Stakeholder Participation

Subnational Governments to Reduce Emissions by 1.5 Billion Tons by 2020 [viewed]

world-climate-summit2 July 2015: Subnational governments from around the world have come together to pledge greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions that will total 1.5 billion tons of carbon by 2020. Gathered at the World Summit Climate and Territories, 50 local and civil society organizations adopted a declaration supporting a local and subnational approach to climate action, and calling for greater access to climate financing for subnational governments in developing countries.

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UNCTAD Proposes Framework for Reviewing Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

UNCTAD1 July 2015: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) published a policy brief on proposed objectives, guiding principles and an organizational framework for the post-2015 development agenda review process within the UN system. The review process should have two main objectives, according to the brief: to facilitate each government's progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and to assess the impact of the SDGs at the global level, by aggregating national and regional experiences and evaluating repercussions of national actions on human sustainability on the planet.

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Member States, Civil Society Discuss Post-2015 National Implementation [viewed]

un-foundation-mexico-denmark-savechildren30 June 2015: UN Member States and civil society discussed challenges and insights in the national implementation of the post-2015 development agenda, at a side event co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Denmark, the Permanent Mission of Mexico, Save the Children, and the UN Foundation, during the third session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

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UN Global Compact Celebrates 15th Anniversary, New Executive Director Appointed [viewed]

globalcompact26 June 2015: Marking its 15th anniversary, the UN Global Compact convened a meeting titled 'Business as a Force for Good,' bringing together business and civil society to illustrate how the private sector is taking action and partnering to advance societal priorities, as well as the UN's post-2015 development agenda. During the meeting, Global Compact platforms and working groups convened their respective annual events, while smaller meetings focused on how to contribute to achieving the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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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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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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'Project Everyone' Launches First Global Ad Campaign on SDGs [viewed]

project-everyone24 June 2015: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) outlined the plans of 'Project Everyone,' which was founded by Richard Curtis, filmmaker and founder of Comic Relief, in an effort to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) "the most famous goals on the planet" by sharing them with seven billion people in the seven days after their adoption. On 24 June, Curtis and other celebrities launched the ad campaign #WEHAVEAPLAN as part of Project Everyone. This Global Goals campaign is a collaborative effort to ensure that the SDGs are world famous and are successfully acted upon.

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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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DESA Reviews Knowledge Management Arrangements in Stakeholder Partnerships [viewed]

sd-kplatformJune 2015: The UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (DESA) has reviewed a range of multi-stakeholder partnerships relevant to various aspects of sustainable development, to support preparations for the implementation of proposed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17, on strengthening the means of implementation (MOI) and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development. DESA highlights that the effectiveness of multi-stakeholder partnerships in the post-2015 era will depend on their ability to manage and share knowledge and expertise.

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PFII Calls for Justice, Land Rights for Indigenous Peoples in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

Unpfii2June 2015: The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) released the report of its 14th session, recommending that commitments made at the September 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) be reflected in the post-2015 development agenda, especially the agreed actions on: data disaggregation; land rights; traditional knowledge; free, prior and informed consent (FPIC); and access to justice.

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