Wednesday
Jun292016

HLPF Special Events Programme and Registration now available 

The programme and registration information for Special Events at the HLPF has been posted to the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform webiste.

See https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf

Tuesday
Jun282016

President of the UN General Assembly's High-level Thematic Debate on Human Rights

Civil society speakers selected for opening session and interactive segment on "Combatting discrimination and inequalities"

As part of his overall efforts to foster 'A New Commitment to Action',President Mogens Lykketoft will focus his third High Level Thematic Debate (HLTD) on "UN@70: Human Rights at the centre of the global agenda." This event takes place in the context of the 50th anniversary of the international human rights covenants, the 30th anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development, and the process to select and appoint the next UN Secretary-General...

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Monday
Jun272016

HLPF Ministerial Declaration… revised Draft and speaking opportunity

We have received the following from DESA:

Please find attached a letter from the co-facilitators of the HLPF ministerial declaration and a revised draft text. The next reading of the draft will be on Tuesday, 28 June, at 10 a.m. in conference room 11. As indicated in the letter, MGoS will be again able to take the floor after Member States. 

Those interested in making a short statement must fill the form below no later than Monday, 27 June, 5pm NYC time (EDT).  The statements should not exceed 2 minutes and should make focused comments on the revised draft attached. The final determination of speakers and the order in which they will speak will be made by the co-facilitators, based on the inscriptions received through the form. 

Please, only fill the form if you do have a grounds pass and are planning on attending the meeting. We unfortunately cannot accommodate replacements. 

Formhttp://goo.gl/forms/02HwhZEAxrrucg9O2

Wednesday
Jun222016

Zero draft of Ministerial Declaration for 2016 HLPF

Attached is the letter from the co-facilitators and the zero draft of the Ministerial Declaration for the 2016 HLPF. Please note that the co-facilitators clearly state that civil society representatives will be able to share their comments with Member States. (See: Opportunity to speak during informal consultations on the HLPF Ministerial Declaration zero draft)

Discussions on the zero draft will begin on Thursday 23 June.

See also the 2016 Ministerial Declaration: Draft Elements for the High-Level Segment.

 

Tuesday
Jun212016

Opportunity to speak during informal consultations on the HLPF Ministerial Declaration zero draft

We have received the following from DESA:

There will be an opportunity for stakeholders to take the floor during the first reading of the zero draft of the 2016 HLPF Ministerial Declaration, as part of the Informal Consultations on the 2016 HLPF Ministerial Declaration, which are being co-facilitated by the PRs of Australia and Peru. The meeting will take place on Thursday, 23 June, 10am to 1pm, at Conference Room 11, UNHQ. 

Those interested in making a short statement must fill the form below no later thanWednesday, 22 June, 6pm NYC time (EDT). The statements should not exceed 2 minutes...

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Tuesday
Jun212016

Update for ECOSOC on Indicators & Data by Statistical Commission Chair 

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was briefed earlier this month by Wasmália Bivar of Brazil, the Chair of the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) through viedolink, on the work to implement decisions that had been taken during the UNSC 47th session in March 2016 during its June 2016 Coordination and Management Meeting (CMM) (See: Statistical Commission adopts decision on indicators for 2030 Agenda).

As stated by Bivar, the main issue on the UNSC agenda was “Data and indicators for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Statisticians from Member States have led the global indicator framework throughout the process...

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Sunday
Jun192016

GA President to reach out to concerned parties to get agreement on resolution on follow-up and review of 2030 Agenda

The President of the General Assembly has written to circulate a letter from the co-facilitators for the informal consultation for the resolution on follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  

In their letter, the co-facilitators state that the text of the draft resolution as at 6 June “enjoys the widest possible support from Member States”...

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Wednesday
Jun152016

Co-facilitators set out key elements for HLPF 2016 draft Ministerial Declaration

While there is a hiatus in the negotiations on the resolution on review and follow-up of the 2030 Agenda at the global level, the co-facilitators for the informal consultations on the Ministerial Declaration for the 2016 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) have circulated a key elements paper for the declaration. The consultations will begin tomorrow, Thursday 16 June from 15.00 to 18.00. On the basis of inputs a draft will be circulated to Member States on 20 or 21 June, with meetings on 23 and 24 June to hear comments and ‘informal informals’ on 27 and 28 June.

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Wednesday
Jun152016

WHO: Zika virus update 14 June 2016

The third meeting of the Emergency Committee met regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus. The Committee was asked to consider the potential risks of Zika transmission for mass gatherings, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games scheduled for August and September 2016, respectively, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Read the statement

Watch the press briefing

Sunday
Jun122016

Co-facilitators communicating next steps for resolution on follow-up and review… in due course

The President of the UN General Assembly has circulated a letter from the co-facilitators for the resolution on follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level, stating officially that the silence procedure was broken and that they will be communicating the next steps to Member States in due course.