Monday
May152017

President of the General Assembly's High-Level SDG Action Event on Education 

On 28 June 2017, the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will convene Member States, the UN System, and stakeholders at the United Nations Headquarters in a High-level SDG Action Event on Education. At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is facilitating a process to identify 2 youth civil society or social entrepreneur speakers as well as stakeholders wishing to attend this event as observers…

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Friday
May122017

HLPF draft programme now available

The draft programme for the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) is now available. 

After the opening / scene setting session on Monday 10 July, there will be reviews of SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 and 14 during the following morning sessions. SDG3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages and SDG5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls will be considered on the morning of Wednesday 12 July. SDG17 will be discussed…

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Monday
May082017

Apply: Global Compact on Migration - May to December Thematic Sessions & Multi-stakeholder Hearings in NY, Geneva and Vienna

In accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/1, the "New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants," a preparatory process is underway for the intergovernmental negotiations of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, to be adopted at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018. As part of this preparatory process, the President of the General Assembly is organizing a series of informal thematic sessions between April 2017 and November 2017, as well as four days of informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings between April 2017 and June 2018, in accordance with the organizational arrangements adopted by the UN General Assembly. An informational note about the preparatory process is available here.

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Friday
May052017

2017 HLPF blog series: new blog by Mr. LI Yong, UNIDO Director General

A new 2017 HLPF blog entry by Mr. LI Yong, Director-General of UNIDO, on "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity: the role of industrialization" is now posted at: 

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf#blog

Thursday
May042017

Nominations to receive travel funding for the 2017 HLPF now accepted

DESA-DSD, with thanks to a generous grant from the European Commission, will be funding a number of representatives of Major Groups and Other Stakeholders from developing countries to participate in the 2017 session of the HLPF taking place from 10-19 July in New York. The selection will be done by DSD in collaboration with the MGoS HLPF Coordination Mechanism Steering Group. The selected colleagues will receive funding to support airplane tickets, two days of daily subsistence allowances and terminal expenses during the HLPF…

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Wednesday
May032017

Background notes for HLPF thematic reviews

As included in our posting of 28 April, a background note has been prepared for SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Background notes are also available for SDGs 1, 2, 5, 9 and 14. 

These background notes have been prepared by the Executive Committee of Economic and Social Affairs Plus (ECESA Plus), which comprises the…

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Wednesday
May032017

2017 HLPF: Registration now open

DESA/DSD is pleased to launch the registration process for the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) in 2017, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. The meeting will be held from Monday, 10 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 17 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017…

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Friday
Apr282017

Background note for 2017 HLPF Thematic Review of SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages available

The background note for the 2017 HLPF Thematic Review of SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, which was developed by members of the ECESA Plus group, with WHO and UNFPA as co-leads is now available.

State of progress

The note addresses all major health priorities, including “sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, communicable, non-communicable and environmental diseases, universal health coverage and access for all to safe,…

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Friday
Apr282017

Fifth session of IAEG-SDGs held in Ottawa – update on working groups (4)

At an earlier session, the IAEG-SDGs set up three working groups. Reports were given on the work of each group:

SDMX working group

The SDMX working group, which comprises 12 countries (with two vacant slots) and 10 international agencies and is chaired by Colombia, held its first physical meeting in October 2016. It is currently analysing the SDG indicators and breakdowns. In the 3rd quarter of 2017 it will develop a pilot Data Structure Definition, and hold its second physical meeting…

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Thursday
Apr272017

2017 HLPF: New blog entry by Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Co-Chair of STI forum

A new 2017 HLPF blog entry by Dr Vaughan Turekian, Co-Chair of the Multi-stakeholder forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum), is now posted at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week8 

The STI forum will be held from 15-16 May 2017 at the UN HQ in New York. For more information, please see: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/TFM/STIForum2017