Gender

Caribbean Seminar Supports Gender Mainstreaming in Trade and Development [viewed]

CDB16 June 2014: The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) organized the first of two training seminars for partners in the region, aiming to mainstream gender in the trade and development agenda.

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WSIS+10 High-level Event Identifies Priority Areas of Action on ICTs for Development [viewed]

WSIS Forum12 June 2013: Participants at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10) High-level Event endorsed an outcome document that recognizes information and communications technology (ICTs) as enablers for achieving the three pillars of sustainable development and describes ICTs as “a critical component of innovative development solutions in the post-2015 development agenda.” The Outcome Document, inter alia: highlights implementation of the WSIS action lines; discusses challenges during implementation; and elaborates a WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS beyond 2015, including priority areas and action lines.

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Member States Decide on Themes for SIDS Partnership Dialogues [viewed]

sids2014June 2014: UN Member States identified six clusters of priority for the multi-stakeholder partnership dialogues (Partnership Dialogues) that will take place as part of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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UNGA Elects Sam Kutesa of Uganda as 69th UNGA President [viewed]

UNGA11 June 2014: The UN General Assembly elected Sam Kahamba Kutesa of Uganda as President of its 69th session. Remarking on his election, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and current UNGA President John Ashe underscored the 69th session as a critical time for the UN in elaborating the post-2015 development agenda.

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FAO, Food Tank Launch Discussion on Future of Family Farming [viewed]

iyffJune 2014: As part of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and Food Tank are organizing an e-discussion, titled ‘The Future of Family Farming: Empowerment and Equal Rights for Women and Youth,' which is open for participation from 9-30 June 2014. IYFF discussions and events throughout the Year aim to raise global attention on the role of family farming in eradicating poverty and hunger, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, protecting the environment, managing natural resources and achieving sustainable development.

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ECOSOC Discusses Using Urbanization as Vehicle for Sustainability [viewed]

ECOSOC27 May 2014: UN agencies, Member States, local authority groups, civil society organizations and slum dwellers discussed ways to use urbanization as a "vehicle for sustainability," during the UN Economic and Social Council's (ECOSOC) first-ever Integration Segment. 

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SE4ALL Holds First Forum, Addressing Energy in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

se4all-forum6 June 2014: The first Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum convened from 4-6 June 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The Forum's 1,000 participants assessed progress on sustainable energy since the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) in June 2012, showcased successes, shared best practices, presented new commitments, and catalyzed action to help shape the global energy debate for the next decade.

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Event: Informal Informal Consultations of the OWG on SDGs [viewed]

The Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are convening informal informal consultations on the focus areas in advance of OWG 12. Member States and Observer States of the UN, other observers that have received a standing invitation from the General Assembly or the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and the UN system are invited to attend.  

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OWG Co-Chairs Issue Zero Draft with 17 SDGs [viewed]

owg2 June 2014: The Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have issued the "zero draft" of goals and targets. Titled ‘Introduction and Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post2015 Development Agenda,' the zero draft proposes 17 SDGs to be attained by 2030, as well as associated targets.

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EC Adopts Communication on SDGs [viewed]

European Union 2 June 2014: The European Commission (EC) has adopted a Communication to contribute to the EU position at the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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