Institutional Framework for SD

UNGA Adopts Resolution on Global Economic Governance [viewed]

UNGA9 July 2013: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution on the UN's role in global economic governance, following consultations led by Octavio Errazuriz, the Permanent Representative of Chile.

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CARICOM Countries to Establish Task Force on Post-2015 Agenda, SDGs [viewed]

CARICOM8 July 2013: The 34th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) convened in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from 4-6 July 2013. In honor of CARICOM's 40th anniversary, the meeting's theme was '40 Years of Integration: Celebration and Renewal.'

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Mlambo-Ngcuka of South Africa Appointed Head of UN Women [viewed]

UN Women Logo10 July 2013: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The UN's biographical note describes Mlambo-Ngcuka as bringing “a wealth of experience in advocating for women's issues with a combination of strategic leadership, consensus building and hands-on management experience.”

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UNGA Agrees to Establish HLPF [viewed]

UNGA9 July 2013: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution on the format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF). The Assembly adopted the resolution by consensus, following UN Member State consultations mandated by the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), and initiated in December 2012 by UNGA President Vuk Jeremic and facilitated by Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Permanent Representative of Brazil, and Cesare Maria Ragaglini, Permanent Representative of Italy.

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Experts Discuss Governance, Administration, ICT for Post-2015 Development [viewed]

UNDESA5 July 2013: A three-day meeting brought together experts to discuss how governance, information and communication technologies (ICT), and national public administration can enable development. Their proposals, contained in a forthcoming outcome document, are expected to inform the work of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the post-2015 development agenda discussions on governance and technology.

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FAO Conference Endorses New Strategic Objectives, Commits to Improving Food Security in Africa [viewed]

FAO22 June 2013: At the 38th Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), FAO members approved the organization's budget and program of work, while considering FAO successes and visions for the future. The FAO also recognized the achievements of 38 countries in halving hunger in advance of the 2015 deadline. In a lecture on food security, Amartya Sen called on delegates to tackle all the causes of hunger simultaneously and not just concentrate on food production.

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FAO Documents Efforts to Turn Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure into Action [viewed]

FAO1 July 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a brief that underscores opportunities to use the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure as a standard upon which to base national resource management policy.

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ICPD Global Survey Calls for Addressing Inequalities [viewed]

icpd28 June 2013: The “Beyond 2014” review process of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) has released initial findings of its global survey, calling for action to address gender and place-based inequalities.

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Negotiations on Strengthening ECOSOC to Resume in August 2013 [viewed]

UNGA27 June 2013: The co-facilitators of the process to review the implementation of UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 61/16 on strengthening the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) have paused informal informal consultations until August 2013. They said a new co-facilitators' draft compromise text, based on Member States' inputs, will be available on 15 August, and serve as the basis for resumed consultations.

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Caribbean Holds First Regional Preparatory Meeting for SIDS 2014 [viewed]

sids20141 July 2013: The Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2014 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) opens on 2 July 2013, in Kingston, Jamaica. The meeting is the first in a series of three regional preparatory meetings for the Conference, which will take place in Apia, Samoa, from 1-4 September 2014.

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