Poverty Eradication

CSOs Reflect on HLPF Declaration, SDG Monitoring, Policy Coherence [viewed]

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)August 2016: Civil society organizations (CSOs) have reflected on follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including reflections on the 2016 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development's (HLPF) Ministerial Declaration, means of implementation (MOI) and the practice of leaving no one behind. Other contributions focus on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators, monitoring SDG progress despite poor data, and coherence between the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) policy advice and sustainable development and climate aims. The Millennium Institute released a revised version of its Integrated SDGs (iSDG) planning model.

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UN Report Addresses Measurement of Social Exclusion [viewed]

leaving_no_one_behind25 July 2016: The UN Secretariat has released an overview of the 2016 World Social Situation report, examining patterns of social exclusion and considering the links between exclusion, poverty and employment trends, with a view to stimulating research on what will be needed to ensure “no one left behind.” The overview was issued as a Note to the 71st UN General Assembly (UNGA), which opens on 13 September 2016.

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UNDP, Partners Map Relationship Between Mining and SDGs [viewed]

mapping_mining19 July 2016: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), World Economic Forum (WEF), Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) have released the final version of an "atlas" that maps how mining and the extractive industry sector can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in resource-rich countries. The white paper, titled ‘Mapping Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas,' shares examples of good practice, knowledge and resources in the mining sector that could be replicated or scaled up to support the SDGs.

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UN Reports on Progress towards New International Economic Order [viewed]

United Nations20 July 2016: The UN issued an updated overview of the major international economic and policy challenges that must be addressed to achieve the aims of the 1974 Declaration on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order (NIEO). The report finds that some of the ideas raised at the time are still relevant and useful for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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President's HLPF Summary Reflects on Leaving No One Behind [viewed]

hlpfJuly 2016: Following the 2016 session of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), a summary of discussions by the president of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has been released. It highlights key messages on, inter alia: where we stand at year one of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); ensuring that no one is left behind; follow-up and review, science-policy interface; and multi-stakeholder engagement for implementation. The HLPF discussion summary was produced alongside a procedural report of the session and its substantive outcome, the Ministerial Declaration.

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NGOs Make Recommendations for Future HLPF Sessions, Early SDG Action [viewed]

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)2 August 2016: Recommendations for future sessions of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) are among the highlights of civil society input and action in recent weeks. They have also offered views and tools on financing for the UN Development System (UNDS), institutional gaps in the UNDS, integrated action to address climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) makes a case for early action to achieve the SDGs, both generally and in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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UNDP-PEI Outlines Triple Vision of Zero Poverty, Net Climate Emissions and Losses of Net Assets [viewed]

un_pei13 July 2016: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change offer a policy mandate and opportunities to achieve zero extreme poverty, zero net climate emissions and zero losses of natural assets, according to a paper by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) and the Poverty-Environment Partnership (PEP). The paper reviews trends that impact this 'triple vision' of getting to zero, discusses challenges that impact getting to zero, and proposes four actions and next steps on getting to zero.

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Event: UNGA High-Level Segment on the Right to Development [viewed]

This high-level event will focus on appropriate measures and required policies to promote effective international cooperation for the realization of the right to development as an integral part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as a requirement to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) is organizing this one-day high-level segment, which will include a high-level opening segment, with high-level keynote speakers, and a general debate on measures and policies to promote and realize the right to development. Member States are invited to participate at the highest level possible.  

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Event: High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2017 [viewed]

The fifth High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), convening under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), will take place from 10-19 July 2017, including a three-day ministerial meeting of the Forum on 17-19 July. The theme of the 2017 session will be 'Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world,' as decided in UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution A/70/299. The set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be reviewed in depth will be: Goal 1 (End poverty in all its forms everywhere); Goal 2 (End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture); Goal 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages); Goal 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls); Goal 9 (Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation); Goal 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development); and Goal 17 (Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development), which will be considered each year.  

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

The Government of Kenya will host the Second High-level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC), which will set priorities for improving development cooperation in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Meeting on the theme of 'Towards Inclusive and Accelerated Implementation of the 2030 Agenda,' the HLM will provide a platform for Heads of State and Government, ministers, heads of international organizations, business and civil society to showcase successes, as well as identify and scale up innovative approaches to sustainable development. Parliamentarians and representatives of local and regional governments will attend the meeting. The GPEDC meeting will include two days of preparatory sessions and two days of high-level discussions. The GPEDC is a global forum bringing together a broad range of development actors to strengthen the quality, impact and effectiveness of development cooperation. The Partnership is based on the principles of country ownership, achieving results, inclusive partnerships, and transparency and accountability. The HLM2 is organised by the Government of Kenya with support from the Global Partnership's three co-chairs (Malawi, Mexico and the Netherlands), Steering Committee members and the Joint Support Team provided by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  

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