Institutional Framework for SD

HLPF Consultations Address Core Issues [viewed]

HLPF10 June 2013: Informal informal consultations on the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) continued on 10 June 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, with UN Member States discussing key negotiation issues and institutional aspects of the forum. The issues included: the role and structure of the forum, participation in the forum, modalities for including stakeholders, consensus decision-making, and periodicity of forum sessions.

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SDSN Proposes 10 Sustainable Development Goals [viewed]

unsdsn6 June 2013: The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has issued its report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 'The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development' argues that a sustainable development path must be based on four related normative concepts: the right to development for every country; human rights and social inclusion; convergence of living standards across countries; and shared responsibilities and opportunities.

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Event: Google+ Hangout on Rio+20 Anniversary [viewed]

This Google+ Hangout will celebrate the one year anniversary of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) by bringing together a high-level panel of participants who were involved in facilitating the discussions and realizing agreement on the Rio+20 Outcome Document, 'The Future We Want'. The event will include Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), individuals involved in the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and representatives from the Major Groups. Nikhil Seth, Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), will moderate the event. Participants can submit questions in advance to @SustDev using #SDinAction or post questions on the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform Facebook page.  

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OECD Report Examines Interface between Environment, Poverty Reduction and Development [viewed]

Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Developmen5 June 2013: To mark World Environment Day, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a report, titled 'Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development.'

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HLPF Consultations Address Major Groups, Post-2015 [viewed]

HLPF4 June 2013: Informal informal consultations on the format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) continued in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on 4 June 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. Delegations finished a first reading of the draft HLPF Compilation Document text, discussing issues of Major Group engagement, the post-2015 development agenda, periodicity of meetings, review mechanisms and budgetary concerns.

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Expert Meeting Initiates Task Force on Rio+20 Implementation in Central Asia [viewed]

UNECE31 May 2013: Participants at an expert meeting on the outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) and related challenges and opportunities for the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development of Central Asia (ICSD) agreed on the mandate for a task force to develop an in-depth study and recommendations on implementing Rio+20 outcomes at the regional level. 

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TICAD Adopts Yokohama Action Plan on Inclusive Development in Africa [viewed]

Ticadiv Logo 23 June 2013: At the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), African leaders and over 2,000 international development practitioners, including from 51 African countries, discussed 'Inclusive and Dynamic Development in Africa.'

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HLP Briefs Stakeholders on Post-2015 Report [viewed]

HLP On31 May 2013: The UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) has briefed stakeholders on the subject of its newly released report, "A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable Development."

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UNGA Hosts Workshops on the Development, Transfer, and Dissemination of Clean Technology [viewed]

UNGA31 May 2013: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) hosted Workshops 2, 3 and 4 on 'Development, transfer, and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies,' on May 1, 30, and 31 at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The workshops, mandated by General Assembly resolution 67/203, held in-depth conversations on the sustainable technology of developing countries, potential for capacity building, and international frameworks for technology facilitation.

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AfDB Stresses Structural Transformation, Adopts Ten-Year Strategy [viewed]

AfDB31 May 2013: The 48th Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) concluded with the adoption of the Bank's Ten Year Strategy 2013-2022 and 2012 Annual Report, as well as a resolution to return the Bank's headquarters to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Other key deliberations at the meeting focused on financing infrastructure, sustaining economic growth, and replenishing the African Development Fund (ADF).

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