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OWG Final Report Consultation Reminder: 8 Days Left!

 

Dear AINA Members,


This is a reminder that the consultation on the recently released Open Working Group’s Report on the Sustainable Development Goals is currently underway and can be found here:
www.worldwewant2015.org/inequalities
The consultation is intended to gather and summarize your specific viewpoints on the OWG Report.

The results of the consultation will be made available for all interested parties, including member state representatives, to reference and learn from during the deliberations process.
The consultation ends on 15 October, 2014.


We look forward to your continued recommendations and contributions to the consultation as well as the Post-2015 process.

Sincerely,


Tricia Callender
Addressing Inequalities Networked Alliance (AINA) Manager
tcallender@unicef.org


This message was sent by: Inequalities Consultation,
inequalities@worldwewant2015.org, World We Want 2015, 304 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017

 

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A Note from the Commons Cluster – Insights on the OWG Process

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The UN General Assembly (GA) will convene in September-October with key issues on their agenda, in particular climate change and  the SDGs.  The consultative process with Civil Society through the Open Working Group has created an outcome document that will still be open to negotiation and interpretation among the governments and high level working groups.  We continue to work on developing a chapeau recommending a 21st lens.  Attached below is a summary of the OWG process written by Kimo Goree [IISD and Earth Negotiations Bulletin] and appended is a summary from the Commons Cluster written by Lisinka Ulatowska on the changing global landscape.
All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs

Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
Cell:  (734) 330-0238
Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612

Some thoughts on a few ways in which the global landscape is changing

by Lisinka Ulatowska

After 45 years associated with the UN, I was astounded by the maturity and integrity with which so many Governments approached the SDG negotiation process under the wise, nurturing and deeply caring leadership of Ambassador Korosi (Hungary) and Ambassador Kamau (Kenya). The shift I saw taking place during the past year is possibly comparable to that during the preparations for the Earth Summit that took place just after the Cold War came to an end. I am sure that many will point to shortcomings in the SDG document enclosed, yet individual survival needs were repeatedly put aside in favor of those of all people and all nations. One of the dominant themes was leave no one behind.

From a commons perspective we worked on two levels:

1.       Showing the important contributions of a commons approach to sustainable development (avoiding commons jargon where we could;) and

2.       Emphasizing that the Earth System is a global commons that must be stewarded by and for the benefit of all people and nature.

We made these two points in all possible diverse contexts, always building on the huge diversity of documents that have been developed over time by Commons Action for the United Nations and the Commons Cluster and those we developed together with you via titan pads as the SDG- process demanded.

We focused on a multitude of topics depending on what was  being discussed. Those of you who have been following our mailings have given input to titan pads and helped to create the wording for many of the various hand-outs we distributed. As you know, we sent regular mailings to Heads of State and Government and UN Ambassadors, circulated hand-outs, worked with other organizations to create joint oral and written statements and frequently took the floor. We worked with a team that changed from conference to conference. We worked as a commons that would consist of whoever was present and participating. Akiwa Gizzel and the Youth Team, Rob Wheeler and I were present at almost all meetings and generally worked as a team. Many others of you were present either working with our team directly, or else working with many of the ideas we had discussed in the Commons Cluster context within your own organizations.

To me personally, the most important aspect of the year-long process was the increased inclusiveness in the official government process, in our capacity to participate as civil society and in the agreed SDG text. Where the SDGs themselves had to be limited and were fiercely discussed, what could not be actually mentioned as a goal was mentioned in the Chapeau to make things more inclusive and reflective of all points of view. So do read through the Chapeau of the enclosed document as well as the SDGs.

Greater inclusiveness of governments in the conference process

In the past (including at the Rio Summit in June 2012) the negotiating usually came down to 3 factions: The G 77 (135 developing countries); the EU and the USA.

The SDGnegotiating meetings (i.e. those of the Open Working GroupOWG) on the other hand began to shift political relations before our eyes. The USA would say such things as: “We would like to endorse the proposal by East Timor “(a tiny island state); the EU was supporting the Small Island Developing States; the African countries were playing a leadership role. African nations (among the poorest in the world) had developed and were already implementing SDGs of their own at the Head of State level and openly disagreed with the G77 (of which they were an integral part) on their approach to the rule of law. All contributed valuable suggestions, all suggestions were taken seriously. The eye was usually on what would be needed rather than on which country proposed what or what was politically expedient at the national level. Of course, there were a number of countries who were inclined to the latter, but the ones that had dominated that role in the past had ceded it to others. What began to emerge was a next step in human evolotion from separate nations toward “one world”. The inclusivenessof all stakeholders that was mentioned in the Rio agreement began to take practical form before our eyes. I spoke to many delegates and was deeply touched by the level of personal caring and involvement that delegates felt individually during the process.

Inclusiveness of civil society.

The Rio agreement of 2012 had called for input of all stakeholders. Within a period of 6 months the UN had reached out and received input from one billion people worldwide and summarized it with amazing accuracy. The UN’s capacity to accurately summarize vast amounts of input was demonstrated  over and over again as each version of the SDG document appeared with footnotes of who had said what in the past session(s).

Unfortunately, the Secretariat had just one person to oversee the “input of civil society stakeholders worldwide into the actual SDG process” itself. And so each meeting was a renewed experiment.  The change is still in progress but huge steps have been made. Google docs are used with people writing joint statements together with others from around the globe. Especially the use of webinars, giving people the opportunity to submit questions to UN sessions being broadcast via webinar has opened out the process considerably. The questions  that had been submitted would be interspersed during the proceedings and read out by the Chair.

For those participating in the sessions, there were, in the end, a large number of microphones for civil society. I was just able to sit in front of one marked “civil society” without taking away the opportunity from others to do the same. Whenever I wished to ask a question, I would click on the light and the Chair would give me the floor. I, and my colleagues, were able to speak on a par with Ministers and Director Generals of Intergovernmental Organizations and we were heard by whoever had tuned into the webinar. no matter where they were in the world.  After the first time I took the floor I received an instantaneous email from Emile van Essen, Director of out Instant Response Network in Europe congratulating me on what I had said with a photo of me speaking at the UN just minutes before.

What is emerging are UN meetings in which people can participate independently of where they are in the world where all input can be heard by all. This is important, because although Governments are of course the decision makers in Intergovernmental Organizations like the UN, they are opening their meetings to global discussions and this allows huge numbers of people to influence proceedings as opposed to the few that had the time an d money to come to the meetings in the past. Governments are and have to be sensitive to what is repeated by large numbers of people.

Many of us have ideals, yet the challenge is to help to transform these ideals into reality. Thanks to each one of you who has participated in our work at the UN. It is our combined actions that make a difference.

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OWG  FINAL REPORT Consultation LAUCHED TODAY Open Working Group (OWG)

Dear AINA Members,

As you are probably aware the Member State-led Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) released their final report on 19 July 2014.  The full OWG Report is available via the link below:

http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/focussdgs.html

The report serves as the main basis for integrating the sustainable development goals into the future development agenda and the Member State negotiations to take place over the next several months.

We have launched an e-consultation on this OWG report, in order to gather your viewpoints and recommendations. Your contributions will serve as an important contribution to the deliberation processes that will ultimately culminate in the creation of the official Post-2015 Development Agenda.

To access the consultation, please click on the link immediately below:

www.worldwewant2015.org/inequalities

The consultation consists of two questions:

1.      Please read the recent OWG “outcome document”/proposal regarding sustainable development goals for Post-2015. What do you think about the recommendations of the Open Working Group? What are the strong points?

2.      What do you think needs to be added to the current Open Working Group proposal?

The e-consultation takes place from 15 September to 15 October and a summary of the consultation will be posted shortly thereafter.  We look forward to your participation.

Best,
Tricia Callender
Manager, Addressing Inequalities Consultation
tcallender@unicef.org

This message was sent by: Inequalities Consultation, inequalities@worldwewant2015.org,

World We Want 2015, 304 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017

 

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TWN Info Service on UN Sust Dev.: Conflict zones in the SDG negotiatio​ns

Title : TWN Info Service on UN Sust Dev.: Conflict zones in      the SDG negotiations Date : 08 August 2014
Contents:

TWN Info Service on UN              Sustainable Development (Aug14/01)               08 August 2014               Third World Network www.twn.my

Dear friends and colleagues,
We are pleased to share with you a Third World Network            report on the major areas of contention in the recently            concluded negotiations at the UN Open Working Group (OWG) on            Sustainable Development Goals. The final resolution of            several of the most difficult Goals is traced by the TWN            team who participated actively in the sessions of the OWG.
With best wishes,             Third World Network

Conflict              zones in the SDG negotiations

A report by            Ranja Sengupta (New Delhi), Bhumika Muchhala (New York), and             Mirza Alas (Heredia, Costa Rica)

Third World            Network             6 August 2014

(Read more on CBDR in earlier TWN articles          at http://www.twn.my/title2/unsd/unsd.new.htm)

The text of the OWG Outcome Document            can be accessed at:

http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/focussdgs.html

Copyright Third World Network -           www.twnnews.net All Rights Reserved

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: SD2015 survey on your engagement and participat​ion in the OWG on SDGs (NEW DEADLINE: 12 August)

Subject: EXTENDED DEADLINE: SD2015 survey on your engagement and participation in the OWG on SDGs (NEW DEADLINE: 12 August)

Due to ongoing interest in this survey, SD2015 will now be extending the response deadline until 12th August

Dear colleagues,

SD2015 invites you to take our a short survey that seeks to evaluate the engagement of Major Groups and other stakeholders at the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This survey has two main aims:

1) Evaluate your experiences of the OWG;

2) Identify lessons learned and best practices from your OWG experience to inform enhanced modalities for civil society participation in the High Level Political Forum (HLPF).

The survey should take 10 minutes to complete. We would very much welcome your inputs and feedback.
 

Please complete survey here

Closing date for completing the survey is 5pm (EDT) Tuesday 12th August 2014.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Freya Seath (CIVICUS) atfreya.seath@civicus.org 

Thank you for your time!
Natalie 

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C2ES Guide to Parties’ Submission​s to UNFCCC Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform

Dear Climate Colleagues,
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is pleased to announce a new guide that provides excerpts from parties’ submissions, and links to the full documents, making it easier to explore and compare countries’ views on key issues.  This guide is available on the C2ES website, along with other publications on issues related to the Durban Platform negotiations toward a new climate agreement in 2015 in Paris.  C2ES recently published three new policy briefs on issues related to the negotiation of a new international climate agreement:
 
About C2ES:
C2ES, formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, is an independent, nonpartisan NGO working in the United States and internationally to advance practical, effective policies addressing the twin challenges of energy and climate change.
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
2101 Wilson Blvd Suite 550
Arlington VA 22201

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Letter from Ms. Amina Mohammed to Major Groups and other Stakeholde​rs

Subject: [GCAP Globalcouncil] [Coalitions] Letter from Ms. Amina Mohammed to Major Groups and other Stakeholders To: coalitions@whiteband.org

Dear All,

Please see the attached letter of Amina Mohammed on the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals addressed to civil society organisations.
Amina Mohammed is the Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning
Best wishes,
Ingo Ritz Director of Programmes Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)
Rue de la Linière 11
1060 Brussels
Phone: +3226094455  Mobile: +49 177 6026904 Skype: ingo.ritz ingo.ritz@whiteband.org www.whiteband.org GCAP works to challenge the institutions and processes that perpetuate poverty and inequality across the world to defend and promote human rights, gender justice, social justice and security needed for survival and peace.

