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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Monday
Jun262017

HLPF Side events

We have received the following from DESA:

We understand that a number of organizations have sent a letter to the President of ECOSOC raising some concerns regarding the HLPF side events and also requesting that UN DESA provides guidance and supporting letters to participants who may need visa to enter the US…

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Monday
Jun262017

Global indicator framework adopted by the ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting (31st Meeting), 6 June 2017

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has unanimously adopted the draft resolution containing the global indicator framework on the SDGs at the 31st meeting of its Coordination and Management Meeting (CMM) and recommended that the resolution be passed to the UN General Assembly. The procedure does not allow for any further changes in the draft resolution, when it goes to the full session OF ECOSOC and therefore the final step to the adoption of the global indicator framework will be taken by the General Assembly…

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Sunday
Jun252017

Consultations on Revised draft of Ministerial Declaration

The co-facilitators held consultations on the 2017 Ministerial Declaration of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High-Level Segment and the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on 20-21 June 2017.

The revised draft stresses the need to build national capacities for follow-up and review. Unlike the zero draft, it does not refer to the establishment of an interagency…

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