Tuesday
Aug072018

(Deadline: 28 Aug) Registration to the organizational session of the Ad hoc open-ended working group established by General Assembly resolution 72/277, 5-7 Sept, UNHQ

We have received the following:

We are pleased to inform you that the organizational session of the Ad hoc open-ended working group, established by General Assembly resolution 72/277 of 10 May 2018 entitled Towards a Global Pact for the Environment will be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 7 September 2018 to examine matters related to the organization of the work of the ad hoc open-ended working group, including the duration and number of its substantive sessions... 

 

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Monday
Jul302018

High Level Political Forum 2018... Leaving no one behind: Are we succeeding? 

Friday, 13 July 2018, 4:30 – 6:30 pm UN Headquarters, Conference Room 4 

Lead Discussant remarks of Sylvia Beales, Gray Panthers/Stakeholder Group on Ageing. 

Ageing is transforming our world. We are all ageing. Older persons are the fastest growing population group globally, reaching 22% by 2050 with 54 percent of that number being women, and almost 60 percent living in urban areas, with 46 per cent those aged 60 years and over living with disabilities. Older people experience complex forms of exclusion and marginalization based on a range of intersecting inequalities that reinforce discriminations based on age, gender and disability…

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Wednesday
Jul252018

NGO MG Statements for Social Media

We have received the following from NGO Major Groups on behalf of Saionara König-Reis, Head of NY Office and Representative to the UN, Dianova International;

Dear NGO MG colleagues,

On behalf of the Social Media Task Team I want to thank you for doing your share in strengthening the NGO MG collective online advocacy efforts before, during and (now) after this HLPF. This year has been particularly effective because of your contributions with messages, videos, likes, shares and statements - THANK YOU and please continue to share.

Now the HLPF is over, but our collective actions are not!…

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Thursday
Jul192018

Latest on para 16 on Gender Equality in Ministerial Declaration: Women’s Major Group Statement

It is possible that there will be a vote on the gender equality paragraph of the Ministerial Declaration. (See: Letter by the President of ECOSOC transmitting the draft ministerial declaration) To support the paragraph as drafted, the WMG drafted the following statement this morning. It will be adapted and used in their external messaging as well as with their advocacy with Member States…

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Tuesday
Jul172018

What happened at the SDG Media Zone today (16 July)

We have received the following from the SDG Media Zone Team:

To engage people all over the world in the important conversations happening at the High-Level Political Forum, the UN Department of Public Information, in collaboration with its partners, UN Foundation and Public Foundation, has organized the SDG Media Zone from 9-17 July at UN Headquarters…

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Tuesday
Jul172018

Letter by the President of ECOSOC transmitting the draft ministerial declaration

 The attached letter from the President of ECOSOC, H.E. Marie Chatardova has been sent to all Permanent Representatives and Permanent Observers of the United Nations, transmitting the text of the draft ministerial declaration of the 2018 high-level political forum on sustainable development and of the high-level segment of the 2018 session of the Council (also attached)...

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Monday
Jul162018

REVISED Information for Major Groups and other stakeholders

We have received the following from DESA-OISC:

Please check the revised Information Note for MGoS attending the HLPF. It includes more detailed information on gallery tickets and the MGoS morning briefings during the second week.

It can also be found at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2018#registration.

Please encourage your colleagues to review this document carefully.

Thursday
Jul122018

Letter by Co-Facilitators with final text of draft ministerial declaration under silence procedure

The attached letter has been sent to all Permanent Representatives and Permanent Observers of the United Nations with the final text of the draft ministerial declaration under silence procedure until Friday 13 July 12 noon (New York time).

It would appear that at least one Member State is planning to break the silence.

Sunday
Jul082018

ICPD + 25: Posting 10

Measuring progress in the implementation of ICPD Beyond 2014 for Arab States Regional Review 

Attached is the list of 39 priority ICPD based SDG indicators for the Arab regional review of ICPD Beyond 2014. In addition to Goal 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages and Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, it covers 10 other goals as included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…

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Thursday
Jul052018

HLPF 2018: Second Call for speakers

We have received the following from the NGO Major Group:

With apologies for sending another email - but the digest accidentally included the previous call for speakers, not the updated one. Please see below for the updated call for NGO MG speakers at the HLPF.

2nd Call for Speakers...

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