Mailing list Coalitions@whiteband.org https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/coalitions

July 28 – AJM letter to Major Groups and Other Stakeholders

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[Beyond 2015:320] Reminder – Agenda – B2015 webinar July 29: OWG13 analysis – análisis GTA13 – analyse GTO13

Dear Beyond 2015,

This is a reminder that on Tuesday, July 29 at 9.30am (NY time) we will have a Webinar on outcomes of the OWG SDG and to discuss ideas on how to prepare Beyond 2015 reaction. 

The draft agenda follows below:

 Draft Agenda – OWG 13 Feedback Seminar

9:30am – Welcoming

9:30am – 9:40am – Stocktaking of Beyond 2015 engagement during the OWG SDG 13 – Naiara

9:40 – 9:55am – Comments from Members States of Beyond 2015 that attended the discussions in NY on specific themes:

·               Outcome document and negotiations – Naiara

·               Climate Change – Lina

·               SCP – Freya

·               Environmental Sustainability – Bernadette

·               Peace and inclusive societies and Means of Implementation – Helen (TBC)

·               Sexual and reproductive health and rights – Alessandra

9:55- 10:05am – Q&A with Members of the campaign – Naiara to facilitate

10:05 – 10:30am – Ideas of how Beyond 2015 should prepare its reaction to the outcomes of the OWG SDG, including activities at national and regional levels– Naiara to facilitate

 10:30am – End of the session.

 If you would like to register for the call, please confirm to Fiona: fhale@beyond2015.org.

Thanks and best regards,

Naiara Costa

Beyond 2015 Advocacy Director

Mob. +1 917 470 0764

Email: ncosta@beyond2015.org

Skype: naiaracc (New York, USA)

www.beyond2015.org

Follow Beyond 2015 on Twitter @Beyond2015 and Facebook

From: beyond2015@googlegroups.com [mailto:beyond2015@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Fiona Hale

Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:07 AM

To: beyond2015@googlegroups.com Subject: [Beyond 2015:318] B2015 webinar July 29: OWG13 analysis – análisis GTA13 – analyse GTO13 

(Español abajo) (Francais ci-dessous)
On Tuesday 29 July at 9.30am New York time (2.30pm London, 3.30pm Brussels, 4.30pm Nairobi), there will be a webinar with:

  • Naiara Costa (Beyond 2015 Advocacy Director)
  • Bernadette Fischler (WWF, UK)
  • Lina Dabbagh (CAN International, Beyond 2015)
  • Mwangi Waituru (Participate and The Seed Institute, Kenya)
  • Freya Seath (BioRegional)
  • Alessandra Nilo (Gestos, Brazil)

This will be an opportunity for B2015 participating organisations to hear

feedback and analysis of the final session of the OWG, and share ideas about the way forward.
If you would like to register for the call, please email me on fhale@beyond2015.org.  Please note I am on leave next week, so will not reply straight away! Please email me to register, and I will send you the webinar login details on Monday 28 July.
 

El martes 29 de junio a las 9.30 EDT (15.30 CET), habrá un webinario con

  • Naiara Costa (Directora de Incidencia, Beyond 2015)
  • Bernadette Fischler (WWF, UK)
  • Lina Dabbagh (CAN International, Beyond 2015)
  • Mwangi Waituru (Participate and The Seed Institute, Kenya)
  • Freya Seath (BioRegional)
  • Alessandra Nilo (Gestos, Brazil)

El webinario será una oportunidad para organizaciones participantes de Beyond 2015 de compartir el análisis de esta ultima reunión del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto y ideas sobre los próximos pasos.

(El webinario se llevará a cabo en inglés.)
Para inscribirse, enviar un mensaje a fhale@beyond2015.org.  Estaré fuera de la oficina la semana que viene: enviaré los datos del WebEx a todos los interesados el lunes 28 de julio

Mardi le 29 juillet à 9.30h EDT (15.30 CET), webinaire avec 

  • Naiara Costa (Directrice de Plaidoyer Beyond 2015)
  • Bernadette Fischler (WWF, UK)
  • Lina Dabbagh (CAN International, Beyond 2015)
  • Mwangi Waituru (Participate and The Seed Institute, Kenya)
  • Freya Seath (BioRegional)
  • Alessandra Nilo (Gestos, Brazil)

Ce webinaire sera une opportunité pour les organizations

qui participent à Beyond 2015 de partager l’analyse de cette dernière réunion du Groupe de Travail Ouvert et des idées sur les prochains pas.
(Le webinaire aura lieu en anglais.)
Pour vous inscrire, veuillez envoyer un message a fhale@beyond2015.org.  Veuillez noter que je serai en congé la semaine prochaine: j’enverrai les détails d’inscription au webinaire le lundi 28 Juillet.
 

Fiona Hale

Beyond 2015 International Officer

Working from Newcastle, UK

Email: fhale@beyond2015.org

Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)

Cellphone +44 (0) 796999 6343

Please note that I don’t work on Friday. 

www.beyond2015.org 

Follow Beyond 2015 on Twitter @Beyond2015 and Facebook 

Based at: Concord a.i.s.b.l

10 Rue de l’Industrie, 1000 Brussels 

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SD2015 survey on your engagement and participat​ion in the OWG on SDGs

Closing date for completing the survey is 5pm (EDT) Thursday 31st July 2014.

 

Dear colleagues,

SD2015 invites you to take our a short survey that seeks to evaluate the engagement of Major Groups and other stakeholders at the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This survey has two main aims:

1) Evaluate your experiences of the OWG;

2) Identify lessons learned and best practices from your OWG experience to inform enhanced modalities for civil society participation in the High Level Political Forum (HLPF).

The survey should take 10 minutes to complete. We would very much welcome your inputs and feedback.

 Please complete survey​​​​ here

Closing date for completing the survey is 5pm (EDT) Thursday 31st July 2014.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Freya Seath (CIVICUS) atfreya.seath@civicus.org 

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[Beyond 2015:318] B2015 webinar July 29: OWG13 analysis – análisis GTA13 – analyse GTO13

Dear Fiona Hale,
Thanks for the info and feedback for the opportunity to join the webinar call. I will be happy to join the discussion surrounding the final Open Working Group (OWG) zero draft document, if you done mind i like to say can you register me/GCAPH-Liberia and Climate Change Network in Liberia for the Tuesday July 29, 2014 webinar call? We would like to used build on these experiences engage our state actors, law makers and civil society grouped to mobilize their support and positions on the Common African Position CAP.
Again, we remain committed to pressuring and increasing the voice of Common African Position CAP in the new global framework.
Cheers,
Mr. James S. Roberts, Sr.
NATIONAL COORDINATOR
Climate Change Network of Liberia
AND
Executive Director
GCAPH-Liberia
Skype: james.roberts645
Monrovia, Liberia
(Español abajo) (Francais ci-dessous)
On Tuesday 29 July at 9.30am New York time (2.30pm London, 3.30pm Brussels, 4.30pm Nairobi), there will be a webinar with:

  • Naiara Costa (Beyond 2015 Advocacy Director)
  • Bernadette Fischler (WWF, UK)
  • Lina Dabbagh (CAN International, Beyond 2015)
  • Mwangi Waituru (Participate and The Seed Institute, Kenya)
  • Freya Seath (BioRegional)
  • Alessandra Nilo (Gestos, Brazil)
This will be an opportunity for B2015 participating organisations to hear
feedback and analysis of the final session of the OWG, and share ideas about the way forward.
If you would like to register for the call, please email me on fhale@beyond2015.org.  Please note I am on leave next week, so will not reply straight away! Please email me to register, and I will send you the webinar login details on Monday 28 July.
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El martes 29 de junio a las 9.30 EDT (15.30 CET), habrá un webinario con
  • Naiara Costa (Directora de Incidencia, Beyond 2015)
  • Bernadette Fischler (WWF, UK)
  • Lina Dabbagh (CAN International, Beyond 2015)
  • Mwangi Waituru (Participate and The Seed Institute, Kenya)
  • Freya Seath (BioRegional)
  • Alessandra Nilo (Gestos, Brazil)
El webinario será una oportunidad para organizaciones participantes de Beyond 2015 de compartir el análisis de esta ultima reunión del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto y ideas sobre los próximos pasos.
(El webinario se llevará a cabo en inglés.)
Para inscribirse, enviar un mensaje a fhale@beyond2015.org.  Estaré fuera de la oficina la semana que viene: enviaré los datos del WebEx a todos los interesados el lunes 28 de julio
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Mardi le 29 juillet à 9.30h EDT (15.30 CET), webinaire avec
  • Naiara Costa (Directrice de Plaidoyer Beyond 2015)
  • Bernadette Fischler (WWF, UK)
  • Lina Dabbagh (CAN International, Beyond 2015)
  • Mwangi Waituru (Participate and The Seed Institute, Kenya)
  • Freya Seath (BioRegional)
  • Alessandra Nilo (Gestos, Brazil)
Ce webinaire sera une opportunité pour les organizations
qui participent à Beyond 2015 de partager l’analyse de cette dernière réunion du Groupe de Travail Ouvert et des idées sur les prochains pas.
(Le webinaire aura lieu en anglais.)
Pour vous inscrire, veuillez envoyer un message a fhale@beyond2015.org.  Veuillez noter que je serai en congé la semaine prochaine: j’enverrai les détails d’inscription au webinaire le lundi 28 Juillet.
Fiona Hale
Beyond 2015 International Officer
Working from Newcastle, UK
Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)
Please note that I don’t work on Friday.
Follow Beyond 2015 on Twitter @Beyond2015 and Facebook

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SDG Haiku

Dear All,

One of my favorite forms of writing and reading poetry is Haiku.
Regarding the OWG 13 meeting this week IISD/ ENB founder and director Kimo Goree posted this note.  Do you have one to add?
All the best,
Pam Puntenney
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chair
Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
Cell:  (734) 330-0238
Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612

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Have you played ‪#‎SDGHaiku‬ on Twitter? Here’s mine:

The Contact Group met bracketing text in need of implementation

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OWG 13 MGs/stakeh​olders compilatio​n text now available

OWG 13 
The final compilation of amendments to goals and targets by Major Groups and other stakeholders may be found here:  http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/4438OWG13MGoSCompilation2.pdf

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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OWG 13 – Update

OWG 13 UPDATE
  • OWG 13 will take place from Monday 14 July to Friday 18 July, in Conference Room 3 of the Conference Room Building. The Co-Chairs of the sustainable development goals have yet to finalize a program of work for next week.  Once they have done so, details will be posted on our website http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/owg13.html .
  • The OWG co-chairs announced on Friday evening that the informals will resume at 9am on Monday, July 14, to discuss Goal 12. We still do not know what the entry points of MGoS will be during OGW13, and if Morning Hearings will be held. As soon as we have more information, this will be shared with you.
  • Brazil and Bolivia (as G77+China President) have invited Major Groups and other stakeholders to a meeting on Monday, July 14th, from 1:30-2:45pm (room to be confirmed). Please confirm your participation with Giulia Zaratti (zaratti@un.org).
  • NGO experts have been invited to take the lead in preparing amendments that will be submitted to OWG co-chairs at the start of OWG 13. The lead authors, contributors and links to statements may be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LizevvVpkRLmbjrH1_EplqzWa_X1DBGGaz60w-WBKRA/edit#gid
  • Should you have any further questions about the preparation of amendments, please direct your queries to Martina Muller at mullerm@un.org.
  • Please pick up your pass for the OWG13 at UN Visitors Entrance (located at 47th St. and 1st Ave.) from 9:15-10:00 A.M. each morning between 14-18 July, 2014. We will not have the capacity to distribute passes in the afternoon, so be sure to arrive in the morning. The security note is attached.

