Institutional Framework for SD

UNGA Debate Addresses "Second Generation" of MDGs, Blue Economy [viewed]

28 September 2012: World leaders addressing the 67th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate on 28 September expressed concern about achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with some stressing the need for continued financing to meet targets. Speakers also gave statements on defining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development framework, and addressed outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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IGES Paper Recommends Governance Reform for Sustainable Development in Asia-Pacific [viewed]

27 September 2012: The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has released a white paper, titled “Greening Governance in Asia-Pacific,” which offers recommendations for governance arrangements and policy solutions to help accelerate the transition to a green economy in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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World Leaders Continue Discussion on MDGs, SDGs, Post-2015 at UN General Assembly [viewed]

25 September 2012: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate continued its discussion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda. Many speakers noted that peace and security are critical to sustainable development. Ivan Gašparovič, President of Slovakia, called for removing causes of conflicts through, inter alia, poverty reduction and sustainable development.

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

26 September 2012: On the second day of the 67th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate, speakers recognized the need for accelerated progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) while supporting the development of a post-2015 development framework to address emerging challenges and the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainable development, in line with the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) agreements. Several speakers expressed support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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UNGA High-Level Debate Opens with Focus on MDGs, Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

25 September 2012: The 67th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate opened with speakers recognizing linkages between peace and security and sustainable development. They highlighted the importance of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and noted the role of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) in mobilizing action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and forming a post-2015 development agenda.

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ECOSOC Special Ministerial Meeting Discusses the Multilateral System for Sustainable Development [viewed]

24 September 2012: On the margins of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a Special Ministerial Meeting on strengthening the multilateral system for sustainable development.

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UNGA Second Committee Chair Proposes Special Events on Rio+20 and New Development Paradigm [viewed]

21 September 2012: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) held its first meeting, orally adopting its organization of work and electing a new Vice-Chair, Modest Jonathan Mero, from Tanzania.

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Opening UNGA 67, Incoming President Outlines Plans [viewed]

18 September 2012: The UN General Assembly opened its 67th Session (UNGA 67) on 18 September 2012, in New York, US. Incoming President Vuk Jeremić outlined his priorities for the session, which revolve around the theme of “bringing about adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations by peaceful means." This will also serve as the theme for the General Debate, taking place from 25 September-1 October.

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UN Secretary-General Issues Implementation Matrix of Rio+20 Outcomes [viewed]

Rio+2014 September 2012: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has issued an “implementation matrix” of the outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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Event: First Meeting of UN High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

The Panel (HLP) will begin its work with a meeting on 25 September 2012, in New York, US, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's 67th annual high-level debate.  

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