Institutional Framework for SD

Event: First Informal Consultation with Stakeholders on Follow-up and Review of the 2030 Agenda [viewed]

This meeting is part of the informal intergovernmental consultation process on the global follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with the Permanent Representatives of Belize and Denmark serving as co-facilitators. It will enable an exchange views with stakeholders on the process and on substantive issues that could be included in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on follow-up and review.  

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Event: Informal Brainstorming Meeting for Member States at Expert Level on Follow-up and Review of the 2030 Agenda [viewed]

This meeting is part of the informal intergovernmental consultations on the global follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, co-facilitated by the Permanent Representatives of Belize and Denmark. It will enable an exchange of ideas on critical issues that could be included in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda.  

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Event: ECOSOC Dialogue on Longer-Term Positioning of UN Development System - Session 8 - Conclusion [viewed]

The eighth formal session of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Dialogue on the longer-term positioning of the UN Development System will mark the conclusion of the dialogue. The ECOSOC dialogue was called for in Resolution E/2014/14, where the Council decided to convene a transparent and inclusive dialogue involving Member States and all relevant stakeholders on the longer-term positioning of the UN development system in the context of the post-2015 development agenda. The dialogue process consists of both formal and informal sessions over an 18-month period, and its outcome is expected to be a key input to the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the UN system (QCPR), to be issued in August 2016.  

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Event: Fourth High Level Forum on UN Global Geospatial Information Management [viewed]

Co-organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Government of Ethiopia and the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), this event will bring together 400 geospatial experts and land management stakeholders to address the overarching theme of ‘Good land governance for the 2030 Agenda'. The discussions will cover, among other topics: land administration and management, with particular emphasis on sharing experiences, including benefits and challenges; consideration of fit-for-purpose aspects; digital land registers, cadastres, and other land data needs; practical examples of land administration success stories; and the geospatial information requirements for land administration and management in Africa. Various commercial exhibitions will showcase the latest products and services in geospatial science and technology. UN-GGIM was established in 2011 with the aim of setting the agenda for global geospatial information development and promoting the benefits of geospatial information for addressing national policy. The High-Level Forum encourages collaboration between professional bodies and experts working in land governance, including UN bodies and other international organizations, to identify and address common issues of land management and governance in support of sustainable development.  

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UN Officials, Member States Consider QCPR's Potential in 2030 Agenda [viewed]

unitar_undesa_swiss18 March 2016: UN Member States discussed the potential of the 2016 Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) to help address challenges and opportunities posed by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in the first module of a training series organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland.

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Fragility Forum Addresses Humanitarian-Development Gap [viewed]

world_bank_new3 March 2016: Governments, refugees, and over 100 organizations and development agencies gathered at the World Bank's 2016 Fragility Forum discussed the need for: collaboration between humanitarian and development partners in building on the momentum of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); giving refugees a voice; and addressing fragility, conflict and violence.

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UN Secretary-General Calls for "One Set" of Principles to Support 2030 Agenda [viewed]

un_cebJanuary 2016: The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) endorsed a strategy for the global initiative on decent jobs for youth, as well as a position paper on equality and non-discrimination, at the CEB's second regular session of 2015. Also at that meeting, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon requested the Board's high-level committees to work together to produce “one set” of principles, to guide the UN system's support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an integrated way.

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Event: 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

This conference will focus on how to reduce loss of life and economic losses from disasters caused by manmade and natural hazards. Several thousand representatives of governments, international organizations and civil society are expected to attend the event, which comes at a time when millions are food insecure because of a very strong El Niño. The conference aims to encourage countries and others to go beyond disaster management to addressing the risks that lead to greater losses from disasters, including poverty, unplanned urbanization, environmental degradation and poor risk governance. The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR), which was established in 2007 and takes place every two years, provides the opportunity for exchanging information, discussing the latest developments and knowledge, and building partnerships across sectors. It aims to improve DRR implementation through better communication and coordination amongst stakeholders, and build resilience. The Global Platform is organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), which is also the secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.  

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CSW 60 Addresses Women's Empowerment Link with Sustainable Development, Humanitarian Action [viewed]

csw6018 March 2016: The 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 60), currently underway in New York, US, held meetings and side events during its first week that addressed gender equality and women's empowerment in relation to: humanitarian action; economic development; political leadership; health; collective action; and rural development. The nine-day session includes a ministerial segment with roundtables and other high-level interactive dialogues, a general discussion, as well as numerous interactive dialogues and panel discussions.

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Co-Facilitators Issue Roadmap for Consultations on Follow-Up and Review [viewed]

UNGA 2nd Committee - Economic and Financial17 March 2016: UN Member States considered a proposed road map for consultations on the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and offered initial views on the most critical issues to be discussed in the consultation process. The road map was presented by Lois Young, Permanent Representative of Belize, and Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark, who were appointed as co-facilitators by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) President to lead “an open, inclusive and transparent” consultation process on follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda.

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