Institutional Framework for SD

Event: 2014 Climate Summit [viewed]

The 2014 Climate Summit, which will be organized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will take place in September 2014 with the aim to mobilize political will for a universal and a legally-binding comprehensive agreement in 2015.  

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Second Committee Organizes Work for 68th Session [viewed]

UNGA9 October 2013: The UN General Assembly's Second Committee (Economic and Financial) held its organizational meeting for the 68th Session, electing the Vice-Chairs and Rapporteur, reviewing and approving the calendar of meetings, and discussing proposed changes to the Committee's working methods.

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Seoul Conference Calls for People-Centered, Planet-Sensitive Goals [viewed]

UNDP7 October 2013: The Seoul Post-2015 Conference: Implications and Implementation, organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, ended with a call for a unified post-2015 agenda focused on 'people-centered, planet-sensitive' goals.

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EMG Agrees to Actions on Environmental and Social Responsibility, Biodiversity, Land, the Green Economy and Chemicals [viewed]

UNEPOctober 2013: Hosted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the nineteenth senior officials meeting (SOM19) of the Environment Management Group (EMG) convened on 19 September in New York, the US. The senior officials agreed to actions on the framework for environmental and social responsibility, biodiversity, land, the green economy and chemicals.

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Local and Regional Leaders Discuss New Global Urban Agenda [viewed]

rabat20137 October 2013: The 2013 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders – 4th United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) World Congress – convened under the theme, 'Imagine Society, Build Democracy,' incorporating such topics as fostering wellbeing, managing diversity, new governance, and the dynamics of change and solidarity between territories.

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UN-Water's Annual Report Highlights Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities [viewed]

un-water1 October 2013: UN-Water has published its 'Annual Report 2012' and 'Work Programme 2012-2013,' which highlight UN-Water's activities, outline its strategic objectives, and provide an overview of its governance and budget.

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UNDP Launches Portal on Anti-Corruption for Development [viewed]

UNDPOctober 2013: The UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Democratic Governance Group has launched the Global Portal on Anti-Corruption for Development, a web platform on anti-corruption for sustainable development. The platform provides knowledge on efforts to address corruption alongside development challenges such as climate change, gender equality and empowerment, human rights, illicit financial flows and natural resource management (NRM).

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UNDP Highlights Peace and Security, Governance, Rule of Law in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

UNDP30 September 2013: Peace and security, the rule of law and governance have been suggested as priority issues for the post-2015 development agenda, in a recent high-level event and two essays from UN Development Programme (UNDP) officials.

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Ministerial Meeting Highlights NAM's Role Post-2015 [viewed]

nam27 September 2013: The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held a Ministerial Meeting on the margins of the 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) on 27 September 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNGA President John Ashe delivered statements at the meeting, and discussed the post-2015 development agenda and the rule of law.

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HLP Secretariat Ceases Operations Following Completion of Work [viewed]

HLP On30 September 2013: Homi Kharas, Lead Author and Executive Secretary of the UN High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) Secretariat, announced that the HLP Secretariat will cease operations as of 1 October 2013. The Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General will act as the focal point for follow-up activities to the work of the Panel.

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