MAJOR GROUPS/OTHER STAKEHOLDER PLANNING MEETINGS

To facilitate your interaction and provide a space for developing consensus on the goals and targets, we have reserved the rooms below:   Monday, 14 July 9AM-10AM: Room 2727 6PM-7PM: Room 2726   Tuesday, 15 July 6PM-7PM: Room 2727   Wednesday, 16 July 6PM-7PM: Room 2727   Thursday, 17 July 6PM-7PM: Room 2727

OTHER MEETINGS

  • Briefing by the Co-Chairs of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF), Friday, July 18, 10:30 am – 12 Noon (with live webcast), Conference Room 2 (CB).

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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SDGs OWG13 – Amendments to Zero Draft

Dear colleagues, 


The 13th Open Working Group for the Sustainable Development Goals will start next Monday, July 14th. 
As has been done for previous Open Working Groups, Major Groups and other Stakeholders are organising their clustered suggestions for amendments to the Zero Draft on the SDGs through online collaboration. To get involved, please follow 
this link to the Google Spreadsheet through which work is being structured. In this spreadsheet, you can find links to online documents on each of the goals.
Please be advised that, this time, the Secretariat will submit a compilation document of these suggestions at the beginning of the OWG, so that it can be of best use for the Co-Chairs and Member States delegates in the final stage of the SDGs negotiations. For this, only the clustered proposals will be written out in full in the document, and suggestions of individual groups will be attached to the document as annexes. Next steps:
- The Lead Author for each goal had until yesterday, July 7th, to develop a first draft of amendments. Now it is time for everybody to provide input on the drafts, and for common agreements to be sought (we don’t seem to have a Lead Author working on the following goals: 9, 13 and “Interlinkages among Goals” – it would be great if somebody could take the lead on those)
  – The final draft of amendments has to be finalised by the Lead Authors by July 13.

In order to ensure the Secretariat is able to deliver this compilation document in a timely fashion to the Co-Chairs, it is imperative that the Lead Authors submit their inputs to us by 12 midnight on Sunday, July 13, 2014 (please send directly to mullerm@un.org).

We will submit the compilation document by COB Monday, and will need to provide ample time for it to be put together ensuring high levels of accuracy. As such, the deadline of Sunday at midnight must be strictly adhered to.
Best wishes, 

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Updates Day 1: Informal-I​nformal OWG 13

Hi  all….
Greetings            from hot New York! Please find below some updates so you can            follow what’s going on now in the informal-informals….
It            is interesting to see the informal-informal session for the            OWG13, as most of the states delegation are coming from the            capital and they’re negotiating on the texts of goals and            targets. According to the Co-Chair, the idea is to discuss            and take comments of all 17 goals until the informal            sessions finish this Friday. The formal session next week            will start with full comprehensve debates on all 17 goals            and targets, particularly the contentious one. According to            Co-Chair Kamau, by Wednesday they are hoping to release all            the re-worked text with major issues cleared, review the            documents on Thursday, and then by Friday next week adopt            the report (hopefully by acclamation, he said).
On            Day 1, they discussed goal 1-3, and the sessions ended on 9            pm (I think this will be the practice for the next 1,5            weeks). Some recap from me.
Today            they discussed goal 1-3, and the sessions ended until 8.30pm            (I think this will be the practice for the next 1.5 week).            Recap from me:
  • On the Chapeau, G77+China                supported by most of the southern countries are happy to                see specific reference on climate change, but want a                stronger language on CBDR and reference to Rio+20                documents para 190 and 191. Co chair reminded that the                work of OWG will be based on the narrative of Rio+20                documents, but the chapeau needs to be brief and                concise, he said if it’s going to repeat the Rio+20                doscs, that we should also consider not having a chapeau                at all.
  • On Goal 1: deletion on all                the word ‘rights’, most of the southern countries want                to change it to access. Particularly China said they are                not agree with the language ‘right to own land and                property’ as according to them the land policy in each                countries are different. They wanted to delete the word                ‘land’ and change to ‘productive resources’. Kamau                suggested to add the wod ‘right to own land and                property, as appropriate’. On MOI Goal 1. G77+China                wanted to have additional target proposal “urgently                ensure by 20xx  fulfillment of commitment by developed                countries to provide 0.7% of gross national income for                ODA for developing countries to provide 0.7% of gross                national income for ODA for deveoping countries as well                as target of 15% to 20% of NGI to LDCs and increase 1%                by 2030.
  • On Goal 2. Most of                delegations asked to restore food security (although not                food sovereignty) that is now missing from the text.                There was also a good addition from Guatemala on GMO and                toxic.
  • On Goal 3 (Health). Most of                the northen countries in support of restoring language                on SRHR (3.8), but only Holy Sea and Saudi Arabia that                opposed it. The others were silent except for Palau that                in support of SRHR.
The meeting yesterday ended at 9 pm, and as they still              have 14 goals to go to finish by Friday, they say they              will try to speed things up. I heard that by the end of              today they’re trying to release the re-worked texts of 1-3              goal based on the inputs, but let’s see,,,,
That’s it from me today…..
Warm Regards,
Rina

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Dear Colleagues,

UN-NGLS and DESA-DSD invite civil society   representatives to a teleconference Tuesday, 8 July, from 9:00-10:00am NY time, to discuss   the the intergovernmental process to define the  modalities for the post-2015 Summit, with a focus on  elements pertaining to civil society participation.
The zero draft of these modalities was released on 24 June and is available   here.
Please RSVP for this call to   info@un-ngls.org, with your name,  organization, email address and telephone #.
With the support of UN Millennium Campaign, we will use Turbobridge for this call, which allows  connection via Skype or telephone has has local dial-in numbers for many countries.
The dial-in information will be provided after  receipt of your RSVP.
Please circulate this information widely.
Thank you and best regards,
 Susan Alzner Officer in Charge, New York Office United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) www.un-ngls.org

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ACTION ALERT: SDGs and the human right to water and sanitation

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ACTION ALERT: 

LETTER TO THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL!

Dear All,

As you are aware, the Mining Working Group at the UN and the Blue Planet Project have spearheaded the recent sign-on letter​ ​

regarding the need for the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals to include an explicit mention of the human right to water and sanitation. The letter has garnered more than 300 sign-ons – we thank you for your support and for your advocacy efforts to join this important fight. 

Despite our call, the latest “zero draft” of the SDGs text (30 June, 2014) has failed to include explicit mention of the human right to water and sanitation. Time is running out to influence the Open Working Group, as its 13th and last official session will be held July 14-18, with informals preceding it starting July 9. It is therefore essential that we unite in one last push to include the human rights language in the OWG report, particularly around the human right to water and sanitation.

 As a final step, we encourage you and your organizations to write to the office of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, through the online petition available

​ here:​

 [English] [Spanish]. In this pivotal moment, we must show the UN that we have not given up on human rights in the SDGs, and that they must ensure the inclusion of this language to ensure that the SDGS, and the post-2015 agenda, truly deliver for people’s human rights and the sanctity of our planet. 

 Thank you for your support.

 Sincerely,

 The Mining Working Group and the Blue Planet Project 

ALERTA DE ACCIÓN – CARTA AL SECRETARIO GENERAL DE LA ONU!

 Estimadas y estimados,

Como ustedes saben, el Grupo de Trabajo sobre Minería en la ONU y el Proyecto Planeta Azul han encabezado la reciente carta, y pidieron firmas,  sobre la necesidad de que el Grupo de Trabajo Abierto (GTA) sobre los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) para que se incluya una mención explícita de la necesidad de garantizar el derecho humano al agua y al saneamiento. La carta ha recibido más de 300 firmas complementarias – le damos gracias por su apoyo y por sus actividades de promoción al unirse a esta importante lucha.

 A pesar de nuestro esfuerzo, el último “borrador cero” del texto ODS (30 de junio de 2014) no ha logrado incluir una mención explícita del derecho humano al agua y saneamiento. El tiempo se agota para influir en el Grupo de Trabajo Abierto (GTA), como la 13ª y última sesión oficial se llevará a cabo del 14 al 18 de julio con los informales precedentes a partir del 9 de julio.Por tanto, es esencial que nos unamos en un último esfuerzo para la inclusión de lenguaje específico sobre los derechos humanos en el informe GTA, especialmente en torno al derecho humano al agua y al saneamiento.

 Como paso final, le animamos a usted y a sus organizaciones a escribir a la oficina del Secretario General de la ONU Ban Ki-moon, a través de la petición en línea disponible [aquí]. En este momento crucial, debemos mostrar a la ONU que no hemos renunciado a los derechos humanos en los ODS, y que deben garantizar la inclusión de este lenguaje para asegurar que los ODS, y el programa posterior al 2015, realmente entregan los derechos humanos y la santidad de nuestro planeta a la gente.

 Muchas gracias por su apoyo.

 Sinceramente,

 El Grupo de Trabajo sobre Minería y el Proyecto Planeta Azul 

Kathryn (Katie) Tobin

territoryunchartered.blogspot.com

@uncharteredKT

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SDGs: OWG12 – Compilatio​n Document now online

Subject: SDGs: OWG12 – Compilation Document now online To: Martina Muller <mullerm@un.org>

Dear colleagues,
Last week, during the 12th Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, the                Secretariat compiled all the statements given by Major Groups and other stakeholders throughout the Morning Hearings with the President of ECOSOC.
The compilation document, put together on a daily basis after each morning session, was now also posted online and can be found under this link. This document aims at supporting Member States, the OWG Co-chairs and interested parties in accessing Major Groups and other stakeholders’ suggestions regarding the SDGs zero draft. Additionally, the complete statements were also posted on the Sustainable Development Platform website.
Please be advised that, due to time constraints, it was not possible to include further alterations/revisions done after the Original statements were submitted.
Opportunities to further contribute to the process will shortly be underway.   The revised zero draft will be out soon (hopefully by  the end of this week), and immediately after this the Secretariat will start a new Google Document for updated input by Major Groups and other stakeholders.

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Co-Chairs SDG OWG new text out 15 become 17 again

Dear Friends

You may want to read my analysis of the new Co-chairs text.

