Sunday
Oct082017

Participative approach is crucial to G-STIC success

To maximize the impact of the G-STIC conference results, the degree of support from participants for key findings and conclusions is vital. That's why we enriched the conference program with participative ingredients, ensuring that everybody is involved in the fine-tuning of results.

A team of facilitators will support conference participants throughout each of the thematic sessions. And a call will be launched for engaged participants who want to take part in the late afternoon participatory session on Tuesday,…

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Saturday
Oct072017

United Nations Foundation’s annual stakeholders’ survey on the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

We have received the following from The UN Foundation Policy Team:

We would like to share with you the below 2017 HLPF survey for stakeholders, prepared by the United Nations Foundation. Please share amongst your networks. The survey will close on October 15

Welcome to the United Nations Foundation’s annual stakeholders’ survey on the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), developed in consultation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)…

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Saturday
Oct072017

Call for inputs - Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR)

We have received the following from UN Foundation Policy Team:

We are writing to request your input to the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR). The GSDR, mandated by the United Nations’ Member States in the outcome document of the 2012 Rio + 20 conference, is meant to strengthen the science-policy interface and provide a strong evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development.…

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Wednesday
Oct042017

UN Secretary-General Appoints Natalia Kanem of Panama Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund

The Commonwealth Medical Trust (Commat) joins others in welcoming the Dr Natalia Kanem as the new Executive Director of UNFPA, as announced:

We are pleased to announce that Dr Natalia Kanem has been appointed Executive Director of UNFPA on 3 October 2017 by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres...

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Tuesday
Oct032017

Submit analysis and proposals and Apply for Stakeholder Collaboration Committee

At the request of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, UN-NGLS is facilitating a civil society consultation during October 2017 to discuss the ongoing review of the UN development system, open to representatives of non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, philanthropy, academia, and social entrepreneurs...

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Thursday
Sep282017

Integrated and collaborative ICT solutions to achieve the SDGs

Two Days of Interactive Thematic Sessions @ G-STIC 2017

The G-STIC 2017 conference aims to accelerate the development, dissemination and deployment of technology innovations that enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On October 23 & 24, G-STIC 2017 will showcase how integrated ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) solutions can make a difference to achieve the SDGs, especially solutions developed in a collaborative manner and providing opportunities for sustainable lifestyles.

ICT will be crucial in delivering the SDGs. The interaction of ICT with other sectors creates many opportunities for innovation in health, education, mobility, production systems, water, climate, cities,

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Saturday
Sep232017

Global Day of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals – #Act4SDGs

The Global Day of Action for the two year anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (Monday 25 September), has more than 600 actions planned in over 100 countries!

Add your voice and actions to the campaign. Register and view actions in your community with the interactive map:…

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Thursday
Sep212017

Launch of the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel Report: Transformative Accountability for Adolescents  

Monday, September 18, 2017 – UN Headquarters, New York

The Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent launched its 2017 Report, Transformative Accountability for Adolescents, at the United Nations Headquarters, issuing an urgent appeal for strategic investments in 10 to 19 year olds to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

Adolescents, who number 1.2 billion, or 1 in 6 of the global population, are the key for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “But today, the health and rights of millions of adolescents are at risk of being eroded”, and “they face a host of threats.”...

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Wednesday
Sep202017

72nd United Nations General Assembly debate is LIVE from New York

The 72nd United Nations General Assembly debate is LIVE from New York. More than 100 world leaders, thousands of diplomats and advocates will convene from 19-25 September 2017.

This year’s theme is “Focusing on people — striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet”.

Full Schedule: https://gadebate.un.org

Tuesday
Sep192017

Join the SDG Media Zone!

Sent on behalf of UN Department of Public Information

Dear colleagues, 

What does achieving gender equality, addressing climate change and conflict prevention have to do with sustainable development?

Join the conversations at the SDG Media Zone from 18 to 22 September to find out!…

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