Institutional Framework for SD

UNGA 69 Opening Highlights Climate Summit, Responsibility for Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

kutesa16 September 2014: On 16 September 2014, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) opened its 69th Session, which will convene under the theme ‘Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda.'

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UNGA 68 Closes, Reflects on Progress Towards Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

JohnW.Ashe15 September 2014: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) concluded its 68th Session with a plenary session in the renovated General Assembly Hall, reflecting on its achievements toward formulating the post-2015 development agenda and future priorities, including continued efforts to revitalize and reform the UN.

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Provisional Programme and Briefing Notes for COP 12 High-Level Segment [viewed]

cop1415 September 2014: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the provisional programme and briefing notes for the High-Level Segment of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the CBD, prepared by the Government of the Republic of Korea, in consultation with the CBD Secretariat. The CBD COP 12 High-Level Segment will be held from 15-16 October 2014, under the theme 'Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.'

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Arab Countries Highlight Regional Priorities for Post-2015 DRR Framework [viewed]

UNISDR16 September 2014: The 2nd Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) provided the opportunity for approximately 400 Arab government officials, donors, policy makers, planners, academics, civil society representatives and development experts to discuss DRR in the region. The Conference highlighted progress made in DRR efforts, reviewed implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015 in the region, and discussed regional priorities towards the post-2015 DRR framework.

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Governments Conclude Consultations on WCIP Outcome Document [viewed]

wcip15 September 2014: The draft outcome document of the forthcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) commits participating Heads of State and Government to give "due consideration to all the rights of indigenous peoples" in the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda. The draft outcome document is the result of consultations among UN Member States, chaired by Andrej Logar, Slovenia, and Marjon Kamara, Liberia, which concluded on 12 September 2014.

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Andes Governments Form Regional Coordination Mechanism [viewed]

Mountain Partnership11 September 2014: Six Andean countries, in collaboration with the Mountain Partnership Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), are developing a regional coordination mechanism to support sustainable mountain development in the region. Based on the principle of integrated management, the mechanism will seek to protect the region's ecosystems while improving residents' quality of life.

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LAC Officials Discuss Progress on Regional Instrument on Principle 10 [viewed]

ECLAC10 September 2014: Representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries discussed implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development during two events organized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Principle 10 recognizes the importance of access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters.

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UNECE Espoo Convention on EIA Becomes Global Instrument [viewed]

UNECE27 August 2014: The Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context is now open for ratification to non-UNECE states, following the entry into force of an amendment, on 26 August 2014. The Convention entered into force in 1997 as a regional instrument under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to: help countries develop national environmental impact assessment procedures; foster international cooperation to prevent, manage and mitigate adverse environmental impacts; and assist in developing national and international environmental law.

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Event: Africa and a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

The African Union, with the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), UN Women and Saferworld, is organizing an event on ‘Africa and a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda: Tools for Measuring Peace, Governance and Rule of Law'.  

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UNGA President Submits Draft Procedural Resolution on Technology Dialogues [viewed]

UNGA10 September 2014: UN General Assembly President John Ashe submitted for adoption by the 68th UNGA a resolution on the four structured dialogues on possible arrangements for a facilitation mechanism to promote the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies. The draft procedural resolution resulted from the informal consultations co-facilitated by Paul Seger, Permanent Representative of Switzerland, and Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota, Deputy Permanent Representative of Brazil, on 9 September 2014, in New York, US.

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