You can find it here – http://earthsummit2012.blogspot.com/

Warmest regards

Felix

Follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/felixdodds

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Email: felix@felixdodds.net

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Open Working Group 13 [OWG] July 14-18, 2014

Dear colleagues,
 
please note that the registration for the 13th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals is now open.
You can register at http://esango.un.org/irene/?page=viewContent&nr=24363&type=8&s=8 .
The co-chairs have also issued their revised draft of the goals and targets:

http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/4044zerodraft.pdf

The entry points for Major Groups and other stakeholders are still not known, they will be communicated as soon as the Co-chairs make a decision.
Meanwhile, we would want you to start to prepare your amendments that you would like to submit to the co-chairs at the start of OWG13. We thus ask leads to prepare the first draft of the amendments between now and Monday 7 July. Then, all stakeholders have until July 14 under the leadership of the leads (experts in the topic) to get agreement.
As in the past, please use the attached Google doc to nominate leads that able and willing to develop the first draft of the amendments by 7 July. As usual, please provide names, contact information, and your organization and contact information in the Google doc. Those that want to contribute to the draft should put their names and emails in row F (contributors) so the lead can contact them once the first draft is ready and coordinate with them. 

Should you have any further questions, please direct your queries to Martina Muller at mullerm@un.org

Regards,

Giulia Zaratti

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Update on OWG 12 & ICESDF

ON OWG 12

  • For Statements & Presentations (47): http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=12&nr=481&menu=1792&event=632
  • For summary of OWG 12 see ISSD ENB: http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/enb3212e.pdf
    • On Friday afternoon, Co-Chair Kamau opened the second formal session of OWG-12, noting that the Group had made “amazing progress” during the week. He announced that there would be another set of “informal-informals” from 9-11 July, to be followed by the final meeting of the OWG from 14-18 July. He said a revised version of the zero draft should be ready by 30 June, and that it will have fewer targets, and be a more refined, balanced and “tighter” document. He expressed the Co-Chairs’ confidence that the OWG will successfully conclude its work on18 July and agree on a set of goals and targets. (p. 1)
    • See “brief analysis” on pp. 18-19
  • The Major Groups/other stakeholders compilation of statements from the morning hearings and revised zero draft are forthcoming.

ON ICESDF REPORT (see attached CONCORD position paper)

Hilkka Vuorenmaa, Special Adviser for Development Policy, Väestöliitto (Helsinki) shared a report from An Huybrechts, Senior Advocacy Advisor, IPPF European Network:

I just wanted to share with you an interesting position paper that CONCORD just finalized on the ICESDF (Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing) Report which is supposed to be finalized in August this year. The position covers 11 critical outcomes which the Report must include:

  1. “More domestic resources for sustainable development through progressive taxation and effective international tax cooperation
  2. The unique and specific role of public domestic and international finance is reinforced
  3. New public financing sources for development are set up
  4. A permanent and lasting solution to sovereign debt crises is reached
  5. Trade and investment is oriented to contributing to states’ human rights obligations and international social, environmental and climate change commitments
  6. Alternative credible monetary systems are established
  7. The contribution of private sources of finance to sustainable development is enhanced through regulation
  8. Foreign direct investment and other financial inflows assessed on quality not quantity
  9. Development effectiveness principles for the use of public funds to support the private sector are followed
  10. Developing countries voice and decision-making in international policy and outcomes are made equal to those of developed countries
  11. Policy coherence is recognised as essential for effective mobilisation and optimal investment of sustainable development finance.”

And further states that “these basic outcomes will be essential to ensure that finance in all its dimensions (international/domestic, public/private) and the financial systems itself contributes to putting all countries- and the international community- on track to fulfil their commitments to free humanity from poverty and hunger; and ensure the promotion of an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future for our planet, and for present and future generations. The Report of the Committee is a strategically important report as it will feed into the Third Conference on Financing for Development in July 2015 and the financing discussions of the Post-2015 framework and Sustainable Development Goals.”

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Participat​e in e-Discussi​on on “Partnersh​ips with Civil Society” for HLPF & more

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Open letter from SR on human right to water and sanitation on Sustainabl​e Developmen​t Goals

Dear Friends,

On behalf of Catarina,  please find attached  her open letter to all UN Member States on the Draft Zero   of the working  document of the Open Working Group on the Sustainable  Development Goals.            

Best regards, Madoka

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OWG 12 UPDATE — Fw: URGENT: Civil society response – OWG may drop Goal 10 EQUALITY

OWG 12 UPDATE

  • The OWG co-chairs propose list of goals down from 17 to 15 see http://earthsummit2012.blogspot.com/ (see Monday, 16 June blog)
  • Draft sign-on statement on equality as stand-alone goal — 2 pm NY, 18 June deadline (see below)
  • Letter prepared by MGoS and read to the co-chairs at Tues morning hearing regarding their decision to work in informal setting on Monday (attached)
  • You can watch the MGs/other stakeholders morning hearings 9-10 am NY time on UNTV, accessing the link - http://webtv.un.org/

 

URGENT: Civil society response – OWG may drop Goal 10 EQUALITY

Dear All,
As you may have heard, the OWG is prepared to drop the stand-alone Goal 10 on Equality, either completely or by merging it with Goal 1 on Poverty.
Civil society networks that have conducted extensive global consultations on this matter are determined  that there must be a stand-alone Goal on Equality in the new SDGs. We have drafted a list of reasons why it is essential to retain this. We plan to present this position statement to the OWG soon, perhaps as early as Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.
I have put this draft statement (list of reasons) up as a google doc that people can edit, here:
Please suggest your revisions or additions on the draft document using a different color ink, and sign your name with each comment so we know who is saying what. Then add your organization’s name to the list of signatories.
We need all comments and signatures before 2 pm New York time on Wednesday 18 June. Thank you very much.
Best regards,
Deb

(Ms.) Deborah S. Rogers, PhD President, IfE (Initiative for Equality)

Affiliated Researcher, IRiSS (Stanford University
      Institute for Research in the Social Sciences)          

Reasons a Stand-alone Goal on Equality is Essential – 17 June 2014

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CSO letter to the OWG on Climate Change  and SDGs

Dear CPG colleagues,
We received information that the co-chairs are intent on merging/limiting the number of goals. A standalone goal on climate is in danger of falling off the table.
Civil society organizations have initiated this letter to highlight the importance of having a stand alone goal on climate PLUS embedding/integrating climate change throughout the SDG framework.
Please find attached the CSO letter, and we also encourage you to maximize social media to get our message across on the importance of having a climate goal.
Below find some suggested tweets which you may use . Of course feel free to design your own ones.

a)      #OWG12 Approx 180 NGOs call for standalone climate change goal in the post-2015 development framework

b)      Can development be sustainable without tackling #climate change? No, say 180 NGOs in letter to #OWG12

c)      Strong integration + standalone  #climate goal can help make SDGs successful say ca. 180 NGOs in a letter to #OWG12

d)      SDGs with strong climate change goal can support scale of ambition required+contribute to COP21 climate deal say NGOs

Dear all,

Thanks for all the support. Attached find the letter on SDGs and climate change with roughly 180 signatories from more than 50 countries.

Feel free to put it up on the website now, tweet around it. You may also decide to promote it more broadly from Monday on when the OWG session starts

I will keep you update on next steps

Best regards

Sven Harmeling  |  CARE  |  Climate Change Advocacy Coordinator

Poverty Environment and Climate Change Network (PECCN) 

c/o CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg, Dreizehnmorgenweg 6, 53175 Bonn

T: +49 (0)228-97563-61  |  M: +49 (0)177-6136431

Twitter: @CareClimate | www.careclimatechange.org

email: sharmeling@careclimatechange.org

skype: svani18

LinkedIn: de.linkedin.com/pub/sven-harmeling/10/957/765/

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Regarding exclusion of Major Groups and Stakeholde​rs from Civil Society from OWG12: letter from MG&S

Dear all,
Please find enclosed the letter from MG&S which we will present to the co-chairs and member states tomorrow morning.
For endorsements, please add on to the
Best greetings,
Sascha
Open Letter to co-chairs and all the member states of the OWG on SDGs
16 June 2014
Excellencies,
Representatives of major groups and stakeholders of civil society registered to participate in the 12th session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), write this letter to you, following the decision to close the session to civil society.
Over 330 civil society organisations have gathered in New York to participate in the OWG, on request of UN DESA with many coming from abroad, at considerable cost, time and resources.
None of the civil society organisations had been informed previously that they would not be able to attend the OWG meeting this week.
Since civil society worldwide are being excluded as they can no longer follow the webcast, at least their representatives who came all the way to the US should be allowed to participate and inform their constituencies.
We echo calls by Sweden, Vietnam (on behalf of their troika with Thailand and Bhutan), Ireland and Germany who specifically called to maintain an inclusive and open spirit of the OWG that benefits from civil society’s participation.
As we call for a transformative, participatory and inclusive development framework we have to embody those principles in the process of formulating this agenda. This is in line with Article 248 of the Rio+20 Outcome Document which calls for “…an intergovernmental process on SD, that is open to all stakeholders…”.
This exclusion of Major Groups and other Stakeholders contradicts the co-chair’s calls for civil society to meaningfully respond and provide concrete ideas for the draft goals and targets. Civil society is no longer able to provide their expertise, as they lack the information on where the discussions stand.
We call into mind the compromise that co-chairs had made, to have ‘informal informals’ in the week preceding the open working group meeting. We therefore object that the informals were resumed during the formal session, and that civil society was subsequently excluded, without a clear reason to do so.
Up to this point our engagement has been very constructive and much appreciated, and we regret that the doors are being closed. This contradicts meaningful civil society participation.
Even if the format of the informals is maintained, we call to mind the precedent established by the Rio+20 conference, where the informals were open for observers from Major Groups and Stakeholders.
We therefore ask the co-chairs to either revert to the formal session or follow the precedent established at Rio+20 and open informals to observers. We also call for access to the latest hard copies of the documents. We are happy to meet with you to discuss this further,
Sincerely,
The Organising Partners of the Major Groups and other Stakeholders
Endorsed by:
·   Women Major Group
·   NGO Major Group
·   Trade Union Major Group
·   Major Group Children and Youth
·    Indigenous Peoples Major Group
·    Beyond 2015 campaign
·    International Federation of Medical Student’s Associations
·    The International Movement of Catholic Students – Pax Romana
·    Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future
·    Wada Na Todo Abhiyan (India)
·    Natural Resources Defense Council
·    GCAP
·    Feminist Task Force
·    IBON International
·    Gestos- HIV, Communication and Gender and
·    ABONG – Brazilian Association of NGOs support this letter
·    Fundacion para Estudiuo e Investigacion de la mujer
·    International AIDS Women
·    Caucus and the Women Want Wait International Campaign
·    CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
·    WECF International
·    International Women’s Health Organisation
·    WEDO
·    Resurj
·    FEMNET (African Womens Development and Communication Network)
·    Center for Reproductive Rights

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Open Letter on Access for MGS Civil Society

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Please not that Save the Earth Cambodia support your efforts. We will be vary happy to join you.

regards sano


Akhteruzzaman Sano Chief Technical Advisor Save the Earth Cambodia
Working for Building Community Resilience
Quality and Environmental Management System (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001)
Regional Coordinator East, South and Southeast Asia  Initiative for Equality – a Global Network of activists and academics working on issues related to social, economic and political equality;
Vice President ECO GROUP Eco Investment & Development Group Co. Ltd.
Contact
E-mail: director@savetheearthcambodia.org; sano.stec@gmail.com
Website: www.savetheearthcambodia.org
Save the Earth Cambodia empowers people to reduce their environmental, disaster and health risks; enhance gender balanced, marginalized and vulnerable people (elderly, women, children, disable, indigenous, trafficked etc.) centered development initiatives for healthy and environmentally friendly communities and public institutions.

