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DESA NGO News – 28 August  2014

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NEWS

Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

Governments, businesses and civil society organizations are preparing to galvanize action through new and innovative partnerships at the Third Conference on Small Island Developing States (http://www.sids2014.org), which will be held in Apia, Samoa, from 1-4 September. The conference will be an opportunity to highlight the significant vulnerabilities that islands face while also bringing to the spotlight the ways in which this group of countries is making progress addressing global issues such as climate change, access to sustainable energy and environmental degradation.

The Conference will also seek to be a platform to establish new, genuine and durable partnerships between small island developing states and the rest of the world on various issues including sustainable economic development, oceans, food security and waste management, sustainable tourism, disaster risk reduction, and health and non-communicable diseases, youth and women.

Registration deadline extended for the High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Registration for accredited NGOs for the High-level meeting of the GA on the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the CRC (http://www.unicef.org/crc/index_73962.html), which will take place on 20 November 2014 in New York, has been extended until 12 September.

Registration is open to civil society organizations with ECOSOC status or those that are in a collaborative relationship with UNICEF. Kindly note that due to space constraints, a maximum of 3 representatives of each organization is permitted. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1vojfjN

EVENTS

27 – 29 August: 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference

A major civil society gathering at the UN, the Conference will provide an opportunity for civil society, international networks and activists to develop an “Action Agenda” to mobilize messaging, advocacy strategies, partnerships and accountability frameworks in the lead up to the launch of intergovernmental negotiations at the beginning of the 69th Session of the General Assembly for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, due to culminate at a summit in September 2015.

http://csonet.org/?page=view&nr=259&type=13&menu=14

28 August – 4 September: UN Conference on Small Island Developing States, Apia, Samoa

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa, to be preceded by activities related to the conference from 28 to 30 August 2014, also in Apia, Samoa. The conference will focus the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.

http://csonet.org/?page=view&nr=213&type=13&menu=14

5 September: Panel Discussion – Child, Early and Forced Marriage Worldwide, including the Elaboration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

In its resolution 68/148, the General Assembly decided to convene a panel discussion on child, early and forced marriage worldwide, including the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda. The panel discussion will build on the report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on preventing and eliminating child, early and forced marriage, which was prepared pursuant to the Human Rights Council’s resolution 24/23, and the related summary report of the panel discussion convened by the Council on 23 June, 2014 during its twenty-sixth session. As is the usual case, ECOSOC accredited NGOs will be accommodated in the third floor gallery of the Trusteeship Council Chamber on a first-come basis.

http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=271&type=13&menu=14

9 September: High-level forum on Culture of Peace

The one-day High-level Forum will take place on 9 September, 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It will comprise of an opening segment and two multi-stakeholder interactive panels and a brief closing segment. The two panels will focus on: (1) the role and contributions of women and the young to the Culture of Peace; and (2) global citizenship as a pathway to the Culture of Peace.

http://csonet.org/?page=view&nr=266&type=13&menu=14

10 September: Interactive Meeting with Civil Society for the High-level Stocktaking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Contributions to the Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report

This interactive meeting will provide civil society, including NGOs, the media, the private sector and other relevant stakeholders with the opportunity to reflect upon the various post-2015 development-related processes which have occurred during the current session of the General Assembly with a view to providing them with an opportunity to identify possible inputs to the Synthesis Report of the Secretary-General; to the work of the 69th session of the General Assembly; and to the elaboration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda itself.

http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=267&type=13&menu=14

15 – 26 September: Committee on Enforced Disappearances, 7th Session

At its forthcoming 7th session in September 2014, the Committee on Enforced Disappearances will examine the efforts of Belgium and Paraguay to implement the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=260&type=13&menu=14

17 – 18 September: First Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III)

The Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) and its preparatory process welcome the participation and contributions of all relevant stakeholders, including parliamentarians, civil society organizations, regional, local government and municipality representatives, professionals and researchers, academia, foundations, women and youth groups, trade unions, and the private sector, as well as organizations of the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations.

http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=269&type=13&menu=14

22 September: Special Session of the General Assembly on ICPD Beyond 2014

The Review will identify progress and achievements towards the goals set out in the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), when 179 governments committed to a 20-year Programme of Action of delivering human rights-based development. The ‘Beyond 2014’ Review process will engage world leaders from governments and civil society and create a renewed consensus and global commitment to create a more equal and more sustainable world.

http://csonet.org/?page=view&nr=214&type=13&menu=14

22 – 23 September: World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

The high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly will meet on Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in New York. http://csonet.org/?page=view&nr=215&type=13&menu=14

20 October – 7 November: 59th Session – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

The Committee will meet in Geneva and will examine the reports of the following countries during its 59th session: Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, China, Ghana, Guinea, Poland, Solomon Islands and Venezuela.

http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=270&type=13&menu=14

10 – 13 November 2014 : Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction – Prepcom II

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and its preparatory process welcome the participation and contributions of all relevant stakeholders, including parliaments, civil society, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, non-governmental organizations, national platforms for disaster risk reduction, focal points for the Hyogo Framework for Action, local government representatives, scientific institutions and the private sector, as well as organizations of the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations.

http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=262&type=13&menu=14

20 November 2014: High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. On this occasion, the General Assembly passed a resolution to organize a high-level meeting. This is a critical moment to take stock of progress, suggest ways to bridge implementation gaps and make a strong call for make the vision of the Convention a reality for all children, as well as to highlight innovative approaches that can transform the lives of children everywhere.

