Thursday
Jun212018

Call for submission of inputs to VNR presentations extended till 25th June 

We have received the followig:

The 2018 High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) will take place, under the auspices of ECOSOC, between 9 and 18 July 2018. The second week of the Forum will take place at the Ministerial Level, when 47 countries will make Voluntary National Reviews’ presentations, regarding their progress in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…

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Tuesday
Jun192018

HLPF Ministerial Declaration: Consultations on 21 and 22 June

We have received the following email, which follows up on our posting of 14 June, below

Dear All, 

The co-facilitators of the Ministerial Declaration, the Permanent Representatives of Australia and Bangladesh, have circulated a zero draft version of the 2018 Ministerial Declaration to be adopted at the conclusion of the HLPF. The document is attached to this message…

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Friday
Jun152018

ICPD + 25: Posting 7

ICPD Beyond 2014 + 5 Regional Reviews  — European Region

Background

In July 2013 the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)[1]Regional Conference for ICPD Beyond 2014, Enabling choices: Population Priorities for the 21stCentury was held in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together 200-250 representatives of government, including high-level officials, academia and ECOSOC accredited NGOs, as well as members of national parliaments and other national and international stakeholders. Following the presentations and discussions the Chair’s Summary, a non-negotiated outcome document, was presented in the final session…

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Thursday
Jun142018

(Deadline 27 June) Register to participate in the MGoS Pre-HLPF meeting - 8 July

We have received the following:

Dear all,

UN DESA OISC and the MGoS HLPF Coordination Mechanism will organize a pre-HLPF preparatory meeting, to take place on Sunday, 8 July 2017, from 9:00 to 15:00. The full-day preparatory meeting will promote understanding of the HLPF, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the opportunities and procedures for engagement throughout the HLPF, and peer-to-peer learning sessions and exchanges among representatives of major groups and other stakeholders…

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Thursday
Jun142018

HLPF Ministerial Declaration: Zero Draft and Consultations today, 14 June

The process has now begun for the Ministerial Declaration for the High-level Political Forum (HLPF), as can be seen by the letter below from DESA-OISC.

The zero draft includes paragraphs that relate to health and gender equality and women’s empowerment, but lack linkages with the work done, for example, with last year’s HLPF themes…

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Tuesday
Jun122018

ICPD + 25: Posting 6

ICPD Beyond 2014 + 5 Regional Reviews — Asia Pacific

The Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (6APPC) was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 16 - 20 September 2013. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) mid-term review of its outcome, which will constitute the intergovernmental regional review of the ICPD agenda in the Asia Pacific Region will be held in Bangkok from 26 – 27 November 2018. It is planned to hold a CSO Forum and a Youth Forum immediately before the Intergovernmental Meeting (dates to be confirmed) and Member States will also be encouraged to include CSOs in their delegations…

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Monday
Jun112018

ICPD + 25: Posting 5

ICPD Beyond 2014 + 5 Regional Reviews  — Arab States

The Regional Conference, under the theme Development Challenges and Population Dynamics in a Changing Arab World,took place in Cairo, Egypt from 24-26 June 2013, hosted by the League of Arab States (LAS), together with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), and UNFPA…

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Sunday
Jun102018

HLPF 2018: Informal Consultations on the HLPF Ministerial Declaration

The first round of informal consultations on the draft ministerial declaration of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) for 2018, convened under the auspices of the Council, and the high-level segment of the 2018 session of the Council took place on Friday 8 June, to which Major Groups and other Stakeholders were invited to attend as observers. Information for input into this process will be available in due course. 

The consultations are  convened by the co-facilitators (Australia and Bangladesh), on behalf of the Presidency of the Council (Czech Republic).

Saturday
Jun092018

Speaker Nominations for MGoS Side Event at HLPF 2018, Deadline: Tues 12 June, 6 pm NY

We have received the following:  

As was mentioned on the CM call this morning, the official MGoS side event concept note on the “MGoS Engagement in the HLPF and Review of General Assembly resolution 67/290” has been finalized. We are opening a short application window for MGoS CM members to express interest in speaking at the event through this google formDeadline: Tuesday, 12 June, 6pm NY time.…

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Friday
Jun082018

ICPD + 25: Posting 4

ICPD Beyond 2014 + 5 Regional Reviews  -- Africa

The Regional Review for Africa will take place in Accra, Ghana, from 2 – 5 October 2015. It will be held at ‘expert and ministerial level’ and will be preceded by a civil society pre-conference. The outcomes will be the Regional Review Report and the outcome of the ministerial review. They will feed into the Secretary-General’s Report to the 52ndsession of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in 2019, which will be devoted to the overall review and appraisal of the implementation of the ICPD PoA. (See ICPD + 25: Posting 3)…

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