2016-2015 High Level Panel

Civil society preparations for the UN’s High-Level Political Forum, 2016

TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS -16-17 JULY MEETINGS AT CHURCH CENTER

  • 16 July Morning: NGO Major Group Annual Meeting – What is the NGO Major Group and how can you engage in UN processes on sustainable development. RSVP BELOW
  • 16 July Afternoon: Action for Sustainable Development – update on the civil society platform and planning sessions for the Working Groups. RSVP BELOW
  • 17 July Full day: How can we ensure the Leave No-one Behind promise is delivered? Connecting national perspectives to enable mutual learning and joint action. RSVP BELOW
  • 19 Lunchtime: Leave No-one Behind launch event to examine, engage and empower civil society’s efforts in protecting the world’s most marginalised communities. RSVP BELOW
  • 19 July Evening: Action for Sustainable Development reception and panel discussion on civil society’s engagement in the monitoring and implementation of the UN’s sustainable development commitments. RSVP BELOW
  • From: Action for Sustainable Development [mailto:info=action4sd.org@mail196.atl121.mcsv.netOn Behalf Of Action for Sustainable Development

    Subject:
     Civil society preparations for the UN’s High-Level Political Forum

Action for Sustainable Development

Dear Colleagues,

We’re excited to share latest updates on Action for Sustainable Development’s engagement with the UN’s High-Level Political Forum, which meets from 11-20 July in New York. It’s going to be a busy period and you can follow much of the proceedings remotely through the official UN Live Web TV and also on social media by following us@action4sd.

Please find a calendar of side events for the High-Level Political Forum. More events are being prepared and confirmed so we will be updating information on this calendar throughout the course of next week. We hope you can join us and please do share your priorities for the activities being planned for the HLPF by emailing us atinfo@action4sd.org

We have prepared a user guide for the High-Level Political Forum to help stakeholders engage in the process both in person and remotely. There is also an opportunity to mobilize digitally to show governments that we are watching their progress on implementing the sustainable development agenda. Please find a digital toolkit here, where you can access key messages, social media suggestions and graphics that you can share and edit to your local language.

Action for Sustainable Development is hosting workshops over the weekend of 16 -17 July at the UN Church Centre, where we will bring together key partners from different constituencies to plan engagement in the monitoring and implementation activities for the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Commitments.

  • 16 July Morning: NGO Major Group Annual Meeting – What is the NGO Major Group and how can you engage in UN processes on sustainable development?RSVP
  • 16 July Afternoon: Action for Sustainable Development – update on the civil society platform and planning sessions for the Working Groups. RSVP
  • 17 July Full day: How can we ensure the Leave No-one Behind promise is delivered? Connecting national perspectives to enable mutual learning and joint action. RSVP
  • 19 Lunchtime: Leave No-one Behind launch event to examine, engage and empower civil society’s efforts in protecting the world’s most marginalised communities. RSVP
  • 19 July Evening: Action for Sustainable Development reception and panel discussion on civil society’s engagement in the monitoring and implementation of the UN’s sustainable development commitments. RSVP

Best regards,

Action for Sustainable Development Team

More information at www.action4sd.org

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Side event at HLPF, 2016

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Please share widely.

Nobuyuki Asai
Office of Peace and Global Issues
Soka Gakkai International (SGI)

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Peace Boat at the UN HLPF on Sustainable Development Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Peace Boat US, 777 UN Plaza #3E, New York, NY 10017

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#HLPF2016 Side event: Learning and capacity building as inclusive enablers for Agenda 2030

Dear Colleagues,
You are cordially invited to join us in a side-event during the HLPF on July 12. We are looking forward to seeing you.
UNSSC AND SDSN ASSOCIATION WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE SDGS LEARNING, TRAINING AND PRACTICE SESSIONS at the HLPF 2016 
                                                                                                                                
“We need to try to build in the capabilities that are necessary for whole of society’s support for development action” David Nabarro, Special Advisor Sustainable Development, January 2016.
 
