Institutional Framework for SD

Governments Conclude Consultations on WCIP Outcome Document [viewed]

wcip15 September 2014: The draft outcome document of the forthcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) commits participating Heads of State and Government to give "due consideration to all the rights of indigenous peoples" in the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda. The draft outcome document is the result of consultations among UN Member States, chaired by Andrej Logar, Slovenia, and Marjon Kamara, Liberia, which concluded on 12 September 2014.

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Andes Governments Form Regional Coordination Mechanism [viewed]

Mountain Partnership11 September 2014: Six Andean countries, in collaboration with the Mountain Partnership Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), are developing a regional coordination mechanism to support sustainable mountain development in the region. Based on the principle of integrated management, the mechanism will seek to protect the region's ecosystems while improving residents' quality of life.

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LAC Officials Discuss Progress on Regional Instrument on Principle 10 [viewed]

ECLAC10 September 2014: Representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries discussed implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development during two events organized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Principle 10 recognizes the importance of access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters.

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UNECE Espoo Convention on EIA Becomes Global Instrument [viewed]

UNECE27 August 2014: The Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context is now open for ratification to non-UNECE states, following the entry into force of an amendment, on 26 August 2014. The Convention entered into force in 1997 as a regional instrument under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to: help countries develop national environmental impact assessment procedures; foster international cooperation to prevent, manage and mitigate adverse environmental impacts; and assist in developing national and international environmental law.

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Event: Africa and a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

The African Union, with the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), UN Women and Saferworld, is organizing an event on ‘Africa and a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda: Tools for Measuring Peace, Governance and Rule of Law'.  

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UNGA President Submits Draft Procedural Resolution on Technology Dialogues [viewed]

UNGA10 September 2014: UN General Assembly President John Ashe submitted for adoption by the 68th UNGA a resolution on the four structured dialogues on possible arrangements for a facilitation mechanism to promote the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies. The draft procedural resolution resulted from the informal consultations co-facilitated by Paul Seger, Permanent Representative of Switzerland, and Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota, Deputy Permanent Representative of Brazil, on 9 September 2014, in New York, US.

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Civil Society Gives Input to Post-2015 Synthesis Report [viewed]

UNGA10 September 2014: UN General Assembly President John Ashe held an interactive meeting to hear civil society representatives' recommendations on the forthcoming synthesis report of the UN Secretary-General on the post-2015 development agenda. The hearing took place on 9 September 2014, in New York, US, in preparation for the High-level Stocktaking event on the same topic.

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UN Secretary-General Reports on Rio+20 Follow-up, Post-2015 Preparations [viewed]

United NationsSeptember 2014: An advance, unedited version of a UN Secretary-General report to the 69th UN General Assembly provides an update on the follow-up to Rio+20 and preparation for the intergovernmental negotiations for the post-2015 development agenda. Titled ‘Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) and of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20),' the report conveys the status of these processes as of August 2014.

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UNITAR, Yale Organize Third Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy [viewed]

Unitar7 September 2014: Over 150 scholars and policy experts discussed the role of human rights and the environment in the post-2015 development agenda and future climate change regime at the third UNITAR/Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy.

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OWG Report to be "Main Basis" for SDGs in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

OWG10 September 2014: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has decided that the proposal of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “shall be the main basis for integrating sustainable development goals into the post-2015 development agenda.” This decision was taken through a resolution adopted in a plenary meeting on 10 September 2014 (A/68/L.61, as orally revised, and issued officially as A/RES/68/309).

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