Stakeholder Participation

Expert Workshop Charts Action Strategy for Data Revolution [viewed]

data-revolution24 July 2014: Without investment in the production and use of high quality data, there is no guarantee that a data revolution will improve development outcomes, according to participants at an expert workshop on ‘The data revolution: from talk to action.' The workshop's outcome document discusses the data revolution, describes principles for sustained improvement to maximize the value of development data, identifies challenges and constraints, and outlines an agenda for action to work towards over the next two years.

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International Day Highlights Need for Full Implementation of Indigenous Peoples' Rights [viewed]

unitednations-wcip9 August 2014: Representatives of indigenous peoples, Member States and UN agencies marked the International Day of the World's Indigenous People with an event on the theme, ‘Bridging the Gap: Implementing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.' Noting that this year's International Day occurs at an important moment in international negotiations toward a new climate agreement and the post-2015 development agenda, they called for full recognition and implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

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UN Secretary-General Appoints Three-Year Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport [viewed]

United Nations8 August 2014: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has established a High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, announcing the Group's membership on 8 August 2014. The Group aims to promote accelerated implementation of sustainable transport, in line with objectives to address climate change, protect the global environment and ecosystems and promote inclusive and equitable growth and social development.

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ICESDF Holds Final Multi-stakeholder Dialogue [viewed]

United Nations5 August 2014: The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) held an interactive multi-stakeholder dialogue during its fifth and final session, which convened from 4-8 August 2014. The interactive dialogue took place on 5 August 2014 in New York, US.

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Event: UNIDO Global Forum on Instruments and Partnerships for Inclusive and Sustainable Development [viewed]

This event builds on discussions held at a UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) global forum on 23-24 June 2014, among governments, development agencies and industry actors from developed and developing countries, on strategies for inclusive and sustainable industrial development. This October 2014 forum will focus on mobilizing relevant stakeholders in order to develop a portfolio of concrete partnership opportunities to establish infrastructure, such as industrial parks, in countries where UNIDO has already been implementing activities and accumulating knowledge.  

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Event: General Assembly Informal Consultations on WCIP [viewed]

The UN General Assembly will hold informal consultations on the 'zero draft' document to be presented for negotiation at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) taking place from 22-23 September 2014. The President of the General Assembly conducted previous informal consultations on the zero draft on 16 July 2014. Since that meeting, the zero draft document has been revised. It will be presented at this second and final consultation. Representatives of indigenous peoples who are planning to attend the consultation should advise the Secretariat by 13 August 2014.  

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Multi-stakeholder Group Discusses Engagement in Post-2015 Process [viewed]

unmillenniumcampaign25 July 2014: The UN Millennium Campaign organized a meeting and teleconference of the Multi-stakeholder Post-2015 Outreach Strategic Planning Group, to inform participants about next steps in the post-2015 process and opportunities for civil society engagement. The briefing covered: reflections on the Open Working Group (OWG) and on the way forward; the “stocktaking event” of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) president; the 65th UN DPI/NGO Conference ‘2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda'; and the Action 2015 initiative and civil society campaigning and mobilization plans.

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Australia Briefs Member States on G20 Agenda 2014 [viewed]

G20AUSTRALIA24 July 2014: The Group of 20 will focus on promoting stronger economic growth and employment outcomes, and making the global economy more resilient to deal with future shocks, as the priorities of its 2014 presidency. Daniel Sloper, Special Representative for the G20 of Australia, reported on the event during a briefing for UN Member States on 24 July 2014, in New York, US.

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Civil Society Reacts to Proposed SDGs [viewed]

OWGJuly 2014: In reaction to the final outcome of the Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in which it proposed SDGs at the conclusion of the 13th session (OWG 13), a number of Major Groups and civil society organizations have released papers and press releases commenting on the proposal. The majority of reactions suggest the outcome is a significant step forward, while also highlighting specific concerns. Many groups expressed appreciation for the OWG's inclusiveness, noting that full and meaningful participation of civil society is being recognized as an essential aspect of the new global agenda.

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GWP Releases Gender Strategy [viewed]

GWP Global logotype10 July 2014: The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has released its Gender Strategy, which aims to mainstream gender into GWP's work through an overarching framework on gender- and women- inclusive approaches. The Strategy includes three strategic goals: catalyze change in policies and practice; generate and communicate knowledge; and strengthen partnerships.

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