Institutional Framework for SD

First US-Africa Summit Addresses Energy, Food Security [viewed]

us.africa.summit6 August 2014: The US-Africa Summit, which brought together over 50 Heads of State from Africa and US President Barack Obama, addressed, inter alia: promoting inclusive sustainable development; expanding trade and investment ties; engaging young African leaders; and expanding cooperation on peace and security. The Summit also featured sessions on resilience and food security in a changing climate, and combatting wildlife trafficking.

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ICESDF Holds Final Multi-stakeholder Dialogue [viewed]

United Nations5 August 2014: The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) held an interactive multi-stakeholder dialogue during its fifth and final session, which convened from 4-8 August 2014. The interactive dialogue took place on 5 August 2014 in New York, US.

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African and US Leaders Discuss Illegal Trade in Wildlife [viewed]

us.africa.summit4 August 2014: African Heads of State and US leaders discussed best practices and future steps in a 'Dialogue on Combating Wildlife Trafficking,' which took place during the US-Africa Leaders Summit. The event aimed to build on progress made in addressing illegal trade, identify areas where the US and Africa could collaborate to combat wildlife trafficking and inspire youth to safeguard their natural heritage for future generations.

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PGA Transmits Report of OWG to Member States [viewed]

UNGA4 August 2014: The President of the General Assembly (PGA) has transmitted to Member States a letter by the Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Goals (SDGs), Csaba Kőrösi, Permanent Representative of Hungary, and Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, containing the report of the OWG to the General Assembly (GA).

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Event: Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference [viewed]

The Ministerial Conference is the top-most decision-making body of the WTO. It usually meets every two years, and brings together all members of the WTO.  

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Event: Regional Consultation on Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

The Regional Consultation on Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda will share perspectives on elements that may constitute a regional accountability framework nested within an wider framework with national and global links, and

with emphasis on the key role of the Regional Commission and intergovernmental platforms, such as the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) as the annual regional forum to feed into the High-Level Political Forum. It is understood that the subject of accountability will be further revisited once the post-2015 agenda is globally adopted and the

SDGs are agreed upon, however, the regional consultation provides the opportunity to feed into current global discussions shaping the future accountability framework. A Chair's Summary of the Regional Consultation on Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda will be transmitted to the Secretary-General by mid-October 2014 to inform his Synthesis Report that would launch the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda.  

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Civil Society Continues to Issue Reactions to Proposed SDGs [viewed]

OWGAugust 2014: In reaction to the 17 proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified by the Open Working Group (OWG) on SDGs, civil society organizations (CSOs) have issued articles and positions outlining their ideas for consideration during the next steps in defining the post-2015 development agenda.

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UN Releases Six Briefs for SIDS Conference Partnership Dialogues [viewed]

DESASIDS Conference logoAugust 2014: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has released a series of six briefing papers on priority themes for discussion during the Third International Conference on Small Island Development States (SIDS), set to take place in Apia, Samoa, from 1-4 September 2014.

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Pacific Island Forum Focuses on Development Agenda and Cooperation [viewed]

PIFS31 July 2014: The 45th meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) focused on the role the Forum can play in the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), calling for an achievable, limited number of SDGs with clear and relevant targets.

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PGA Appoints Co-facilitators for Consultations on Modalities for 3rd FfD Conference [viewed]

UNGA30 July 2014: The President of the General Assembly (PGA) appointed George Talbot, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the UN, and Geir Pedersen, Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN, as co-facilitators for the intergovernmental consultations on the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD).

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