On July 12, the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), together with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Association, will deliver a session on Learning and capacity building as inclusive enablers for Agenda 2030.
If people are to do things differently, they need to know what really sits behind the Agenda, why it is important and what changes are required compared to the way development was approached in the past. Learning and capacity building are key for people and institutions to internalize the substance of the new agenda and engage with new ways of delivering it jointly.
The joint session will explore core learning necessary for different groups to engage with the agenda, ways to delivering learning, looking at traditional and nontraditional approaches, as well as formal and non-formal methods and new partnerships and thirdly ways to rendering learning and capacity building inclusive to leave no one behind.
The session will introduce the SDSN Stakeholder Guide on getting started with the SDGs. It will also receive inputs from theVolunteer Groups Alliance, a network made up of organisations involved in volunteering in local, national and international contexts, in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Under the aegis of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the series of SDG Learning, Training and Practice sessions will take place from 11 to 15 July 2016, on the margin of the United Nations High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF). The High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development is the United Nations central platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. The HLPF in 2016 is the first since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. The session will include voluntary reviews of 22 countries and thematic reviews of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, including cross-cutting issues, supported by reviews by the ECOSOC functional commissions and other inter-governmental bodies and forums. In addition to the SDG Learning sessions, it will also include a range of side events and a Partnership Exchange event.
The joint delivery of this training session represents one of the many learning activities the UNSSC and SDSN Association are committed to carry out through the partnership between the two institutions. Both the UNSSC and the SDSN Association understand that learning and training opportunities are key components for advancing the new agenda. Continuous learning will ensure that all stakeholders are always prepared to work together and jointly achieve sustainable development by 2030.
In view of this, this session will address, among others, the following concerns: what is the core learning stakeholders need to acquire to understand the Agenda 2030 and be fit to address implementation and partnership challenges? How can this learning be imparted and who are the key actors to ensure transmission to the wider population through formal and informal approaches? Which strategies can we use to successfully engage all populations in SDG implementation and to leave no one behind?
The Session takes place on July 12, 2016 from 10am – 1pm at the United Nations headquarters, Conference Room E, in New York City.
Speakers will include:
  • Ms Megan Cassidy, Director Operations, SDSN Association
  • Ms Simona Costanzo-Sow, UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development
  • Mr Ugo Caruso, UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development
  • Mr. Helge Espe (Senior Advisor FK Norway, Member of the Norwegian Delegation to the HLPF and representative of the Volunteer Groups Alliance
The event will be open to registered HLPF participants, policymakers, representatives from the Un system, as well as representatives from major groups and other stakeholders with access to the UN complex. If this training is of your interest, please register here. For more information, please contact us at sustainable-development@unssc.org. You may also download the flyer here.
Best regards,
Paulyn
PAULYN DUMAN
Junior Knowledge Management Associate
. UN System Staff Colleage
UNSSC KNOWLEDGE CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Haus Carstanjen
Martin-Luther-King-Straße 8, Bonn 53175, Germany
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Twitter: @PaulynUNSSC

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Your participation in the HLPF MGoS Preparatory Meeting on 10 July, 9am-3pm

Dear colleague,
Thanks for your interest in attending the HLPF MGoS Preparatory Meeting. It will take place next Sunday, 10 July 2016, 9am-3pm, at the Church Center (777 UN Plaza), 2nd floor, in New York City. I am attaching here the concept note and programme, as well as a Background Note about the HLPF and opportunities for MGoS engagement. Please take time to read these two documents ahead of Sunday, and we thank the MGoS HLPF Coordination Mechanism Task Group that produced these documents and planned the meeting.
Please note that we had over 200 colleagues registered for this meeting, which has a capacity of 100 individuals, therefore participation will happen on a first come first serve basis.
For further information, please see https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf
Best wishes,
sabela Cunha | Stakeholder Engagement Programme
Division for Sustainable Development | DESA
United Nations | Room S-2670
Email: cunhai@un.org | Ext: 147723

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UNF Monthly Monitor: HLPF primer; Indicators update; Next SG selection process, 2016, July 11-20

Dear colleagues,
With the High-Level Political Forum, or “HLPF” fast approaching, please see below an informal primer on what to expect, including a sampling of early actions that a handful of governments have taken to gear up for SDG implementation. Just six months into the 2030 era, many are asking what we can expect to hear from governments. This HLPF will be important to show that people outside of New York are paying attention to this process and that they care. It will enable governments to begin to identify gaps in data and measurement challenges, and will hopefully help spur a positive peer pressure among governments and other development actors to follow suit. We also take a brief look below at the status of the indicators process, where the selection process for the next SG currently stands, and official side events around the HLPF.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

