Poverty Eradication

Event: UNGA Dialogue 3 on Technology Transfer Mechanism [viewed]

In General Assembly Resolution 68/210, UN Member States decided to hold a series of four, one-day structured dialogues to consider possible arrangements for a facilitation mechanism to promote the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies. The third dialogue will be held on 4 June 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The themes for the dialogue will be 'Identifying the potential for development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies and identifying options for the way forward'.  

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Pacific Countries Agree on EPA Negotiations with EU [viewed]

PIFS12 April 2014: The Pacific countries from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) have requested an Economic Participation Agreement (EPA) negotiation with the EU by the end of April 2014, following a discussion of outstanding issues among the Pacific ACP countries. Officials emphasized that the EPA provisions should promote the sustainable development of the region's fisheries, while ensuring that Pacific peoples benefit from fisheries trade. 

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UNGA-ECOSOC Debate Explores Post-2015 Partnerships [viewed]

Post-2015 Partnerships10 April 2014: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a joint thematic debate on the role of partnerships in implementing the post-2015 development agenda.

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Event: First Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum [viewed]

This high-level event will serve as the formal global launch of the UN Decade on Sustainable Energy for All, and as the first of regular yearly global platforms for launching new initiatives and projects in support of the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, and reporting on the progress of the initiative. The first day will be dedicated to SE4ALL multi-stakeholder partnerships, and consist of parallel sessions of highlighting progress made and lessons learned by SE4ALL partners on: universalizing energy access; doubling the amount of renewables in the energy mix; and doubling the rate of progress on energy efficiency. The second day will include an SE4ALL Advisory Board Meeting and High-level Global Leaders Dialogue, while the third day High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on "Energy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda".  

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Event: Fifth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa (UNISDR AF), the African Union (AU), and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will bring together African Governments, regional intergovernmental organizations, civil society representatives, members of academic institutions, local governments, private sector organizations, the media, and youth at the Fifth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Abuja, Nigeria. The meeting is expected to result in an African position on a Post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the context of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).  

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Event: C20 Online Consultation on Inclusive Growth and Employment [viewed]

The C20 Inclusive Growth and Employment Working Group aims to develop recommendations for the G20 on pursuing linked goals of boosting growth, creating quality jobs and reducing inequality. The online consultation will focus its discussion on five key areas: participation of vulnerable groups, including women and youth; education and employment; accelerating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and defining the post-2015 development agenda; tackling youth unemployment; and key civil society issues for the G20 around inclusive growth and employment. Caroline Smith, National Employment Services Association (NESA), Australia, and Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, Oxfam UK, serve as the discussion moderators. This online consultation is one of four that the C20 is conducting to encourage a dialogue between representatives of civil society organizations and political leaders of G20 countries. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the C20 Conversations.  

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UNEP, Cities Alliance Outline Tools for Integrating Environment into Urban Planning [viewed]

Integrating the Environment in Urban Planning and Management: Key Principles and Approaches for Cities in the 21st Century8 April 2014: Rapid urbanization is an opportunity to build more sustainable, equitable and efficient cities and towns, according to ‘Integrating the Environment in Urban Planning and Management: Key Principles and Approaches for Cities in the 21st Century,' a report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Cities Alliance. The report focuses on the City Development Strategy (CDS) as a tool to integrate environmental issues into city planning while reducing poverty, promoting inclusive economic growth and ensuring sustainable consumption and production (SCP).

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ESCAP Evaluation Week Calls for Strengthening National Capacities [viewed]

UNESCAP9 April 2014: A high-level panel discussion on Evaluation and the Post-2015 Development Agenda took place during UN Evaluation Week at the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Panelists urged countries in the region to strengthen national evaluation capacities and adopt better monitoring and evaluation tools, in view of the emerging post-2015 development agenda.

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Event: Informal Meeting for Summit on Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

The UN General Assembly will hold an informal meeting on the organizational modalities for the September 2015 summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda. The co-facilitators for intergovernmental consultations ahead of the Summit are Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark, and Robert Guba Aisi, Permanent Representative of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Governments agreed to hold the summit, which will take place at the level of Heads of State and Government, in the outcome document of the Special Event to follow-up on efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (Resolution 68/6), held on 25 September 2013. At the first informal consultations, governments are invited to exchange ideas on duration and timing, format and structure, participation, preparation and outcome of the Summit.  

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Event: Global Monitoring Report on 'Making Development Cooperation More Effective' [viewed]

The Permanent Missions of Mexico and the United Kingdom (UK) are organizing an event to discuss the global monitoring report on aid effectiveness, which has been released ahead of the First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) that is to take place in Mexico City on 15-16 April 2014. The High-Level Meeting will agree on actions to boost progress, and to anchor effective development cooperation in the post-2015 global development agenda. The Global Partnership facilitates cooperation among governments, business and civil society to end poverty. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) support the Partnership. Summary of report: http://uncsd.iisd.org/news/aid-effectiveness-report-released-ahead-of-mexico-ministerial-meeting/  

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