Event: 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference [viewed]

The 65th UN DPI/NGO Conference is titled '2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda,' is being organized by the UN Department of Public Information and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, and will focus on the theme of 'The role of civil society in the post 2015 development agenda'. The event seeks to provide an opportunity for civil society networks and activists to mobilize messaging, advocacy strategies, partnerships and accountability frameworks in the lead up to the start of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda. The outcome of the conference will be a declaration that will be shared with the UN system, the UN Member States, the global civil society and other stakeholders.  

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Meeting on Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Develops Communiqué [viewed]

global-partnership16 April 2014: Delegates to the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation adopted a communiqué, titled ‘Building Towards An Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda,' agreeing to advance cooperation on various concrete commitments, including aid to strengthen countries' own tax systems.

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ECOSOC, IFIs Discuss Financing for Sustainable Development [viewed]

Ecosoc Un15 April 2014: The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a two-day, special high-level meeting with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Global private sector and civil society representatives discussed the need for greater international cooperation in macroeconomic policies and a coherent financing framework for sustainable development, the implementation of international monetary reform, and the creation of a more inclusive system of global governance.

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LEDS, World Bank Workshops Highlight African Green Growth Opportunities [viewed]

World BankLEDS15 April 2014: Two regional workshops in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), addressed the relationship between green growth and natural resources management, including best practices on low emissions development strategies (LEDS).

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UNOSD Forum Recommends Measures for Better Governance of Sustainable Development [viewed]

UNOSD11 April 2014: UN and government officials at the first annual Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF) in Incheon, Republic of Korea, called for strengthening national sustainable development councils and communities of practice, among other measures to improve governance of sustainable development.

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Sanitation and Water for All High-Level Meeting a Milestone in High-Level Commitments Dialogue [viewed]

SWA11 April 2014: The Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High-Level Meeting was convened by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to address the theme “smart investments to achieve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for all.” The meeting was marked by 250 commitments pledged by 40 SWA partner countries to variously: increase and improve the use of financial resources; reduce inequality in access; build capacity of institutions delivering water and sanitation services; and coordinate resources more effectively from both governments and donor aid.

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WHO/UNICEF JMP Launches 2014 Data Update on Water Supply and Sanitation [viewed]

jmp11 April 2014: The World Health Organization (WHO) / UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation recently launched a redesigned website, which contains newly released documents including the ‘2014 Update - Progress on Drinking-Water and Sanitation,' ‘A Snapshot on Progress - 2014 Update,' and ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Post 2015.'

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CEO Water Mandate Conference Addresses Corporate Water Stewardship [viewed]

United Nations Global Compact10 April 2014: The UN Global Compact convened the CEO Water Mandate Conference to address corporate water stewardship, collective action and the post-2015 development agenda, particularly in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The meeting placed many of these issues in the local context, examining water challenges faced by the host country Peru.

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UN-Water Report Assesses Country-Level Coordination [viewed]

UN Water Logo10 April 2014: UN-Water has released a report, titled ‘Coordination of Water Actions at the Country Level: A Report of the UN-Water Task Force on Country Level Coordination,' which examines challenges within the UN system coordinating country-level projects and programmes within the water sector. The report identifies the multi-sectoral aspects of water, lack of country-level water expertise and absence of funding to scale-up succesful approaches as challenges.

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UN Secretary-General Releases Note on Sustainable Development Financing [viewed]

United Nations27 March 2014: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released a note, titled ‘Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda' (E/2014/53), which addresses: the world economic situation and prospects for 2014; mobilization and use of financial resources for sustainable development; and the global partnership for sustainable development.

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