Collection of inputs from MGoS to President of ECOSOC retreat: "Fulfilling the vision of the 2030 Agenda: integrated analyses from ECOSOC and its system", February 2-3 2018

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We would like to invite you to provide inputs to be brought to a retreat organized by the President of ECOSOC focusing on “Fulfilling the vision of the 2030 Agenda: integrated analyses from ECOSOC and its system”, to be held on February 2-3, in preparation of the upcoming review by the General Assembly of resolution 68/1 on ECOSOC…

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Save the Date - Nexus Conference - Water-Food-Energy-Climate through an Urban Lens

This will be the second Nexus Conference that The Water Institute has organized. The first in 2014 made a significant input to the negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through the Chapel Hill Declaration. ​We also produced a book from the main input to the conference available on Amazon The Water, Food, Energy and Climate Nexus: Challenges and an Agenda for Action

The 2018 Nexus Conference will aim to input to the Ministerial Declaration for the High Level Political Form and early input to the Heads of State review of the SDGs in 2019. It will offer a great place for governments, the UN and stakeholders to discuss the interlinkage agenda – possibly the only one…

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Co-chairs for STI Forum appointed by ECOSOC President

The co-chairs for the third Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be held 5-6 June 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York, have been appointed by the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Marie Chatardova. They are Toshiya Hoshino, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan, and Juan Sandoval Mendiolea, Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico...

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Calling All Young Family Planning Champions: FP2020 Now Accepting Applications for Reference Group Youth Members

FP2020 is seeking applicants interested in a leadership role in the movement to provide insights and expertise to address these challenges and to strengthen young people’s voice and participation within the partnership. Successful candidates will be family planning champions in their country and well-connected to national, regional and/or global networks committed to ensuring the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people and adolescents. 

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Reminder: Are you part of the SDG community? Only days left to help shape this year's Festival!

We have received the following from: UN SDG Action Campaign

This new edition of the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development will be a diverse, dynamic and inclusive event for the international SDG community. We want to hear from you! If you have a panel to convene, a project to showcase, a workshop to run – relating to any of these themes, we want to hear from you!…

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Letter from the President of ECOSOC appointment of co-chairs of 2018 STI Forum, 5-6 June 2018

We have received the following from DESA:

Please note that the President of Economic and Social Council, H.E. Mrs. Marie Chatardová, has appointed the two co-chairs of 2018 STI Forum to be held on 5-6 June 2018. They are H.E. Mr. Toshiya Hoshino, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations; and H.E. Mr. Juan Sandoval Mendiolea, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations.

The full letter can be found at:

More information can be found at the STI Forum 2018 page:


Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs, 11-14 November, Update 7

Marianne Haslegrave made a presentation on behalf of the Women’s Major Group during which she stressed that the WMG “must be the voice that is heard on issues related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

While disaggregation of data is a small, albeit important part of its concerns in relation to the global indicator framework, the WMG’s endpoint is structural change. Further disaggregation is,…

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Invitation to the Global SDG 7 Conference, 21-23 February 2018, Bangkok

Recognizing the importance of energy for sustainable development, the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has devoted Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) to energy - the first-ever universal goal on energy, with five targets on access, efficiency, renewables and means of implementation. SDG 7 is inextricably interlinked to other SDGs and related targets,…

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Call for Exhibition: HLPF 2018

Please note that DSD has launched a call for proposals of exhibitions sponsored by Member States, UN system and other Inter-Governmental Organizations as well as accredited Major Groups and other stakeholders, which will be welcomed at the UN Headquarters in New York, on the margins of the High-Level Political Forum 2018 (HLPF 2018)…

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The UN SDG Action Campaign are calling for nominations for the inaugural UN SDG Action Challenge Awards program!

In order to achieve Agenda 2030, we will need to learn from some of the greatest innovators, mobilizers, connectors, storytellers, communicators, visualizers and includers from across the globe! This awards program aims to find these change-makers and celebrate achievements being made in every corner of the earth, which all form a critical contribution to the international sustainable development movement…

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