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Subject: [NGO News]: DESA NGO News – 18 March 2013
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DESA NGO News – 18 March 2013
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 Sovereign debt restructur​ing: UN takes a big step forward

Dear colleagues, 

The UN General Assembly has passed a landmark resolution that mandates the UN to create a “multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring”. Promoted by the G77 countries and triggered by the aggressive vulture funds lawsuits against Argentina, this resolution could be a game changer for the way future debt crises are managed. First and foremost, it has shifted the forum for political debate away from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) towards the UN.  However, shamefully the EU’s vote was split over this crucial decision.

The path towards a real debt restructuring regime

It is certainly not news that the lack of a legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring – a state insolvency regime – has been a gaping hole in the international financial architecture. Prominent economists such as Joe Stiglitz, senior officials such as the IMF’s former Deputy Director Anne O. Krueger and civil society campaigners have pointed again and again to this deficit.

However, governments from both debtor and creditor countries have so far been reluctant to put their political weight behind any meaningful initiative. The most relevant political commitment is probably the Monterrey Consensus’ vague commitment to “consider” new debt workout mechanisms. The most relevant practical work, on the other hand, was the IMF’s concept for a Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism, which was shelved 11 years ago when it faced a political deadlock in the US and EU-dominated IMF Executive Board.

Never miss a good crisis

Remarkably, even the global financial crisis has not led to any meaningful political initiative by governments since 2008. It was civil society campaigns that kept the flame burning until the issue was picked up last year by the staff of international organisations, when the IMF issued a staff paper and the UN set up expert groups on new debt workout mechanisms at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

Then came the rather surreal vulture fund lawsuit of NML Capital vs Argentina at a provincial court in the US state of New York, and Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling to pay out the vultures in full. He interpreted the pari passu (equal treatment) clause in an extraordinary way and – probably as an unintended side-effect – kicked the whole contemporary sovereign debt restructuring non-regime into the dustbin.

Basically all the experts agree that debt restructurings as we knew them, which used to depend on the voluntary participation of creditors, simply don’t work anymore if holdout creditors can achieve full payment through litigation. Restructuring decisions must be binding for all creditors and must be enforceable, hence the need for a multilateral legal framework.

Debtor countries drive the issue forward

Argentina’s bold move of proposing a UN General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution – and successful mobilisation of the whole G77 as well as China to back this Resolution – represents a long overdue political breakthrough. Finally, a critical mass of governments is willing to act. Most remarkably, while governance reform processes in the area of sovereign debt restructuring used to be dominated by creditor nations, or creditor-dominated institutions such as the IMF, debtor nations have now finally taken the driving seat. The Resolution was voted on yesterday, on 9 September 2014, and was passed with a large majority: 124 UN Member States voted in favour, 41 abstained, and only 11 voted against.

UN takes centre stage

When looking at the debate that took place around the vote, it becomes clear that any conflict was not so much about whether there should be a legal framework or not. Only the USA, one of the few ‘no’ voters, stated that this was counter-productive. For the other countries that spoke out, the question was more whether the UNGA should be mandated to take it on, or if this should be left to the IMF.

Developing countries made it clear that the UNGA, as the most inclusive forum, is the right place for political debate and decision-making to take place. Debt restructuring is simply too important to be left to the IMF, in whose board developing countries do not have a significant stake, and which, as a major creditor, would face an impossible conflict of interest.

All BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) voted in favour of the Resolution, another expression of their dissatisfaction with the stalled governance reform at the IMF. Of the five countries that have the largest share of voting rights and their own Executive Director at the IMF, four voted no (USA, Japan, Germany and the UK). The EU vote was split; the majority of European nations abstained. The EU speaker, Italy, stated the key reason for abstaining was that the G77 initiative was simply too rushed.

European governments’ voting behaviour is shameful, as this continent is currently the most vulnerable to debt crises. As things stand, Europe is in most urgent need of a better state insolvency regime. However, at the next stages of this process, EU leaders will have the opportunity to engage constructively and to listen to their citizens. Ahead of the vote, a large coalition of European civil society organisations, including Eurodad, called on European governments to vote in favour of the Resolution. This might have helped to shift some European votes from ‘no’ to abstention.

