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UNGA 69 Opening Highlights Climate Summit, Responsibility for Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

kutesa16 September 2014: On 16 September 2014, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) opened its 69th Session, which will convene under the theme ‘Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda.'

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World Reconstruction Conference: DRR Critical to Sustainable Development [viewed]

gfdrr12 September 2014: The second World Reconstruction Conference (WRC 2) brought together over 500 practitioners and policymakers from governments, civil society and the private sector to share lessons learned in post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. The conference aimed to help countries incorporate disaster recovery into their policies and institutions given the increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters.

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Governments Conclude Consultations on WCIP Outcome Document [viewed]

wcip15 September 2014: The draft outcome document of the forthcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) commits participating Heads of State and Government to give "due consideration to all the rights of indigenous peoples" in the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda. The draft outcome document is the result of consultations among UN Member States, chaired by Andrej Logar, Slovenia, and Marjon Kamara, Liberia, which concluded on 12 September 2014.

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Task Force Releases Position Paper on Social and Solidarity Economy [viewed]

sseSeptember 2014: The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy has released a position paper outlining how the post-2015 development agenda can incorporate the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). 'Social and Solidarity Economy and the Challenge of Sustainable Development' argues that SSE holds great potential for advancing socially sustainable development.

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Civil Society Gives Input to Post-2015 Synthesis Report [viewed]

UNGA10 September 2014: UN General Assembly President John Ashe held an interactive meeting to hear civil society representatives' recommendations on the forthcoming synthesis report of the UN Secretary-General on the post-2015 development agenda. The hearing took place on 9 September 2014, in New York, US, in preparation for the High-level Stocktaking event on the same topic.

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2014 SEED Awards Celebrate African, Low-Carbon and Women's Enterprises [viewed]

Seed10 September 2014: A total of 41 enterprises from Africa and elsewhere have received the 2014 SEED Award, which celebrates innovative social and environmental start-up enterprises in developing and emerging economies tackling key sustainable development challenges at community level. The awards were announced during the 2014 SEED Awards Africa Symposium, held from 10-11 September 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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World Water Week Calls for Water Goal in Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

SIWI5 September 2014: World Water Week, which convened this year on the theme 'Energy and Water,' closed with a call for inclusion of a standalone water target in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the post-2015 development agenda.

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SIDS Conference Concludes with 297 Partnerships, Adoption of Outcome Document [viewed]

Samoa Partnerships Commitment4 September 2014: The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) took place from 1-4 September 2014, in Apia, Samoa, on the theme of ‘The Sustainable Development of SIDS Through Genuine and Durable Partnerships.' The Conference produced an outcome document, titled ‘SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway,' which was negotiated during the preparatory process at UN Headquarters in New York, US, and adopted during the closing plenary.

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Civil Society Sets Action Agenda to 2015 [viewed]

undpi-ngo29 August 2014: The 65th Annual UN Conference for NGOs convened on the theme '2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda,' and concluded with a declaration intended to serve as an action agenda for the coming year. The Conference focused on poverty eradication, sustainability, climate justice, human rights, and partnerships and accountability frameworks, with an emphasis on enabling civil society networks and activists to mobilize messaging, advocacy strategies, partnerships and accountability frameworks in the lead-up to intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda.

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ECLAC Assesses Progress on Statistics [viewed]

ECLAC14 August 2014: The 13th meeting of the Executive Committee of the Statistical Conference of the Americas (SCA), a subsidiary body of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), assessed progress made by the SCA's 14 working groups and two task forces on, inter alia, follow-up on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), institutional strengthening, household surveys, and censuses and labor market indicators. A seminar addressed strategies to take advantage of administrative records for statistical purposes.

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