Friday
Jan302015

Intergovernmental Negotiations Consider Four Elements of Post-2015 Agenda

As reported by the IISD, the first session of intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda addressed the four elements expected to comprise the new agenda:  

  • Declaration  
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets, along with eventual indicators 
  • Means of implementation (MOI) and new Global Partnership for Development 
  • Follow-up and review of implementation.

Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, and David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland, co-facilitated the session on 19-21 January 2015 and in their summary of discussions, presented at the end of the three-day meeting Donoghue made the following comments:

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Thursday
Jan292015

UNDG Releases Draft Consultation Report on Participatory Monitoring and Accountability

The following is reported by the IISD Reporting Services:

 “Marginalized persons and/or people living in poverty should be at the center and the owners of their own development processes with all other relevant actors accountable to them regarding progress on said development outcomes,” according to the draft report from the UN Development Group's (UNDG) Participatory Monitoring and Accountability Consultation. The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women, the co-facilitators of the post-2015 consultation, have released the draft report for comments.

‘Participatory Monitoring for Accountability: Critical Enablers for the Successful Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)' provides a rationale for a participatory monitoring and accountability approach as a central component of the post-2015 development agenda. It calls for a paradigm shift toward viewing people living in poverty, and the organizations that serve them, as “active, collaborating policy stakeholders rather than as aid recipients.” A participatory monitoring for accountability process is one that encompasses inclusive, transparent practices to monitor the effectiveness and useful of international, national, regional and local policies with people working together in an organized way to identify and track priority issues, with the aim of addressing and solving barriers to development and poverty eradication, according to the report.

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Wednesday
Jan282015

First Drafting Session of the Outcome Document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development inal week for comments on SDSN “Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs” draft report 

The following has been received from SDSN:

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is current holding a global consultation on “Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs.”  This draft report presents a comprehensive indicator framework for the UN Open Working Group goals and outlines major indicator gaps that must be filled over the next twelve months.

This public consultation will run until 31 January. We seek expert input to improve the framework, fill gaps, and consider the widest possible evidence. Please submit all comments via the web form.

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Tuesday
Jan272015

First Drafting Session of the Outcome Document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development 

28-30 January 2015 | UN Headquarters, New York, US

The first drafting session of the outcome document of the third International Conference on Financing for Development has been rescheduled to be held in New York, from 28-30 January 2015, due to the inclement weather.

The outcome document, expected to be negotiated and agreed at the third International Conference on Financing for Development from 13 to 16 July 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will make an important contribution to the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. There will also be a further two f drafting sessions scheduled for April and June 2015.

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Friday
Jan232015

2015 Calendar for post-2015 development agenda and related processes (provisional)

We are please to launch the provisional calendar for post-2015 development agenda and related processes as compiled by Commonwealth Medical Trust (Commat).

Please check back for further updates. Please note that meetings take place in New York, unless otherwise indicated. 

The calender is available for download as both a Excel spreadsheet and as a PDF.

(Updated: 25/Jan/2015)

Friday
Jan232015

Enhancing the impact of the work of the Commission on the Status of Women Workshop/information sharing session 

In order to support the Commission on the Status of Women’s consideration of its working methods, UN-Women is organizing a workshop to share information and discuss experiences and good practices in the use of working methods, from the ECOSOC system and beyond. It will also provide opportunity for stakeholders to discuss contributions to the work of the Commission. 

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Wednesday
Jan212015

Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda Begin in New York

(based on information received from IISD)

UNGA Adopts Decision on Modalities for Post-2015 Negotiations

On 16 January the UN General Assembly adopted decision A/69/L.46 setting out the modalities for the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda. Although the consultations on the modalities, co-facilitated by David Donoghue (Ireland) and Macharia Kamau (Kenya), concluded on 17 December 2014, action on the draft text was postponed by the UNGA's Fifth Committee on 29 December. 

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Tuesday
Jan202015

Nominate civil society speakers and attendees for the UN President of the General Assembly's High-level Thematic Debate

Nominate civil society speakers and attendees for the UN President of the General Assembly's High-level Thematic Debate on "Achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls for a transformative post-2015 development agenda"  

Dear Colleagues,

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is conducting an open nomination process for 3 civil society speaking roles in the President's High-level Thematic Debate on "Achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls for a transformative post-2015 development agenda." This event will take place on 6 March 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York. Travel funding will be provided for the 3 civil society speakers that are selected. The concept note for the Thematic Debate is available here.

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Monday
Jan192015

First session of post-2015 negotiations start today

The first three-day session of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda begins today. It will focus on the process up to now, looking particularly at Integrating sustainable development goals and targets into the post-2015 development agenda; the Declaration; Means of implementation and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development; and Follow –up and review. There will be an interactive dialogue with Major Groups and other Stakeholders on Wednesday afternoon.

The session can be watched on http://webtv.un.org/

Click here for latest version of the draft programme.

Monday
Jan192015

SDSN launches new global consultation on SDG Indicators report

Today the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is launching a new global consultation on “Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs.” This draft report presents a comprehensive indicator framework for the UN Open Working Group goals and outlines major indicator gaps that must be filled over the next twelve months. The draft incorporates comments from hundreds of organizations and has been prepared in consultation with the UN Statistics Division.

The new consultation will run from January 16 - 31. We seek expert input to improve the framework, fill gaps, and consider the widest possible evidence. Please submit all comments via the webform on our website.

Submit your input!        

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