Stakeholder Participation

Data Expert Group Seeking Civil Society, Academic Participants for First Meeting [viewed]

UN logo19 September 2014: The UN Secretary-General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) announced outreach arrangements for its first meeting, which is scheduled to take place on 25-26 September 2014, in New York, US.

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Event: Celebrating 5 Million Voices on MY World [viewed]

MY World and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are hosting ‘Celebrating 5 million voices on MY World,' a recognition event and awards ceremony. Speakers and presenters include: Ahmed Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth; Richard Curtis, Founder, Comic Relief; Zoleka Mandela, ‘Long Short Walk' campaign activist; Claire Melamed, Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015; Dullas Alahapperuma, Sri Lanka Cabinet Minister for Youth Affairs; and Corinne Woods, Director, UN Millennium Campaign.  

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Event: Data Playground: Showcasing Data for the Public Good at the UN [viewed]

This event will showcase the UN's commitment to the data revolution and the potential and impact of such a revolution. The UN Millennium Campaign (UNMC) and Microsoft will launch an interactive visualization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to map progress towards the goals. The UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team and UN Global Pulse will present the winners of the Big Data Climate Challenge, which aims to identify and highlight data-driven evidence on the economic dimensions of climate change. The event will also discuss the results of the MY World survey.  

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Event: High-Level Conversation on Employment and Decent Work for Inclusive and Sustainable Development [viewed]

The International Labour Organization and the Ford Foundation are jointly hosting this afternoon event on creating policies for the creation of decent work, strengthening social protection, and ensuring sustainable development. Hosts from CNN and The Economist will moderate the discussion, which will feature senior government and private sector representatives alongside leaders of international organisations and heads of state from Chile, Costa Rica, Ghana, Kiribati, and Trinidad and Tobago. Amina J. Mohammed, UN Secretary-General's special advisor on post-2015 development planning, and the CEOs of the Coca-Cola Company and the MasterCard Foundation are among the speakers. The event will launch the 'Group of Friends of Decent Work for Sustainable Development'.  

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Event: First Meeting of Independent Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution (IEAG) [viewed]

The UN Secretary-General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) will hold its first meeting on 25-26 September 2014, in New York, US. The second day will be devoted to interaction with civil society and academia.  

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CBD Secretariat Issues Notification on Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

CBD17 September 2014: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has issued a notification on incorporating disaster risk reduction (DRR) into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) in advance of the adoption of a post-2015 framework for DRR that will succeed the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 (HFA). The document (SCBD/SAM/DC/DCo/VA/83873) highlights opportunities "to raise awareness of the importance of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets to achieving DRR objectives."

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Experts Evaluate Proposed SDGs on Inclusive Development [viewed]

iges-post201517 September 2014: The UN University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), the Earth System Governance project, and the Sustainability Transition beyond 2015 project (POST2015 Project) published a policy brief evaluating the inclusiveness of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Inclusive Development' is the fifth in the POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief Series.

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Report Evaluates Progress on Global Partnership for Development [viewed]

The State of Global Partnership for DevelopmentSeptember 2014: The MDG Gap Task Force released a report evaluating global progress toward Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 8, the Global Partnership for Development. 'MDG Gap Task Force Report 2014: The State of the Global Partnership for Development' finds that a number of targets under MDG 8 have been achieved, while progress under others has been slow.

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Co-facilitators Forward Consensus Text on Post-2015 Summit [viewed]

UNGA15 September 2014: The President of the 68th UN General Assembly, John Ashe, transferred the draft resolution on the Organization of the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda to the President of the 69th session, Sam Kutesa, for appropriate action. According to the co-facilitators for the organizational modalities for the summit, Robert Guba Aisi, Permanent Representative of Papua New Guinea, and Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark, the current draft constitutes the basis for a consensus.

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Arab Countries Highlight Regional Priorities for Post-2015 DRR Framework [viewed]

UNISDR16 September 2014: The 2nd Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) provided the opportunity for approximately 400 Arab government officials, donors, policy makers, planners, academics, civil society representatives and development experts to discuss DRR in the region. The Conference highlighted progress made in DRR efforts, reviewed implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015 in the region, and discussed regional priorities towards the post-2015 DRR framework.

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