The next steps

In any case, the G77’s support was sufficient to help the Resolution pass. However, this represents just the beginning, not the end, of a process leading to a multilateral framework for sovereign debt restructurings. The next step will be that the UNGA decides on the modalities of the intergovernmental negotiations.

The character this new multilateral framework will take will be subject to political power plays in the future. For us as civil society organisations campaigning for just solutions to debt crises, it is key that a legal framework does not only make binding and enforceable decisions, but that it also reduces the human suffering that debt crises cause, and also addresses the question of illegitimate debts.

We therefore share the view of the UN Special Rapporteur on Debt and Human Rights that “international  human  rights  law  should  be  considered  as applicable  law  in  the  context  of  debt restructurings”. On 25 September 2014, the UN Human Rights Council will vote on a complementary resolution that places debt restructurings firmly in the context of human rights. We hope that Europe will take a more constructive position when it gets its second chance later this month.     

Bodo Ellmers Policy and Advocacy Manager – Debt and Responsible Finance

wm eurodad logo  Eurodad, European Network on Debt and Development

Tel: + 32 2 894 46 51

Skype: eurodad-bodo

Email: bellmers@eurodad.org Rue d’Edimbourg, 18-26. Brussels 1050. Belgium

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DESA News May 2014: Islands 2014, Indigenous Peoples, Sustainabl​e cities

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/newsletter/desanews/2014/05.html

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 Call for nominations, see details below.  Please share with your colleagues and networks.  Let us know if you are interested.

Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
Cell:  (734) 330-0238
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Nomination​s for PGA’s 21-22 May High-level Event on North-Sout​h, South-Sout​h, Triangular Cooperatio​n, and ICT for Developmen​t

