Thursday
Jun222017

Call for proposals - Exhibition during HLPF 2017 (deadline - 29 June)

For the second time, DESA-DSD is pleased to launch a call for proposals of exhibition pieces to be displayed during the 2017 HLPF. DSD has secured the exhibition area between the Vienna Cafe and the Visitors center, at the 1B level, where CR11 and CR12 are located. Selected pieces will feature in a diverse exhibition organized by DESA/DSD. Please use this form to submit a proposal…

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Wednesday
Jun212017

June 28 - Webinar: Preparing for the HLPF 2017

Please, find attached and below the invitation to a webinar in preparation to the HLPF which Together 2030 is organizing in partnership with the TAP Network. 

We will be focusing on content discussions and hope you can join us and support with its dissemination.

Please, register here:

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Tuesday
Jun202017

2017 HLPF Ministerial Declaration: Revised Draft

The co-facilitators of the Ministerial Declaration, the Permanent Representatives of Austria and Jamaica, have circulated a revised draft version of the 2017 Ministerial Declaration to be adopted at the conclusion of the HLPF.

There is now paragraph 12 on…

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Thursday
Jun152017

Six Youth Speakers Selected for UN PGA's High-level SDG Action Event on Education - 28 June 2017 at UNHQ

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS conducted a process to identify civil society and social entrepreneur youth speakers for the High-level SDG Action Event on Education, taking place 28 June at UN Headquarters. UN-NGLS facilitated a Stakeholder Selection Committee to review applications for the speaking roles and create a regionally and gender balanced short-list of candidates for the President of the General Assembly to consider…

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Thursday
Jun152017

2017 HLPF: [reminder] first round of consultations on the zero draft Ministerial Declaration

There will be a first round of informal consultations on the attached zero draft Ministerial Declaration today, Thursday, 15 June, from 11 AM to 1 PM and from 3 to 6 PM in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. The consultations will continue on Friday, 16 June, at 10 a.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, and at 3 PM in conference room 11.

A list of MGoS representatives who have indicated their interest to make short interventions has been provided to the co-facilitators. 

For the full timeline of the informals on the draft Ministerial Declaration, please see: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/15078Letterfromcofacilitators.pdf 

Tuesday
Jun132017

2017 HLPF: new blog by Ms. Kathy Calvin, CEO of UN Foundation: "Putting the most vulnerable at the forefront of the SDGs"

A new 2017 HLPF blog entry by Ms. Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation, on "Putting the most vulnerable at the forefront of the SDGs" is now posted at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/blog2017/week14

Monday
Jun122017

Zero draft – HLPF and ECOSOC High Level Segment Ministerial Declaration now available

The Co-facilitators have circulated the zero draft of the Ministerial Declaration of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and the ECOSOC High Level Segment.

Under the themes “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world” and “Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions through promoting sustainable development, expanding opportunities and addressing related challenges” Ministers undertake to “realise the promise of the 2030 Agenda, for all people everywhere, ensuring that no one is left behind”.  The emphasis is on acceleration of the pace of implementation. (para 1)…

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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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