Thursday
Apr282016

Apply: Civil Society Steering Committee for UN General Assembly High-level Meeting to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants 

We have received the following from UN-NGLS:

19 September 2016
UN Headquarters in New York

On 19 September 2016, the UN General Assembly will host a High-level Meeting at UN Headquarters to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. UN Member State consultations are underway to finalize the organizational arrangements, including on a possible outcome, for this High-level Meeting of the General Assembly...

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Tuesday
Apr262016

Reminder: the deadline Tweet inputs is Tuesday, 26 April, COB NYC time

As per our earlier posting (See 2030 SD Agenda: use Twitter to comment on the co-facilitators' elements paper by Tuesday, 26 April) Major Groups and other Stakeholders should submit comments on the co-facilitators' elements paper on Twitter using the hashtag #2030followup.

A list of tweets from NGOsBeyond2014 follows:

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Monday
Apr252016

2016 HLPF: Registration for Major Groups and other Stakeholders now open 

We have received the following from DESA:

We are pleased to let you know that registration for major groups and other stakeholders to participate in the upcoming 2016 session of the HLPF, to be held from 11-20 July in New York, is now open on the CSO net at: http://esango.un.org/irene/?page=viewContent&nr=27603&type=8&section=8. Those interested in attending the session are invited to register by the deadline (10 June 2016)...

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Friday
Apr222016

2030 SD Agenda: use Twitter to comment on the co-facilitators' elements paper by Tuesday, 26 April

We have received the following from DESA:

The co-facilitators of the General Assemby informal consultations on the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda at the global level (Belize and Denmark) have prepared an elements paper which is available at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/1002419-April_2030-Agenda-Follow-up-and-review-19-April-2016.pdf

The co-facilitators will convene informal consultations amongst Member States and stakeholders on Thursday, 28 April, at 3 p.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, where they will invite Member States and relevant stakeholders to share their comments on the document...

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Friday
Apr222016

2016 HLPF: Applications for side events

We have received the following from DESA:

We are pleased to inform you that the application guidelines for side events at the 2016 HLPF, to be held from 11-20 July in New York, are now available at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf

Kindly note that the deadline for submission is before 1 June 2016.

Thursday
Apr212016

Elements for 2030 Agenda follow-up from co-facilitators

The President of the UN General Assembly has circulated the proposals from the co-facilitators of intergovernmental consultations on follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, outlining elements for a draft General Assembly resolution. There will be further consultations on the elements paper among Member States and stakeholders on 28 April 2016. 

The co-facilitators Lois Young (Belize) and Ib Petersen (Denmark) are proposing elements of a resolution on the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda at the global level. It addresses "the most critical issues, as seen by Member States" on the follow-up and review framework...

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Thursday
Apr212016

Register or Apply for Special Accreditation: High-level Mid-Term Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries

We have received the following from UN-NGLS:

Antalya, Turkey
27-29 May 2016

The High-level Mid-Term Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action forLeast Developed Countries will take place in Antalya, Turkey from 27-29 May.Non-governmental organizations wishing to participate at the Midterm Revieware invited to apply as follows:

  • Non-governmental organizations that are in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and non-governmental organizations that were accredited to the Fourth United Nations Conference on the LeastDeveloped Countries (LDC-IV) in 2011 wishing to attend the Mid-Term Reviewshould register through the form at the link below no later than 15 May 2016.
  • Non-governmental organizations that are are not accredited to ECOSOC and that were not accredited to LDC-IV should apply for special accreditationthrough the form at the link below no later than 29 April 2016...

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Wednesday
Apr202016

Reminder: Upcoming deadlines for applying to UNCTAD 14 Conference (20 April: Youth Forum, 30 April: special accreditation)

We have received the following from UN-NGLS

The UNCTAD 14 Conference will provide a timely opportunity to assess the changes in economic policy needed at all levels

How to participate in the UNCTAD 14 Conference, parallel events, and preparatory hearings

I. About the UNCTAD 14 Conference

The 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14), to be held 17-22 July 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya, will provide a timely opportunity for the global community to assess the changes in economic policy needed at all levels to deliver on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda - and other key global commitments made in 2015...

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Wednesday
Apr202016

Inaugural session of Financing for Development Forum

As reported by IISD, the inaugural session of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) forum on financing for development follow-up (FfD Forum) was held in New York on Monday 18 April with discussions on current global economic challenges, including slow economic growth and massive waves of forced migration, the need for concerted action, and innovative development financing options, as well as on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA)...

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Tuesday
Apr192016

Resolution on universal health coverage before World Health Assembly

Resolution EB138.R5 on “Strengthening essential public health functions in support of the achievement of universal health coverage” will be discussed at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May.

It acknowledges that Goal 3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 13 health targets and other health-related targets and goals will require strong intersectoral action. It reaffirms that target 3.8 on universal health coverage (UHC), in particular, will contribute to ending poverty and fighting inequality and injustice and defines what is implied by UHC,...

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