UN Member States reach consensus on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Final outcome document is available here.
Video and photos by the Mission of Ireland to the UN and IISD
Final outcome document is available here.
Video and photos by the Mission of Ireland to the UN and IISD
Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN,
Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the UN,
Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network
This side event to the post-2015 negotiations at the UN will provide an opportunity for a wide range of experts to take a deeper examination of the role of third-party data in complementing official sources of data for the agenda, and highlight ways in which these third-party actors are already contributing data on a wide range of topics.
Dr. Lisa Bersales, Head of Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) and Co-chair of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs)
H.E. Mr. Dámaso Luna, Deputy Director General for Global Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
H.E. Mr. Peter van der Vliet, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the UN
Mr. Tom Wheeler, Conflict and Security Adviser, Saferworld
Mr. Jose Manuel Roche, Head of Research, Save the Children UK
Ms. Neli Esipova, Director of Research on Global Migration, Gallup
Mr. Stefan Schweinfest, Director, UN Statistics Division
Ms. Susan Alzner, Officer in Charge, UN-NGLS New York
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Monday, 20 July 2015, 1.00 - 2.30pm
UN Headquarters, Conference Room 7
A light lunch will be served from 1:00pm
How can we ensure the achievement of the sustainable development goals, especially goals 3 and 5 on health and gender equality?
What holistic approaches can we apply to successfully implement the related goals an targets, specifically aiming at women and girls that are most marginalised and living in vulnerable situations?
This event during the 20-31 July post-2015 development agenda negotiations will highlight an approach that calls for the implementation of the SDGs to be context specific and rights based including:
On 2 July 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York, the President of the UN General Assembly will convene informal interactive consultations with stakeholders on the review of implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The provisional programme for this event is available here: http://bit.ly/2July-WSIS10-programme. The event will be web cast live at http://webtv.un.org/ and videos of the sessions will be available in the archive at that link for later viewing.
In the lead up to the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) together with the Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS), the World Federation of United Nations Associations, and the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) held an event on 22 June in Geneva entitled "The United Nations and civil society - 70 years working together: how do we make a difference from Geneva?" The meeting, which was attended by Permanent Missions, NGOs with ECOSOC Consultative Status, International Organizations, academic institutions and other stakeholders aimed to concretely assess and examine the achievements and ways forward in terms of strengthening the long-lasting partnership between the UN and civil society.
The 22-25 June session of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda took place in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at UN Headquarters. Videos of the sessions may be found in the archive at http://webtv.un.org/. The programme of work, relevant documentation and a list of side events are available here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015.
On Wednesday, 24 June, the co-facilitators of the post-2015 negotiations, Ambassador Kamau (Kenya) and Ambassador Donoghue (Ireland), met with major groups and other stakeholders from 10:00am - 1:00pm in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, to discuss the zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This meeting focused on the Declaration and the Follow up and Review sections of the zero draft. To facilitate preparations for the meeting, UN-NGLS and DESA-DSD created the following Google Spreadsheet that major groups and other stakeholders used for identifying collaborative groupings for statements, and posting links to Google Docs of the groups' draft statements: http://bit.ly/24June-Stakeholder-Collaboration
Major Groups and other Stakeholders were also invited to submit input on proposed text changes for the zero draft paragraph by paragraph via another Google Form: http://bit.ly/post2015-zero-draft-submit-feedback. Responses to this form may be viewed here: http://bit.ly/Post-2015-zero-draft-feedback-received.
The first meeting of the Interagency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) took place on 1-2 June at UN Headquarters. The IAEG-SDGs was established by the UN Statistical Commission at its 46th session to develop an indicator framework for global level monitoring of the post-2015 development agenda goals and targets, and to support implementation of the agenda. The main objectives of the first IAEG-SDGs meeting were to:
The agenda, supporting documentation, and presentations / statements delivered by UN Member States, the UN system and Major Groups and other Stakeholders are available here: http://unstats.un.org/sdgs/first-iaeg-sdgs-meeting/
In advance of the meeting, UN-NGLS and DESA-DSD collected inputs via an online form from major groups and other stakeholders on an initial list of indicators proposed by the Bureau of the United Nations Statistical Commission in its February 2015 technical report to the March session of the post-2015 inter-govenrmental negotiations. A compilation of the inputs from stakeholders is available as a Google Doc Spreadsheet here, and contains general comments, suggested amendments to the set of initially proposed indicators, as well as proposals for new indicators.
