Institutional Framework for SD

UNGA Debates Global Economic Governance for Development [viewed]

15 April 2013: A UN General Assembly (UNGA) special event, titled "The United Nations and Global Economic Governance," took place on 15 April 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The thematic debate brought together representatives of Member States and international financial institutions to discuss the role of the UNGA in interacting with international financial and monetary institutions. Speakers also highlighted the importance of these bodies for the global transition to sustainable development.

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UNEP Updates UN Member States on 10FYP on SCP Implementation Process [viewed]

15 April 2013: At a briefing for UN Member States on the status and implementation process of the Ten-Year Framework Programme on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP on SCP), officials from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) provided a general overview of the 10YFP's mandate, organizational structure, means of implementation and outreach, programs, and next steps for implementation.

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UNDP Administrator Highlights Priorities for Second Term [viewed]

12 April 2013: Helen Clark told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) that the focus of her second term as UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator will be on sustainable human development and poverty eradication, as well as achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and accelerating efforts "up to 2015 and beyond." She also said she will seek to make UNDP more transparent, accountable and effective.

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Co-Chairs Release Summary of Environmental Sustainability Leadership Meeting [viewed]

12 April 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Co-chairs of the Global Thematic Consultation on Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, have released their summary of the Leadership Meeting that took place in San José, Costa Rica, on 18-19 March 2013.

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Event: UNCTAD 2013 Public Symposium [viewed]

Held under the theme "New Economic Approaches for a Coherent Post-2015 Agenda," the 2013 Public Symposium of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will provide an opportunity for government officials, civil society representatives, academics, the private sector and other interested observers to discuss key trade and development issues. The sessions will focus on two themes: macroeconomic and financial governance in the road to 2015; and trade and investment rules for inclusive and sustainable development.  

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UNGA Informals Consider "Hybrid Option" for HLPF [viewed]

11 April 2013: The fourth informal meeting of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to define the format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum (HLPF) took place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 11 April 2013.

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UNECE Outlines Possible SDG Themes [viewed]

9 April 2013: During its regular 65th session, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) addressed follow-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) and the post-2015 development agenda for Europe. The full-day discussion was part of the session's high-level segment and took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 9 April 2013.

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Co-facilitators Call for Nominations for SD Financing Committee [viewed]

14 March 2013: The co-facilitators for the process of establishing the UN intergovernmental committee on sustainable development financing have asked the Chairs of the Regional Groups of UN Member States to submit nominations for the Committee by 31 March 2013.

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Event: High-Level Meeting of ECOSOC with Bretton Woods Institutions, WTO and UNCTAD [viewed]

A special high-level meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will take place on 22 April 2013. The overall theme of the meeting is “Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for development and the post-2015 development agenda”. The event will include: a high-level interactive panel discussion with Ministers of Finance and Development Cooperation, Governors of Central Banks and inter-governmental representatives at the ministerial level on “World economic situation and prospects in the wake of the world financial and economic crisis;" a thematic debate on “Financing for sustainable development, including leveraging of private capital, in the context of the follow-up to the outcome of the Rio+20 Conference;" and a thematic debate on “Global partnership for development in the context of the post-2015 development agenda".  

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Event: Fourth Informal Meeting on Establishing HLPF [viewed]

This is the fourth open-ended consultation on establishing the high-level political forum (HLPF), to follow up on the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) which called for its creation. The meeting will discuss further the format and organizational aspects of the HLPF.  

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