Wednesday
Jul192017

2017 HLPF: draft ministerial declaration of the high-level political forum and the high-level segment of the ECOSOC 2017 session

Attached please find advance edited copy of the draft ministerial declaration of the high-level political forum on sustainable development, convened under the auspices of the Council, on the theme "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world" and of the high-level segment of the 2017…

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Tuesday
Jul182017

2017 HLPF: new blog by Paul Polman, SDG Advocate and CEO of Unilever on "Unearthing the value of sustainable agriculture" now posted

A new blog by Mr. Paul Polman, SDG Advocate and CEO of Unilever, on "Unearthing the value of sustainable agriculture" is now posted at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week19 

For twitter please see: https://twitter.com/SustDev/status/887076205442281474

Monday
Jul172017

HLPF and ECOSOC HLS Ministerial Declaration 

We have been informed that the President of ECOSOC has sent a letter to Member States, confirming that the Ministerial Declaration on the HLPF, as drafted by the Co-Facilitators, will be tabled for adoption on Wednesday 19 July. We must now wait to see what will happen to those issues on which four Member States broke the silence, including those related to gender equality. Hopefully, Member States will express their concerns either before or after the Declaration is adopted.

Monday
Jul172017

2017 HLPF: Partnership Exchange (17 July) and SDG Business Forum (18 July)

In connection with the 2017 HLPF session, a one-day Partnership Exchange will be held on Monday, 17 July, in the General Assembly Hall. For more information please see: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/PartnershipExchange

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Saturday
Jul152017

Please review the ***updated*** HLPF Information note

Please note that the HLPF Information note has been updated. We strongly encourage all of you to review it carefully, as it contains important logistical information to facilitate your participation next week. 

Thursday
Jul132017

2017 HLPF: watch the "SDG Live" today

Together with UN DPI and UN Foundation, DESA is producing an SDG Live studio today, Thursday, 13 July, and on Tuesday, 18 July, to feature short interviews that will be broadcast live on UN TV. For more on the SDG Live including the schedule for today, please see: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=20000&nr=3865&menu=2993

Thursday
Jul132017

2017 HLPF: new blog by Dr. Alaa Murabit, SDG Advocate, on "Local leadership: Unlocking the true potential of the SDGs" now posted

The latest 2017 HLPF blog by Dr. Alaa Murabit, SDG Advocate and co-founder of the Omnis Institute on "Local leadership: Unlocking the true potential of the SDGs" is now posted at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week18leadership

For twitter please see: https://twitter.com/SustDev/status/885223877277880321

Wednesday
Jul122017

Cross-regional statement in support of SRHR at HLPF SDG 3 review session

A strong statement, in support of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), has been delivered today at the session of the High-level Political Forum to review SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages by Ambassador Jeroen Verheul from the Netherlands, supported by Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay:…

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Wednesday
Jul122017

2017 HLPF: new blog by Frauke Joosten Veglio, Advisor, UNAIDS on "Ending AIDS is everyone's business"

The latest 2017 HLPF blog by Frauke Joosten Veglio, Advisor, UNAIDS on "Ending AIDS is everyone's business" is now posted at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week18

Wednesday
Jul122017

Draft HLPF and HLS Ministerial Declaration

The silence on the draft High-level Political Forum (HLPF) and ECOSOC High-Level Segment (HLS) Ministerial Declaration was broken by four countries – Australia, Canada, Israel and the United States before the deadline on 11 July.

We understand that Australia and Canada broke the silence because they were dissatisfied with the treatment of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the text, something that we referred to yesterday…

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