All the best,
Mara

Mara van Loggerenberg
Senior Manager, Policy Initiatives
United Nations Foundation
801 Second Avenue, 9th floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 697-3315

July Monthly Monitor: HLPF primer; Indicators update; Next SG selection process

HLPF Primer

The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (or “HLPF”), runs from July 11-20, 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York, and is the annual global moment for the UN and development community to review and celebrate progress on the SDGs. While many note that it would ideally have a catchier and clearer name, such as the “Annual SDG Review Conference” – it is nonetheless a key moment for ministers and other development actors to check in on early progress, and share lessons as they embark on this somewhat daunting 15-year journey.

This year’s HLPF marks the first review toward SDG implementation since the goals were adopted. Just six months into 2016, governments are likely to be experimenting with putting the systems in place for delivering such an ambitious and integrated agenda. We expect this first HLPF to be a time to test out new ideas – a time for early adopters to share experiences on how their governments are gearing up for the SDGs –and setting an important example for years to come. By harnessing the power of positive recognition of progress and peer learning, the HLPF can help drive national and local implementation and cooperation efforts to achieve the SDGs.

While we know that the major transformations that the SDGs call for will not happen overnight, we are already seeing some signs of early progress from trailblazing countries. Here is a list of 11 early actions from a cross-section of countries that are gearing up for SDG implementation. (Please note this list is non-exhaustive and we would be pleased to add additional examples).

National Voluntary Reviews

A central part of the HLPF will be “National Voluntary Reviews”, where governments come forward to present reviews of their early SDG progress. 22 countries have volunteered to present their plan this year, which will provide a first window into how those governments plan to integrate the 2030 Agenda at the national level. These countries are: China, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Madagascar, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Uganda and Venezuela. Many governments have already uploaded their inputs here.

As this is only the first year of implementation, countries will likely choose to focus on strategies and policies that are being put in place to facilitate implementation. Countries will share a written report, but it is not expected that statistics and indicators will be a main focus of reviews this year, though many will highlight efforts to map data gaps and measurement challenges. Governments are likely to share progress and actions supporting the 2030 Agenda, including institutional arrangements, aligning the SDGs with national plans and priorities, policies and programs that are or will be put in place, and whether a baseline for the SDGs has been defined.

Many member state colleagues have said that the National Voluntary Reviews are already working as a useful driver to bring together relevant actors and put the 2030 Agenda high on the domestic political agenda. There is potential for the HLPF to be a useful forcing mechanism to stimulate national implementation and adjust policies, including driving cross‑government discussions between Presidents’ and Prime Ministers’ Offices, line ministries, and parliaments.

Leaving No One Behind

The theme of this year’s HLPF is “Ensuring that no one is left behind”. This theme is meant to be the lens through which progress on all 17 goals is reviewed to help focus the discussion. The call to “leave no one behind” is among the most challenging to achieve, but also one of the most transformative aspects of this new agenda, as many note that the goals will only be realized if we are able to lift up the poorest and hardest to reach populations first. The MDGs saw the least progress in fragile states, regions in conflict, and marginalized populations – so this pledge is an effort to make sure those populations are not left behind this time around.

Participation

Ministers and Vice-Ministers are expected to attend the high-level segment, from July 18-20. While many delegations are still being finalized, we expect a mix of ministries to be represented including Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation, Environment, Planning, and possibly Finance.  Every four years, there will be an additional HLPF at the Head of State & Government level, with the first one taking place in 2019. The 2019 HLPF will provide high-level political guidance on the Agenda and its implementation, identify progress and emerging challenges and mobilize further actions to accelerate implementation four years in. It will be timed to take place around UNGA to capitalize on government leaders’ presence in New York.

Proposed themes for future HLPF sessions include:

2017: Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world 

  • SDGs: 1 (Poverty), 2 (Hunger and Food Security), 3 (Health), 5 (Gender Equality), 9 (Infrastructure, Industrialization), 14 (Oceans)

2018: Transformation toward sustainable and resilient societies 

  • SDGs: 6 (Water and Sanitation), 7 (Energy), 11 (Cities), 12 (SCP), 15 (Biodiversity, Forests, Deforestation)

2019: Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality 

  • SDGs: 4 (Education), 8 (Economic Growth), 10 (Inequality), 13 (Climate Change), 16 (Peace and Justice)

However, these themes are not yet agreed. Over the course of the negotiations on what future HLPF sessions should look like, some have expressed caution over the perceived “clustering” of the goals, concerned that if not done carefully, clustering could undermine the integrated nature of the agenda. Others have said that we should leave some room for flexibility to allow us to apply lessons learned from this year’s HLPF to future sessions. This is still under discussion.