 

Updated letter to co-chairs and who kicked us out ? UK and US amongst those who did !!!

Dear  all,
Sharing with you an update re: CSO participation at the Open Working Group 12th session. It seems that several countries (UK, US, India, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Brazil) have spoken against having civil society in the informals.
The Women Major Group will be sending this statement (signed by other organizations too) to the co-chairs tomorrow. You may also wish to sign on your organization if you support this call.
tetet
Open Letter to co-chairs and all the member states of the OWG on SDGs

16 June 2014

 Excellencies,

Representatives of major groups and stakeholders of civil society registered to participate in the 12th session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), write this letter to you, following the decision to close the session to civil society.

Over 330 civil society organisations have gathered in New York to participate in the OWG, on request of UN DESA with many coming from abroad, at considerable cost, time and resources.

None of the civil society organisations had been informed previously that they would not be able to attend the OWG meeting this week.

Since civil society worldwide are being excluded as they can no longer follow the webcast, at least their representatives who came all the way to the US should be allowed to participate and inform their constituencies.

We echo calls by Sweden, Vietnam (on behalf of their troika with Thailand and Bhutan), Ireland and Germany who specifically called to maintain an inclusive and open spirit of the OWG that benefits from civil society’s participation.

As we call for a transformative, participatory and inclusive development framework we have to embody those principles in the process of formulating this agenda. This is in line with Article 248 of the Rio+20 Outcome Document which calls for “…an intergovernmental process on SD, that is open to all stakeholders…”.

This exclusion of Major Groups and other Stakeholders contradicts the co-chair’s calls for civil society to meaningfully respond and provide concrete ideas for the draft goals and targets. Civil society is no longer able to provide their expertise, as they lack the information on where the discussions stand.

We call into mind the compromise that co-chairs had made, to have ‘informal informals’ in the week preceding the open working group meeting. We therefore object that the informals were resumed during the formal session, and that civil society was subsequently excluded, without a clear reason to do so.

Up to this point our engagement has been very constructive and much appreciated, and we regret that the doors are being closed. This contradicts meaningful civil society participation.

Even if the format of the informals is maintained, we call to mind the precedent established by the Rio+20 conference, where the informals were open for observers from Major Groups and Stakeholders.

We therefore ask the co-chairs to either revert to the formal session or follow the precedent established at Rio+20 and open informals to observers. We also call for access to the latest hard copies of the documents. We are happy to meet with you to discuss this further,

Sincerely,

The Organising Partners of the Major Groups and Stakeholders

·      Women Major Group

·      NGO Major Group

·      Trade Union Major Group

·      Major Group Children and Youth

·      Indigenous Peoples Major Group

·      Beyond 2015 campaign

·      International Federation of Medical Student’s Associations

·      The International Movement of Catholic Students – Pax Romana

·      Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future

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Today: Launch of New Study- Engenderin​g Access to Justice: Grassroots Women’s Approaches to Securing Land Rights | 12th Session of UN Open Working Group on Sustainabl​e Developmen​t Goals  | Grassroots Response to Zero Draft

www.huairou.org 

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Dear Participants,
as you know, OWG will take place next week, from Monday 16 June to Friday 20 June, in the ECOSOC Chamber of the Secretariat Building.
Our morning hearings on Monday is confirmed from 9 to 9:50. 
The agenda is:

1. co-chairs debrief you on process so far and the rest of the week

2. your impression on the Zero draft – being as specific as possible. 
I have created a sheet called “Monday overall reaction to the Zero Draft” please indicate if and who will speak for your major groups/group at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15ZEs2V-j0J1tI58gwMA_Xj1WuxTtc7jgq3Q8fg-tImE/edit#gid=1704869411  Priority will be given to Major groups and other stakeholders and then to coalition/organizations.
If some of you are ready to present amendments to specific goals and targets, please also let us know since we do not know how the rest of the week will pan out and if we will have time to cover each goal.
To facilitate your dialogue and cooperation and developing consensus on the goals and targets, we have reserved the rooms below, if you are in NY, please plan to attend the daily meetings. Note that if agreements are reached at lunch time, the evening sessions will be cancelled though the room will be available for you to meet.
On Monday, 16 June, at 1 P.M. we will have a Coordination Meeting, if you are a lead on any of the focus areas, or have an interest in speaking, you are encouraged to attend.  Should we need extra time, we will continue the meeting between 6-7 P.M.
In addition, we will be having an Organizing Partners meeting scheduled for 

Wednesday, June 18 at 2 P.M. in room 26MM2. This meeting will take place in lieu of the lunch time planning meeting.
Monday 16 June  1-2 P.M. – Room 2721 – Coordination Meeting  6-7 P.M. – Room 2727
Tuesday 17 June  2-3 P.M. – Room 2728  6-7 P.M. – Room 2727

Wednesday 18 June  2-3 P.M. – Room 26MM2 – OPs Meeting  6-7 P.M. – Room 26MM2

Thursday 19 June  2-3 P.M. – Room 26MM2  6-7 P.M. – Room 2727

Friday 20 June  2-3 P.M. – Room 26MM2  6-7 P.M. – Room 2727

Pass pick up for OWG12 is now scheduled from  8:15-9:45 A.M. each morning from 16-20 June, 2014. There will be no afternoon pass distribution. Please make the necessary arrangements for those arriving at a later time to acquire their passes.
Many thanks, and we will be in touch with further updates as they arise. 
See you next week,
Chantal Line Carpentier

OWG12: MGoS Input on Zero Draft

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OWG 12 Update – Monday Morning Hearing

OWG 12 UPDATE

Please note that the OWG Co-Chairs will be hosting a morning hearing for Major Groups and other stakeholders on

Monday, 9 – 9:50 am, at the ECOSOC Chamber of the UN Secretariat Building.
The agenda is below.

Goal 10 EQUALITY merged document: OWG 12 civil society coordinate​d response         LOCATION   TIME

 

Dear All, 

I recently wrote to let you know how to give input on the coordinated civil society response on Goal 10. Equality.  I

have now merged the two major contributions on the google doc (from Initiative for Equality and from Beyond 2015), making it much easier to understand, comment, and suggest revisions. 

Please see the revised draft statement, and add your carefully-worded revisions here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VeRrRjaUfPKEQEvdFILYPBBCmH7BYnHNTgbvqNUJPJc/edit?usp=sharing 

We need your input by the end of this Saturday (14 June), so we can merge everything and have a clean final version by Monday morning.

 We also need speaker nominations as soon as possible, in case there will be opportunities to present this coordinated proposal. 

It would be great if we could work it out without the need for a skype teleconference. Feel free to make and reply to comments on the google doc. If you feel the need for a skype meeting, please let me know before your midnight on Saturday by emailing me your skype ID.

I look forward to seeing your proposed revisions and your names & organizations as co-signers. Thank you very much. 

 Best regards,

 (Ms.) Deborah S. Rogers, PhD
President, 
IfE (Initiative for Equality)
Affiliated Researcher, IRiSS (Stanford University
      Institute for Research in the Social Sciences)
Email: 
deborah.rogers@initiativeforequality.org
Skype: deborahsrogers
website: 
www.initiativeforequality.org 


Deborah S. Rogers <rogers.deborah@gmail.com 

Dear Chantal Line,

Dear All, 

I have taken it upon myself to help coordinate responses on Goal 10 (Equality) and all related targets as proposed in the Zero Draft SDG document prior to OWG 12, as called for by Chantal Line and organized at the spreadheet here:  

 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15ZEs2V-j0J1tI58gwMA_Xj1WuxTtc7jgq3Q8fg-tImE/edit?usp=sharing 

I have set up a google doc with a draft proposed response from any CSOs and Major Groups that want to participate in this particular segment of the coordinated response. You can see and edit the draft here – before end of day Saturday:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VeRrRjaUfPKEQEvdFILYPBBCmH7BYnHNTgbvqNUJPJc/edit?usp=sharing 

This response needs to be finalized by end of day on Sunday 15 June. Therefore I have also taken the liberty of calling for a skype teleconference to discuss and settle any debated revisions on Sunday 15 June at the time listed below my signature. If you plan to participate, be sure to send me your name and skype ID by end of day on Saturday. 

Please be sure to nominate speakers on the google doc provided by Chantal Line. I see several names listed there already – are these nominated as speakers? 

Because I do not have access to any comprehensive email list of potential participants, I am asking each of you to kindly forward this email to your lists or others you think should be involved. Thank you very much. 

(P.S. While setting up the google doc and typing this email, three more people added their names, requesting to coordinate this response. After seeing only my name listed for the past 7 days, I decided to jump in. If anyone else would like to take over, please feel free. I do not need the extra work. Thanks.)

 Best regards, 

Deb

(Ms.) Deborah S. Rogers, PhD
President, 
IfE (Initiative for Equality)
Affiliated Researcher, IRiSS (Stanford University
      Institute for Research in the Social Sciences)
Email: 
deborah.rogers@initiativeforequality.org
Skype: deborahsrogers
website: 
www.initiativeforequality.org   

 

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                      LOCATION                                                            TIME

                                   Melbourne                                                 22:00

Tokyo                                                              21:00

Beijing, Kunming                                      20:00

Manila                                                           20:00              

Kuala Lumpur                                            20:00

                                   Phnom Penh                                              19:00

Jakarta                                                         19:00

Bishkek                                                         19:00

Dhaka                                                            18:00

Kathmandu                                                 17:45

all India, Sri Lanka                                    17:30

Rawalpindi                                                   17:00

Kampala, Nairobi, Addis Ababa                                 15:00

Jeddah                                                 15:00

Tel Aviv                                                 15:00

Istanbul                                                15:00

Cape Town, Johannesburg                                             14:00

Tel Aviv                                                            15:00

Istanbul                                                         15:00

Cape Town, Johannesburg                                            14:00

Blantyre City, Lilongwe                                                  14:00

Prague, Köln, Kassel, Delft, Rome                                         14:00

Lagos, Abuja, Yaounde                                                               13:00

Lisbon                                                               13:00

 London, Manchester,  Cardiff                                                  13:00

Accra, Monrovia                                                     12 noon

Reykjavik                                                                   12 noon

Rio de Janeiro                                                                     9:00

Asuncion, Caracas, Santiago                                                     8:00           

Guayaquil, Lima, Santo Domingo                                           8:00

Washington DC                                                       8:00    

Ann Arbor, Indianapolis                                                8:00

Minneapolis                                                            7:00

            Denver, Albuquerque                                                    6:00

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver BC                      5:00

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Entry points for MGoS in the OWG 12: Morning hearings and their preparatio​ns

Dear colleagues,

As you know the next OWG, OWG 12 is next week. 

