Sustainable Development Update – 18 September 2014 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

 

 

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Latest News – 18 September 2014
UNGA 69 Opening Highlights Climate Summit, Responsibility for Post-2015 Agenda

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16_September 2014: On 16 September 2014, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) opened its 69th Session, which will convene under the theme ‘Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda.’ continued…

UNGA 68 Closes, Reflects on Progress Towards Post-2015 Agenda

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15_September 2014: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) concluded its 68th Session with a plenary session in the renovated General Assembly Hall, reflecting on its achievements toward formulating the post-2015 development agenda and future priorities, including continued efforts to revitalize and reform the UN. continued…

CBD Secretariat Circulates Provisional Programme and Briefing Notes for COP 12 High-Level Segment

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15_September 2014: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the provisional programme and briefing notes for the High-Level Segment of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the CBD, prepared by the Government of the Republic of Korea, in consultation with the CBD Secretariat. The CBD COP 12 High-Level Segment will be held from 15-16 October 2014, under the theme ‘Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.’ continued…

Statistics Division Preparing for Post-2015 Indicator Framework

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8_September 2014: The UN Statistics Division (UNSD) has issued a note on ‘Work on the indicator framework for the post-2015 development agenda,’ in the context of the 24th Session of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities, which took place in Rome, Italy, on 11-12 September 2014. According to the note, the goals and targets of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN General Assembly (UNGA) outcome on the post-2015 development agenda will serve as the basis for the framework, which will provide indicators to monitor and report progress on the agenda. continued…

UN Secretary-General Reports on Support to SIDS

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15_August_2014: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon submitted a report to the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly on ‘Follow-up to and implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (A/69/319).’ The report provides an update on the implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPoA) and the Mauritius Strategy (MSI) and on preparation for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which took place at the beginning of September. continued…

Sustainable Development Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) New York City, US 16 Sep – 1 Oct
2nd Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice New York City, US 17 Sep – 18 Sep
HABITAT III – First PrepCom New York City, US 17 Sep – 18 Sep
CCAC High Level Assembly New York City, US 22 Sep
Equator Prize Award Ceremony New York City, US 22 Sep
High-Level Event: Implementing Sustainable Energy for All New York City, US 22 Sep
Launch of SE4ALL Global Energy Efficiency Accelerating Platform New York City, US 22 Sep
Seminar on Post-2015 Development Agenda, Climate Change, and Island Partnership New York City, US 22 Sep
Special Session of the General Assembly on the Follow-Up to the Programme of Action of the ICPD New York City, US 22 Sep
2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples New York City, US 22 Sep – 23 Sep
Green Standards Week Beijing, China 22 Sep – 26 Sep
2014 Climate Summit New York City, US 23 Sep
UN Private Sector Forum New York City, US 23 Sep
Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention (COP 4) Mikulov, Czech Republic 23 Sep – 26 Sep
Engaging the Private Sector in the Post-2015 Era: Presentation of a Synthesis Report from Global Consultations New York City, US 24 Sep
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