Institutional Framework for SD

UNGA Decides to Establish Sustainable Development Financing Committee [viewed]

UNGA21 June 2013: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has agreed to establish the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICSDF). The Committee is expected to assess the consistency, effectiveness and synergies of existing financial instruments and frameworks, as well as additional initiatives, and to prepare a report proposing options on a sustainable development financing strategy.

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Outlines Key Elements for Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

OHCHR 26 June 2013: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has written to permanent representatives of UN Member States in New York and Geneva, outlining ten critical messages for the post-2015 development agenda.

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Next UNGA President to Prioritize Post-2015 Development Agenda, Sustainable Development [viewed]

UNGA14 June 2013: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has elected by acclaimation John W. Ashe (Antigua and Barbuda) as President of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly. 

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2013 African MDG Report Highlights African Efforts to Achieve MDGs [viewed]

AfDBMay 2013: The African Development Bank (AfDB) released the 2013 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Report, titled 'Assessing Progress in Africa toward the MDGs.' The report confirms the positive impact of poverty reduction and steady economic growth on MDG progress, recognizes progress towards goals and targets and highlights remaining challenges. The report includes a themed focus on food security.

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HLPF Process Approaches Final Negotiations [viewed]

HLPF14 June 2013: Informal informal consultations on the organizational aspects of the high-level political forum (HLPF) continued on 12-14 June, during which delegates further discussed the core issues of format, participation, timing, and rules of procedure for the HLPF, while attempting to agree on textual language.

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UN Poverty-Environment Initiative Deepens Efforts on Gender, Equality and Stakeholder Partnerships [viewed]

UNDP UNEP12 June 2013: The UN Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) launched its 2013-2017 programme, announcing that its new phase will consolidate current programme achievements, further integrate gender and equality concerns, and strengthen stakeholder partnerships for the long-term mainstreaming of poverty-environment issues.

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UN Secretary-General Appoints Prince Talal of Jordan as UNSGAB Chair [viewed]

unsgab10 June 2013: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan as Chair of the UN-Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB).

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HLP Collects Stakeholder Responses to Report on Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

HLP OnJune 2013: The High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda (HLP) is collecting stakeholder responses to their report, 'A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development.' To date, the outreach section of the HLP's website includes responses, press releases and blog posts from 91 organizations and groups.

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High-Level Conference of Middle Income Countries Adopts San Jose Declaration [viewed]

The dais during the closing of the MICs High-Level Conference. L-R: Sarwar Hobohm, Director for Strategic Planning, Donor Partnerships and Quality Assurance, UNIDO; Enrique Castillo Barrantes, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Costa Rica; and Yoriko Yasukawa, UN Resident Coordinator in Costa Rica.14 June 2013: The High-Level Conference of Middle Income Countries (MICs), which was hosted by the Government of Costa Rica and co-organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), convened under the theme 'Challenges for Sustainable Development and International Cooperation in Middle Income Countries: The Role of Networks for Prosperity.'

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Global Soil Partnership Launches an Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils [viewed]

Global Soil Partnership (GSP)12 June 2013: At its First Plenary Assembly, the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) launched a new Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) to provide scientific and technical advice on global soil issues for the GSP and for other international institutions. The ITPS will also advocate sustainable soil management in sustainable development agendas.

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