The co-chairs have informed us that they wish to continue hearing from you during morning hearings for OWG12. However, they still do not know if they will be every day from 16 to 20. In terms of our preparation, we will assume they will be held everyday until we hear otherwise. Once we have the program of work we will advise you and change plans accordingly. 

We must thus continue our preparation in harness. It is heartening to see that many of you experts in specific fields have already indicated your interest in leading the preparation of the Amendments to each goal and targets. For this bottom up approach to work successfully and democratically we need to ensure you follow the few guidance below. 

Primary interventions (Sheet Primary interventions)
Lead
1.Lead authors (listed in column B) are responsible to draft the first set of amendments.
2. You need to save this draft in a separate google doc and include the link to your google doc in column G.
3. You then email all those that have expressed interest in contributing to that goal (those that put their emails in Column F) and alert them that they can review and edit the draft in track changes.
4. Then lead need to try to seek agreements (though calls or emails) among all for a final version at least 48 hours before the goal is reviewed in the morning hearings.
5. Facilitate the selection of speaker on that goal 
6. We will send a schedule of daily meeting at which you can finalize your interventions and provide any required clarification (of course the Monday topics must be completed before getting to New York).

IMPORTANT: If you had proposed yourself as Lead but end up only contribution, please remove your row from the Lead  and add your email to the contributor column. 

Contributors 
1. Please review the amendments proposed by the Lead authors(s) and: (1) provide amendment or (2) put the name of your organization in column H.
2. Help Lead select speaker for that goal

Signatories
1. If your organization agrees with all amendments please enter your organization name in Column H.

Additional interventions (Sheet Proposed additional interventions)
As in the past, we will give priority to statement that are jointly developed. However, we also want to give Major groups and other stakeholders a chance to present additional or other views from your constituency.  Please enter the name of the proposed speaker, the organization, the MG or other stakeholder group and before or immediately after the intervention is made, include a link to the intervention. 
We will give priority to Major groups that have consulted with their large constituency, the other stakeholders listed in para 43 of the Rio+20 outcome document, and then to individual organizations as time allows.

Outcome
We expect the co-chairs will ask for a compilation of the interventions as they did in the past. It is thus important that try to get to consensus as much as possible on the amendments, and send us the other amendments your organizations will present.

Please provide your targets, potential speakers and your organization and contact information in the Google doc  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15ZEs2V-j0J1tI58gwMA_Xj1WuxTtc7jgq3Q8fg-tImE/edit#gid=0

Pass pick up for OWG12 is now scheduled from  8:15-9:45AM each morning from 16-20 June, 2014. There will be no afternoon pass distribution. Please make the necessary arrangements for those arriving at a later time to acquire their passes.

Many thanks, and we will be in touch with further updates as they arise. 

See you next week,

Chantal Line
Giulia Zaratti
Major Groups Programme & Harmony with Nature
Division for Sustainable Development
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
405 E. 42nd Street, Room S-2610 NY, NY 10017
E-mail: zaratti@un.org  

OWG12: MGoS Input on Zero Draft

 

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Preparatio​ns for OWG 12 next week

Following the informal meetings this week, the OWG 12 will take place on 16-20 June 2014.
The OWG Co-Chairs have yet to release the draft programme of work, so we do not yet know the modalities for the engagement of Major Groups and other stakeholders. Once it is released, we will let you know.
Available documentation for OWG 12 may be found here:  http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/owg12.html
Although the modalities for Major Groups/other stakeholders participation in OWG 12 are not yet confirmed, all responses and statements to the Zero Draft on each of the goals will be formally submitted to the co-chairs for their consideration.
If you are willing to lead or support the drafting of a position statement with other Major Group representatives for OWG 12 towards a specific goal and the accompanying targets, then please add your name to this spreadsheet: 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15ZEs2V-j0J1tI58gwMA_Xj1WuxTtc7jgq3Q8fg-tImE/edit#gid=0
Furthermore, if your organization has prepared or will be preparing a response to the OWG Zero Draft proposing specific amendments to the goals and targets,
we invite you to send this response to the NGO Major Group Organizing Partners by Friday 13 June.
We will then refer to your recommendations when developing an NGO Major Group position and formal submission at OWG 12, to ensure we reflect the views of our NGO constituency.
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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OWG12: MGoS Input on Zero Draft

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Banner dialogues on the implementation

Join the consultati​on on localizing the post 2015 developmen​t agenda The e-discussion will run until July 18th 2014.

ENGLISH – SPANISH – FRENCH

Dear colleagues and partners,

As the 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, there are a growing number of processes focusing on the post-2015 development agenda and what it should look like. These processes include, as a key component, a series of dialogues on the means of implementation of the post-2015 development agenda, co-convened by civil society and the United Nations.

In this context, we would like to invite you take part in an online discussion on localizing the post 2015 development agenda: a collaborative effort between the United Nations Development Programme and UN Habitat, on behalf of the United Nations Development Group, and the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments.

The e-discussion will run until July 18th 2014.

To participate, please visit the site www.worldwewant2015.org/localising2015 and post your response in the discussion forum, starting from today. You are invited to sign up in the World We Want page and join to the consultation. The site is available in many languages and you are welcome to post your comments in any of thelanguages supported by Google Translate.

The discussion is co-moderated by the three convening organizations.

The consultation aims to be as broad and open as possible, in order to enable a multitude of voices to be heard from local, regional and national governments and their associations, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society, media, private sector and the UN System. We invite you to suggest ideas and propose solutions on how to implement at the local level, the future post-2015 development agenda, and to identify local-level priorities for post-2015

The recommendations emerging from your contributions will ultimately inform the final report of the consultation on localizing the Post-2015 agenda, and will be presented to key decision-makers and leaders deciding upon the post-2015 development framework and feed into the United Nations Secretary General Report

To kick off the global conversation, we invite you to reflect on the following questions, among others:

1.       Experience and recommendations from the MDGs implementation at the local level

What has been your experience of implementing the MDGs at the local level? Have you actively taken the MDGs into account in local consultations, planning and service delivery? Please provide practical examples.

2.       Mechanisms and processes for the implantation of the SDGs agenda at the local level

What are the key challenges that you see which would affect local government playing a full role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how could they be overcome to successfully localize the SDGs?

What mechanisms and instruments can we develop to foster development cooperation coordination and harmonization at the local level?  What instruments and tools can we use to ensure accountability (domestic, external (mutual), vertical and horizontal)?

3.       Recognizing the Key role of Local and Regional Government

How can we improve coordination between local, provincial/state and national government to ensure successful implementation of the SDGs post 2015?

What added value do you believe local and regional governments could bring into the post 2015 implementation process?

We look forward to hearing from you on how to realize the Future We Want for All.

Please do not hesitate to share this invitation also among your network!

Warm regards,

The UNDP ART Initiative

Discussion web site: worldwewant2015.org/localising2015

Estimados colegas y socios, 

A medida que se acerca la fecha límite del 2015 para conseguir los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM), hay un creciente número de procesos que se centran en la Agenda de Desarrollo Post-2015 y en lo que a debería parecerse. Estos procesos incluyen, como componente clave, una serie de diálogos sobre los medios de implementación de la Agenda de Desarrollo Post-2015, co-convocados por la sociedad civil y las Naciones Unidas.

En este contexto, nos gustaría invitarles a tomar parte en la discusión online sobre localizar la Agenda de Desarrollo post 2015:  partiendo de un esfuerzo colaborativo entre el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo y ONU Habitat, en nombre del Grupo de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas, y el Grupo de Trabajo Global de Gobiernos Locales y Regionales.

La discusión online durará hasta el 18 de julio de 2014.

Para participar, por favor visiten el espacio web www.worldwewant2015.org/localising2015 y publiquen su respuesta al foro de discusión, disponible a partir de hoy. Le invitamos a que se registre en la página World We Want y se una a la consulta.  El sitio está disponible en varias lenguas y le animamos a que publique sus comentarios en cualquiera de las lenguas soportadas por Google Translate.

La discusión esta co-moderada por las tres organizaciones convocantes.

La consulta aspira a ser tan amplia y abierta como sea posible, con el objetivo de permitir la escucha de  una multitud de voces provenientes de gobiernos locales, regionales y nacionales, así como de sus asociaciones, academia, organizaciones no-gubernamentales (ONGs), sociedad civil, media, sector privado y el sistema de las Naciones Unidas. Les invitamos a que sugieran ideas y propongan soluciones en cómo implementar a nivel local, la futura Agenda de Desarrollo Post-2015, así como identificar las prioridades a nivel local para el post-2015.

Las recomendaciones que nazcan de sus contribuciones informaran en última instancia al informe final sobre la consulta de la localización de la Agenda Post-2015, y será presentada a los responsables decisorios y lideres que deciden en el marco de desarrollo post-2015 y alimentaran al Informe del Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas

Las recomendaciones que nazcan de sus contribuciones informaran en última instancia al informe final sobre la consulta de la localización de la Agenda Post-2015, y será presentada a los responsables decisorios y lideres que deciden en el marco de desarrollo post-2015 y alimentaran al Informe del Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas.

Para lanzar la conversación global, le invitamos a que reflexionen sobre las siguientes cuestiones, entre otras:

1.       Experiencias y recomendaciones provenientes de la implementación a nivel local de los ODM

¿Cuál ha sido su experiencia en la implementación a nivel local de los ODM? ¿Ha tomado en cuenta activamente los ODM en las consultas locales, en la planificación y en la entrega de servicios? Por favor, proporcione ejemplos prácticos.

2.       Mecanismos y procesos para la implementación de la Agenda de los ODS a nivel local

¿Cuáles han sido los desafíos clave que ha percibido que podrían afectar a que los gobiernos locales jueguen un rol completo en la implementación de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) y como podrían solucionarse para localizar con éxito los ODS?

¿Qué mecanismos e instrumentos podemos desarrollar para fomentar la coordinación y armonización de la cooperación al desarrollo a nivel local? Que instrumentos y herramientas podemos utilizar para asegurar la accountability (domestica, externa (mutua), vertical y horizontal)?

3.       Reconociendo el rol clave de los gobiernos locales y regionales

¿Cómo podemos mejorar la coordinación entre los gobiernos locales, provincial/estatal y nacionales para asegurar el éxito de la implementación de los ODS post-2015?

¿Qué valor añadido cree que pueden aportar los gobiernos locales y regionales al proceso de implementación post-2015?

Quedamos a la espera de sus noticias sobre cómo alcanzar el futuro que queremos para todos.

Por favor, no dude en compartir esta invitación también entre sus socios y redes!

Saludos cordiales,

La Iniciativa UNDP ART

Sitio web de la discusión: worldwewant2015.org/localising2015

Cher collègues et partenaires,

Alors que la date butoir de 2015 pour atteindre les Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD) approche, il y a un nombre croissant de processus axés sur le programme de développement post-2015 et à quoi devrait ressembler. Ces processus comprennent, en tant que composante clé, une série de dialogues sur les moyens de mise en œuvre du programme de développement post-2015, co-organisée par la société civile et les Nations Unies.

Dans ce contexte, nous aimerions vous inviter prendre part à une discussion en ligne sur la localisation du programme de développement post-2015: un effort de collaboration entre le Programme de Développement des Nations Unies et ONU-Habitat, au nom du Groupe de Développement des Nations Unies et le Groupe de travail mondial des gouvernements locaux et régionaux.

