Institutional Framework for SD

Pan-African Parliament Stresses Governance, Accountability in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

16 January 2013: The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) hosted an event to highlight the role of governance in the post-2015 development agenda, in advance of the Global Thematic Consultation on Governance in the post-2015 development agenda. The high-level meeting of the Global Consultation on Governance will take place at the PAP offices in Midrand, South Africa, from 27-28 February 2013.

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EMG Agrees on Contributions to Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

16 January 2013: The 18th Senior Officials Meeting of the UN Environment Management Group (EMG), hosted by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), met by video-audio conference, on 26-27 November 2012. The meeting agreed on ways to support implementation of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Outcome Document, and to contribute to the post-2015 development agenda.

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UN Member States Begin Negotiations on HLPF [viewed]

30 January 2013: In the first informal meeting of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on establishing the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF), Members States and Permanent Observers convened to discuss its format and organizational aspects.

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ONE Releases Recommendations for Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

28 January 2013: ONE, a global grassroots campaign to end poverty, and partnering organizations from around the world, have released a report making several recommendations for the UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP). The recommendations suggest that transparency, accountability, and public participation should be at the center of a new global development framework.

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Event: UNGA Thematic Debate: UN and Global Economic Governance [viewed]

The 67th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) will host a thematic debate on the UN and Global Economic Governance, on 15 April 2013. The draft programme of work is available at: http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/67/letters/pdf/Thematic%20Debate_The%20UN%20and%20Global%20Economic%20Governance%20-%2012%20April%202013.pdf  

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ECOSOC Elects President for 2013 [viewed]

28 January 2013: The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has elected Néstor Osorio, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the UN, as its 69th President.

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Kazakhstan Releases Chair's Summary of Consultations on CSD 20 [viewed]

28 January 2013: The Chair's summary of informal consultations on the 20th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 20) has been released.

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PIFS Releases 2012 Pacific Annual Progress Report, Reporting Annex [viewed]

PIFS25 January 2013: The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), Tuiloma Neroni Slade, has released the Pacific Plan 2012 Annual Progress Report and its associated Reporting Annex. The documents highlight challenges faced by the region, and outline progress made towards greater regional integration and cooperation in various areas, including climate change, fisheries, gender equality and disability-inclusive development.

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UN-Water Zaragoza Conference Prepares for International Year of Cooperation [viewed]

10 January 2012: The International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013 reiterated that the challenges of climate change, poverty eradication, sustainable development and population growth require cooperation.

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Event: Open-ended Informal Meeting on Establishing the HLPF [viewed]

An open-ended informal meeting on establishing the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) to follow up on the implementation of sustainable development is scheduled for 30 January 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The decision to establish a HLPF was part of the outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), which called for "an intergovernmental and open, transparent and inclusive negotiation process under the General Assembly to define the format and organizational aspects of the high-level forum." Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Permanent Representative of Brazil, and Cesare Maria Ragaglini, Permanent Representative of Italy, have been appointed by the President of the General Assembly (UNGA) to facilitate the negotiations. Convening this first meeting, they said it would address the main issues concerning the format and the organizational modalities of the Forum.  

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