Sustainable Development Update – 20 May 2014 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

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Sustainable Development Update - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase

Latest News – 20 May 2014

Experts Conclude Fourth Session on Sustainable Development Financing

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16_May_2014: The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) held its Fourth Session, during which expert members discussed the draft report of the Committee. According to a briefing with the Co-Chairs on 16 May 2014, the Committee has reached agreement regarding a structure to mobilize all financial sources – international, domestic, private and public – using the Monterrey Consensus and Doha Declaration as guides for exploring synergies and complementarities between different financial flows. continued…


World We Want Launches Data Visualization Tool

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16_May_2014: The World We Want 2015 Policy and Strategy Group has launched the World We Want 2015 Trends page, a tool for “visualizing” the ongoing global conversation and related data on the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). continued…


Member States Consider Options for Third FfD Conference

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13_May_2014: UN Member States held informal consultations on the third international conference on financing for development (FfD), exchanging views on the preamble, duration, outcome, timing and organization of the preparatory process of the conference. continued…


African Countries Adopt Common Position on Post-2015 DRR Framework

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16_May_2014: The 5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (AfRP14) and the 3rd Ministerial Meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) convened under the theme ‘Prevent Risk: Build Resilience.’ The meeting was one in a series of multi-stakeholder consultations leading up to the 3rd World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), which is scheduled to take place in Japan in March 2015.  continued…


Governments Host Second Discussion on HLPF Review Mechanism

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15_May_2014: Participants at the second workshop on ‘Making the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Work: How to build an effective “Review Mechanism”‘ addressed five questions: Who is to be reviewed, by whom and how often? What is to be reviewed? What might be the incentives to participate? What is the optimal approach for national and systemic reviews? And how will the review outputs link to other elements of the HLPF/SDG/Post-2015 puzzle, and to the wider geography of sustainable development endeavor? continued…


Sustainable Development Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events

13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 13)

New York City, US

12 May – 23 May

International Conference on Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

19 May – 20 May

Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

Pattaya, Chon Buri, Thailand

19 May – 21 May

Delivering the Post-2015 Applied Science and Skills Agenda for Africa: The Role of Business

New York City, US

20 May

Contributions of South-South, Triangular Cooperation and ICT for Development to the Post-2015 Development Agenda

New York City, US

21 May – 22 May

Fourth Global Infrastructure Basel Summit 2014

Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland

21 May – 22 May

‘Governance’, ‘Education’ and the Architecture of the Sustainable Development Goals

New York City, US

22 May

World Mountain Forum 2014

Cusco, Peru

23 May – 24 May

46th GEF Council Meeting and GEF Assembly

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

25 May – 30 May

ECOSOC Integration Segment

New York City, US

27 May – 29 May

15th Meeting of the Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea

New York City, US

27 May – 30 May

UNGA Dialogue 3 on Technology Transfer Mechanism

New York City, US

4 Jun

First Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum

New York City, US

4 Jun – 6 Jun

UNFCCC 40th Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

4 Jun – 15 Jun

World Environment Day 2014


5 Jun


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