Friday
Jun092017

2017 HLPF: Pre-registration by MGoS [deadline extended until Thursday, 15 June midnight EST]

The 2017 session of the HLPF will be held be held from Monday, 10 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 17 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017. The theme will be "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development” that will be considered each year:…

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Tuesday
Jun062017

Paying tribute to Dr Babatunde Osotimehin

The Commonwealth Medical Trust (Commat) is greatly saddened at the sudden passing of Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). He was 68 years old and was married with five children and several grandchildren. 

As UNFPA Executive Director Dr Babatunde championed three major transformative goals of zero preventable maternal deaths, zero unmet demand for family planning and the elimination of harmful practices against women and girls...

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Monday
Jun052017

Latest information on HLPF 2017

Briefing by DESA

The following information has been provided by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at a meeting of the HLPF Major Group and other Stakeholders (MGoS) Co-ordinating Mechanism (CM).

Registration

  • Registrations for the HLPF are open until 11 June for NGOs accredited with ECOSOC and NGOs that are part of the CSD roster. Please check more relevant information on the registration link:…

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Thursday
Jun012017

Are National Voluntary Reviews promoting awareness and inclusion?

Together 2030, in partnership with the Newcastle University Politics Department, has carried out a perceptions survey on civil society and stakeholder engagement in voluntary national reviews (VNRs) and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. There were 462 responses from a range of stakeholders, including national, regional and global organizations to a total of 20 questions (although not all questions were directed to all respondents). The survey report addresses:…

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Wednesday
May312017

HLPF/ECOSOC Joint Ministerial Declaration – consultations begin

On 26 May 2017, Member States provided their initial views on the Joint Ministerial Declaration of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)2017 and the High-Level Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), during consultations on the draft elements paper for the Declaration. The paper was issued on 23 May 2017 by the co-facilitators for the consultations, Ambassador Jan Kickert of Austria, and Ambassador Courtenay Rattray of Jamaica…

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Sunday
May282017

World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

The Commonwealth Medical Trust (Commat) joins with other CSOs in congratulating Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his election as the new Director-General of WHO. He is the first Director-General from Africa. Nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, he will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017, succeeding Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since 1 January 2007…

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Wednesday
May242017

Briefing by the President of ECOSOC / draft elements for Ministerial Declaration / webinar for stakeholders with the co-facilitators

The President of the ECOSOC will convene a briefing on Friday, 26 May 2017, at 10 AM in Conference Room 4, on the status of preparations for the 2017 high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) and the high-level segment of the ECOSOC. All are invited to attend…

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Friday
May192017

WHO report on Progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development now available

The World Health Organization has posted its report on Progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A70_35-en.pdf). It will be considered during the discussion on provisional agenda item 16, Promoting health through the life course, tentatively on Monday 29 May and will be the first follow up by the World Health Assembly to its resolution of 2016, WHA69.11…

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Friday
May192017

2017 HLPF: Call for expert speakers from Major Groups and other stakeholders 

The 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will be held in New York from 10-19 July 2017 under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. The theme for the session will be "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". More information is available at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf

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Tuesday
May162017

2017 HLPF: new blog by H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Co-Chair of the STI Forum, on "Harnessing the power of science, technology and innovation for sustainable development in a changing world"

A new 2017 HLPF blog entry by H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Co-Chair of the STI Forum and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the UN, on "Harnessing the power of science, technology and innovation for sustainable development in a changing world" is now posted at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week12

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