are dependent on the progress and future of young people; yet, in many countries worldwide, young people are not as integrated into their society,…

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Friday
Oct132017

New website for 2018 HLPF including dates and list of 48 VNR countries now available

We have received the following from DESA  

We wanted to draw your attention to the new 2018 HLPF page, which includes the dates of the forthcoming session in July 2018 and the list of the 48 VNR countries: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2018

 

Sunday
Oct082017

Participative approach is crucial to G-STIC success

To maximize the impact of the G-STIC conference results, the degree of support from participants for key findings and conclusions is vital. That's why we enriched the conference program with participative ingredients, ensuring that everybody is involved in the fine-tuning of results.

A team of facilitators will support conference participants throughout each of the thematic sessions. And a call will be launched for engaged participants who want to take part in the late afternoon participatory session on Tuesday,…

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Saturday
Oct072017

United Nations Foundation’s annual stakeholders’ survey on the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

We have received the following from The UN Foundation Policy Team:

We would like to share with you the below 2017 HLPF survey for stakeholders, prepared by the United Nations Foundation. Please share amongst your networks. The survey will close on October 15

Welcome to the United Nations Foundation’s annual stakeholders’ survey on the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), developed in consultation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)…

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Saturday
Oct072017

Call for inputs - Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR)

We have received the following from UN Foundation Policy Team:

We are writing to request your input to the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR). The GSDR, mandated by the United Nations’ Member States in the outcome document of the 2012 Rio + 20 conference, is meant to strengthen the science-policy interface and provide a strong evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development.…

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Wednesday
Oct042017

UN Secretary-General Appoints Natalia Kanem of Panama Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund

The Commonwealth Medical Trust (Commat) joins others in welcoming the Dr Natalia Kanem as the new Executive Director of UNFPA, as announced:

We are pleased to announce that Dr Natalia Kanem has been appointed Executive Director of UNFPA on 3 October 2017 by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres...

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Tuesday
Oct032017

Submit analysis and proposals and Apply for Stakeholder Collaboration Committee

At the request of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, UN-NGLS is facilitating a civil society consultation during October 2017 to discuss the ongoing review of the UN development system, open to representatives of non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, philanthropy, academia, and social entrepreneurs...

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Thursday
Sep282017

Integrated and collaborative ICT solutions to achieve the SDGs

Two Days of Interactive Thematic Sessions @ G-STIC 2017

The G-STIC 2017 conference aims to accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of technology innovations that enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On October 23 & 24, G-STIC 2017 will showcase how integrated ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) solutions can make a difference to achieve the SDGs, especially solutions developed in a collaborative manner and providing opportunities for sustainable lifestyles.

ICT will be crucial in delivering the SDGs. The interaction of ICT with other sectors creates many opportunities for innovation in health, education, mobility, production systems, water, climate, cities,

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Saturday
Sep232017

Global Day of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals – #Act4SDGs

The Global Day of Action for the two year anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (Monday 25 September), has more than 600 actions planned in over 100 countries!

Add your voice and actions to the campaign. Register and view actions in your community with the interactive map:…

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Thursday
Sep212017

Launch of the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel Report: Transformative Accountability for Adolescents  

Monday, September 18, 2017 – UN Headquarters, New York

The Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent launched its 2017 Report, Transformative Accountability for Adolescents, at the United Nations Headquarters, issuing an urgent appeal for strategic investments in 10 to 19 year olds to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

Adolescents, who number 1.2 billion, or 1 in 6 of the global population, are the key for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “But today, the health and rights of millions of adolescents are at risk of being eroded”, and “they face a host of threats.”...

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