Montevideo Consensus reaffirmed as road map for action on population and development matters 

The third session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean concluded with countries reaffirming the Montevideo Consensus (English/Spanish) as the basis of a comprehensive and strategic road map for national and regional action. 

The Conference, which was held in Lima, Peru, was attended by 192 delegates from 32 of ECLAC’s member countries and one associate member, together with 82 representatives of UN System bodies and intergovernmental organizations, and 320 individuals from civil society…

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Further extension of deadlines to register for the UNECE Conference and CSO Consultation

Please note that the deadline for registering for the UNECE Conference has again been extended:

  • 17 September 2018: For NGOs in consultative status with UN Economic and Social Council to apply to attend UNECE Conference
  • 17 September 2018: Apply to attend CSO Consultation at your own cost

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Preparations for the UN General Assembly

We have received the following information about health-related High-level Meetings at the time of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly:

This year’s 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly will convene, for the first time ever, two health-related High-Level Meetings (HLMs) back to back, and is an opportunity for health advocates to present a coordinated ‘One Health’ approach…

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UNESCAP Stakeholder Engagement Webinar Series: Register for Module 1

UNESCAP is producing a webinar series on stakeholder engagement as part of our wider efforts to help build the capacity of governments in the Asia-Pacific region as to better engage key national stakeholders towards the successful realization of the 2030 Agenda.  More information about this webinar series can be found on UNESCAP's SDG Help Desk here:  

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A website for the CSO Consultation for the UNECE Conference on ICPD+25 has been launched at

Information will be posted regularly as it becomes available.

Please note that the deadlines for requesting funding, registering for the UNECE Conference and CSO Consultation are very tight


Partners for change: Civil society engagement in ICPD+25 in the UNECE region

As part of the civil society preparations for the UNECE Conference on ICPD+25 – Enabling Choices: Population Dynamics and Sustainable Development, a one-day Civil Society Consultation – Partners for change: Civil society engagement in ICPD+25 in the UNECE region will be held at the Warwick Hotel, rue de Lausanne 14, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland on Sunday 30 September 2018 from 08.30 – 18.00 .As this consultation precedes the UNECE Regional Conference on ICPD+25, it will provide an opportunity for CSO input into the process…

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World pays tribute to ex-UN chief Kofi Annan

Flags will fly at half mast for three days outside of the UN Headquarters as the world pays tribute to ex-UN chief Kofi Annan

"It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness..."  @KofiAnnan

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Partnerships for SDGs Guide and Open call for Good Practices on SDG implementation

We have received the following from the UN Department for Social and Economic Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG)

Information Sharing – August 2018

Please, check the information below about the launching of a practical guide on partnerships for SDGs and an open call for good practices on SDG implementation…

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Stakeholder process: Plenary session of the Eighth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), 6-8 November 2018, Stockholm, Sweden

We have received the following from UN DESA Statistics Division: 

UN DESA Statistics Division is facilitating an application process to identify representatives from civil society organizations, academia and the private sector to attend the plenary session of the upcoming Eighth Meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators, which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, 6-8 November 2018. Information about this meeting…

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Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director, at ECLAC Regional Meeting for ICPD+25

In her remarks at the Conference for the Latin American and Caribbean Region, Dr Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director recalled the Montevideo Consensus as a “bright and powerful beacon of hope,” providing a roadmap for leaving no one behind and reaching those furthest behind first. She looked forward to hearing “how governments, international organizations and civil society are making the Consensus a reality.”…

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