REVISED Information for Major Groups and other stakeholders

We have received the following from DESA-OISC:

Please check the revised Information Note for MGoS attending the HLPF. It includes more detailed information on gallery tickets and the MGoS morning briefings during the second week.

It can also be found at

Please encourage your colleagues to review this document carefully.


Letter by Co-Facilitators with final text of draft ministerial declaration under silence procedure

The attached letter has been sent to all Permanent Representatives and Permanent Observers of the United Nations with the final text of the draft ministerial declaration under silence procedure until Friday 13 July 12 noon (New York time).

It would appear that at least one Member State is planning to break the silence.


ICPD + 25: Posting 10

Measuring progress in the implementation of ICPD Beyond 2014 for Arab States Regional Review 

Attached is the list of 39 priority ICPD based SDG indicators for the Arab regional review of ICPD Beyond 2014. In addition to Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages and Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, it covers 10 other goals as included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…

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HLPF 2018: Second Call for speakers

We have received the following from the NGO Major Group:

With apologies for sending another email - but the digest accidentally included the previous call for speakers, not the updated one. Please see below for the updated call for NGO MG speakers at the HLPF.

2nd Call for Speakers...

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HLPF 2018: Information note for Major Groups and other stakeholders

We have received the following from DESA-OISC:

Please review the 2018 HLPF MGoS Information Note, v.3 July. Please share the link with your networks, but refrain from downloading the pdf. The note available on this link will be updated as necessary.



Update on HLPF Ministerial Declaration

Please see the following message from Isabela Cunha regarding the consultations for the HLPF Ministerial Declaration: 

Please see attached the revised Zero Draft of the 2018 HLPF Ministerial Declaration, as shared by the co-facilitators, the PRs of Australia and Bangladesh.

Please note that informal consultations will be held on Tuesday 3 July, 10am-1pm and 3-6pm, in a location to be announced…

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IPCI: Save The Date

We have received this from the European Parliamentary Forum Secretariat

We are delighted to announce that the 7th International Parliamentarians' Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (IPCI/ICPD)  will be taking place in Ottawa, Canada on 22-23 October 2018.

Around 300 parliamentarians, ministers, and invited experts are scheduled to attend the 2018 IPCI/ICPD conference which is taking place at…

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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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[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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ICPD + 25: Posting 8

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


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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