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UNGA General Debate 2014 Continues Focus on MDGs, Post-2015 Agenda, SIDS [viewed]

unga6929 September 2014: As the 69th UN General Assembly's (UNGA) General Debate entered its second week, speakers continued to reflect on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and outline their priorities for the post-2015 development agenda, including gender equality and women's empowerment, peace and security, and oceans. Small island developing States (SIDS) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) highlighted particular challenges and vulnerabilities, with some also addressing the challenge of graduation from least developed country (LDC) status.

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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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UN General Debate Continues Addressing Post-2015 Agenda on Day 4 [viewed]

unga6927 September 2014: At the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) General Debate, Heads of State and Government continued their discussion of the post-2015 development agenda alongside consideration of a range of other issues.

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69th General Debate Addresses Post-2015, Countries in Special Situations [viewed]

unga6926 September 2014: Speaking at the 69th UN General Assembly's (UNGA) General Debate, on its third day, Heads of State and Government continued highlighting their priorities for the post-2015 development agenda, including on countries in special situations. Speakers also discussed global challenges such as security, terrorism, UN reform, climate change and sustainable energy.

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CGIAR Development Dialogues Highlight Agriculture and Sustainable Development Links [viewed]

CGIAR25 September 2014: The first CGIAR Development Dialogues held in New York, US, focused on the role of agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry, landscapes, and food systems with regard to climate change and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting followed CGIAR's announcement at the Climate Summit 2014 to dedicate at least 60% of its annual budget to climate-smart agriculture.

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MDG Advocacy Group Urges Greater Effort, Predicting "Neither Medals Nor Rest" [viewed]

un mdg25 September 2014: At its fifth annual meeting in New York, US, the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Advocacy Group showcased successes and urged greater efforts in the remaining 462 days to attain the MDGs. The Group convened a meeting of 300 eminent persons, and released a collection of short articles, titled ‘Accelerating Action: Global Leaders on Challenges & Opportunities for MDG Achievement.'

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IFAD Promotes Discussion of Land Governance and Indigenous Rights [viewed]

IFAD24 September 2014: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) with the International Land Coalition (ILC) and other partners organized a side event on ‘Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Lands, Territories and Resources,' at the margins of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) 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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69th General Debate Continues Discussion of Post-2015 Agenda, Highlights Biodiversity, SIDS Issues [viewed]

UNGA25 September 2015: During the second day of the general debate for the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA), speakers focused on the post-2015 development agenda and climate change, as well as issues related to international security and UN reform. Several speakers identified development enablers, with many emphasizing that sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace and security.

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UN Climate Summit Catalyzes Action [viewed]

climate-summit-iisdrs23 September 2014: Climate Summit 2014 has concluded with countries committing to domestic action on climate change and pledging a total of US$2.3 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

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