Institutional Framework for SD

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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Vienna Energy Forum Sees Launch of SE4ALL Tracking Framework, Post-2015 Goal Recommendations, MoU for Renewables Center [viewed]

vienna-energy-forum30 May 2013: The Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) 2013 brought together over 1,200 participants from 100 countries, including ministers, policymakers, experts and representatives from the private sector and civil society under the theme 'One year after Rio+20: the energy future we want.'

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Informal Informal Consultations on HLPF Text Continue [viewed]

HLPF29 May 2013: Efforts to establish the format and organization of the high-level political forum (HLPF) continued in the UN General Assembly on 29 May 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The informal informal consultations centered on Member States' discussion of a draft compilation text, as they debated issues related to the HLPF's rules, decision-making process, and participation.

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UNGA Briefed on Report of High-level Panel [viewed]

post-2015-development-agenda30 May 2013: The UN High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) briefed UN Member States on the process and substance of the Panel's report, which is titled 'A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through Sustainable Development.' The report had been submitted to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier in the day.

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Taskforce on Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Develops Communique [viewed]

global-taskforce29 May 2013: A High-level meeting of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Development Agenda towards the Third United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat III) was co-organized by the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).

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OHCHR Report Calls for Integrating Human Rights Standards in Post-2015 Goals [viewed]

OHCHR 222 May 2013: A report from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) calls for integrating human rights standards in post-2015 goals, saying discussion of the post-2015 development agenda is an “unmissable opportunity” to address lack of accountability and unfulfilled development commitments regarding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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