La discussion se poursuivra jusqu’au 18 juillet 2014

Pour participer, veuillez visiter le site www.worldwewant2015.org/localising2015 et poster votre réponse dans le forum de discussion, à partir d’aujourd’hui. Vous êtes invités à vous inscrire sur la page de World We Want et à vous joindre à la consultation. Le site est disponible en plusieurs langues et vous êtes les bienvenus pour poster vos commentaires dans l’une des langues reconnues par Google Traduction.

La discussion est co-animée par les trois organisations organisatrices.

La consultation vise à être aussi large et ouverte que possible, afin de permettre à une multitude de voix de se faire entendre: gouvernements locaux, régionaux et nationaux et  leurs associations, universités, organisations non-gouvernementales (ONG), société civile, médias, secteur privé et le système des Nations Unies. Nous vous invitons à proposer des idées et des solutions sur la façon de mettre en œuvre le futur programme de développement post-2015 au niveau local, et d’identifier les priorités au niveau local pour l’après-2015.

Les recommandations issues de vos contributions serviront finalement à informer le rapport final de la consultation sur la localisation du programme post-2015. Elles seront présentées aux décideurs et dirigeants chargés de définir le cadre de développement post-2015 et permettront d’alimenter le rapport du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies.

Pour lancer la conversation mondiale, nous vous invitons à réfléchir sur les questions suivantes, entre autres:

1.       Expérience et recommandations sur la mise en œuvre des OMD au niveau local

Quelle a été votre expérience de mise en œuvre des OMD au niveau local? Avez-vous pris activement les OMD en compte dans la prestation des consultations, la planification et le service local? Veuillez fournir des exemples pratiques.

2.       Mécanismes et processus pour la mise en œuvre des ODD au niveau local

Quels sont les principaux défis que vous estimez susceptibles d’empêcher les gouvernements locaux de jouer un rôle à part entière dans la mise en œuvre des objectifs de développement durable

(ODD) et comment pourraient-ils être surmontés pour localiser les ODD avec succès?

Quels sont les mécanismes et les instruments que nous pouvons développer pour favoriser la coordination de la coopération au développement et l’harmonisation au niveau local? Quels sont les instruments et les outils que nous pouvons utiliser pour assurer la reddition de comptes (interne, externe (mutuelle), verticale et horizontale)? 

3.       Reconnaissant le rôle clé des collectivités locales et régionales

Comment pouvons-nous améliorer la coordination entre gouvernement local, provincial/État et gouvernement national afin d’assurer la mise en œuvre réussie des ODD post-2015?

Quelle valeur ajoutée pensez-vous les collectivités locales et régionales peuvent apporter dans le processus de mise en œuvre de l’après 2015?

Nous sommes impatients de vous entendre sur la façon de réaliser l’avenir que nous voulons pour tous.

S’il vous plaît n’hésitez pas à partager cette invitation aussi parmi votre réseau!

Cordialement,

L’Initiative ART PNUD
Site Web de discussion: worldwewant2015.org/localising2015

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Please sign! Climate change has to be part of the Sustainabl​e Developmen​t Goals! BY 12 JUNE!

Deadline for signature is the 12th of June at 14GMT
Dear all,
Apologies for cross-posting. Please see below an important opportunity to sign on to a letter to support inclusion of climate change in the SDGs and post-2015 agenda (link to a google doc for your sign-in is in the letter). Over 70 organizations have already signed. Deadline 12 June, 14 GMT
Best,
Eleanor

Your support is needed! Please sign the letter to support the inclusion of climate in the SDGS.

Dear all,

As you may know, in only one week the next Open Working Group (OWG) which is negotiating the post-2015 development framework including the Sustainable Development Goals will start (on the 16th of June).

The Co-chairs of the OWG have prepared a text as the basis for discussions with 17 main proposed goals, including one goal on climate change. But this climate change goal is in risk to disappear due to opposition from a couple of countries.

Several NGOs working on this matter have come together here in Bonn and identified the need for a sign-on letter to raise support for strong and credible reflection of climate change in the SDGs.

In this sign-on letter we urge the Co-Chairs and Member States of the post-2015 process to have climate adequately reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals. We felt that at this stage this message is most important, and we did not regard it as effective to go too much into the details of commenting on the proposed targets.

The letter will be send to the Co-chairs of the OWG and the Member States. However we are also working on proposing some further communication activities, pitch it to media etc. once it is ready and signed-off by many. We are happy for any suggestions and engagement in such outreach activities, but we will also come back to signatories with details.

More information on the OWG is available here: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/focussdgs.html

You find the letter for your organisational sign-off below and attached. Please include the name of your organization and contact details in the google doc. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtJcaIub-xK_dHdCZEhIRUNUOGVMUFFucE5XekNMN2c&usp=drive_web#gid=0

Deadline for signature is the 12th of June at 14GMT. Apologies for the short deadline, but this is a fast-moving process.

Do not hesitate to come back with any questions you may have.

Best,

Sven Harmeling, CARE International

Lina Dabbagh, CAN International

SIGN-ON Letter on climate change in the SDGs

To:

Co-chairs and members of the Open Working Group (OWG) on SDGs

Cc:

Amina J. Mohammed, Special Adviser on post-2015 to the UN Secretary General

X June 2014

 Your Excellencies,

Dear Members of the OWG on SDGs,

We are writing to thank you for your ongoing efforts to ensure that climate change is appropriately reflected in the latest version of the focus area document.

We believe that climate change is an existential threat to humankind and global efforts to overcome poverty and achieve sustainable development. Therefore, we also believe that climate change must be visibly reflected in the future Sustainable Development Goal framework.

A SDG framework without climate change action as a strong backbone would not be sustainable or credible, nor would it help to lay the foundations for future international action and cooperation on sustainable development and poverty eradication.

Therefore, the framework must address climate change in a manner that recognises the urgency and importance of dealing with the most fundamental challenge of our time. This includes targets under relevant goals as well as a separate climate change goal.

Ahead of the next two meetings of the Open Working Group, we are asking for your continued commitment to maintain and increase the visibility of climate change in the suggested goals and targets, especially as difficult choices (and necessary sacrifices) clearly lie ahead as the overall number of goals and targets are reduced.

Specifically, the post-2015 development framework must contain a coherent set of goals and targets which a) contribute to a global low-carbon development pathway and to keeping global warming below dangerous levels through significant emissions reductions, b) support the achievement of poverty eradication and sustainable development and c) promote human rights and build community resilience through adaptation to the harmful impacts of climate change.

We believe that a robust framework of this nature will help to support the scale of ambition needed to achieve the UNFCCC’s aims and help to ensure the delivery of a strong climate deal at COP21 in Paris in 2015.

Yours sincerely,

Xxx

[here we would list the organisations signing, but no real signatures to keep the process efficient]

 Eleanor Blomstrom
Program Director / Head of Office Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) www.wedo.org / eleanor@wedo.org t. 212.973.0328

skype eleanor.wedo
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Zero Draft Document for OWG 12

The letter from OWG Co-Chairs dated 2 June that outlines the OWG 12 modalities and zero draft document may be found here: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/owg12.html

The chapeau with footnotes and MGs/Other Stakeholders compilation for OWG 11 may be found here: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/owg11.html

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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[Beyond 2015:303] N2015 Webinar 14 May 9am EST – feedback from OWG-11

Dear Beyond 2015,

On May 14, next Wednesday, at 9am EST, there will be a webinar with Debra Jones (Beyond 2015 UN Working Group, Save the Children, New York), John Patrick Ngoyi (Beyond 2015 ExCom, JDPC Nigeria), and Miguel Santibanez (Beyond 2015 ExCom, Regional Coordinator Latin America, MESA Chile). This will be an opportunity for B2015 participating organisations to hear feedback and analysis of OWG-11, and discuss future plans.
If you would like to register for the call, please email me on fhale@beyond2015.org.
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El 14 de mayo (el próximo miércoles) a las 9.00 EST, habrá un webinario con Debra Jones (Beyond 2015 UN Working Group, Save the Children, New York), John Patrick Ngoyi (Beyond 2015 ExCom, JDPC Nigeria), y Miguel Santibanez (Beyond 2015 ExCom, Coordinador Regional Latinoamerica, MESA Chile). El webinario sera una oportunidad para organizaciones participantes de Beyond 2015 de compartir el analisis de la 11a reunion del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto y planes para el futuro.
Para inscribirse, enviar un mensaje a fhale@beyond2015.org
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Le 14 mai (mercredi) a 9h EST, un webinaire avec Debra Jones (Beyond 2015 UN Working Group, Save the Children, New York), John Patrick Ngoyi (Beyond 2015 ExCom, JDPC Nigeria), et Miguel Santibanez (Beyond 2015 ExCom, Coordonateur Regional Amérique Latine, MESA Chile) – une opportunité pour les organizations qui participent à Beyond 2015 de partager l’analyse de la 11eme réunion du Groupe de Travail Ouvert et parler des plans pour le futur.
Pour vous inscrire, veuillez envoyer un message a fhale@beyond2015.org.
Fiona Hale
Beyond 2015 International Officer
Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)
 
We want to know your opinion! Make sure you send your feedback on Beyond 2015′s latest drafts on the Vision,PurposeValues and Criteria for the post-2015 framework!
Please note that I don’t work on Friday.

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Dear Beyond 2015,

On May 14, next Wednesday, at 9am EST, there will be a webinar with Debra Jones (Beyond 2015 UN Working Group, Save the Children, New York), John Patrick Ngoyi (Beyond 2015 ExCom, JDPC Nigeria), and Miguel Santibanez (Beyond 2015 ExCom, Regional Coordinator Latin America, MESA Chile). This will be an opportunity for B2015 participating organisations to hear feedback and analysis of OWG-11, and discuss future plans.
If you would like to register for the call, please email me on fhale@beyond2015.org.
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El 14 de mayo (el próximo miércoles) a las 9.00 EST, habrá un webinario con Debra Jones (Beyond 2015 UN Working Group, Save the Children, New York), John Patrick Ngoyi (Beyond 2015 ExCom, JDPC Nigeria), y Miguel Santibanez (Beyond 2015 ExCom, Coordinador Regional Latinoamerica, MESA Chile). El webinario sera una oportunidad para organizaciones participantes de Beyond 2015 de compartir el analisis de la 11a reunion del Grupo de Trabajo Abierto y planes para el futuro.
Para inscribirse, enviar un mensaje a fhale@beyond2015.org
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Le 14 mai (mercredi) a 9h EST, un webinaire avec Debra Jones (Beyond 2015 UN Working Group, Save the Children, New York), John Patrick Ngoyi (Beyond 2015 ExCom, JDPC Nigeria), et Miguel Santibanez (Beyond 2015 ExCom, Coordonateur Regional Amérique Latine, MESA Chile) – une opportunité pour les organizations qui participent à Beyond 2015 de partager l’analyse de la 11eme réunion du Groupe de Travail Ouvert et parler des plans pour le futur.
Pour vous inscrire, veuillez envoyer un message a fhale@beyond2015.org.
Fiona Hale
Beyond 2015 International Officer
Skype: fionahale (Newcastle, England)
 
We want to know your opinion! Make sure you send your feedback on Beyond 2015′s latest drafts on the Vision,PurposeValues and Criteria for the post-2015 framework!
Please note that I don’t work on Friday.

