Wednesday
Apr102019

Updated - Call for Expert Speakers from Major Groups and other Stakeholders (deadline 6 May)

The following is an updated call for nominations of expert speakers from Major Groups and other Stakeholders for the 2019 HLPF. The new deadline for nominations is 6 May 2019. Please read the nomination form carefully as important information on the nomination process has been updated.  

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Wednesday
Apr102019

ECOSOC Youth Forum – Day 1

With the lack of inclusion of young people at the heart of decision-making in many countries, and the youth demonstrations across Europe being addresses by few governments, one could have well expected the atmosphere at the ECOSOC Youth Forum to be one of futility. Instead it was anything but. The conversations in the regional breakdown sessions demonstrated a hopeful manner, and were attended by a wide range of young people -- schoolgirls missing days of school to participate; young members of the UN secretariat and even the youngest ministers and ambassadors of Member

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Tuesday
Apr092019

Friday 12 April 8:30am-10:00am - meeting between MGoS & Co-facilitators of Political Declaration and SDG Summit

As many of you know, this year the High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) will meet twice – once under the auspices of ECOSOC held from July 9-18, and once under the auspices of the General Assembly, referred to as the SDG Summit, which will take place 24-25 September. Both will be held at the UNHQ in New York. A Political Declaration reflecting the outcomes of both HLPFs will be adopted by heads of state and government at the SDG Summit in September.

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Monday
Apr082019

UN High-level Political Forum in 2019: relevance for Young People

When the Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) High-level Political Forum (HLPF) convenes on 9 July this year, it will be focusing on six of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). They all relate to the theme “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. A Youth Forum will be convened on 7-8 April to seek the opinions of representatives from youth-led and youth-focused organisations ahead of several key meetings this year. While this year’s goals are no doubt important in a wider perspective, they hold special significance for young people, particularly those focused on education and climate change. 

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Friday
Apr052019

Interactive Multi-stakeholder Hearing on Universal Health Coverage on 29 April 2019

Deadline: 9 April to register

As per resolution A/RES/73/131, the Hearing on Universal Health Coverage on 29 April 2019, to be presided over by the President of the General Assembly, with the support of the World Health Organization and other relevant partners, seeks the active participation of civil society organizations, philanthropic foundations, academia, medical associations, the private sector and broader communities, as part of the preparatory process for the high-level meeting.

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Thursday
Apr042019

Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2019 now available

The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report (#Fin4Dev) of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development – launched today in advance of the 2019 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development. 

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Tuesday
Apr022019

Participate in an online survey on the linkages between family planning and environmental sustainability! 

Researchers at the University of Ottawa are conducting a survey to understand better how stakeholders perceive the relationship between family planning, population growth, and environmental sustainability

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Tuesday
Apr022019

Civil Society welcomes the Political Declaration adopted at UN meeting on 25th Anniversary of International Conference on Population and Development

Civil society organisations attending the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) welcome the unanimously agreed historic political declaration at the beginning of its meeting at the United Nations in New York, 1-5 April 2019.

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Wednesday
Mar272019

CPD52 - draft declaration - update on silence procedure

In the email below, the Chair has confirmed that the silence has not been broken and that the text of the draft declaration will be adopted on 1 April 1 in the opening session of the CPD:

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Tuesday
Mar262019

Discussions on revised text for CPD political declaration

The chair conducted the revised text for the political declaration, (See: Next version of Political Declaration for CPD now available) with the changes to operative paras (OP) 1, 3 and 5, in the second and final day of consultations on 25 March. OP 1 included a change in the verb “provide” to “offr” related to review conferences, which was a concern for the Russian Federation. 

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