Wednesday
Oct242018

Remarks of Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J Mohammed

During the Opening of the World Data Forum, Amina J Mohammed said that “We live during a time of unprecedented challenge – but, equally, unprecedented and massive opportunity” and that the 2030 Agenda is the “blueprint” for addressing these challenges and seizing the opportunities. Nevertheless, more and better data is required for achieving the SDGs which will help to identify the most appropriate solutions for sustainable development. 

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Tuesday
Oct232018

UN World Data Forum 2018

22-24 October 2018 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The UN World Data Forum 2018 opened in Dubai on 22 October 2018, bringing together data and statistics experts to explore ways to apply data and statistics; measure global progress; and inform evidence-based policy decisions on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This second UN World Data Forum follows the first Forum which was held in Cape Town in 2017 (See: First UN World Data Forum begins in Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday 15 January 2017. It is hosted by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority of the United Arab Emirates, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the UN Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda.

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Monday
Oct222018

Last day to apply! CS Forum in advance of the Midterm Review of 2013 Asia Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development

The Asia-Pacific CSO Forum will be held on 24-25 November 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. It serves as a NGOs and community based organizations that are familiar with ICPD processes and that work on SRHR, Gender Equality, HIV, Human Rights, Migration, Aging, Youth, Climate Change, or Conflict in Asia and the Pacific are particularly encouraged to apply.  If your organization is interested in being attending, please carefully review the full call for participation here.

Apologies for the short deadline for applications of 15 October 2018 for scholarships, and 22 October  for self-funded applicants. CS representatives wishing to participate should apply here.

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Friday
Oct192018

VNR Handbook 2019 Edition

The 2019 Edition of the Handbook for the Preparation of Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), prepared by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) is now available. Please, check here and attached.

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Thursday
Oct112018

UNECE Regional Conference on ICPD+25 - Presentations and Statements

Please be informed that received and confirmed Presentations and Statements given during the Conference are now available on the Conference webpage (http://www.unece.org/pau/icpd25.html)

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Tuesday
Oct092018

CSO outcome document for African Regional ICPD+25 meeting

The CSO consultation outcome document (attached in English and French) was adopted unanimously at the Expert Meeting held in Accra, Ghana during the ICPD+25 Regional Review for Africa of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD), 2-5 October 2018.  

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Friday
Oct052018

Countries presenting Voluntary National Reviews in 2019

As of 5 October 2018, the follwoing 51 countries have signed up to present their voluntary national reviews (VNRs) at the 2019 High-level Political Forum (HLPF). Those marked with an * are conducting their second VNRs:

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Wednesday
Oct032018

[Open Registration]: Interregional Preparatory Meeting for the MTR of SAMOA Pathway

The Interregional Preparatory Meeting for the Mid Term Review of the SAMOA Pathway will be held in Apia, Samoa, from 30 October to 1stNovember 2018. This Meeting will be preceded by the Interregional Partnerships Dialogue, on 29 October 2018

The Interregional Meeting is being held pursuant to paragraphs 27 and 28 of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 72/217, which reaffirmed the 2016 General Assembly’s decision (A/RES/71/225) to convene a one-day high-level review, at United Nations Headquarters in September 2019,…

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Tuesday
Oct022018

Calling for Applications! CS Forum in advance of the Midterm Review of 2013 Asia Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development

The Asia-Pacific CSO Forum NAME will be held on 24-25 November 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.   It serves as a preparatory civil society meeting in advance of the midterm review of the 2013 Asia Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and Development, which is being held on 26-28 November 2018 at UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP).

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Tuesday
Oct022018

Civil Society Consultation Statement at UNECE ICPD+25 Conference

Medea Khmelidze of Real People, Real Vision and the Astra Network presented the Civil Society Consultation Statement at the UNECE ICPD+25 Regional Conference on Monday 1 October.  

The statement, which was supported by all participants, focuses on areas such as addressing retrogressive policies, legislation and practices related to sexual and reproductive health and rights; the shrinking space for civil society organizations;…

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