UN Programme, Agency or Fund

Toolkit to Help Investors Support SDGs [viewed]

unctad-ri-globalcompact16 October 2014: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Global Compact, and the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have announced plans to develop a toolkit for institutional investors, companies and foundations to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with their investments.

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UNDP Ecosystem-based Adaptation Event Discusses Links to Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

UNDP9 October 2014: A UN Development Programme (UNDP) event examined how ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) can contribute to the post-2015 development agenda. The event, which gathered representatives from government, multilateral institutions and NGOs, concluded that a climate-resilient future will not be possible without a strong emphasis on EbA, and that EbA can also contribute to sustainable development more broadly.

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Member States Start Preparations for 3rd FfD Conference, SG Announced [viewed]

unga6917 October 2014: UN Member States held their first substantive informal session of the preparatory process for the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), on 17 October 2014, in New York, US. Delegations considered the proposed road map and annex circulated by the co-facilitators before the consultation, and exchanged general views on the Conference and related issues.

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IAEG Invites Comments on Data-Related Rights [viewed]

data-recolution-group14 October 2014: Consultations conducted by the UN Secretary-General's Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development have highlighted a shared concern for data-related rights, according to a blog post by two members of the Group, Carmen Barroso, the Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region, and Katell Le Goulven, Chief of Policy Planning, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). They note that, while data have the potential to empower people, there are privacy and accessibility implications that need to be considered.

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EMG SOM20 Focuses on UN System-Wide Strategy on Environment, SDGs [viewed]

emeg25 September 2014: During the 20th Senior Officials Meeting (SOM20) of the Environment Management Group (EMG), senior management of 38 UN agencies, multilateral agreement bodies and intergovernmental financial institutions focused on coherence in environmental programming, sustainable operations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The senior officials also undertook important discussions on the Group's contribution to the preparation of a UN System-Wide Strategy on the Environment.

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UNCTAD Report Recommends Policy Flexibility to Achieve Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

UNCTAD10 September 2014: Strengthened domestic and regional demand, accompanied by better income distribution, is necessary to put the world economy on a path towards sustainable growth, according to the 2014 issue of the Trade and Development Report (TDR), titled 'Global Governance and Policy Space for Development,' published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The 2014 report underscores the role of proactive trade and industrial policies in the post-2015 development agenda, and highlights policies that can help achieve sustained economic growth, poverty reduction and full employment.

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Guest Article #34: Learning Today for a Sustainable Future [viewed]

The stakes for post-2015 are high. To shape the future we want, to promote a sustainable planet, more just and green societies, and growing, green economies, we need to build strong foundations. This must encompass an education that empowers every boy and girl, woman and man with the values, skills and knowledge to find solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow. In a word, education post-2015 must prepare educators and learners for sustainable development.

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UNDP, ESCAP, ADB Convene E-Discussion on Next Steps for Global Partnership [viewed]

unescap-adb-undpOctober 2014: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are convening an e-discussion on next steps for a global partnership for development. The outcomes are expected to inform a forthcoming ESCAP/ADB/UNDP Asia-Pacific MDG Report on Means of Implementation (MOI) and the Global Partnership for Development.

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Mountain Partnership Secretariat, Ev-K2-CNR to Launch Federation of Mountain PAs [viewed]

Mountain Partnership20 October 2014: The Mountain Partnership Secretariat and Ev-K2-CNR will launch a Federation of Mountain Protected Areas (FMPA) to support mountain protected areas (PAs) globally. The FMPA will facilitate the exchange of experiences, information, knowledge and management practices on mountain PAs.

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World Investment Forum Addresses SDG Financing Needs [viewed]

world.investmet.forum16 October 2014: Representatives of governments, the UN and businesses considered solutions for financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during their discussions at the World Investment Forum 2014. The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which organizes the annual Forum, has estimated that developing countries will face an annual investment gap of US$2.5 trillion over the lifetime of the SDGs (2016 to 2030), and public resources will not be able to meet the SDG-implied financial demands.

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