Indicators Update

In early June 2016, the UN’s Economic and Social Council (“ECOSOC”) met to consider and adopt the report of the UN Statistical Commission’s meetings from March 2016, which included the Statistical Commission’s agreement on SDG indicators. While member states largely received the indicators positively, a few governments referenced respecting countries’ policies, priorities and different starting points – in order to emphasize the importance of national sovereignty. It is also important to recall that the Statistical Commission agreed to the indicators “as a practical starting point” and “subject to future technical refinement,” which is language that carries over into the ECOSOC adoption. So the door does remain open for further refinements to the indicators as needed.

In terms of next steps, there is a lack of clarity among member states about whether it is still necessary for ECOSOC to pass a resolution to more formally “adopt” the indicators, and when precisely the General Assembly will take up the indicators (since ECOSOC does not comprise the full UN membership, while the GA does). This will likely take place before the end of this GA session (mid-September).

It is also not yet clear how specific indicators will be refined beyond the period between now and the next UNSC meeting in 2017, but, the IAEG report to the UNSC reflects a broad understanding that the indicators will need to evolve over the 15 year life of the Agenda based on experiences, lessons, methodological and technological advances. However, we don’t yet know how deep or frequent that refinement may be, and the IAEG has also noted the importance of maintaining consistency over time for reliable measurement.

Next Secretary-General (SG) selection

The process to select the next SG has remained at the forefront of UN news in recent weeks. In early June, Susana Malcorra and Miroslav Lajcak participated in the second iteration of informal dialogues, which were organized by the PGA. Immediately following the dialogues, the PGA acknowledged that some observers were wary that the Security Council might undo the good work of the dialogues, but emphasized that he could not disagree more.

June President of the Security Council, Ambassador Francois Delattre of France, has set July 21 as the date when the first of many expected rounds of secret straw polls will be conducted in the Council to test candidates’ popularity among Security Council members. Ambassador Koro Bessho of Japan, the July Council President, will lead these straw polls. Though the process continues to move forward, there is a sense that there may not be a clear winner until at the earliest October, possibly due to August vacations and the UNGA High-level Summit in September.

At present, there are 11 declared candidates, which can be found on the PGA’s website. However, there is no deadline for entering the race, and there have been rumors that Kristalina Georgieva (Bulgaria) andChristiana Figueres (Costa Rica) may yet declare their candidacy.

A look ahead at special events of the HLPF

There are several events and sessions planned throughout the HLPF to engage the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders along with governments. All stakeholders are also invited to register multi-stakeholder partnerships and commitments in support of the SDGs.

  • The SDGs Learning, Training and Practice sessions on July 11-15 are aimed at capacity building, networking and experience-sharing among high-level speakers and experts on topics related to SDG implementation.
  • The SDG Business Forum on July 19, co-hosted by UN-DESA, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Global Compact will convene leaders from business with government and other stakeholders to delve into the role business will play in delivering on the 2030 Agenda. More information is available here.
  • The Partnership Exchange organized by UN-DESA on July 18 is a forum to enhance the global partnership for sustainable development and will be open to all HLPF participants. The theme is “Supporting the SDGs through multi-stakeholder partnerships – ensuring that no one is left behind”, and will provide a space for dialogue among multi-stakeholder partnerships and government officials, policy makers, UN entities and major groups, for showcasing the work of such partnerships in support of the SDGs.

Must Reads for July

Meraz Mostafa, a researcher with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, debriefs from the Poverty Environment Partnerships Conference in the Dhaka Tribune where he says: when it comes to the SDGs, there’s been enough planning, it’s time to act.

Susan Nicolai, Tanvi Bhatkal, Christopher Hoy and Thomas Adey at Overseas Development Institute have published research on Latin America and the Caribbean’s (LAC) likely progress in implementing the 2030 Agenda, noting that LAC is projected to make significant gains on reducing inequalities, ending extreme poverty and expanding energy access.

