Institutional Framework for SD

UNCTAD Report Addresses Role of STI in Sustainable Urbanization [viewed]

UNCTAD5 May 2015: A report from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) highlights the experiences of cities around the world applying a range of science, technology and innovation (STI) solutions, including new and emerging technologies, innovative approaches to urban planning and institutional innovation. Titled ‘Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Urbanization,' the report is being released at the 18th session of UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), which is convening in Geneva, Switzerland, from 4-8 May 2015.

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UNGA President Hosts Meeting on Strengthening Cooperation between UN, Regional and Sub-Regional Organizations [viewed]

United Nations4 May 2015: UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Sam Kutesa convened a high-level thematic debate focusing on strengthening cooperation between the UN, regional and sub-regional organizations. Delegates discussed how to strengthen strategic partnerships, as well as how regional and sub-regional organizations can be engaged and mobilized to play an effective role in the implementation of a transformative post-2015 development agenda. The event resulted in a negotiated declaration on strengthening cooperation between the UN, regional and sub-regional organizations, which was negotiated ahead of the debate and was expected to be adopted by the Assembly on 5 May 2015.

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UNFCCC Summarizes Cooperative Activities [viewed]

UNFCCC30 April 2015: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a document that summarizes key cooperative activities it has carried out with other international organizations since April 2014. The document summarizes key activities in the areas of: technology; finance; capacity building; adaptation; mitigation; climate knowledge, comprised of science, research and systematic observation; gender; cooperation with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariats through the Joint Liaison Group of the Rio Conventions; the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda; contribution of the private sector through the UN Global Compact; and communications.

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UN-Water Outlines Resources Needed for SDG 6 Implementation [viewed]

un-water24 April 2015: UN-Water has published a report on the implementation of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to water and sanitation. Currently available in advanced draft form, the publication outlines the resources and inputs necessary to achieve the targets proposed in the report of the Open Working Group on SDGs.

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Study Looks at Smart Mobility PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

eiu_mif15 April 2015: A report concludes that increased urbanization and economic growth have led to congestion and pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), but that alternative transportation solutions, financed by public-private partnerships (PPPs), can enhance quality of life and protect the environment. Titled ‘Smart Mobility PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean,' the report was published by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group.

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UN Member States Hold Informal Discussion of Post-2015 Review Options [viewed]

new_york_city30 April 2015: A Workshop on Building an Effective Review Mechanism for the Post-2015 Development Agenda was convened by the Permanent Missions of Egypt, Liechtenstein, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, the Republic of Korea and Switzerland to the UN, in cooperation with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). The workshop for UN Member States sought to create an open discussion on options for the architecture for review and follow-up of the post-2015 development agenda, in particular the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the context of the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF).

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Event: Workshop on Options for HLPF [viewed]

This workshop will take place in New York, US, on 30 April 2015. A background paper, titled 'Architecture for review and follow-up of the SDGs: Options for the High-Level Political Forum,' has been prepared by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).  

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Civil Society Discusses Positioning of UN Development System [viewed]

ECOSOC28 April 2015: UN Member States and civil society representatives discussed the longer-term positioning of the UN development system at a hearing organized by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The civil society hearing was part of a series of workshops and retreats on the topic continuing throughout May and in the fall of 2015.

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Report Identifies Lessons from MDGs for Post-2015 Monitoring [viewed]

United Nations15 April 2015: The UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) has released a report detailing lessons from the monitoring framework of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and exploring how they can be applied to the post-2015 development agenda.

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Event: Intersessional Consultations for FfD3 [viewed]

Provisions have been made for intersessional consultations for the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD 3) to be held from 1-5 June 2015, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, if they are needed following two intersessional meetings in May 2015.  

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