Thursday
Jul132017

2017 HLPF: watch the "SDG Live" today

Together with UN DPI and UN Foundation, DESA is producing an SDG Live studio today, Thursday, 13 July, and on Tuesday, 18 July, to feature short interviews that will be broadcast live on UN TV. For more on the SDG Live including the schedule for today, please see: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=20000&nr=3865&menu=2993

Thursday
Jul132017

2017 HLPF: new blog by Dr. Alaa Murabit, SDG Advocate, on "Local leadership: Unlocking the true potential of the SDGs" now posted

The latest 2017 HLPF blog by Dr. Alaa Murabit, SDG Advocate and co-founder of the Omnis Institute on "Local leadership: Unlocking the true potential of the SDGs" is now posted at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week18leadership

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Wednesday
Jul122017

Cross-regional statement in support of SRHR at HLPF SDG 3 review session

A strong statement, in support of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), has been delivered today at the session of the High-level Political Forum to review SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages by Ambassador Jeroen Verheul from the Netherlands, supported by Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay:…

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Wednesday
Jul122017

2017 HLPF: new blog by Frauke Joosten Veglio, Advisor, UNAIDS on "Ending AIDS is everyone's business"

The latest 2017 HLPF blog by Frauke Joosten Veglio, Advisor, UNAIDS on "Ending AIDS is everyone's business" is now posted at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week18

Wednesday
Jul122017

Draft HLPF and HLS Ministerial Declaration

The silence on the draft High-level Political Forum (HLPF) and ECOSOC High-Level Segment (HLS) Ministerial Declaration was broken by four countries – Australia, Canada, Israel and the United States before the deadline on 11 July.

We understand that Australia and Canada broke the silence because they were dissatisfied with the treatment of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the text, something that we referred to yesterday…

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Tuesday
Jul112017

Health in eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world: A civil society review brief

The Health in the 2030 Agenda NGO Coalition has developed a review brief on Health in eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world. It calls on governments to ensure the inclusion of health in annual reviews of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during all sessions of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), highlighting that Health is a precondition…

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Tuesday
Jul112017

Launch of STOPAIDS factsheet on Women, HIV and Reproductive Choices

In connection with the Family Planning Summit co-hosted by DFID, UNFPA and the Gates Foundation in London, STOPAIDS members have launched a fact sheet on HIV, Women and Reproductive Choices.

The factsheet highlights the links between HIV and women’s reproductive choices and proposes integrated services as an effective way to meet women’s comprehensive sexual and reproductive health needs…

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Tuesday
Jul112017

HLPF and HLS Ministerial Declaration final draft under silence procedure

The Co-facilitators have released the final draft of the Ministerial Declaration for the High-level Political Forum and the ECOSOC High-Level Segment. It is under silence procedure until 17.00 hours (New York time) today, 11 July. This means that it will be deemed accepted, unless any Member State breaks the silence.

The paragraph on health in this latest version (para 16) includes universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services among the remaining major challenges…

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Monday
Jul102017

AfGH & UKSRHRN statement

Members of the Action for Global Health and the UK NGO Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Networks have agreed the attached statement, which is being sent to the Rt Hon Priti Patel, United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Development and Governments attending the Family Planning Summit to be held in London on Tuesday 11 July…

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Saturday
Jul082017

2017 HLPF: New blog by Emilia Reyes and Naiara Costa, Co-Chairs of the Steering Group of the MGoS HLPF Coordination Mechanism, on "Facilitating space for diversity: contributions from Major Groups and Other Stakeholders" now available

A new 2017 HLPF blog by Emilia Reyes and Naiara Costa, Co-Chairs of the Steering Group of the Major Groups and Other Stakeholders (MGoS) HLPF Coordination Mechanism on "Facilitating space for diversity: contributions from Major Groups and Other Stakeholders" is now posted at:https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week17mgos

For twitter please see: https://twitter.com/SustDev/status/883420954189234177