Save the Date: Determining our Future: How well are the issues of young people being addressed in the Post 2015 agenda?

25 September, 1:00-2:30 PM
UNFPA Conference Room 5D

Join us for a discussion with the following panelists:

  • Laura Laski: Chief, Sexual and Reproductive Health Branch, Technical Division, UNFPA
  • Catherine Nyambura: Dandelion Kenya
  • Fale Andrew Lesa: SIDS Youth Network, New Zealand
  • Samuel Kissi: Programmes Coordinator, Curious Minds, Ghana
  • Dareen Lail: Y-PEER International Coordinator in charge of capacity building, Y-PEER Network Coordinator- UNFPA, Jordan
Moderator: Kelly Thompson, Liaison Officer for Reproductive Health Issues including AIDS, International Federation of Medical Students’ Association

Please RSVP with your name and organizational affiliation by September 23rd to


Change over in the Presidency of the UN General Assembly

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has concluded its 68th Session with a plenary session reflecting on its achievements toward formulating the post-2015 development agenda and future priorities, including continued efforts to revitalize and reform the UN. 

Among its achievements the 68the Session completed the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) (see: Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States adopts its outcome document the “S.A.M.O.A. Pathway”); produced a High Level Declaration on migration and development; and established the UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. In its final session, It also adopted a resolution on ‘Four one-day structured dialogues on possible arrangements for a facilitation mechanism to promote the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies” (A/68/L.62).

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SRHRPlatform2015 side event Sept 25 UNHQ

Invitation to the SRHRPlatform2015 side event being held on the 25th of September at UN HQ: Leaving no one behind in the post-2015 Develpment Framework. 

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Draft resolution on Post-2015 Summit Modalities transmitted to UN General Assembly

The President of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, HE John W Ashe, has transferred the draft resolution on the organizational modalities for the Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda (which coincides with the UN’s 70th anniversary), to be held from 21 – 23 September 2015 to the President of the 69th Session, HE Sam Kutesa of Uganda. The work on the resolution was facilitated by HE Robert Guba Aisi, Permanent Representative of Papua New Guinea and HE Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark (see Organizational modalities for the September 2015 UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda). The one area on which agreement has not been reached and which remains in square brackets relates to its financing.

This draft resolution is important for civil society organizations as it sets out the modalities for their participation in the process.

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Invitation Sept 25: Celebrating 5 MILLION voices on MY World

You are cordially invited to Celebrating 5 million voices MY World Partner Recognition Event & Awards Ceremony

Speakers & Presenters

  • Femi Oke, TV Presenter and Journalist (Master of Ceremonies)
    Representatives of UN Member States present at the UN General Assembly
  • Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015
  • Hon. Mr. Dullas Alahapperuma, Sri Lanka Cabinet Minister for Youth Affairs
  • Richard Curtis, Founder of Comic Relief

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Accountability and the post-2015 development agenda – No 1

As called for by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons, the post-2015 development agenda, in forming a new global partnership, should be underpinned by “a new spirit of solidarity, cooperation, and mutual accountability.” Data, monitoring and accountability, moreover, has been included under proposed Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development, as included in the report of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It has also been the topic of one of the World We Want 2015 Thematic Consultations.

Most recently a series of Regional Consultations are taking place.  These will feed into the Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report that will guide the deliberations in the General Assembly. During the coming days we will posting reports and information on the se consultations on the website.  

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Twenty-ninth special session of the General Assembly on ICPD beyond 2014

The 29th special session of the General Assembly on ICPD beyond 2014 will be convened at 1 pm on 22 September 2014. The main item on the agenda will be “Follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population Development beyond 2014.”

For agenda see A/S-29/1


Save the Date: UNGA Event on Child, Early and Forced Marriage - September 22

Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage
A World Where All Girls Can Reach Their Full Potential

September 22nd 2014 - CR 1 (CB) 11.45am–1pm

Introductory remarks

  • Hon. Federica Mogherini, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy 
  • Ms. Kate Gilmore, Deputy Executive Director UNFPA


  •  Hon. John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada
  • Hon. Harry Kalaba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Zambia (tbc)
  • Hon. Jamal Abdullah al-Sallal, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen (tbc)

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General Assembly agrees that the Report of the Open Working Group will be the “main basis” for the Sustainable Development Goals in the Post-2015 Development 

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution in plenary on 10 September 2014 that makes the Report of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “the main basis for integrating sustainable development goals into the post-2015 development agenda.” (A/68/L.61, as orally revised, and issued officially as A/RES/68/309).

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Youth-Adult Partnerships in Practice: A world café to exchange experiences among stakeholders

Sunday September 21st, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
W Hotel, 541 Lexington Avenue (between 49th and 50th street)

Governments, civil society organizations, young people and UN agencies all agree that youth participation is a basic right in the ICPD process. Through youth-adult partnerships, effective youth participation is stimulated and supported.

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