Daniela Ligiero writes In cities, the New Battlefield for Sustainable Development, Women and Girls Need Help, in the New Security Beat, where she highlights successes from the Women Deliver Conference, which was held in Copenhagen during May, and looks forward to the Habitat III Conference, which will be held in Quito in October.

Casey Dunning of the Centre for Global Development examines which SDGs we’re able to track now. She explains that 42% of the indicators already have an established methodology and regularly produced data, but that the remaining indicators still have major gaps in regard to data and established methodology.

Rolf Alter of the OECD argues that Regions will drive the success of the SDGs and provides disaggregated data which show variances within countries and which points to more focused locations that need work on specific goals and targets, such as employment and life expectancy.

Temitayo O. Peters of Namati, an NGO with offices in Sierra Leone, India, Mozambique, Myanmar and the US, echoes this sentiment and offers four ways regional bodies can help deliver SDG justice commitments, which include promoting multi-sector collaboration and providing a safe environment for peer evaluation.

This month’s print edition of The Economist explains that foreign aid is most effective in poor, well-governed countries, but notes that a large portion of aid is not given to these types of countries. Owen Barder of the Centre for global Development is quoted saying that aid is being used increasingly as a tool of foreign policy, which is problematic considering recent measures that show that foreign aid numbers have been consistently falling in recent years. Falling foreign aid numbers are not unique to development: at theECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment in New York, DSG Jan Eliasson emphasized that there is no room for delays in funding commitments to build resilience in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

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SD in Action: Participate in the 2016 Partnership Exchange at HLPF – 18 July, New York

Partnership Exchange

Participate in the 2016 Partnership Exchange on 18 July 2016, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Wish to showcase how your multi-stakeholder partnership initiative is advancing the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda?

Show your interest by filling out the following form: https://goo.gl/q2YF6f

The Partnership Exchange is organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) and the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), is scheduled to be held on 18 July 2016, Conference Room 1, UNHQ, on the occasion of the 2016 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The event will serve as a forum to enhance the global partnership for sustainable development and will be open to all participants of the High-level Political Forum.

Partnerships for SDGs online platform

The Partnerships for SDGs online platform was launched as a beta/draft version in the lead-up to the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda. A new version of the online platform is now available. New features includes a way for focal points to report on progress of their partnerships to inform the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on how they are advancing of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, advanced search features, networking forum capabilities, national pages to showcase partnerships and other voluntary initiatives operating in countries that are part of the HLPF voluntary national reviews, and ways to stay better connected and engaged with multi-stakeholder partnerships available in the platform.

Visit the Partnerships for SDGs online platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnerships/

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2015 HLPF: General information on HLPF (26 June-8 July)

TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS — FYI
From: Lotta Tahtinen <tahtinen@un.org>
Date: Thu, Jun 25, 2015
Subject: 2015 HLPF: General information on HLPF (26 June-8 July)
To: Lotta Tahtinen <tahtinen@un.org>

Dear Colleagues, 

An information note on the logistical arrangements for the upcoming HLPF (26 June-8 July), including pass pick up for registered participants, meeting room arrangements, webcast etc. can be accessed at: http://tinyurl.com/HLPF-Info-Note 

Background information on the HLPF including the latest programme, official documentation, list of side events and the SD-Learning Programme, is posted on our website at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2015.

The theme of this year’s HLPF is “Strengthening integration, implementation and review – the HLPF after 2015“. As per the programme, most of the HLPF meetings will be held as interactive round tables related to the theme. Time permitting, representatives of major groups and other stakeholders can participate in the question and answer sessions that follow the presentations by the panellists and lead discussants in each round table.

Also, on Monday, 29 June, from 8:30-9:45 a.m., the President of ECOSOC will convene a meeting on with representatives of social and natural sciences on “How science and inform policy making”, and on Tuesday, 30 June, from 8:30-9:45 a.m. the President will have a meeting with major groups and other stakeholders on ” Reinforcing major groups and other stakeholders’ participation”. 

Finally, please also find attached the joint draft ministerial declaration of the High-level Segment of the 2015 Economic and Social Council, and the HLPF convened under the auspices of the Council that has been proposed by the President.

