Tuesday
Jun262018

ICPD + 25: Posting 9

ICPD Beyond 2014 + 5 Regional Reviews:  ICPD Indicators for monitoring in the framework of the Arab Forum on Sustainable Development 

As referred to in posting 5, the Arab States have identified 39 indicators from the SDG global indicator framework as a regional priority list. 

The list of indicators was developed at a meeting organized in Cairo in October 2015  the Arab States Regional Office of UNFPA (ASRO), with the participation of the League of Arab States and ESCWA. The meeting was attended by senior officials from national statistic offices,…

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Monday
Jun252018

[Action required by 4 July] VNR Labs during HLPF

We have received the following from International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), Global Organising Partner NGO Major Group

UN DESA have announced that a series of “VNR Labs” (Voluntary National Review Labs”) will be held in New York during the ministerial segment of the High-level  Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) from 16 to 18 July 2018.  The VNR Labs will be held in the morning, during lunch-time and in the evening. They seek to respond to the strong demand from Member States, various institutions  and major groups and other stakeholders to take stock of the experience thus far with the…

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Sunday
Jun242018

ICPD + 25: Posting 8

ICPD Beyond 2014 + 5 Regional Reviews  — Latin America and the Caribbean

Background

Before the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, more than 250 members of networks, national and international coalitions, campaigns and organizations through the Alliance of Civil Society Organization from Latin America and the Caribbean convened a civil society forum. At the Regional Conference, itself,…

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Thursday
Jun212018

Call for submission of inputs to VNR presentations extended till 25th June 

We have received the followig:

The 2018 High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) will take place, under the auspices of ECOSOC, between 9 and 18 July 2018. The second week of the Forum will take place at the Ministerial Level, when 47 countries will make Voluntary National Reviews’ presentations, regarding their progress in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…

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Tuesday
Jun192018

HLPF Ministerial Declaration: Consultations on 21 and 22 June

We have received the following email, which follows up on our posting of 14 June, below

Dear All, 

The co-facilitators of the Ministerial Declaration, the Permanent Representatives of Australia and Bangladesh, have circulated a zero draft version of the 2018 Ministerial Declaration to be adopted at the conclusion of the HLPF. The document is attached to this message…

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Friday
Jun152018

ICPD + 25: Posting 7

ICPD Beyond 2014 + 5 Regional Reviews  — European Region

Background

In July 2013 the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)[1]Regional Conference for ICPD Beyond 2014, Enabling choices: Population Priorities for the 21stCentury was held in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together 200-250 representatives of government, including high-level officials, academia and ECOSOC accredited NGOs, as well as members of national parliaments and other national and international stakeholders. Following the presentations and discussions the Chair’s Summary, a non-negotiated outcome document, was presented in the final session…

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Thursday
Jun142018

(Deadline 27 June) Register to participate in the MGoS Pre-HLPF meeting - 8 July

We have received the following:

Dear all,

UN DESA OISC and the MGoS HLPF Coordination Mechanism will organize a pre-HLPF preparatory meeting, to take place on Sunday, 8 July 2017, from 9:00 to 15:00. The full-day preparatory meeting will promote understanding of the HLPF, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the opportunities and procedures for engagement throughout the HLPF, and peer-to-peer learning sessions and exchanges among representatives of major groups and other stakeholders…

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Thursday
Jun142018

HLPF Ministerial Declaration: Zero Draft and Consultations today, 14 June

The process has now begun for the Ministerial Declaration for the High-level Political Forum (HLPF), as can be seen by the letter below from DESA-OISC.

The zero draft includes paragraphs that relate to health and gender equality and women’s empowerment, but lack linkages with the work done, for example, with last year’s HLPF themes…

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Tuesday
Jun122018

ICPD + 25: Posting 6

ICPD Beyond 2014 + 5 Regional Reviews — Asia Pacific

The Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (6APPC) was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 16 - 20 September 2013. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) mid-term review of its outcome, which will constitute the intergovernmental regional review of the ICPD agenda in the Asia Pacific Region will be held in Bangkok from 26 – 27 November 2018. It is planned to hold a CSO Forum and a Youth Forum immediately before the Intergovernmental Meeting (dates to be confirmed) and Member States will also be encouraged to include CSOs in their delegations…

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Monday
Jun112018

ICPD + 25: Posting 5

ICPD Beyond 2014 + 5 Regional Reviews  — Arab States

The Regional Conference, under the theme Development Challenges and Population Dynamics in a Changing Arab World,took place in Cairo, Egypt from 24-26 June 2013, hosted by the League of Arab States (LAS), together with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), and UNFPA…

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