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Copenhagen Conference Issues Recommendations on Inequalities [viewed]

Beyond201511 December 2014: Beyond 2015 has issued the outcome document from its Civil Society Organization (CSO) Copenhagen Conference. ‘Equality at the Core: A call for a strong commitment to tackling inequalities through the post-2015 agenda' calls for stand-alone goals on equality and gender equality, and provides recommendations on addressing inequality in the post-2015 development agenda.

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SE4ALL, Partners Ready for Energy SDG [viewed]

SE4ALLDecember 2014: The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and its “global force of partners from all regions and sectors” are poised to implement a global goal on energy under the Post-2015 development agenda, according to Kandeh Yumkella, SE4ALL CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General.

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UNSG Says “Stars Are Aligned” for Historic Action in 2015 [viewed]

bankimoon-warsaw17 December 2014: “The stars are aligned” for the international community to take historic action on climate, sustainable development and financing in 2015, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he reviewed the challenges and achievements of 2014. He called the Lima session of the Conference of Parties (COP 20) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the “most encouraging” climate negotiations so far, and urged a high level of ambition in forging a new global agenda for development and securing a climate change agreement in 2015.

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UN Discusses Migration in Post-2015 Development Agenda, SDG Targets [viewed]

iomlogo17 December 2014: The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Permanent Missions of Costa Rica and Germany, held a high-level panel on defining the role of migration in the post-2015 development agenda. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, told participants that if human rights are not included in the post-2015 development agenda, it will not meet the "core function" of leaving no one behind.

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UNGA President Releases Concept Note on Crime Prevention, Sustainable Development [viewed]

unga6910 December 2014: The Office of the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has released a concept note for the high-level thematic debate on ‘Integrating Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.' The note describes the debate's scope, objectives, format and expected outcome, and provided background information on the relationship between crime prevention and sustainable development, including its consideration in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's synthesis report on the post-2015 development agenda.

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EU Ministers Call for Policy Coherence in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

EU16 December 2014: The Council of the European Union (EU) discussed and adopted the conclusions of its Foreign Affairs Council on coordination of international aid efforts in the context of the post-2015 development agenda, highlighting the need to approach the issues in a “truly transformative” manner and to promote policy coherence.

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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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Event: Ministerial Meeting of Asia-Pacific LDCs on Graduation and Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

The Government of Nepal and the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS) are convening this meeting in Kathmandu to promote the graduation of countries from Least Developed Country (LDC) status. The meeting will discuss mainstreaming graduation aims into development cooperation strategies, and linking these to the post-2015 development framework and the mid-term review of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) adopted at the Fourth UN Conference on LDCs in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2011. The meeting documentation includes country profiles of Asia-Pacific LDCs: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nepal, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Yemen.  

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FfD Prep Session Addresses Data Gaps, Global Economic Governance [viewed]

FfD11 December 2014: UN Member States took up governance issues as part of the current and final round of substantive informal sessions of the preparatory process for the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD). Discussions convened in two large, moderated panel sessions on: ‘Closing data gaps and strengthening statistical capabilities; and ‘Enabling and conducive governance, including global economic governance.'

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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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