On 2 June 2015, SOLIDAR, together with its Members - SOLIDAR Suisse, FOS and SOLIDARITE SOCIALISTE - hosted a public event to promote Decent Work and Social protection for All: A Global Challenge; A Common Engagement at la Maison Internationale des Associations in Geneva. This event aimed at showcasing the daily work of partners around the world, and their key role in ensuring social protection guarantees.
In accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 69/244, informal interactive hearings on the post-2015 development agenda will take place on 26-27 May 2015, in the lead up to the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 agenda (25-27 September 2015 in New York). The 26-27 May hearings are organized by the Office of the President of the General Assembly, supported by UN DESA, UN-NGLS, the Executive Office of the Secretary-General's Post-2015 Team, and the UN Global Compact, and are aimed at fostering active multi-stakeholder participation in the formulation of the agenda while ensuring regional and gender balance, as well as diversity of expertise, sectors, and age, among speakers. The two-day event will take place in the UN General Assembly Hall from 10:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-6:00pm each day, comprised of an opening segment on the morning of day one, four roundtable discussions following the roadmap of the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations, and a closing segment at the end of day two. The outcome will be a President’s Summary to be circulated to Member States and stakeholders. The programme and concept note are available here: http://www.un.org/pga/26-270515_informal-interactive-hearings/. The significant majority of speakers were selected through an open and transparent process facilitated by UN-NGLS and DESA-DSD, in collaboration with a stakeholder Steering Committee. The full meeting will be web cast live at http://webtv.un.org/.
The 18-22 May intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 agenda will focus on "Follow-up and review" and will take place in Conference Room 4 at UN Headquarters. The programme of work, relevant background documentation and a list of side events are available here. The session will be web cast live at http://webtv.un.org/.
On Wednesday, 20 May, there will be an interactive dialogue with representatives of Major Groups and other stakeholders from 10:00am to 1:00pm in Conference Room 4. Following an open call for applications, the May Stakeholder Steering Committee has selected the following speakers to intervene during the dialogue: http://tinyurl.com/May-IGN-Speakers. The programme for the interactive dialogue was finalised by the Steering Committee together with the selected speakers, with support from DESA-DSD and UN-NGLS, and is available here. Member State respondents participating in the dialogue include:
To better understand the financial dimensions pertaining to the social and solidarity economy (SSE), which is beginning to gain visibility within the UN system and beyond, a workshop on "Social and Solidarity Finance, tensions, opportunities and transformative potential," was held on 11-12 May 2015 in Geneva, and organized by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Together, more than 25 experts, academics, practitioners and other participants shared a variety of perspectives to build knowledge on social and solidarity finance (SSF). The workshop also hosted the 9th meeting of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy.
United Nations Member States, UN agencies, and civil society organizations are channeling unprecedented resources and energy towards a new sustainable development agenda that aims to lift billions out of poverty and deprivation, while realizing their human rights, ensuring gender equality, protecting our environment, and creating a more just and equitable world. Robust, transparent and participatory monitoring and accountability mechanisms can improve the credibility, ownership and effectiveness of the Post-2015 and Financing for Development agendas for people and for States, and make these processes more transformative, equitable, and responsive to the needs of people and planet.
H.E. Mr. Dámaso Luna, Deputy Director General for Global Affairs, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Stefano Prato, Society for International Development
Ms. Maria Theresa Nera-Lauron, CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness
and the Asia-Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism
Ms. Luisa Emilia Reyes Zúñiga, Equidad de Género: Ciudadanía, Trabajo y Familia, Mexico; Women's Major Group
Ms. Susan Alzner, Officer in Charge, UN-NGLS, New York Office