The theme of the 2017 High-level Political Forum on sustainable development is “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. In the lead-up to the session, weekly blogs by representatives of Member States, UN system, and major groups and other stakeholders will be featured on the HLPF website. The role of SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14, and 17 will also be highlighted, as these goals will be in focus at the 2017 HLPF discussions...
The second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on 15-16 May 2017.
In preparation for the Forum, a Global Call for Innovations is launched with the aim of finding scientific and technological innovations that are helping accelerate progress towards any one or more of the six SDGs that are the focus of the STI Forum 2017. The Call for Innovations will highlight solutions from diverse sources and communities, originating in different parts of the world, and focus on those technologies that aim to help the poorest and most vulnerable...
The list of those countries that have indicated that they will present their national voluntary reviews (VNRs) grows longer with the recent additions of several countries
For easy reference this is the full list of countries with links for specific country information:
Afghanistan; Argentina; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belgium; Belize; Benin; Botswana; Brazil; Chile; Costa Rica; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; El Salvador; Ethiopia; Guatemala; Honduras; India; Indonesia; Iran; Italy; Japan; Jordan; Kenya; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Maldives; Monaco; Nepal; Netherlands; Nigeria; Panama; Peru; Portugal; Qatar; Slovenia; Sweden; Tajikistan; Thailand; Togo; Uruguay; and Zimbabwe.
We have received the following from Division for Sustainable Development | DESA:
The steering group of this coordination mechanism met yesterday to evaluate the 180+ applications for funded participation in the Expert Group Meeting "Enhancing MGoS Engagement in National Level Reviews", which will take place next month in Colombia. In consultation with the steering group, DESA has selected 15 names. The list takes into account gender, age, constituency and geographic balance, as well as expertise in the topics to be addressed by this EGM.
Please see attached the list of funded participants.
[Health in Post-2015] Adolescents & Accountability, IAP Report, Call for Evidence, Deadline 31 March
We have received the following from IAP:
Dear colleagues, please see below and attached on this call for inputs, contributions welcome.
Independent Accountability Panel Report 2017
- CALL FOR EVIDENCE & CONTRIBUTIONS on ACCOUNTABILITY TO ADOLESCENTS –
Deadline 31 March 2017
Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the UN Statistics Division (UNSD), held a briefing on 15 February for UN Member States on the upcoming 48th session of the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) from 7-10 March 2017. The most important item under discussion was the proposed draft resolution on the global indicator framework for the sustainable development goals (SDGs) to the included in the report to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Save the Date! March 1 Webinar - The Goal and its interlinkages: Realizing the Gender Equality Promises of the 2030 Agenda
We have received the following fron UN Women:
With only 13 ½ years to go until the realization of the 2030 Agenda it’s a necessity that we understand the most important catalysers which can deliver the agenda for women and girls. A focus on gender equality is an enabler which will support the delivery of the entire agenda...
We have received the following email about the regional meeting for the ECE region on the 2030 Agenda:
Dear Major Groups and other Stakeholders from Civil Society interested in regional SDG Agenda 2030 for the UNECE region
We are officially inviting you to pre-register for participation on April 24th and 25th at the UN in Geneva.
In order to register, please fill ou the registration survey, including information regarding travel support - please note only very little funds are available!…
Executive Board discussion of agenda item 11.1: Progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The Executive Board (EB) at its 140th session discussed agenda item 11.1, based on the report of the WHO Secretariat EB140/32. There was a general recognition that SDG 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all and all ages is of crucial importance for the achievement of all the SDGs and that there is a need also to take into account other health-related targets. The universality of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) was stressed together with the importance of action at the national level. Several countries referred to the importance of universal health coverage (UHC), as well as non-communicable diseases and various health emergencies. References were also made in some interventions to gender and health and sexual and reproductive health and rights...
We have recieved the following from Division for Sustainable Development | DESA:
We are glad to open a call for inputs to the 2017 HLPF blog series: “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. Please use the form below to provide suggested blog entries. They should to be succinct and to the point, a maximum of 700 words in length. Selected blog posts will be published on the DSD website https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf. The blog can be published by individual authors, or on behalf of an organisation...