We look forward to your active participation and engagement in this year’s HLPF,

All best, Lotta

Lotta Tahtinen | Stakeholder Engagement Programme Coordinator
Division for Sustainable Development | DESA
United Nations | Room S-2619 | Email: tahtinen@un.org
Tel: +1 (917) 367-2212 | sustainabledevelopment.un.org

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2015 HLPF: MGoS morning coordination meeting on Monday, 29 June at 8:30 a.m. in room E

TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS — FYI
From: Lotta Tahtinen <tahtinen@un.org>
Date: Fri, Jun 26, 2015
Subject: 2015 HLPF: MGoS morning coordination meeting on Monday, 29 June at 8:30 a.m. in room E
To: Lotta Tahtinen <tahtinen@un.org>
Dear All,There will be a MGoS morning coordination meeting on Monday, 29 June at 8:30 a.m. in conference room E (located next to conference room 11). Proposed agenda:

1. Finalize the programme for the morning meeting with the President of ECOSOC to be held on Tuesday, 30 June, from 8:30-9:45 a.m. 
2. Any other issues

As a reminder, an information note on the logistical arrangements for the upcoming HLPF (26 June-8 July), including pass pick up for registered participants, meeting room arrangements, webcast etc. can be accessed at: http://tinyurl.com/HLPF-Info-Note 

Background information on the HLPF including the latest programme, official documentation, list of side events and the SD-Learning Programme, is posted on our website at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2015.

Wishing you all a great week-end, Lotta

Lotta Tahtinen | Stakeholder Engagement Programme Coordinator
Division for Sustainable Development | DESA
United Nations | Room S-2619 | Email: tahtinen@un.org
Tel: +1 (917) 367-2212 | sustainabledevelopment.un.org          

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Event on the High Level Political Forum: Stakeholder recommendations for engagement (29 June, NYC)

INVITATION
  Where we stand, lessons learned from the HLPF Stakeholder Consultation
29 June 2015  
1:15-2:30 pm
Conference Room 6
UN Headquarters, New York
(Participants will need a valid UN grounds pass to gain admittance)
REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE.
The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is proposed as the institutional “home” for follow-up and review of the post-2015 development agenda; and therefore presents a critical entry-point to ensure delivery of the post-2015 agenda and sustainable development more broadly.This side event will present the results of an international stakeholder consultation on the mandate and means of stakeholder engagement in the HLPF. It will highlight key findings of the consultation and present recommendations for stakeholder engagement mechanisms moving forward. Moreover, the event will present stakeholders with tools for advocacy in terms of raising awareness of the HLPF and the overall governance process of the implementation of the post-2015 Development Agenda.
MODERATOR:
  • Maruxa Cardama, Executive Coordinator, Communitas
WELCOME REMARKS:
  • Janne Taalas, Deputy Permanent Representative of Finland to the UN
  • Dr. Paulina Franceschi, Deputy Permanent Representative of Panama to the UN
SPEAKERS:
  • Hanna Hansson, Visiting Fellow and Post-2015 Expert, CIVICUS
  • Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Governance Expert

CONCLUDING REMARKS:

  • Ambassador Pio Wennubst, Assistant Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (TBC)
Stakeholders active in areas related to sustainable development will autonomously establish and maintain effective coordination mechanisms for participation in the high-level political forum
-General Assembly Resolution 67/290 on the organization aspects of the HLPF-

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Post 2015: morning coordination meeting & side event on Building Effective Bottom-Up Partnership for SDGs

O UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS — FYI
There will be a MGoS morning coordination meeting on Thursday, 2 July at 8:30 a.m. in conference room E (located next to conference room 11). Proposed agenda: 1. Discuss modalities for the upcoming July IGN (20-31 July)
2. Updates on HLPF and the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR)
3. Any other issues
 

All are invited to the attached side event “Voices and Aspirations: Tribal Youth and Children, Building Effective Bottom-Up Partnership for SDGs”, Thursday, 2 July, 1:15 pm, CR 8.

