Institutional Framework for SD

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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UNDP Executive Board Briefed on Post-2015 Agenda, Accountability [viewed]

UNDP5 September 2014: At the second regular session of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Executive Board, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark discussed: UNDP responses to current crises; UNDP's support for global development processes; implementation of UNDP's Strategic Plan; UNDP resources; and transparency and accountability. The UN development system is "determined to be fit for purpose for the post-2015 agenda,” Clark said, and the UN Development Group (UNDG) is assessing ways to ensure its members work together in a coherent, results-oriented and strategic manner.

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Event: VII BRICS Summit [viewed]

The Seventh Summit of the BRICS (Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa) will be held from 9-10 July 2015, in Ufa, the Russian Federation. The host country has signaled it will: ensure the continuity of the group's operation; take into account priorities put forward during the Brazilian presidency of the BRICS; and seek to enrich the group's work with new ideas, and strengthen its role in international affairs and regional issues.  

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Event: European Regional Consultation on Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

This Regional Ministerial Consultation on ‘Monitoring and Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda - The Regional Dimension' will discuss: the role of the regional level in the monitoring and accountability framework for the post-2015 development agenda; options for the scope and modalities of regional reviews; and linkages with global and national mechanisms. Panels will take place on: options for a multi-layered accountability mechanism for the post-2015 development agenda; lessons from existing mechanisms, including peer review mechanisms and other performance and periodic reviews; linkages with national and global accountability, including the role of national reports in the review process; and scope and process of regional accountability mechanisms. The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Regional UN Development Group (UNDG) for Europe and Central Asia are organizing the meeting, which will be chaired by the Government of Switzerland. The meeting will result in a Chair's Summary, which will provide a regional input into the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 agenda and inform the UN Secretary-General's Synthesis Report on the 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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ECLAC Consultation Addresses Accountability in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

ECLAC28 August 2014: Participants discussed strengthening regional accountability and implementation mechanisms in the context of the post-2015 development agenda at a consultation organized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The meeting was part of a series of five regional consultations on accountability in the post-2015 agenda that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked the UN regional commissions to organize, to share perspectives on elements of a regional accountability framework that will be situated within a wider framework with global and national links.

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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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Event: Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention (COP 4) [viewed]

The Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 4) to the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (Carpathian Convention) will meet from 23-26 September in Mikulov, Czech Republic, to decide on the strategic policy direction of the Convention for the next three years. COP 4 also serves as the Meeting of the Parties to its Protocols on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological and Landscape Diversity, Sustainable Forest Management, and Sustainable Tourism. Participants will include environment ministers and high-level representatives of the seven Parties to the Convention. Parties are expected to, inter alia, review and decide upon a number of implementing documents, issue declarations and statements, and ratify the Protocol on Sustainable Transport to the Convention.  

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African Forum Discusses Post-2015 Accountability Framework [viewed]

UNECA AU26 August 2014: African stakeholders have identified key elements for an accountability framework for the post-2015 development agenda. Participants at ‘Building an Accountability Framework for the Common African Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa' highlighted the need for post-2015 accountability to be based on a set of core principles with bold goals and targets, and a plan for means of implementation (MOI), while also ensuring that the framework is bottom-up and people-centered.

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