Institutional Framework for SD

Ministerial Meeting Highlights NAM's Role Post-2015 [viewed]

nam27 September 2013: The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held a Ministerial Meeting on the margins of the 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) on 27 September 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNGA President John Ashe delivered statements at the meeting, and discussed the post-2015 development agenda and the rule of law.

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HLP Secretariat Ceases Operations Following Completion of Work [viewed]

HLP On30 September 2013: Homi Kharas, Lead Author and Executive Secretary of the UN High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) Secretariat, announced that the HLP Secretariat will cease operations as of 1 October 2013. The Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General will act as the focal point for follow-up activities to the work of the Panel.

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Leaders Underscore Climate, Oceans Issues in 68th Debate [viewed]

United Nations28 September 2013: Leaders speaking at the High-level Debate of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on 28 September 2013, in New York, US, again focused on 'setting the stage' for the post-2015 development agenda. Heads of State and ministers underscored lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and proposed principles and issues for inclusion, such as cross-cutting issues, climate change and oceans.

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UNDP Strategic Plan Focuses on Eradicating Poverty, Reducing Inequalities [viewed]

UNDP26 September 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released its 2014-2017 Strategic Plan, ‘Changing with the World,' which sets out a vision for helping countries eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion within one generation.

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Pacific Islands Report on MDG Progress [viewed]

PIFS26 September 2013: The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) has released two reports outlining the Pacific region's progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The reports, '2013 Pacific Regional MDGs Tracking Report' and 'Sustaining Progress and Moving Forward: 2013 Tracking the Effectiveness of Development Efforts in the Pacific Report,' assess development outcomes in Pacific countries, and the effective use of government and donor development, respectively.

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UNCCD COP 11 Establishes Science-Policy Interface, Intersessional Group on Follow-up to Rio+20 [viewed]

unccd11-closing-meeting27 September 2013: Delegates at the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 11) concluded their two-week meeting with the adoption of 41 decisions.

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Inequalities Consultation Becomes Networked Alliance [viewed]

The World We Want18 September 2013: The UN-led global consultation on addressing inequalities in the post-2015 development agenda has transitioned into the 'Addressing Inequalities Networked Alliance' (AINA), facilitated by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UN Women, and led by civil society members, academics, advocates and other interested persons.

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HLPF Holds Inaugural Session [viewed]

hlpf-meeting24 September 2013: The inaugural meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) convened under the auspices of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on 24 September 2013. The meeting followed the closing session of the Forum's predecessor, the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), which took place on 20 September 2013.

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UNGA High-level Debate Opens with Discussions on Accelerating MDGs, Post-2015 Priorities [viewed]

UNGA24 September 2013: The 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate opened on 24 September 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, with speakers recognizing the urgency of formulating the post-2015 development agenda. They called for accelerating action on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and highlighted their priorities for the post-2015 agenda.

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Asia-Pacific Poverty Report Proposes Goals on Income, Hunger and Malnutrition [viewed]

unescap-adb-undp20 September 2013: A joint report from UN and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) details regional aspirations for the post- 2015 development agenda. It proposes adopting zero income poverty, zero hunger and zero malnutrition as goals to be achieved by 2030.

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