Information note on the logistical arrangements for the upcoming HLPF (26 June-8 July), including pass pick up for registered participants, meeting room arrangements, webcast etc. can be accessed at:
http://tinyurl.com/HLPF-Info-Note 

Background information on the HLPF including the latest programme, official documentation, list of side events and the SD-Learning Programme, is posted on our website at: 
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2015. 
Jeffery Huffines
​NGO Major Group Organizing Partner​
CIVICUS UN Representative (NY)
Cell: +1 646-707-1060
Email: jeffery.huffines@civicus.org
Twitter: @JefferyHuffines
Skype: jefferyvhuffines

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2015 HLPF: Submit nominations for HLPF round table lead discussants (deadline 1 June) / Briefing by the ECOSOC President on 29 May

TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS — FYI

  Lotta Tahtinen <tahtinen@un.org>
Date: Tue, May 26, 2015
Subject: 2015 HLPF: Submit nominations for HLPF round table lead discussants (deadline 1 June) / Briefing by the ECOSOC President on 29 May
To: Lotta Tahtinen <tahtinen@un.org>

Dear All,

Nominations for HLPF round table lead discussants

Further to my earlier message on the 2015 HLPF programme, the ECOSOC President would like to include lead discussants from the nine major groups and other stakeholders in the various round tables that will be organized during the HLPF.  We are pleased to invite nominations for these lead discussants. Please find attached a nomination form. Kindly please note that the deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, 1 June.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16XICGr7j2ShsF_2itmhtnoE86l38jKGuuBWAginSDcE/viewform 

Briefing by the ECOSOC President on the HLPF and ECOSOC preparations on Friday, 29 May

Also, we wanted to draw your attention to the informal briefing to be convened by the ECOSOC President on Friday, 29 May 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, on the preparations for the HLPF under the auspices of the Council, and the high-level segment of the 2015 session of the Council. In accordance with the announcement in the UN Journal, all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies, the United Nations system, major groups and other stakeholders, are invited to attend.

Kind regards, Lotta

 Forwarded by Lotta Tahtinen/NY/UNO on 26/05/2015 06:05 PM —–

From:        Lotta Tahtinen/NY/UNO
To:        Lotta Tahtinen/NY/UNO@UNHQ
Date:        23/05/2015 09:37 AM
Subject:        2015 HLPF: Integrated programme for the HLPF and the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review


Dear All,

We are pleased to inform you that an integrated programme for the 2015 HLPF held under the auspices of ECOSOC (26 June-8 July) and the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (9-10 July) has been posted on our website at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2015

To prepare for the HLPF, the major groups and other stakeholders have formed an HLPF working group. For further information on this group, including membership and ToR, please see:https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/majorgroups/hlpf

Kind regards, Lotta

Lotta Tahtinen | Stakeholder Engagement Programme Coordinator
Division for Sustainable Development | DESA
United Nations | Room S-2619 | Email: tahtinen@un.org
Tel: +1 (917) 367-2212 | sustainabledevelopment.un.org
          

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Integrated programme for HLPF & ECOSOC AMR and illustrative list of review mechanisms

TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS — FYI 

Lotta Tahtinen <tahtinen@un.org>
Date: Sat, May 23, 2015
Subject: 2015 HLPF: Integrated programme for the HLPF and the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review
To: Lotta Tahtinen <tahtinen@un.org

Dear All,

We are pleased to inform you that an integrated programme for the 2015 HLPF held under the auspices of ECOSOC (26 June-8 July) and the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (9-10 July) has been posted on our website at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2015

To prepare for the HLPF, the major groups and other stakeholders have formed an HLPF working group. For further information on this group, including membership and ToR, please see:https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/majorgroups/hlpf

Kind regards, Lotta

Lotta Tahtinen | Stakeholder Engagement Programme Coordinator
Division for Sustainable Development | DESA
United Nations | Room S-2619 | Email: tahtinen@un.org
Tel: +1 (917) 367-2212 | sustainabledevelopment.un.org

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2015 HLPF: Integrated programme for the HLPF and the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review

Dear All,

We are pleased to inform you that an integrated programme for the 2015 HLPF held under the auspices of ECOSOC (26 June-8 July) and the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (9-10 July) has been posted on our website at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2015

To prepare for the HLPF, the major groups and other stakeholders have formed an HLPF working group. For further information on this group, including membership and ToR, please see:https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/majorgroups/hlpf

Kind regards, Lotta

Lotta Tahtinen | Stakeholder Engagement Programme Coordinator
Division for Sustainable Development | DESA
United Nations | Room S-2619 | Email: tahtinen@un.org
Tel: +1 (917) 367-2212 | sustainabledevelopment.un.org

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