Stakeholder Participation

First-ever Global Nutrition Report Identifies Accountability As Key Challenge [viewed]

Global Nutrition Report 201417 November 2014: “Relying on coordinated action across sectors—none of which makes nutrition its primary goal—allows policymakers to avoid responsibility” for achieving global malnutrition targets, according to the Global Nutrition Report (GNR), titled ‘Actions and Accountability to Accelerate the World's Progress on Nutrition.' The first-ever global report on nutrition, which was authored by an independent expert group, finds the world is off track in achieving global malnutrition targets, and calls for increased accountability and action to combat global malnutrition.

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L20 Urges G20 to Address Climate Change, Green Growth, Inequalities [viewed]

L2014 November 2014: The Labour 20 (L20) called on the Group of 20 (G20) to take action on climate change and green growth, and to implement a plan for jobs and growth that reduces inequality. The L20 unites trade unions from G20 countries and Global Unions, and seeks to represent workers' interests at the G20 level.

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15 Members of Future Earth Engagement Committee Appointed [viewed]

futureearth18 November 2014: The Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability has announced 15 members of the Future Earth Engagement Committee. The members will provide leadership and strategic guidance on engaging partners and stakeholders of Future Earth - a ten-year global research platform - in designing and disseminating research.

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Co-Facilitators Propose Modalities for Post-2015 Negotiations [viewed]

69th Session of the UNGA17 November 2014: The co-facilitators for intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda have issued a "food-for-thought paper" on the modalities of the negotiations, based on consultations on 4 and 10 November 2014. Transmitting the paper, UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa informs Member States that consultations will resume 3 and 16 December 2014, aiming to finalize the modalities by the end of the year, so substantive negotiations can begin in January 2015.

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Symposium Reflects on OWG, Identifies Science Needs for SDGs [viewed]

iges-post201515 November 2014: At a symposium on ‘Science and the Sustainable Development Goals,' Csaba Kőrösi, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN and Co-Chair of the Open Working Group on SDGs, and Mark Stafford Smith, Chair of Future Earth Science Committee, Science Director of Climate Adaptation Flagship at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), reflected on the proposed SDGs, and outlined ways for scientists to help shape the goal set going forward.

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African Civil Society Assesses Progress on Beijing Platform for Action [viewed]

beijing20.unwomen7 November 2014: Participants at an African civil society forum discussed the Beijing Platform for Action's 12 critical areas of concern, noting achievements in economic, political and social aspects, but recognizing that progress has been slow, and noting fatigue among those leading the women's movement. The forum was organized by UN Women, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMENT) and IPAS, as part of the Beijing 20-year review process (Beijing+20).

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World We Want 2015, UNICEF Report on World Children Want [viewed]

The World We Want3 November 2014: Children emphasized the importance of family in their happiness and well-being, in an e-consultation on the post-2015 development agenda hosted on by World We Want 2015. The consultation posed 11 questions to children, ranging from what makes them happy and what they would like to change in their community, to describing what sustainable development means to them.

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Event: African Regional Conference on Beijing+20 Review [viewed]

The African Regional Conference on the Beijing+20 Review will discuss progress and challenges in the implementation of the Beijing Program of Action. Participants will also discuss a regional report prepared by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), which analyzes information submitted by 51 African Member States on their national reviews of their progress in implementing the Beijing Program of Action. The recommendations of the meetings will contribute to the global review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The meeting will include an expert segment, from 17-18 November, and a ministerial segment, on 19 November. UN Women, UNECA and the African Union Commission (AUC) are organizing the meeting as part of the Beijing+20 regional review process.  

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Event: CITES PC22 [viewed]

The 22nd meeting of the Plants Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES PC22) will be held for the last time before the seventeenth meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties (CITES COP17) in Tbilisi, Georgia.  

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Governments Conclude Initial Exchange of Views on Post-2015 Negotiations [viewed]

unga6910 November 2014: UN Member States convened for the second informal meeting of the plenary on the organization and modalities of intergovernmental negotiations and remaining issues related to the Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda. The co-facilitators – David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland, and Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya – expect to issue a “starting document” by the week of 17 November, covering the process, road map, and scope of work for intergovernmental negotiations.

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