Friday
Jul072017

Current status of HLPF Ministerial Declaration

During the past days, the negotiations on the Ministerial Declaration have been ongoing, in accordance with the programme of work established by the Co-Facilitators. 

Member States could not agreed on several paragrapns including those dealing with health and language concerning sexual and reproductive health and rights; gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; Means of Implementation, including questions…

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Friday
Jul072017

2017 HLPF: New blog by Katherine Richardson, member of the Independent Group of Scientists for the GSDR and Leader of the Sustainability Center at University of Copenhagen, on SDG 14

A new 2017 HLPF blog entry by Katherine Richardson, Member of the Independent Group of Scientists for the Global Sustainable Development Report and Leader of the Sustainability Centre at the University of Copenhagen, on SDG 14 "Life below water", is now available at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week17

For twitter please see: https://twitter.com/SustDev/status/883069620315467776

Tuesday
Jul042017

HLPF 2017: Detailed Programme and Information Note now available online

We have received the following from DESA:

The 2017 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will be held from 10-19 July in New York on the theme of "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world".  The HLPF will review the following set of SDGs: 

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Monday
Jul032017

2017 HLPF Ministerial Declaration: Third reading of the draft MD

We have received the following from DESA:

Message from the Secretary of the Economic and Social Council

On behalf of the co-facilitators, His Excellency Jan Kickert (Austria) and His Excellency Courtenay Rattray (Jamaica), please note that the next round of informal consultations on the 2017 session draft ministerial declaration of the HLPF and the HLS will be held on Wednesday, 5 July, from 9 to 10.40 AM and from 3 to 6 PM in the ECOSOC Chamber.

Thursday
Jun292017

2017 HLPF Ministerial Declaration: Third reading of the draft MD

As stated below, the second revised draft Ministerial Declaration for the High-level Political Forum and the ECOSOC High-Level Segment has been circulated by the co-facilitators for discussion tomorrow.

In this revised draft, the health paragraph (#15) makes the linkages with sustainable economic growth, social development and environmental protection. It expresses concern at the major challenges remaining including universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services and the need…

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Thursday
Jun292017

2017 HLPF: preliminary programme of side events now available

Following the briefing on HLPF side events with Mr Juwang Zhu, Director DESA-DSD, yesterday at which it was announced that there is unprecedented interest in the HLPF, the following information on side events has been received from DESA:…

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Wednesday
Jun282017

Attend the 2017 Partnership Exchange, 17 July, UNHQ

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the United Nations’ central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will be convened on 10-19 July 2017, under the theme: “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". The session will review, in depth, the following SDGs:

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Wednesday
Jun282017

Invitation: Join twitter chat with Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs (Thursday, 29 June, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT)

Join Thomas Gass in Twitter chat on SDGs! 

For the third year in a row, Thomas Gass, UN DESA’s Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, invites the online community to join him in a Twitter chat to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their potential of addressing some of the most pressing global challenges, making our world a better place…

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Wednesday
Jun282017

Information - Action taken: Letter to the President of ECOSOC from the Steering Group of MGoS - ref: HLPF side-events

Dear MGoS Coordination Mechanism colleagues,

On behalf of the Steering Group, we would like to share with you a letter that has just been sent to the President of ECOSOC, with copies to Mr. Wu Hongbo, Juwang Zhu and Lotta Tahtinen...

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Wednesday
Jun282017

Briefing on HLPF side events with Mr. Juwang Zhu, Director, DESA-DSD

Please note that the DESA-DSD Director, Mr. Juwang Zhu, will be holding a briefing for Major Groups and other stakeholders regarding HLPF Side Events. The briefing will take place tomorrow, 28 June 2017, 11:00am, NYC time (EDT). The briefing will happen remotely and the webex details can be found below:…

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