Wednesday
May232018

7th meeting of the IAEG-SDGs: UPDATE 12

Data flow guidelines 

The 49thsession of the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) welcomed efforts by the IAEG-SDGs to improve data flows and global reporting. The draft guidelines on data flows and global data reporting for the SDGs as an initial step to improve coordination and harmonization of national and international data systems, and to ensure full transparency of data, metadata and data aggregates presented in the SDG global database…

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Friday
May182018

IMPORTANT - HLPF Registration - Frequently Asked questions

We have received the following from DESA-OISC:

With thanks to an initiative by the NGO MG, DESA has compiled a document with commonly asked questions regarding registration and participation in the HLPF. You can find it by clicking here. A full logistics note will be released in June.

More information is available at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2018/registration

Thursday
May172018

Draft programme for HLPF now available

The draft programme for the High-level Political Forum (HLPF), to take place in New York from 9 – 19 July, is now available.

As previously, the first week will be devoted to items including the UN Secretary’s Report and Leaving no one behind: are we succeeding?, as well as discussion under the general theme “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”…

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Thursday
May172018

IMPORTANT - HLPF Registration for organizations without ECOSOC accreditation

We have received the following:

Dear NGO Major Group, 

If you would like to attend the 2018 High Level Political Forum and your organization does not have ECOSOC or CSD accreditation, please follow the following steps: 

1. Create an Indico account at https://reg.unog.ch/   

2. Email ngomajorgroupopny@gmail.com with HLPF REGISTRATION…

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Wednesday
May162018

WEBINAR - MGoS participation in VNRs at the HLPF 2018 - 21st May 9am EST

We have received the following from International Disability Alliance:

We would like to invite you to participate in a webinar on MGoS participation in the VNRs for the HLPF 2018.  

Based on previous years experience the VNR Task Group developed a process and created a contribution template that will serve as basis for drafting collaborative statements and questions to volunteering countries. The outline of the process, timeline and contribution opportunities and the delivery of statements during the actual VNRs will be discussed during the webinar…

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Tuesday
May152018

Upcoming Deadline 1 June 2018: Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the UN 

We have received the following from: Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, DESA:

This is a gentle reminder of our request we sent few weeks back requesting your assistance to spread the news about the upcoming deadline for NGOs to apply for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). 

We are currently three weeks away from the 1 June 2018 deadline for NGOs to apply for ECOSOC consultative status in order to be considered by the 2019 NGO Committee…

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Monday
May142018

President of the General Assembly's Youth Dialogue: Stakeholder Speakers Selected

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, UN-NGLS facilitated a process to identify stakeholders wishing to speak during the "open mic" session at the President of the General Assembly's Youth Dialogue. UN-NGLS facilitated a Stakeholder Selection Committee to review applications for the speaking roles and create a regionally and gender balanced short-list of candidates for the President of the General Assembly to consider…

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Monday
May142018

Register your interest to speak during the PGA's High Level event on Sand and Dust Storms (deadline 25 May)

We have received the following:

In accordance with resolution GA A/RES/71/219 resolution, the President of the 72nd session of General Assembly is convening a High Level dialogue on Sand and Dust Storms on the margins of 2018 HLPF, from 3:00-6:00 pm, on 16 July 2018 (room TBC). The event will be open to all relevant stakeholders, from Member States to UN organizations, Regional Commissions, other international organizations, and civil society organizations…

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Monday
May142018

Family planning as a human right – 50 years on

It was 50 years ago on 13 May 1968 that family planning was recognized as a basic human right at the International Conference on Human Rights. In what has come to be known as the Teheran Declaration, it was clearly stated that “Parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.”…

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Sunday
May132018

7th meeting of the IAEG-SDGs: UPDATE 11 [UPDATED : 15/05/2018]

Measuring progress made on targets with a 2020 deadline 

Twenty-two of the SDG targets have a 2020 deadline. They are measured by 28 indicators, of which 17 are in tier I; 5 are in tier II; and 6 are in tier III. Overall they are in “better shape” than the rest of the global indicator framework…

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