Stakeholder Participation

Leaders, Communities Voice Support for Zero Hunger Challenge [viewed]

zero-hunger25 September 2014: A high-level event, titled ‘Delivering Zero Hunger – Demonstrating Impact,' was organized by the Permanent Missions of Ireland, Mexico and the Netherlands, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Femi Oke, Al Jazeera, served as moderator. The event took place on 25 September 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's 69th session.

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Global Sustainable Development Foundation Launched at UN [viewed]

gsdf22 September 2014: The Global Sustainable Development Foundation (GSDF), dedicated to supporting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was launched on 22 September 2014, on the sidelines of the 69th UN General Assembly, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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Global Citizen Festival Educates on Sustainable Development Issues [viewed]

Global Citizen Festival27 September 2014: More than 60,000 people gathered in Central Park in New York, US, for the Third Annual Global Citizen Festival, to demonstrate global unity and support for ending extreme poverty by 2030. The festival featured musicians, actors and world leaders, and was broadcast around the world. It aimed to educate participants and viewers about sustainability issues including sanitation, education and vaccine provision, while securing new commitments and partnerships for action.

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CSOs Provide Inputs on Post-2015 [viewed]

OWGSeptember 2014: Numerous civil society organizations have provided inputs on the post-2015 development agenda. Recent position papers and other documents react to the report of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discuss, inter alia: climate change; gender equality; freedom of expression; financing for development; equality; means of implementation; and communication of the post-2015 development agenda.

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USAID, DFID Call for MDG Innovation, Launch Innovation Fund [viewed]

mdg-201423 September 2014: With 15 months left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an MDG Countdown event on the margins of the 69th UN General Assembly sought to encourage momentum. Focusing on the theme 'Innovating for Impact,' the event was hosted by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID), on 23 September 2014, in New York, US.

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SDSN Experts Discuss FfD Negotiations [viewed]

unsdsn22 September 2014: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) hosted an expert group meeting to discuss views on the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in July 2015. Subjects of discussion included: the role of public-private partnerships; climate financing; official development assistance (ODA); private investment; and regulatory reform.

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UNMC, World We Want Collect Views on 'MY Green World' [viewed]

mygreenSeptember 2014: The UN Millennium Campaign and World We Want 2015 launched consultations to support the building of MY Green World, a MY World "spin-off" survey that will gather citizen perceptions on climate change solutions and support for government measures to tackle climate change within the context of the post-2015 development agenda. The survey will provide policy makers with insights on which climate change actions have popular support in different parts of the world.

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Event: Regional Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable and Inclusive Transport Development [viewed]

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), together with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and CEPT University in Gujarat, India, is organizing this meeting for transport policy makers, municipal officials and representatives of international organisations in the region. The meeting is part of ESCAP's work in promoting sustainable and inclusive transport policies. The meeting will share global, regional and national experiences of: planning and developing urban transportation systems and Bus Rapid Transit Systems (BRTS); promoting safety, security and environmental values; managing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and local accessibility; and improving institutional arrangements and financing for sustainable transport development. The meeting is organized in conjunction with the Second Asia BRTS Conference.  

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UNIDO, UN Global Compact Launch Report of Post-2015 Dialogue [viewed]

The World We Want24 September 2014: The UN Global Compact and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) held a high-level briefing and panel discussion to launch the synthesis report from global consultations on engaging the private sector in the post-2015 development agenda. The event took place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 24 September 2014, as part of the 69th UN General Assembly's high-level week.

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UN-Led Initiative Considers Disaster Resilience Financial Reporting [viewed]

unisdr-unep-wef24 September 2014: During the UN Climate Summit, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the World Economic Forum (WEF) and other partners, including Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, Swiss Re, Willis Group Holdings and the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), launched the 'Integrating Risks into the Financial System: The 1-in-100 Initiative.'

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