Institutional Framework for SD

Event: Second Meeting of the CFS OEWG on SDGs [viewed]

The Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was created by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) at its 42nd session, with the task to discuss how CFS can put the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs at the center of its work. Specifically, the OEWG is expected to analyze those SDGs that are related to sustainable agriculture and food security and nutrition, agree on how CFS can provide a platform for sharing, learning and identifying challenges and achievements, and address policy gaps.  

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Event: Resumed Review Conference on the UN Fish Stocks Agreement [viewed]

The Resumed Review Conference on the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (UN Fish Stocks Agreement) will convene from 23 to 27 May. The Resumed Review Conference is mandated to assess the effectiveness of the agreement and the adequacy of its provisions and, if necessary, to propose means of strengthening the substance and methods of implementation of those provisions. The first Review Conference took place in 2006, followed by a resumed Review Conference in 2010.  

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Event: First Meeting of the CFS OEWG on SDGs [viewed]

The Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was created by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) at its 42nd session, with the task to discuss how CFS can put the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs at the center of its work. Specifically, the OEWG is expected to analyze those SDGs that are related to sustainable agriculture and food security and nutrition and agree on how CFS can provide a platform for sharing, learning and identifying challenges and achievements and address policy gaps. The first meeting of the OEWG will allow participants to share their views on the objectives, scope and work of the OEWG, and to initiate a discussion on CFS' role and activities to support progress on the implementation of the SDGs falling within its mandate.  

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Second Committee Considers Road Map on Working Methods [viewed]

UNGA 2nd Committee - Economic and Financial26 January 2016: UN Member States considered a proposed road map for informal consultations on “revitalization” of the work of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial). Angrej Logar, Permanent Representative of Slovenia and Chair of the Second Committee, presented the proposal, which addresses the Committee's role in guiding and supporting implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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UNESCO Explores School Leadership, Governance in Achieving 2030 Targets [viewed]

UNESCO26 January 2016: Participants at the International Symposium on Education Policies, hosted by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), discussed implementing Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 (Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all), including how countries can align their policies with the Education 2030 Framework for Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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UNCTAD Highlights Protection Needs in Digital Revolution [viewed]

UNCTAD15 January 2016: A policy brief from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) cautions that the large-scale replacement of jobs by robots may cause substantial losses to governments' fiscal revenue, which could challenge their ability to fund social protection, especially at a time when more people may require such schemes.

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Symposium Calls on Japan to Foster G7 Discussion of 2030 Agenda [viewed]

unuias_japan_post201515 January 2016: Participants at a symposium in Tokyo recommended that Japan, during its Presidency of the Group of seven (G7), foster discussion of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development so as to promote national implementation. The symposium, titled 'The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Transforming Japan and the World,' was organized by Keio University and the UN University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).

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Event: UNDP 50th Anniversary Ministerial Meeting [viewed]

An event to mark the 50th anniversary of the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) founding will bring together ministers from around the world and UN partners to discuss how to translate the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into concrete actions and results. The event will include plenary and thematic sessions on: eradicating poverty and leaving no one behind; protecting the planet and sustainable development; ending violence and building peace; and managing risk and building resilience to climate change. Participating ministers will share their vision for how UNDP can contribute to countries' efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event is expected to identify key roles for UNDP to assist countries in implementation and monitoring. UNDP will use the meeting recommendations to guide its future work.  

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Event: 17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty [viewed]

The 2016 edition of this annual conference will convene under the theme, 'Scaling Up Responsible Land Governance' and pay special attention to working at scale, mainstreaming innovations and sustaining investments for greater impact. The main conference will run from 15-17 March and will comprise policy sessions and round-tables on core conference themes. Other key activities will include a pre-conference workshop on innovations in land governance research and monitoring, and a post-conference learning day offering masterclasses to familiarize participants with cutting edge tools and techniques for policy makers. An innovation fair exploring how technology and open data can help improve land governance at scale will also take place.  

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UN Secretary-General Issues Report on 2030 Follow-Up and Review [viewed]

transforming_world21 January 2016: In an advance unedited report, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon provides proposals on a global follow-up and review system applicable to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Drawing from questionnaire responses from 119 Member States and from views provided by UN system organizations, Major Groups and other stakeholders, the report suggests ways to "fully use the potential" of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) "as the central follow-up and review platform."

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