DEADLINE: MONDAY, 28 APRIL 12 NOON EDT NY TIME
At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS, in cooperation with DESA-DSD, is facilitating a process to obtain nominations from civil society networks for speakers during the President of the General Assembly’s 21-22 High-Level Event on the “Contributions of North-South, South-South, Triangular Cooperation, and ICT for Development to the Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda”  taking place at UN Headquarters in New York. The concept note for this event is available here.
For this thematic debate, OPGA is seeking nominations for 7 civil society speakers:  Category 1: 1 Keynote speaker Category 2: 3 discussants for Panel #1  Category 3: 3 discussants for Panel #2 Criteria for each of these speaking roles is outlined below. We invite NGOs to submit 1 nominee per category outlined above (i.e. 1 for keynote, 1 for Panel #1 discussants, and 1 for Panel #2 discussants). Travel funding will be provided to the keynote speaker only if necessary. Please read this entire email if you will participate, as the process has a few steps and specific requirements.
Timeline for participation in the nomination process  (Full description and instructions below.) By Monday, 28 April, 12 Noon EDT:  Submit nominations to NGO Major Group Organizing Partners Travel funding Travel funding will be provided for the CSO participant selected for the Keynote speaker of this High-level Event, if other sources of support are not available for the participant. There is space for the participation of six civil society discussants in this HLE, however, OPGA is not in a position to provide travel funding for discussants.  
Visa arrangements OPGA will provide an invitation letter for the selected civil society speakers. The speakers will be responsible for obtaining their own visas for travel. Please confirm with candidates you are considering for nominations that the US Embassy/consulate in their home country will be able to issue a visa for travel to the US within 2 weeks.
Instructions for submitting nominations to NGO Major Group Organizing Partners NGO Major Group Organizing Partners have created an online nomination form for each of the 3 nomination categories; links are provided below. Based upon the NGO nominations received by 28 April, the NGO Major Group Organizing Partners will submit one nominee per category for consideration by the OPGA.  We invite your Major Group to submit one nominee per category. You may submit a nomination for one or more of the 3 categories. All nominations will automatically load into a google doc spreadsheet, published here. Please note this spreadsheet has separate tabs for each speaking role. Before submitting a nominee, please confirm:
1) The nominee is a representative of a civil society organization, and officially authorized by their organization/network to speak on the organization/network’s behalf.
2) The nominee is a good public speaker. 3) The candidate is available to be at UN Headquarters in NY at 8:30am on the day of their speaking role, and for travel if necessary. As indicated above, the nominee must have a visa, or be able to obtain one within 2 weeks, for travel to the US.
4) The nominee has not already spoken at one of the previous PGA events on the post-2015 agenda.
  Please consider the content of this event’s concept note and background note when selecting candidates to nominate, available here. The 3 categories for speaking roles, specific criteria per role, and links to submit nominations: 
1) Keynote Speaker for Opening Ceremony Submit nominations for keynote speaker here  The speaker must be: a) female; b) a high-level representative of a civil society organization headquartered in the global South; c) able to address the overarching theme of the High-level Event.
2) Discussants for Panel #1 - Submit nominations for Panel #1 Discussant here Panel focus:  “How can all forms of cooperation, namely North-South, South-South and Triangular Cooperation, be strengthened to promote economic growth, employment and decent work for all?” The speaker must be able to address some of the following topics: – Given that the overarching objective of the post-2015 development agenda is the eradication of extreme poverty, how should the various forms of international cooperation be strengthened to contribute to the achievement of sustained and inclusive economic growth?  – What forms of cooperation can best be utilized to help countries develop inclusive and robust economies and societies that provide employment and decent jobs for all? – Can domestic resource mobilization, increased and smarter aid, domestic private finance and external private finance underpin a global partnership for development? – How can sustained and inclusive national and international economic growth support improved domestic resource mobilization and management?  – How can the means of implementation of the post 2015 development agenda be strengthened by further progress on development-supportive trade reforms within an open, rules-based multilateral trading system?  – How can the post-2015 development agenda give special to the needs of countries in special situations, African countries, LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS? What are the opportunities and challenges facing middle income countries? How can the UN development system be enhanced to support development efforts of all developing countries?  – How can South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation play a complementary role in a global partnership for development beyond 2015?
3) Discussants for Panel #2 Submit nominations for Panel #2 Discussant here Panel focus:  “How can all forms of cooperation, namely North-South, South-South and Triangular Cooperation, as well as ICT for development, be utilized to achieve effective means of implementation for the post-2015 development agenda?” The speaker must be able to address some of the following topics: – How can the various forms of international cooperation enhance the means of implementation, including trade, financing for sustainable development, capacity building, and development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies? – How can the various forms of international cooperation contribute to a strengthened global partnership that is critical for sustainable development? – What mechanisms are available both nationally and internationally to help increase and improve the effectiveness of official  development assistance and its impact in lifting people from extreme poverty, improve health-care and education?  – How can the achievement of existing goals and targets on ICT for development, such as the international commitment to significantly increase access to telecommunication services and strive to provide 100 per cent access to the Internet by 2020 to Least Developed Countries contribute to the post-2015 development agenda?  – How can the post 2015 development agenda integrate the notion of resilience and which specific instruments and forms of cooperation, including through the implementation of the Hyogo Framework of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction, can help safeguard hard-earned development gains?  Description of the Nomination Process For this nomination process, UN-NGLS is contacting a total of 22 constituencies:
1) 8 Major Groups: NGOs, Women, Children and Youth, Indigenous Peoples, Workers and Trade Unions, Farmers, Technological and Scientific Community, and Local Authorities. (OPGA is conducting a separate process for business and industry/private sector.)
2) 7 international civil society networks: Beyond 2015, Global Call to Action Against Poverty, Third World Network, Social Watch, Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development, Center for Economic and Social Rights/Post-2105 Human Rights Caucus, and LDC Watch.
3) 7 groupings of regional, South-based networks from Africa, Arab States, Asia, Latin America, and the 3 Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) regions. For the list, please contact UN-NGLS. Each of these 22 constituencies can submit one nominee for each speaking category outlined above (up to 3 nominees total).
UN-NGLS is allowed to send through 6 final nominees per role to OPGA, for a total of 18 nominees. To determine the 6 final nominees per role, UN-NGLS will facilitate a selection committee conference call on 30 April from 8:00-10:00am EST, involving one designated representative from each of the 22 constituencies.  UN-NGLS will send a subsequent email seeking a focal point for the call from your network.
   By 5 May, OPGA will select the final speakers from amongst the 6 nominees submitted for each speaking role.  OPGA will prioritize civil society speakers from the global South for this event, and will ensure gender and geographic balance within the overall programme, which will also include speakers from governments, academia, and the private sector. UN-NGLS and DESA-DSD are not involved in the final speaker selection process. The remainder of the nominees will serve as alternates.
For more information about the PGA’s post-2015 events, including how to attend as an observer, please see the PGA’s Frequently Asked Questions web page. –
Jeffery Huffines NGO Major Group Organizing Partner CIVICUS UN Representative (NY)
Cell: +1 646-707-1060 Email: jeffery.huffines@civicus.org Skype: jefferyvhuffines CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation PO
BOX 933, Southdale 2135, JHB, South Africa www.civicus.org
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MY CONTRIBUTION AT THE CONFERENCE ON THE EUROCRISIS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN,
NOVEMBER 2013(and other papers on the EU-Crisis)
 or
Department of Economics,
University of Vienna Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1,
A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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From: Paul Quintos <pquintos@iboninternational.org> Date: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 9:05 PM Subject: A Global Partnership of Solidarity or Global Partnerships for Wealth? To:

