Here you can find all the latest updates in relation to sustainable development finance, governance and goals.
Last Friday, the new co-facilitator of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), Ambassador Luiz Alberto insisted on a deadline for delegations to either accept the co-facilitators' clean text or to offer amendments that had been negotiated bilaterally in advance with the consent of all other delegations.
The consultation facilitated by United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) in partnership with the Post-2015 Development Planning Team/Executive Office of the Secretary-General is now launched in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. The consultation gathers critical analysis from civil society on four post-2015 reports submitted to the Secretary-General:
In their "Dashboard Proposal" the governments of Colombia and Guatemala envisage the post-2015 development agenda as being designed around a nucleus of common global goals measured by a set of internationally agreed-on targets and indicators which would be accompanied by more specific targets and indicators geared to national circumstances and priorities.
The UN Global Compact has published a report calling for a greater role for the private sector in post-2015. Entitled 'Corporate Sustainability and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda', it emerged from multiple consultations on the issue.
From 12-14 June 2013, informal informal consultations were held regarding the organisation of the High-level political forum (HLPF) in the course of which key questions with respect to participation, format, timing, and rules of order were adressed.
In its opening statement at the fourth session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development on 17 June 2013, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) emphasised the importance of the inclusion of full employment and decent work as well as universal social protection in the post-2015 development agenda for sustainable development.
The fourth session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place from 17-19 June 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting brought together OWG members, other member states, observers, and representatives from UN agencies and Major Groups. The meeting was devoted to addressing the thematic issues of: (a) employment and decent work for all, social protection, youth, education and culture and (b) health, population dynamics. Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, and Csaba Körösi, Permanent Representative of Hungary, served as co-chairs.
In September 2013 the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) will submit the Stockholm Statement to the 68th UN General Assembly. The objective of this paper is to influence and elevate the status of water in the post-2015 development agenda. This open forum exists to facilitate contributions to the Stockholm Statement, which will be calling for a Sustainable Development Goal on Water.
The High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) is gathering responses submitted by stakeholders in response to the HLP report "A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development". Submissions that have been made so far can be viewed here.
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