Poverty Eradication

Event: Civil Society Organization Financing for Development Forum [viewed]

Organized by the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Financing for Development (FfD) group, the CSO FfD Forum will precede the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD 3). It will seek to: inform participating CSOs on the status of the official process and coordinate civil society participation to FfD 3; develop a collective CSO Forum Declaration, as well as the CSO messages for the FfD 3 Roundtables, the CSO FfD3 Group-led side events and any other opportunities that might emerge; and plan and organize future areas of CSO engagement on FfD, beyond the Conference.  

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Event: Sixth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development [viewed]

Organized as part of the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) 2014-2024, the Sixth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development will consider how to operationalize the Hammamet Declaration (signed by the Executive Secretaries of the UN Regional Commissions in support of energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy access). The Forum will also host workshops and training courses on: Energy Efficiency in Buildings; Business Planning for Renewable Energy Investments Projects; Access to Energy in Remote Areas; Energy Portal for Asia-Pacific; and the Energy Efficiency Industry Accelerator. In addition, an expo with a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, products and solutions will be organized. The Government of Armenia, UN Regional Commissions, UN Development Programme (UNDP), Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are co-organizing the Forum.  

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Event: Europe and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Shaping Effective Follow-up, Review and Accountability Mechanisms [viewed]

This event will discuss elements of effective follow-up, review and accountability mechanisms for the post-2015 development agenda and the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on natural resource management. The event is expected to address questions related to: current mechanisms for follow up, review and accountability on the SDGs; Europe's role in such mechanisms; and ways to strengthen national implementation and review within Europe. The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Spain and SDSN Germany are organizing the event.  

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HLPF Begins Discussion of Role in Integration, Implementation and Review [viewed]

iisdrs-hlpf26 June 2015: The third meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) opened with a focus on “Strengthening integration, implementation and review - the HLPF after 2015.” This year's Forum is convened under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

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France, Peru Issue Call for Action on Climate Change and Decent Work [viewed]

france-peru26 June 2015: François Rebsamen, Minister of Labor, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue, France, and Luis Enrique Chávez Basagoitia, Permanent Representative of Peru to the UN in Geneva, signed a Joint Call on Climate Change and Decent Work. The Joint Call encourages Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to better integrate decent work dimensions into the fight against climate change, both in negotiations towards a new climate agreement, and in formulating and implementing national policies.

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Post-2015 Negotiations Take Stock of Zero Draft [viewed]

post2015-in625 June 2015: UN Member States and civil society provided their reactions to the zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda, at the sixth session of intergovernmental negotiations in the process. The zero draft was issued by Co-Facilitators David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland, and Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, on 2 June.

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Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries Endorses SE4All Decade [viewed]

s4all0cplp-aler26 June 2015: The Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) underscored the importance of energy in the post-2015 development agenda and endorsed the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) following its first ministerial meeting on energy. In the launch statement, ministers decided to encourage sustainable and inclusive development of the energy sector in the CPLP countries in order to enhance energy security and guarantee a minimum level of access to sustainable energy services in the entire community.

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UNDP Administrator Highlights "The Future Africa Wants" [viewed]

UNDP22 June 2015: UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark called for UNDP to be “proactive, responsive and entrepreneurial” in meeting the needs of African countries, in her remarks to the 2015 UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa Cluster Meeting. Clark discussed progress and challenges in achieving the African Union's (AU) Agenda 2063, and outlined five priorities for achieving "African emergence" and the post-2015 development agenda.

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UNICEF Report Concludes MDGs “Not Ambitious Enough” for Children Most in Need [viewed]

progress-fro-children23 June 2015: A report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on the achievement of child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has concluded that, despite significant achievements, unequal opportunities have resulted for millions of children who die before they turn five, live in poverty, lack access to schooling and suffer from chronic malnutrition. In future efforts to achieve the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the report recommends focusing on the most disadvantaged of children and those who have been left behind.

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World Bank, IEA Rank Asia as Top Sustainable Energy Performer [viewed]

world-bank-iea18 June 2015: The World Bank and the International Energy Agency (IEA) published the second edition of the ‘Sustainable Energy for All Global Tracking Framework,' which evaluates global progress toward the three goals of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. The report, which focuses on the period 2010-2012, finds that Asia was the best performing region, accounting for approximately 60% of the global progress on energy access and clean energy objectives.

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