Poverty Eradication

DCF Addresses Development Financing, Policy Instruments for 2030 Agenda, Paris Agreement [viewed]

ecosoc7022 July 2016: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change will require “an unprecedented multilateral cooperation,” underlined participants at the UN Economic and Social Council's (ECOSOC) fifth biennial high-level meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF). During the two-day meeting, representatives from governments, UN agencies, and civil society discussed the role of various types of development financing and related policy changes necessary for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and other international agreements signed in 2015.

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UNGA Endorses Political Declaration on IPoA [viewed]

Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action25 July 2016: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) endorsed the political declaration of the midterm review conference, held in May 2016, on implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the least developed countries (LDCs) for 2011-2020(IPoA). The High-Level Midterm Review Conference focused on the LDCs and their progress over the past five years, and on finding ways to accelerate their sustainable development.

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UNCTAD to Play "Central Role" in Achieving SDGs [viewed]

unctad1425 July 2016: Delegates agreed to give the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) a central role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by adopting a framework that will guide UNCTAD's work over the next four years, and that is primarily focused on realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 14th session of UNCTAD (UNCTAD 14) resulted in a political declaration and the ‘Nairobi Consensus,' on providing technical assistance to ensure that globalization and trade benefit people in developing countries.

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HLPF Adopts Ministerial Declaration, Hears 22 VNRs [viewed]

hlpf2016_20jul22 July 2016: The 2016 meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a Ministerial Declaration, focusing on the meeting's theme of 'Ensuring that no one is left behind.'

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China Submits VNR Executive Summary [viewed]

hlpf19 July 2016: China has submitted an executive summary of its Voluntary National Review (VNRs) report for presentation at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The document summarizes China's actions on implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and highlights nine key areas for prioritization.

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HLPF Ministerial Segment Opens, Continues Focus on No One Left Behind [viewed]

ministerial_segment_hlpf18 July 2016: The Ministerial Segment of the 2016 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) opened with a day of keynote speeches, discussion of main messages from the first week of HLPF proceedings, and panel discussions on the theme 'Ensuring that no one is left behind.'

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Co-Facilitators Release Final Draft of HLPF Ministerial Declaration [viewed]

hlpf18 July 2016: The co-facilitators of the informal consultations on the outcome of the 2016 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and of the High-level Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) have issued a final draft Ministerial Declaration. In their letter accompanying the revised draft, co-facilitators Gillian Bird, Permanent Representative of Australia, and Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Permanent Representative of Peru, note that the text is under "silence procedure" until 6:00 pm EST on Monday, 18 July.

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CSOs Reflect on SDG Implementation, Private Sector Motivations [viewed]

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)13 July 2016: Civil society organizations (CSOs) and the private sector have released reflection papers and blogs on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Other inputs address the contributions of the private sector to the SDGs, and highlight a course on development as a business strategy.

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GEO-6 Regional Assessment: Addressing Vulnerability Key for Asia and the Pacific [viewed]

GEO6July 2016: Addressing increasing vulnerability is a key priority for the Asia and Pacific region, according to the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) 'Sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6): Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific.' The report's analysis of air, land, biota and ecosystems, freshwater, coasts and oceans, and waste in the region finds increasing environmental degradation and negative impacts on human well-being.

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UNDP, AFD Propose Financial Tools for SDG Implementation in LDCs [viewed]

undp_afd11 July 2016: At a side event during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the French Development Agency (AFD) launched a report on financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the least developed countries (LDCs). The report examines a variety of financial instruments and explores the extent to which they can be or are used in the LDCs to finance sustainable development and manage risks.

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