Institutional Framework for SD

FAO Documents Efforts to Turn Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure into Action [viewed]

FAO1 July 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a brief that underscores opportunities to use the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure as a standard upon which to base national resource management policy.

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ICPD Global Survey Calls for Addressing Inequalities [viewed]

icpd28 June 2013: The “Beyond 2014” review process of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) has released initial findings of its global survey, calling for action to address gender and place-based inequalities.

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Negotiations on Strengthening ECOSOC to Resume in August 2013 [viewed]

UNGA27 June 2013: The co-facilitators of the process to review the implementation of UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 61/16 on strengthening the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) have paused informal informal consultations until August 2013. They said a new co-facilitators' draft compromise text, based on Member States' inputs, will be available on 15 August, and serve as the basis for resumed consultations.

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Caribbean Holds First Regional Preparatory Meeting for SIDS 2014 [viewed]

sids20141 July 2013: The Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2014 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) opens on 2 July 2013, in Kingston, Jamaica. The meeting is the first in a series of three regional preparatory meetings for the Conference, which will take place in Apia, Samoa, from 1-4 September 2014.

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European Youth Forum Calls for Prioritizing Youth in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

youthforum27 June 2013: Participants at the European Youth Forum's UN Advocacy Meeting and Policy Debate called for the continued participation of youth in the development of the post-2015 development framework, and for prioritizing youth development. Forum participants also discussed what should follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and how youth from Europe and around the world can participate in the post-2015 development framework.

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ILC Welcomes “Centenary Initiatives” on Sustainability, Governance [viewed]

ILO21 June 2013: Delegates at the annual International Labour Conference (ILC) welcomed a proposal by International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder for seven initiatives to reinvigorate the organization's mandate and promote sustainable development in the run-up to its centenary in 2019.

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Event: Expert Group Meeting on Governance, Public Administration and ICTs for Post-2015 Development [viewed]

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in partnership with the Center for Electronic Governance at United Nations University IIST (UNU), is organizing an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Governance, Public Administration and Information and Communication Technologies for Post-2015 Development during the 2013 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High Level Segment Meeting. The objective of the meeting is to promote further thinking on governance as an enabler for post-2015 development by exploring and identifying issues and challenges facing both governments and citizens in their quest towards sustainable development. The EGM discussions are aimed at paving the way forward for integrating governance and technology-enabled governance in discussions on the post-2015 development agenda, and informing DESA's work on the new agenda.  

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Event: ECOSOC High-level Side Event on Innovation and Technology for Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in partnership with the Center for Electronic Governance at United Nations University IIST (UNU), will hold special session as a side event for the 2013 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High Level Segment Meetings on ‘Innovation and Technology for Post 2015 Development: the Expert's View'. Experts will offer their views on the issue and engage participants in an interactive discussion on the role, opportunities and challenges for using technology as a governance enabler for post-2015 development. Building on the inputs received from the participants, they will create a case for including technology-enabled governance in the post-2015 debate.  

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Ozone Secretariat Releases Paper that Proposes Including Ozone in SDGs [viewed]

25 Montreal Protocol21 June 2013: The Ozone Secretariat has released an information document, titled 'Embedding ozone protection in the sustainable development agenda,' that reviews historical and current sustainable development processes, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), introduces initiatives under way to articulate a new development agenda, including on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and discusses the role of ozone in future SDGs.

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HLPF Consultations Conclude with Outcome Text [viewed]

HLPF26 June 2013: The consultations to define the format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) concluded on 26 June 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, following Member State requests for additional negotiating time. A draft resolution on the establishment of the HLPF has been agreed upon ad referendum, and outlines meeting formats, rules of procedure, participation, review mechanisms, timing and periodicity, and agenda of the forum.

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