Institutional Framework for SD

Stakeholders Provide Input on SDGs Online [viewed]

UndsdDecember 2013: The UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) has posted stakeholder input on the issues for discussion at the upcoming meetings of the UN General Assembly's Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Major Groups and other stakeholders were invited to share information through the online Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, including regarding the civil society steering committees and panelists for each topic.

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OWG 6 Addresses MOI, Partnerships, Human Rights [viewed]

OWG-613 December 2013: The UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held its sixth session to discuss: means of implementation (MOI, especially science and technology, knowledge-sharing and capacity building); global partnership for achieving sustainable development; needs of countries in special situations, African countries, least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), and small island developing States (SIDS), as well as specific challenges facing the middle-income countries; and human rights, the right to development, and global governance.

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African Parliamentarians Discuss MDG Acceleration, Post-2015 Priorities [viewed]

Pan African Parliament22 November 2013: African Parliamentarians identified and discussed five priority areas related to accelerating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and formulating the post-2015 development agenda. The regional dialogue, which addressed the theme ‘Forum for Deepening Parliamentary Engagement with the MDGs and the Post-2015 Development Agenda,' took place from 20-22 November 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Event: First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation [viewed]

This is a ministerial-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, which will bring together governments, civil society, the private sector and international institutions to discuss ways to maximize the benefits of development aid and strengthen existing programmes through coordination. The Global Partnership was established at the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) held in Busan, the Republic of Korea, in 2011. The Global Partnership promotes dialogue and exchange of best practices with regard to implementing principles for effective cooperation, such as results-oriented management, inclusive development partnerships, transparency and mutual accountability.  

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UN Honors Nelson Mandela [viewed]

Nelson Mandela11 December 2013: Tributes poured in from around the world as news spread that former South African President, anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela had passed away on 5 December, at the age of 95.

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NGLS Publishes Policy Briefs for OWG 6 [viewed]

NGLS9 December 2013: Based on consultations with civil society, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) has produced two papers to inform the sixth session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The issue briefs highlight recommendations from civil society members on means of implementation issues and on global governance, topics for discussion at OWG 6.

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UN Marks Anti-Corruption Day with Campaign Launch [viewed]

zerocorruption9 December 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a youth campaign against corruption as a major barrier to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day.

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People's Voices Issues Brief Released for OWG-6 [viewed]

The World We Want9 December 2013: The UN Development Group (UNDG) has produced the second edition of its 'People's Voices Issue Brief,' conveying the views of people that contributed to consultations on the post-2015 development agenda at global, regional and national levels as well as through the MY World survey.

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17 Countries Adopt Lima Vision for LAC Instrument on Access Rights [viewed]

Lima-Vision4 November 2013: The 17 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) signatory countries to the Declaration on the Application of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, on access to information, justice and public participation, have approved the 'Lima Vision for a Regional Instrument on Access Rights Relating to the Environment.'

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UN Study Reviews Options for Water in SDGs [viewed]

catalyzing-water27 November 2013: The UN University's Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), the UN Office of Sustainable Development (UNOSD) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) have assessed options for incorporating water issues in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The study calls for trebling water investments and directing funds to the local level where implementation occurs. 

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