Institutional Framework for SD

Event: Sixth Virtual Meeting of the Working Group on Access Rights and the Regional Instrument of Principle 10 in LAC [viewed]

The Working Group on Rights of Access and Regional Instrument will hold its sixth virtual meeting. The working group was established by the Plan of Action to 2014 for the implementation of the Declaration of Principle 10, adopted in April 2013 in Guadalajara, Mexico, in order to advance towards the formulation of a regional instrument. The working group's objective is to deepen knowledge on access rights with a view to making a proposal on the nature and contents of the regional instrument.  

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Event: Sixth Virtual Meeting of the Working Group on Capacity Building and Cooperation on the Principle 10 Declaration in LAC [viewed]

The Working Group on Capacity Building and Cooperation will hold its 6th virtual meeting. The working group was established by the Plan of Action to 2014 for the implementation of the Declaration of Principle 10, adopted in April 2013 in Guadalajara, Mexico, in order to advance towards the formulation of a regional instrument. The working group's objective is to formulate a proposal to intensify regional and international cooperation on the basis of training and financing needs and options, for both the public sector and the public in general.  

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UNFF Briefs States on UNFF 11, IAF Assessment and SDGs, New Director Announced [viewed]

Unff2 July 2014: The Chair of the Bureau (Gabon) of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) provided a briefing, following a meeting of the Bureau, regarding the 11th session of the UNFF, activities taking place between UNFF 10 and 11, and forests on the post-2015 development agenda. The new Director of UNFF, effective 1 September 2014, was also announced during the briefing.

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UNGA President Releases Concept Note on Post-2015 Stocktaking Event [viewed]

UNGA30 June 2014: The Office of the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has released a concept note for the High-level Stocktaking Event on the post-2015 development agenda, taking place on 8-9 September 2014, in New York, US. The event is expected to result in a President's Summary, which will be presented to the UN Secretary-General as an input to his synthesis report on the post-2015 development agenda.

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UNU-IAS and Partners Publish SDG Governance Brief [viewed]

UNU-IAS26 June 2014: The UN University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), the Earth System Governance Project and the Sustainability Transition beyond 2015 project have published a policy brief titled ‘Coherent Governance, the UN and the SDGs.' The brief explores opportunities for developing a governance system linking international and domestic efforts for the post-2015 development agenda.

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UN Secretary-General Reports on GSDR Scope, Methodology [viewed]

UN logo20 June 2014: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon published a report on 'Options for the scope and methodology for a global sustainable development report' (GSDR) (E/2014/87). The report was prepared pursuant to UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 67/290 on the format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF), which it said should strengthen the science-policy interface by bringing together diverse information and assessments, including in the form of a GSDR.

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ECLAC Outlines Progress Toward Principle 10 Instrument [viewed]

ECLACJune 2014: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has released an information note on the process to develop an instrument on Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) on the rights of access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters.

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HLPF 2 Aims for Ambitious Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

hlpf30 June 2014: The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) opens its second meeting in New York, US, on 30 June 2014. The Forum will address the theme of ‘Achieving the Millennium Development Goals and charting the way for an ambitious post-2015 development agenda including the Sustainable Development Goals.' The President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Martin Sajdik of Austria, is convening the HLPF meeting under the auspices of the UN General Assembly. A series of six HLPF issue briefs have been released online, on themes relevant to meeting discussions.

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First UNEA Session Adopts Resolutions and Decisions [viewed]

Outgoing GC-27/GMEF President Hassan Abdel Hilal congratulates incoming UNEA President Oyun Sanjaasuren27 June 2014: The first session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) concluded with delegates from 160 countries adopting a decision and resolutions on, inter alia: strengthening the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) role in promoting air quality; the science-policy interface (SPI); ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA); implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; illegal trade in wildlife; chemicals and waste; and marine debris and microplastics.

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Ministers at UNEA Adopt Outcome Document [viewed]

Executive Director of UNEP, Achim Steiner, poses for a photo with President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, Prince Albert II of Monaco, and ministers, heads of delegation and UN executive officers at UNEA's high level segment27 June 2014: The High-Level Segment of the first session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) adopted a Ministerial Outcome Document pledging the promotion of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns and action against illegal trade in wildlife.

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