Please circulate widely….
Dear All,
Today there will be a Thematic Debate on “The role of partnerships in the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda” organized by the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly.
In a statement released yesterday, the Campaign for Peoples Goals for Sustainable Development along with other civil society groups and social movements warn that “The privileging of the private sector’s role in partnerships poses the danger of corporations and their lobby-groups gaining unchecked influence over the agenda-setting and political decision-making by governments. If left unmanaged and unsupervised, these partnerships are likely to evolve to further serve corporate interests resulting in the privatization of public services to the detriment of the peoples’ right to basic services and universal social protection. Indeed it is strange to think that while governments deliberate over a new set of “sustainable development goals”, other negotiations are taking place that will further cement the ‘sovereign rights’ of corporations over state jurisdictions .” If you want to sign-on to this statement, please send your organization’s name and country to secretariat@peoplesgoals.org

-- 
Paul Quintos
IBON International
3rd Flr., IBON Center
114 Timog Avenue,
Quezon City 1103
Philippines
Telefax: +63 2 9276981

Skype ID: paul.quintos
Websites: iboninternational.org
peoplesgoals.org
Jeffery Huffines NGO Major Group Organizing Partner CIVICUS UN Representative (NY) Cell: +1 646-707-1060 Email: jeffery.huffines@civicus.org Skype: jefferyvhuffines CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation PO BOX 933, Southdale 2135, JHB, South Africa www.civicus.org Follow threats and take action to protect civil society – join Civil Society Watch at www.cswatch.org

Sign on Statement.Global Partnership.final 2014Apr8

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TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP

All Major Groups and other stakeholders are invited to a General Information meeting taking place today, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Take elevator at UN lobby to 27th floor, Room 2727.

Agenda
  • OWG phase 2 (March-July)
  • Regional Commission meetings
  • Major Groups position papers and thematic papers
  • HLPF meeting – date/theme/consultation
  • Update on SIDS Conference
  • Major Groups governance / Call for Organizing Partners


Jeffery Huffines
NGO Major Group Organizing Partner
CIVICUS UN Representative (NY)
Cell: +1 646-707-1060
Email: jeffery.huffines@civicus.org
Skype: jefferyvhuffines

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

PO BOX 933, Southdale 2135, JHB, South Africa
www.civicus.org

Follow threats and take action to protect civil society – join Civil Society Watch at www.cswatch.org

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TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP — FYI — OWG 10 and SIDS Zero Draft

The OWG co-chairs released the following documents (also attached) in preparation for OWG 10 taking place 31 March – 4 April.

The  zero draft of the 3rd SIDS Conference is online for consultation. 

Please read and react at http://www.sids2014.org/index.php?menu=1494  Registration for ECOSOC-accredited NGOs will be open by the end of the week for the Conference and last PrepCom. Shortly UN DESA will also open a special accreditation process for non-ECOSOC accredited NGOs interested in participating.

From: Jones, Debra <Debra.Jones@savethechildren.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 3:33 PM
Subject: OWG Revised Focus Areas Document and Programme of Work for OWG 10
To: “beyond2015unwg@googlegroups.com” <beyond2015unwg@googlegroups.com>

 

Dear all,

Please find attached the following documents which have just been released by the OWG Co-chairs today:

1.       Letter from the Co-Chairs, 18 March 2014 – Noting that they have made light revisions to the Focus Areas document reflecting the views at the last OWG session;

2.       Revised Focus Areas Document – 19 focus areas are still identified; we will provide a summary of the changes made between the previous Focus Areas document and the revised version in our NY Office post-2015 update at the end of the week;

3.       Annex Document of Interlinkages – Separating out the interlinkages for the 19 focus areas (these were included in the original Focus Areas document); and

4.       Programme of Work for the next session of the OWG (31 Mar-4 Apr).

In preparation for the next session of the OWG, the co-chairs propose to engage in a structured discussion by grouping the 19 focus areas into the following clusters:

Cluster 1        Poverty eradication, Promote equality

Cluster 2        Gender equality and women’s empowerment, Education, Employment and decent              work for all, Health and population dynamics

Cluster 3        Water and sanitation

Cluster 4        Economic growthIndustrializationInfrastructureEnergy

Cluster 5        Sustainable cities and human settlements, Promote Sustainable,                         Consumption and Production, Climate

Cluster 6        Conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, oceans and seas                      Ecosystems and biodiversity

Cluster 7        Means of implementation/Global partnership for sustainable development

Cluster 8        Peaceful and non-violent societies, rule of law and capable institutions

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Dear  colleagues,

INVITATION  Feb 5th, 2014

The Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN,
The Permanent Mission of the Republic of South Africa to the UN,
The Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights, and
The United Nations Development Programme

cordially invite you to a

Briefing on the Global Thematic Consultation on Governance and the Post-2015 Development Framework

on the margins of the 8th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

DATE: Wednesday 5 February 2014
TIME: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
VENUE: Trusteeship Council ChamberUnited Nations Headquarters, New York


