Institutional Framework for SD

UN Secretary-General Appoints Prince Talal of Jordan as UNSGAB Chair [viewed]

unsgab10 June 2013: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan as Chair of the UN-Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB).

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HLP Collects Stakeholder Responses to Report on Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

HLP OnJune 2013: The High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda (HLP) is collecting stakeholder responses to their report, 'A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development.' To date, the outreach section of the HLP's website includes responses, press releases and blog posts from 91 organizations and groups.

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High-Level Conference of Middle Income Countries Adopts San Jose Declaration [viewed]

The dais during the closing of the MICs High-Level Conference. L-R: Sarwar Hobohm, Director for Strategic Planning, Donor Partnerships and Quality Assurance, UNIDO; Enrique Castillo Barrantes, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Costa Rica; and Yoriko Yasukawa, UN Resident Coordinator in Costa Rica.14 June 2013: The High-Level Conference of Middle Income Countries (MICs), which was hosted by the Government of Costa Rica and co-organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), convened under the theme 'Challenges for Sustainable Development and International Cooperation in Middle Income Countries: The Role of Networks for Prosperity.'

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Global Soil Partnership Launches an Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils [viewed]

Global Soil Partnership (GSP)12 June 2013: At its First Plenary Assembly, the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) launched a new Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) to provide scientific and technical advice on global soil issues for the GSP and for other international institutions. The ITPS will also advocate sustainable soil management in sustainable development agendas.

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International Land Coalition Invites Comments on Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Lands and Resources [viewed]

ILC16 June 2013: The International Land Coalition (ILC) is opening consultations on a new document, titled 'Indigenous peoples' rights to lands, territories and resources.'

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SG Report on the Contribution of ECOSOC to the Post-2015 Development Agenda Offers Recommendations [viewed]

UnlogoMay 2013: The UN Secretary-General has released a report, titled “The contribution of the Economic and Social Council to the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda as a principal body for policy review, policy dialogue and recommendations on issues of economic and social development and for the follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals.” The report is intended to inform the thematic debate of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High-Level Segment on the same subject, to take place in July 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Land Matrix Partnership Expands Global Observatory on Land Acquisition [viewed]

ILC12 June 2013: In an effort to create an open dataset to track large scale land acquisition deals from negotiation to implementation, the Land Matrix partnership has launched the second phase of its Global Observatory.

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UNGA Confirms Appointment of Next UNCTAD Secretary-General [viewed]

mukhisa-kituyi10 June 2013: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has confirmed the appointment of Mukhisa Kituyi (Kenya) as Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Kituyi succeeds Supachai Panitchpakdi (Thailand), who took office in 2005 and was reappointed in 2009.

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Event: 13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 13) [viewed]

The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will hold its 13th session in May 2014. The PFII was established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in July 2000 to advise the UN system on indigenous people's issues. The PFII session will address the theme of "Principles of good governance consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: articles 3 to 6 and 46 (3)."  

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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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