Monday
Sep262016

Global Policy Watch Briefing #12: Silos or system? The 2030 Agenda requires an integrated approach to sustainable development

Silos or system? The 2030 Agenda requires an integrated approach to sustainable development

By Barbara Adams and Karen Judd

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The United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) met in New York from 11 to 20 July 2016. It is the central UN body addressing sustainable development, and its chief task is to monitor the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 2030 Agenda goes far beyond previous development agendas. First, it recognizes that inequality and unsustainable consumption and production are by-products of economic growth and constitute a big challenge in a world of finite resources. This understanding would have been unthinkable as little as 10 years ago...

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Tuesday
Sep202016

Open Consultation on Possible Refinements to the Global Indicator Framework for the SDGs

We have received the following information about the open consultation on possible refinements to the Global Indicator Framework for the SDGs from the Statistics Division. The consultation ends on 28 September and involves a number of indicators which have been identified by the IAEG-SDGs. There are three that related to health targets — 3.8 on Universal Health Coverage; 3.b on research into vaccines and medicines for communicable and non-communicable diseases; and 5.6 on sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights...

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Monday
Sep192016

Taking Action to Address a Global Contraceptive Crisis

We have received the following from PAI:

PAI, IPPF, RHSC and MSI, with support from Population Connection ,are launching a week-long campaign to draw attention to the global  funding gap for contraceptives and urging U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to highlight the centrality of contraceptives to achieving the sustainable development goals.

The home page for the campaign...

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Wednesday
Sep142016

SDG Implementation discussed by UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS Board

Support for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was discussed at the second regular session of the Executive Board of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Office of Project Services (UNOPS), held in New York from 6-9 September 2016...

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Tuesday
Sep132016

Facilitator Releases Draft Outcome on Antimicrobial Resistance

We have received the following from IISD:

8 September 2016: The Facilitator of the High-level Meeting (HLM) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has released the final draft outcome document, which is under silence procedure until 13 September. The draft underscores the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a framework for ensuring healthy lives, reaffirms the World Health Organization's (WHO) ‘Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance' as the blueprint for tackling AMR, and requests the UN Secretary-General to...

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Thursday
Sep082016

Post your Side Event for UN General Assembly week 18-26 September 2016

We have received the following from UN-NGLS:

Post Your Side Event for UN General Assembly Week 18-26 September 2016

Please complete this form if you are organizing a side event inside the UN or elsewhere in NYC between 18-26 September that is related to the focus of a UNGeneral Assembly High-level Meeting and open to observers: http://bit.ly/2016-Post-your-UNGA-side-event..

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Saturday
Sep032016

Invitation: National Level Dialogues for the Leave No One Behind Partnership

We have received the following from CIVICUS:

National Dialogues for the Leave No One Behind Partnership    

Dear Colleagues,

Over the coming months we will be working with partners to coordinate 30 Leave No One Behind National Dialogues and we’re keen to involve you in the process...

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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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