From October 2012 through March 2013, the Post-2015 Governance consultation provided a platform to discuss governance and accountability bottlenecks in the context of the MDGs. The consultation consisted of a series of regional meetings in Africa, the Arab region, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia, as well as an expert meeting on measurement, e-discussions, and a final meeting at the Pan-African Parliament in Johannesburg, South Africa. Throughout the consultation, a strong consensus emerged among participants on the relevance of governance as a foundation for sustainable development. The Briefing will present the consultation’s outcomes at the UN Headquarters in New York, as a contribution to the intergovernmental processes on Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 development agenda.

MODERATOR:

  • Ms. Radhika Balakrishnan, Executive Director, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University

 

SPEAKERS:

  • H.E. Mr. Hans Peter Wittig, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations
  • Mr. Jeffery Huffines, United Nations Representative, CIVICUS
  • Mr. Craig Mokhiber, Chief, Development and Economic and Social Issues, OHCHR
  • Mr. Olav Kjørven, Special Advisor to the UNDP Administrator on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

For further information and inquiries, please contact

Serge Kapto
+1 212 906 6431
serge.kapto@undp.org

Nouhoum Sangare
+1 212 963 6136
sangaren@un.org


Jeffery Huffines

NGO Major Group Organizing Partner
CIVICUS UN Representative (NY)
Cell: +1 646-707-1060
Email: jeffery.huffines@civicus.org
Skype: jefferyvhuffines

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
PO BOX 933, Southdale 2135, JHB, South Africa
www.civicus.org

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 OWG8 Governance Briefing in NY – Concept Note

 

 Invitation – Gov2015 Briefing-5Feb2014

 

 Agenda- Gov2015 Briefing-5Feb2014

 

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TO RIO+20 NGO MAJOR GROUP

Happy New Year! NGO Organizing Partners Leida Rijnhout <Leida.rijnhout@eeb.org> and Jeffery Huffines <jeffery.huffines@civicus.org> look forward to welcoming members of the NGO Major Group who have registered to attend the Open Working Group taking place at UN HQ (NY) 6 – 10 January 2014. This session will review: sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport (2 days); sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste) (1.5 days); and climate change and disaster risk reduction (1.5 days).

After each OWG afternoon session, Organizing Partners will host evening planning meetings for all Major Group constituencies (Conf Rm will be announced later). Moreover,each Major Group, including the NGOs, will meet just before the Morning Hearings from 9-10am prior to the start of the OWG session.

The Morning Hearings are an opportunity for Major Groups and other stakeholders to have a direct dialogue with the Co-Chairs on the SDGs and have experts in the field engage with the process prior to the start of the formal meetings. Attendance at these sessions will provide supplemental perspectives on the OWG themes from a civil society vantage point. As an OWG registrant, you are highly encouraged to attend. Subject matters for each of the sessions are listed below:

Major Groups interventions at the OWG sessions themselves are solely coordinated through the Organizing Partners. NGOs interested in making 2 minute interventions during the OWG itself should contact Leida Rijnhout (leida@anped.org) and Jeffery Huffines (jeffery.huffines@civicus.org). Preference will be given to NGO representatives who represent the views of international networks and coalitions. Given the high demand for intervention, especially within the NGO Major Group, interventions are not guaranteed as they are selected by the OWG Co-Chair.

All registered NGOs should have received the attached updated confirmation letter, providing specific details about the meetings, and offering some lessons learned from past sessions. Also attached is a security note, outlining procedures for acquiring UN passes to the event. Please ensure that you are familiar with security procedures before arriving at UN Headquarters to make registration quick and simple prior to the start of the meeting. All the details, including the time during which you can pick up your UN passes, can be found in the security document. Please note that UN DESA will only be registering participants during the outlined times.


Jeffery Huffines
Rio+20 NGO Major Group Organizing Partner
CIVICUS UN Representative (NY)
Cell: +1 646-707-1060
Email: jeffery.huffines@civicus.org
Skype: jefferyvhuffines

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

PO BOX 933, Southdale 2135, JHB, South Africa
www.civicus.org

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Seventh Session of the Open Working Group (OWG) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

6-10 January 2014 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

 http://www.iisd.ca/sdgs/owg7/

The seventh session of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will convene from 6-10 January 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

This will be the seventh formal meeting of the group since the UNGA’s adoption of Decision 67/555, which established the composition of the OWG and thus followed-up on the outcome of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20). OWG 7 will focus on the following topics:

*Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport

*Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste)

*Climate change and disaster risk reduction

IISD RS will produce daily web coverage and a summary and analysis from this session. Kindly return to this site on Monday, 6 January 2014, for more information.

