Stakeholder Participation

Event: Transportation for Sustainability: An International Conference [viewed]

This meeting, supported by the Transportation Research Board of the US National Academies, will bring together representatives from government, the private sector, academia, business and non-profit organizations to examine and promote holistic sustainability approaches to transportation, combining all pillars of sustainable development and addressing present and future needs. The meeting will also stimulate debate on how to realize this view in practice and in research; and examine ways to institutionalize sustainable practices globally. The agenda will include technical discussions on sustainability concepts, tools and practices and plenary sessions. Specific issues the conference will address include: international and cross-border challenges and initiatives related to incorporating sustainability into transportation, including sustainability issues in air travel and marine travel; policies, programmes, projects and institutional approaches; case studies, including national, state and local sustainability strategies and policies; and assessment, monitoring and evaluation.  

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Guest Article #38: Mobilizing for Impact in 2015: Inspiring Action for People and Planet [viewed]

2015 is Time for Global Action to end poverty, transform all lives and protect the planet.

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UNGA Reaches Informal Agreement on Post-2015 Summit Organization, Dates [viewed]

unga6915 December 2014: UN Member States have informally agreed on a draft resolution on the ‘Organization of the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda,' including on the dates of the Summit. By the resolution, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) would decide that the UN Summit on the post-2015 development agenda will take place on 25-27 September 2015, in New York, US, with the 70th session of the UN General Debate beginning on 28 September.

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Co-facilitators Brief Civil Society on Post-2015 Negotiations [viewed]

post201515 December 2014: The co-facilitators for the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, Macharia Kamau of Kenya and David Donoghue of Ireland, briefed representatives of Major Groups and other civil society stakeholders on the post-2015 negotiation process.

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MY World Report Highlights People's Priorities for Post-2015 [viewed]

word we want -report15 December 2014: Citizens around the world want a good education, better healthcare and better job opportunities, according to a report summarizing the MY World survey, the largest survey ever conducted by the UN. The report, titled ‘We the Peoples: Celebrating 7 Million Voices,' presents respondents' selections of six out of 16 priorities for a better life.

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SAICM Secretariat Issues Documents for ICCM OEWG 2 [viewed]

SAICMDecember 2014: Ahead of the second meeting of the Open Ended Working Group (OEWG 2) of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM), the Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) has released a set of documents, including on orientation and guidance for achieving sound management of chemicals, regional priorities, and the sound management of chemicals and waste in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Transport Day 2014 Discusses Climate Initiatives, SDGs and UNFCCC Linkages with Transport [viewed]

tday7 December 2014: Approximately 200 participants convened at the Sheraton Lima Hotel and Convention Center to focus on the theme 'Transport Tackles Climate Change,' during Transport Day 2014.

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German Chancellor Welcomes 'Charter for the Future' Ahead of G7 Presidency [viewed]

Federal Chancellor24 November 2014: Germany has concluded a national consultation process to develop a global vision of the future based on sustainability and fairness. Receiving the consultation's outcome, a 'Charter for the Future,' German Chancellor Angela Merkel noted the government's presidency of the Group of Seven (G7) in 2015, which she said is an opportunity to work toward the UN's post-2015 development agenda. She emphasized the value of safeguarding civil liberties and human rights as an essential feature of development, and the need for functioning democratic institutions based on the rule of law.

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Post-2015 Consultation Recommends Actions for Civil Society Partnerships [viewed]

The World We Want4 December 2014: The UN Development Group (UNDG) has released a summary report of its high-level global meeting on ‘Partnerships with Civil Society.' The meeting served as the culmination of eight national consultations and an e-discussion on the topic, and addressed how civil society can inform the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda, engage in its implementation and help to enhance national policy formulation.

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SDSN Invites Comments on Draft SD Financing Report [viewed]

unsdsn30 November 2014: The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has issued a preliminary, unedited draft version of a report on sustainable development financing, seeking to outline a "practical action agenda" for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD). The draft report, ‘Financing Sustainable Development: Implementing the SDGs through Effective Investment Strategies and Partnerships,' authored by Jeffrey Sachs and Guido Schmidt-Traub, is available for public consultation until 15 January 2015.

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