Institutional Framework for SD

Ozone Secretariat Releases Paper that Proposes Including Ozone in SDGs [viewed]

25 Montreal Protocol21 June 2013: The Ozone Secretariat has released an information document, titled 'Embedding ozone protection in the sustainable development agenda,' that reviews historical and current sustainable development processes, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), introduces initiatives under way to articulate a new development agenda, including on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and discusses the role of ozone in future SDGs.

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HLPF Consultations Conclude with Outcome Text [viewed]

HLPF26 June 2013: The consultations to define the format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) concluded on 26 June 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, following Member State requests for additional negotiating time. A draft resolution on the establishment of the HLPF has been agreed upon ad referendum, and outlines meeting formats, rules of procedure, participation, review mechanisms, timing and periodicity, and agenda of the forum.

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Stakeholder Forum Reviews Current Submissions to SDGs e-Inventory [viewed]

SDG e-Inventory25 June 2013: Stakeholder Forum has prepared a summary of the submissions to date to the SDGs e-Inventory, which is an online tool that provides stakeholders with a platform to propose options for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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HLPF Negotiations Extended [viewed]

HLPF24 June 2013: Deliberations on the format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) are continuing, with Member States meeting for further informal negotiations on the core aspects of the Forum throughout the week of 17 June. On 21 June, the co-facilitators for the process released a compromise text, which is under discussion.

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OWG Reaches Half-way Point in Consideration of SDGs [viewed]

owg4-cochairs19 June 2013: The fourth session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) addressed seven thematic issues that sustainable development "revolves around," in the words of Co-Chair Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya. OWG 4 took place from 17-19 June 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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UN Member States Continue Consultations on Strengthening ECOSOC [viewed]

UNGA20 June 2013: Informal informal consultations on the further review of the implementation of the UN General Assembly resolution 61/16 on strengthening of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) continued on 20 June 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The consultations provided Member States an opportunity to informally discuss a draft compilation text on the strengthening of the Council.

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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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