Daily and summary coverage is available at http://www.iisd.ca/sdgs/owg7/

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Vice President, Reporting Services and United Nations Liaison
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) – United Nations Office
300 E 56th St. Apt. 11D – New York, NY 10022  USA
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Where: NYC

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President of the General Assembly, H.E. Vuk Jeremic, on 12 and on 16 May 2013.
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Participation of all interested stakeholders is very important to ensure enhanced Major Groups and other
stakeholders participation in the sustainable development governance beyond 2013.
On the HESI, I refer you to my colleague Beppe who is following up.  Thanks for your continued support to
sustainable development governance    Mrs.  Chantal Line Carpentier, Ph.D Sustainable Development Officer &
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Please note that the deadline is 15 May 2013 for NGO registration to participate inthe informal
interactive hearings on 15 July and the High-level Dialogue itself (3-4October 2013).
The 46th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD), to be held at UN Headquarters from
22 through 26 April. The theme of this session of the CPD is “New trends in migration: demographic aspects”;
the discussions on migration held in the CPD will form a substantive input into the High-level Dialogue. More
information can be found here:
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The portal can be accessed at: http://www.unsdn.org. Civil Society and Outreach Unit (CSOU) Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Email: ngo@un.org Website: http://social.un.org United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN): http://unsdn.org

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DESA NGO News – 17 April 2013  

NEWS   General Assembly, in special debate, aims to boost interaction between UN and G20 On 15 April, the United Nations General Assembly held a thematic debate with the Group of 20 major economies, or G20, to strengthen interaction between the two bodies and to improve global economic governance. “Since the outbreak of the world economic, financial and debt crisis, the ongoing discussions about how to improve global economic governance have grown in significance, drawing increased public attention across the planet,” General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic said in his opening address to the thematic debate, ‘UN and Global Economic Governance.’ The one-day debate takes place just ahead of the spring meetings of finance ministers and central bank governors set for 18-19 April in Washington DC. The debate also takes place during the 1,000 day countdown to the 2015 deadline for the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the shaping of the post-2015 agenda. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44657&Cr=mdg&Cr1=

Second session of Open Working Group on SDGs opens The second sesion of the OWG on Sustinable Development Goals is expected to break ground on a new set of global development goals for the future as it meets from 17 to 19 April. A work programme, as well as background notes on poverty eradication and conceptual issues related to Sustainable Development Goals are available from the link below.   http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1549

Young creative minds raise awareness of critical forest-related issues
They are gifted storytellers who are using stunning visual imagery and powerful narratives to raise awareness of
the challenges affecting forests and those who dwell within them, as well as to spur action to protect this vital
resource. They are international award winners, and they are all under the age of 30. They are recipients of
awards handed out this week in Istanbul during the tenth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF10).

MDG Momentum – 1,000 Days of Action On 5 April, the UN and partners worldwide observed the 1,000-day mark to the 2015 target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are the most successful global anti-poverty push in history. Governments, international organizations and civil society groups around the world have helped to cut in half the world’s extreme poverty rate. There are 1,000 days to accelerate action on issues such as hunger, access to education, improved sanitation, maternal health and gender equality. http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

“Do One Thing to support Cultural Diversity and Inclusion”
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in partnership with UNESCO, and various other partners
from corporations to civil society, is launching the world campaign “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion”,
aimed at engaging people around the world to Do One Thing to support Cultural Diversity and Inclusion.
Following the adoption in 2001 of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, the UN General Assembly
declared 21 May as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This Day raises
awareness on the richness of world cultures and the opportunities that cultural diversity can bring to societies.

The UN Post-2015 Development Agenda – an backgrounder What is the “post-2015 UN development agenda”? What will become of the MDGs? What is the link to ‘SDGs’ and to the followup to the Rio+20 Conference? Who is involved in the consultations on the post2015 development agenda? What is the High-Level Panel? How will the voices of the poorest and most vulnerable people be included? What happens next? Click on the page below to get started, including on a FAQ sheet, and all of the websites you need to know about, such My World, the World We Want, the Panel’s website, the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, and many more. http://csonet.org/index.php?page=view&nr=160&type=230&menu=14

Make sure to submit your quadrennial report in time Many organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC have received a notification by email to remind them of their obligation to submit a brief report of activities to the Committee every four years. If you have not received such a notification, it is advisable to review the lists of organizations that have a report due or overdue. Not submitting the report in time has lead to suspensions and withdrawals of status. http://csonet.org/index.php?menu=85

UPCOMING EVENTS 17-19 April: Second session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

The intergovernmental Open Working Group on sustainable development goals called for in the Rio+20 Outcome Document will convene its second meeting on 17-19 April 2013. The meeting will be broadcasted through United Nations webcast. http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1549

