Thursday
Nov082018

World Data Forum – Dubai Declaration

At the end of the World Data Forum, the Dubai Declaration was presented at the 2ndWorld Data Forum to participants from national statistical offices (NSOs), other parts of national statistical systems (NSS), other data communities, government institutions, private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs), academia and media.

The Declaration stresses…

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Tuesday
Nov062018

EGM on HIV - Survey among Community & Civil Society in the Asia-Pacific region

We have received the following: 

For organizations in the Asia Pacific region,  I am sharing a short CSO survey designed to measure the progress towards the commitments in the Asia Pacific Regional Framework for Action on HIV and AIDS beyond 2015.  This is to complement a government survey administered by ESCAP. However, the CS survey aims for greater inclusivity and contains an additional question on gender, as well as opening the definition of key populations (the ESCAP definition is limited to MSM, sex workers, injecting drug users and transgender people).

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Tuesday
Nov062018

[Open Call]: Good Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned in SDGs Implementation

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Tuesday
Oct302018

Save the Date: High-level briefing on The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World and The State of Food and Agriculture - 6 November 2018

On behalf of our colleagues at FAO, please find the enclosed “save the date”.

ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ | 6 November 2018, 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, José Graziano da Silva, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gilbert Houngbo, and the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will brief Member States on The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) and The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA). The Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations, in its capacity as Chair of the Group of Friends on Food Security and Nutrition, will co-sponsor the briefing.

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Wednesday
Oct242018

Remarks of Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J Mohammed

During the Opening of the World Data Forum, Amina J Mohammed said that “We live during a time of unprecedented challenge – but, equally, unprecedented and massive opportunity” and that the 2030 Agenda is the “blueprint” for addressing these challenges and seizing the opportunities. Nevertheless, more and better data is required for achieving the SDGs which will help to identify the most appropriate solutions for sustainable development. 

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Tuesday
Oct232018

UN World Data Forum 2018

22-24 October 2018 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The UN World Data Forum 2018 opened in Dubai on 22 October 2018, bringing together data and statistics experts to explore ways to apply data and statistics; measure global progress; and inform evidence-based policy decisions on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This second UN World Data Forum follows the first Forum which was held in Cape Town in 2017 (See: First UN World Data Forum begins in Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday 15 January 2017. It is hosted by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority of the United Arab Emirates, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the UN Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda.

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Monday
Oct222018

Last day to apply! CS Forum in advance of the Midterm Review of 2013 Asia Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development

The Asia-Pacific CSO Forum will be held on 24-25 November 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. It serves as a NGOs and community based organizations that are familiar with ICPD processes and that work on SRHR, Gender Equality, HIV, Human Rights, Migration, Aging, Youth, Climate Change, or Conflict in Asia and the Pacific are particularly encouraged to apply.  If your organization is interested in being attending, please carefully review the full call for participation here.

Apologies for the short deadline for applications of 15 October 2018 for scholarships, and 22 October  for self-funded applicants. CS representatives wishing to participate should apply here.

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Friday
Oct192018

VNR Handbook 2019 Edition

The 2019 Edition of the Handbook for the Preparation of Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), prepared by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) is now available. Please, check here and attached.

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Thursday
Oct112018

UNECE Regional Conference on ICPD+25 - Presentations and Statements

Please be informed that received and confirmed Presentations and Statements given during the Conference are now available on the Conference webpage (http://www.unece.org/pau/icpd25.html)

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Tuesday
Oct092018

CSO outcome document for African Regional ICPD+25 meeting

The CSO consultation outcome document (attached in English and French) was adopted unanimously at the Expert Meeting held in Accra, Ghana during the ICPD+25 Regional Review for Africa of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD), 2-5 October 2018.  

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