Institutional Framework for SD

Event: High-level Forum: The Africa We Want in 2030, 2063 and Beyond [viewed]

The Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), the Government of Sweden and the African Union Commission (AUC) are organizing a High-level Forum on ‘Early Action and Results on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'. The Forum will bring together high-level speakers and participants to focus on the synergies and complementarity of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will address three themes: towards transformative economic growth and regional integration in Africa, including sustainable and decent work for youth (SDGs 8 and 9); empowering African Women and gender (SDG 5); and consolidating peace and security in Africa (SDG 16). The event will take place during the week of the High-level Ceremony of the Paris Agreement and the UN General Assembly's High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the SDGs.  

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African Ministers Call for Integrated Monitoring of SDGs, Agenda 2063 [viewed]

UNECA AU5 April 2016: African ministers reaffirmed the importance of aligning Africa's Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including in national development plans, at the Ninth Joint Annual African Union (AU) and UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference of Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. The meeting adopted 17 resolutions that support Africa's implementation of the SDGs.

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IAEG-SDGs Takes Steps Towards Implementation of Indicators [viewed]

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)1 April 2016: The UN's Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IEAG-SDGs) initiated the next steps towards implementing the global SDG indicators agreed by the UN Statistical Commission. The IAEG-SDGs, holding its third meeting, addressed the classification of indicators according to data availability and existing methodologies, in order to identify statistical capacity building needs over the next 15 years. In the coming weeks the Group will establish bodies on data disaggregation, statistical data and metadata exchange, geospatial information, and interlinkages.

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Event: CFS Forum on Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Nutrition [viewed]

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Forum on Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security and Nutrition will address challenges and opportunities resulting from rapid urbanization and the transformation of agriculture, food systems and rural spaces. Building on the outcomes of reports of the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), it will discuss areas for policy consideration, including: inclusive growth; poverty eradication; economic, environmental and social sustainability; support of local food systems and economies; and food security and nutrition. The aim of the Forum is to develop a better understanding of issues at stake and identify areas of intervention and potential roles for the CFS.  

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Event: 43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security [viewed]

The 43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is expected to address a series of items arising from its Multi-year Programme of Work, including: nutrition; engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); connecting smallholder farmers to markets; urbanization, rural transformation and implications for food security and nutrition; and monitoring. A thematic event is expected to share experiences and take stock of the use and application of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security.  

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Event: Signature Ceremony of the Paris Climate Agreement: High-Level Luncheon [viewed]

On the occasion of the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on climate change, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host a high-level luncheon bringing together governments, business, investors, civil society and the UN to signal support for translating the agreement into action. It will focus on the scale and pace of the market transformation required to achieve a safer, healthier and more prosperous future. The luncheon is being organized with support from the UN Global Compact, and is open to UN Global Compact company representatives at the chief executive level.  

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Event: Forum on Shaping Smarter and More Sustainable Cities: Striving for Sustainable Development Goals [viewed]

Organized by the Ministry of Economic Development of Italy, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), this Forum aims to: analyze and discuss the concept of smart sustainable cities; map current national and international initiatives on this topic; identify key challenges and opportunities; examine various standards, indicators and methodologies for assessing the performance of cities; and discuss the potential of smart sustainable cities for bolstering the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  

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Event: QCPR Training 2016 – Module III [viewed]

The third module of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) Training 2016, titled ‘Funding for UN operational activities for development,' will discuss current trends, core vs. non-core challenges, possible opportunities to ensure adequate, predictable, and flexible funding to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the implications of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA). The QCPR Training 2016 is organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and the Permanent Mission of Switzerland.  

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Colombia Updates Stakeholders on National Efforts to Implement the SDGs [viewed]

colombianflag4 March 2016: In a web meeting hosted by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the head of Colombia's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Commission outlined the country's strategy for starting implementation of the Goals early, and provided some highlights of the Commission's experiences to date.

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g7+ Ministerial Commits to Joint Reporting on SDGs [viewed]

G7Plus24 March 2016: The g7+ grouping of fragile and conflict-affected countries has officially committed to joint reporting against selected Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators. This commitment is included in the Kabul Communique, which was adopted at the close of the group's Fourth Ministerial Meeting. The agreement and remarks during the meeting also addressed implementation of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States, which is expected to receive its second five-year mandate at the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, in Stockholm, Sweden, in April.

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