22-26 April: 46th session, Commission on Population and Development
The 46th session of the Commission will be held from 22 to 26 April 2013. Its theme will be “New trends in migration: demographic
22 April – 3 May: Second Preparatory Committee for the 2015 NPT Review Conference, Geneva The Preparatory
Committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will hold its
first session from 22 April to 3 May 2013 at the United Nations at Geneva.  This meeting is the second of three sessions that will be held
prior to the 2015 Review Conference. http://www.un.org/disarmament
22 April: Third Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony With Nature
To commemorate International Mother Earth Day, the UN General Assembly will host an interactive dialogue on harmony with nature.
22 April: ECOSOC chamber reopens with debate on financing for development and the post-2015 development
agenda The special high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development will take place on Monday, 22 April 2013, from 09:30 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00,
in the Economic and Social Council Chamber. The meeting will start at 09:30 with a special ceremony to inaugurate the renovated
Economic and Social Council Chamber. The special ceremony and the high-level meeting will be chaired by the President of the Council,
His Excellency Néstor Osorio (Colombia). The Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, will address the
events. The overall theme of the meeting will be “Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for development
23 April: Lessons learned on external debt sustainability and development Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 67/198
(A/RES/67/198), the President of the Council, His Excellency Néstor Osorio (Colombia), will convene a one-day meeting of the Council
on “External debt sustainability and development” to consider lessons learned from the debt crises and the ongoing work on sovereign
debt restructuring and debt resolution mechanisms. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 23 April 2013, from 10:00 to 13:00 and from
15:00 to 18:00, in the Economic and Social Council Chamber.  http://www.un.org/esa/ffd/ecosoc/debt/2013/index.htm
24 April: Partnering for innovative solutions for sustainable development
 A special event of the Economic and Social Council on “Partnering for innovative solutions for sustainable development” will be held on
Wednesday, 24 April 2013, from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00. The meeting is organized by the Department of Economic and
Social Affairs, in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Telecommunication Union
(ITU), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),
the United Nations Global Compact, the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) and the Global Partnerships Forum.

20-31 May 2013: 12th session, Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues The twelfth Session of the Permanent Forum will be held at UN Headquarters, New York in May 2013. It will be a review year of the Forum. A provisional agenda of the session is posted on the page below. 

http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples/UNPFIISessions/Twelfth.aspx   20-29 May 2013: 2013 Resumed session, Committee on NGOs The 2013 resumed session of the Committee on NGOs will meet from 20 to 29 May 2013. It is expected to adopt its report in early June 2013.

http://csonet.org/index.php?menu=80

1-4 July: AMR: Science, technology and innovation (STI) and culture for sustainable development and the MDGs In 2013, the Annual Ministerial Review of ECOSOC will put a spotlight on the role of science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture – and related national and international policies – in promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Indeed, science, technology and innovation can play a critical role in each and every MDG. A set of regional preparatory meetings is being organized to prepare for the session.

 http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/newfunct/amr2013.shtml

15 July: Informal Interactive Hearings on Migration and Development
As part of the preparatory activities for the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development to be
held 3 and 4 October 2013, the President of the General Assembly will hold one-day informal interactive hearings with
representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations and the private sector at the United Nations
headquarters in New York on 15 July 2013. The objective of the informal interactive hearings is to provide an opportunity for NGOs,
civil society organizations and the private sector to interact with Member States and to provide inputs for the High-level Dialogue.

1-25 July: Substantive Session, Economic and Social Council One of the principal organs of the United Nations, ECOSOC holds several short sessions, ad hoc meetings, round tables and panel discussions throughout the year, to prepare for its four week substantive session in July. The July session is held annually in alternative years in New York and Geneva.

The substantive session is organized in five segments: The High-level Segment; Coordination Segment; Operational Activities Segment; Humanitarian Affairs Segment; and the General Segment. The 2013 session will be held from 1 to 25 July in Geneva. http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/about/substantive.shtml

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Article on dept situation  World Wide (Development Countries)

 

Dear colleagues,
a few days ago, we have launched our german flagship publication, the debt report 2014 (“Schuldenreport” in German).
We have translated the main chapter, which is about indebted countries worldwide (developing countries), into English, as we thought this could also be useful for others working on debt.
We have analysed IMF reports and World Bank debt statistics and put together a kind of global debt map. Please feel free to distribute the article through your channels. We would also be very happy about feedback.
Best, Kristina erlassjahr.de

Global debt map_2014.pdf
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CIEPR_2013_RevisitingSovereignBankruptcyReport.pdf 1228 kB   Download 

 

A Renewed Proposal for a Sovereign Debt Forum – 22Aug2012.pdf 79 kB  Download 

 

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Regards Md. Quamruzzaman Deputy Director NSDC-Secretariat.

Ministry of Labour and Employment

Web: www.nsdc.gov.bd

 

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