Stakeholder Participation

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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Event: SIDS Major Groups and Other Stakeholders Forum [viewed]

This pre-conference Forum will take place ahead of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Forum will promote opportunities for Major Groups and other stakeholders from SIDS to develop partnerships with each other and with potential supporters, with the overall aim of promoting the sustainable development of SIDS. The Forum aims to integrate gender equality and human rights advocacy into discussions around SIDS, the Beijing+20 Review and the post-2015 development agenda. Civil society partnerships are envisaged in six priority areas: climate change and disaster risk management; oceans, seas and biodiversity; water and sanitation, food security and waste management; sustainable economic development; sustainable energy; and social development, including health and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), youth and women. The Forum is also expected to assist in mobilizing resources for a proposed Civil Society Sustainability Fund. A welcome event will take place on the evening of 28 August.  

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Civil Society Groups React to Revised OWG Zero Draft [viewed]

OWGJuly 2014: Several civil society groups provided reactions on the UN General Assembly's Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) revised zero draft prior to the opening of the 13th session of the OWG.

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LPI EGM Discusses Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, and Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

UNECA7 July 2014: The Land Policy Initiative (LPI) organized an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework and the implementation plan for piloting the Framework, an area that is highlighted in the African Union (AU) Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges.

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Event: SIDS Private Sector Forum [viewed]

The Government of Samoa, the Samoa Chamber of Commerce, and the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) are convening this event prior to the Third International Conference on SIDS. The Forum aims to facilitate interaction and networking between senior business and government leaders to enhance private sector partnerships for SIDS, in six thematic areas of: agriculture; tourism; renewable energy; fisheries and marine resources; disaster risk reduction (DRR); and connectivity, information and communication technologies (ICTs) and transport. The second day of the Forum is a high-level session that is anticipated to produce an outcome document identifying the private sector's priority actions. The Forum will announce a SIDS Global Business Leaders Network. UN-OHRILLS, with the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UOSSC) will host a ‘matchmaking space' at the Forum to facilitate business relationships in areas such as agriculture, clean energy and water management.  

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Event: SIDS Pre-Conference Youth Forum [viewed]

The Youth Forum takes place prior to the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and aims to contribute to its dialogue. The Forum will discuss opportunities for young people from SIDS, including partnerships to generate decent work opportunities for youth, engagement of civil society and the private sector in the development process, and sustainable energy needs. The Youth Forum theme is ‘SIDS TALAVOU for Sustainable Development' (Towards a Legacy of Achievement, Versatility, Opportunity through partnership and Unity). Participants will reflect on successful approaches to young people's education, employment and entrepreneurship, and identify what support and guidance is needed to maintain existing partnerships and promote new ones. The one-day forum is preceded by a welcome ceremony and networking event from 6.30-9.30 pm on 27 August.  

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WBCSD, IUCN to Head Natural Capital Protocol Consortia [viewed]

natural-capital-coalition8 July 2014: The Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) has selected two consortia, which will be managed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to develop a framework to help businesses understand and manage their impacts and dependencies on the natural environment.

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LAC Consultation Addresses Private Sector Role in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

The World We Want1 July 2014: A regional consultation for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) on the role of the private sector in the post-2015 development agenda has identified proposals and strategies for complementarity, coherence and coordination between the public and private sectors, particularly those linked to the inclusion of the private sector in the development agenda, the creation of decent jobs, and the need to integrate women and the youth in the process.

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