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Sustainabl​e Developmen​t Solutions Network [SDSN]:  Revised working draft of “Indicator​s for Sustainabl​e Developmen​t Goals” now available

Dear colleagues,

The revised working draft of the report “Indicators for Sustainable Development Goals” is now available on our website. We are very grateful for the large number of comments that have reached us. They have helped us improve the report substantially. On the website you will also find a synthesis of the comments received.

Let me also take this opportunity to draw your attention to our revised website, which now describes in greater detail the goals and targets proposed by the SDSN. We have also uploaded the presentations given at the OWG side event organized by the SDSN in early May.

As always, we welcome your comments on our work and will circulate a detailed newsletter at the end of the month.

Best regards,
Guido Schmidt-Traub

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Draft Chapeau

Dear Community of Educators,
The draft chapeau promised by the OWG Co-Chairs may be found here at the UN Sustainable Development Platform:
http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/3770chapeau_clean.pdf

Your comments and suggestions are most appreciated in terms of the overall framework and the lens of environmental education, educating for sustainability, and environmental literacy, multi-stakeholder, intergenerational platforms, other.
All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs
Co-Coordinators Climate Change
Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
Cell:  (734) 330-0238
Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612
From: Jeffery Huffines <jvhuffines@gmail.com>
Subject: (Post Rio+20) Amb Kamau on next steps for OWG SDGs To: csd17@lists.anped.orgngo-mg-unga-2012@googlegroups.com, “beyond2015unwg@googlegroups.com” <beyond2015unwg@googlegroups.com>

TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP
To follow is a brief informal report on the closing remarks on the way forward by Co-Chair Amb. of Kenya. The focus areas on equality, climate change and MOI will be retained in the next working document for a total of 17 focus areas (FAs) to be released on or around 27 May. On process, the last two OWG sessions shall continue to follow the current format, however each session will be preceded by a week of informal informals to take place at the GA Hall. He promised that delegations will have a draft chapeau by email to review by midnight tonight.
Amb. Kamau thanked everyone for their support and continued commitment throughout the week. On substance he noted that the focus area document remains generally supported, with clear amendments. Most FAs are still under consideration, but some have to change.
First expect FA on equality to be back in the next iteration of the working document.
Second FA on climate change will be retained, but feel that there is more conversation to be had on this. There are delegations who are most emphatic about keeping climate as FA. Others feel that it need not stay as FA. So Co-Chairs will retain climate change as GA but try to streamline climate change in other FAs in a manner that is acceptable.
Third FA on MOI will remain, but there is still lack of clarity on how we shall handle this issue, so require much more work. Co-Chairs will amend it to include very directive language received from delegations.
Fourth difficult area, FA16, peaceful and inclusive societies, rule of law, capable institutions. As India said, the ‘house is split’, and so we need a lot more work.
Co-Chairs were emphatic that it would not be a good idea to come up with too many FAs, so would welcome recommendations on how to cluster these focus areas better. Having 17 FAs is a few too many but understand that it isn’t about the number but quality of work we produce.
The most complex part of document is the targets. We have around 150 targets. The next working document will have a lot more targets. Why? Most delegations have been very clear about what they want in very direct terms. However, Co-Chairs are convinced that we will whittle this down, but need to have a full set of targets first. There are multiple balances that we are trying to deal with.  Co-Chairs are confident that this is manageable with our help.
On process, Co-Chairs want to continue the good atmosphere in OWG, so propose that we keep the OWG as is even in the next two sessions. However at next OWG 12, while group statements will be permitted in the first morning session, for the remaining sessions, Co-Chairs will want to go through the working document target by target with any further prepared statements.
The Co-Chairs feel that we need a lot more informal conversations with the delegations to go through the working document. So proposing that the week before last two sessions there will be informal informal consultations with delegations. These consultations will not preempt the OWG. (UN DESA will find out if informal informals are open to non-state actors as observers.)
Amb. Kamau adjourned the meeting by acclamation with applause without any delegations demanding the floor for further comments, an historic first for the OWG.
–  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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– list Post Rio+20 UN Sustainable Development (secr: EEB-unit: Global Policies and Sustainability)


–  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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G77 countries plus China support stand-alon​e goal on equality for the new SDGs  !

Dear Colleagues,


I have some wonderful news, and a request.
First the good news: the G77 (a group of 77 countries that formed an alliance within the UN to counteract the powerful G8 countries), plus China, have made strong statements in favor of a stand-alone goal on equality for the new SDGs!
This is very important for the world’s dialogue on the relationship between inequality, poverty, and sustainable development. You can see the G77 statements made at UN headquarters in New York this past week at these links:
IfE also proposed a stand-alone goal on equality at meetings of the Open Working Group (OWG) in November of 2013, and again in a formal written proposal developed through our network in January of 2014. You can see the IfE proposal here: https://www.initiativeforequality.org/images/InitiativeforEquality_GoalonEquality_ThematicPositionPaper%20_Jan2014.pdf
Now for the request: can you contact your own country’s national delegation to the UN, to support the stand-alone goal on equality? First check to see if your country is a member of the G77: http://www.g77.org/doc/members.html. If it is, please offer them your thanks and support, and encourage them to stand strong.  If your country is not part of the G77, please contact your national delegation to urge them to support the stand-alone goal and targets as well. You can find names, addresses, email and telephone numbers for all the national delegations here:  http://www.un.int/protocol/bluebook/bb304.pdf
Warning: other countries may be working behind-the-scenes to kill the stand-alone goal on equality. Despite the public statements made in favor of it, and despite the fact that the co-chairs of the OWG have voiced support, it was dropped from the list of proposed goals. This means that there are powerful forces trying to block it.
We must speak up now to tell the UN: addressing inequalities is necessary to ending poverty and conflict, and creating equitable and sustainable societies!
With thanks and warm regards,
Anthony Akpan
President
Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE)
2nd Floor, Rear Flat,
59, Palm Avenue, Mushin
P.O.BOX 494 , Ijanikin, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: 08033510419, 08035423750

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FOR NGOs ATTENDING OWG 11 

  9 May 12:00-1:00​pm meeting for input on key topics for UNDG dialogue on “partnersh​ips with civil society”

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to a meeting on Friday, 9 May from 12:00-1:00pm to hear your input on key topics to be addressed in an upcoming UN Development Group (UNDG) dialogue process on “partnerships with civil society,” which will have a focus on issues related to means of implementation for the post-2015 development agenda. This initiative is part of the UNDG project “Continuing inclusive dialogue on the post-2015 development agenda.”
PLEASE RSVP at your earliest convenience by replying to this email.
Location will be provided in response to your RSVP, by Thursday. 
We will confirm the room after we have a sense of attendance.
Please feel free to share this message with your networks.
The overall objective of this “partnerships with civil society” process is to foster transition from “consultation” to “political partnerships for implementation” between States and civil society, with the aim of demonstrating concrete policy results. The concept note for the “partnerships with civil society” component of the UNDG project is available here. It is a multi-faceted process, with national and global components. Several months ago, it was determined that this process would be co-led by UN-NGLS, UNMC, UNFPA and UNV, with each national dialogue to be further guided by a multi-stakeholder Advisory Board, as described in the concept note.
The meeting on 9 May will:
1) provide an overview of the “partnerships with civil society” dialogue process;
2) seek your input on key topics to be addressed, which will particularly inform the establishment of questions for a global e-discussion that will complement the national and global policy dialogues;
3) seek to answer your questions about the process.
We hope you will be able to attend.
Thank you and best regards,
Susan
Susan Alzner Officer in Charge, New York Office United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS)
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OWG 11 UPDATE & MORNING BRIEFINGS AGENDA

To follow is an update from UN DESA about OWG 11, 5 – 9 May 2014: 
Going forward, the issues to be addressed fall under three different categories:
(a) MDG issues that will be carried over, most likely as stand-alone goals (e.g. poverty, education, health, gender equality);
(b) new issues that will require some political and technical effort to be incorporated in the goal/target framework (e.g. natural resources, energy, industrialization and infrastructure, economic growth); and
(c) politically sensitive issues (e.g. peace and security, rule of law and governance, Means of Implementation, such as finance, technology transfer, trade, etc.).
There is still no agreement on whether means of implementation should be linked directly to each goal, which is a position strongly advocated by developing countries. As regards, governance and rule of law, peace and security, views differ as to whether they should be considered as enablers or whether they should be the subject of dedicated goals.
Overall, the potential inclusion of the peace and security agenda appears to elicit greater concern among developing countries than strengthening institutions in the context of the rule of law.
As in the previous session, the OWG will go through the focus area document in thematic clusters, formed for time-management reasons, but is not expected to start negotiating the draft text. 
Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities:
Major Groups/Stakeholder Planning Meetings will be at UN HQ 27th Floor as follows:
Monday, May 5: 6-7pm, Rm. 2727
Tuesday,  3pm, Rm. 2727  7pm, Rm. 2727
Wednesday, May 7: 2-3pm, Rm. 2727 Wednesday, May 7: 6-7pm, Rm. 2727
Thursday, May 8: 6-7pm, Rm. 2726 –  Jeffery Huffines NGO Major Group Organizing Partner CIVICUS UN
Representative (NY) Cell: +1 646-707-1060 Email: jeffery.huffines@civicus.org Skype: jefferyvhuffines CIVICUS:
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OWG 11th Session – Focus Areas Document

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Draft NGO Major Group Statement for OWG 10–Quick Turnaround.

TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP

As discussed at the Major Groups meeting last night, here is the draft NGO MG position drafted by Freya Seath based
upon the summary of NGO responses to the 19 Focus Areas prepared by Leida Rijnhout (attached).
We invite NGOs at OWG to attend the Major Groups meeting at 6 pm today at UN HQ, Rm 2727 to finalize the NGO
statement and choose the NGO speaker for Wednesday afternoon.
Please add any comments in a different color and include your name and NGO affiliation:
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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UN Online W Grougp Summary OWG-sessions-1-to-8-14-Feb
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Online course

http://cifalscotland.org/index.php/programmes/61-forthcoming-programmes/243-introduction-to-the-post-2015-proces

 

5 May 2014 – 1 June 2014

Online Course: Introduction to the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Places are limited, so register now to secure your space

Course Format   online/internet based

Course Dates    5 May 2014 – 1 June 2014

Duration of course 4 weeks

Contact: e-learning@cifalscotland.org

Stakeholder Forum has partnered with CIFAL Scotland to offer a unique e-learning opportunity which will enhance the capacity of participants to engage with the international Post-2015 process to design and agree a set of Sustainable Development Goals. Conducted through the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Virtual Learning Platform, participants will be provided with the essential knowledge needed to engage with the international process on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

 

The four week course will include the following modules:   Module 1 Introducing the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the SDGs   Module 2 Incentivising and measuring development progress with goals, targets and indicators   Module 3 The Post-2015 processes: Key milestones and opportunities to participate

For more details and to register, please click here.                                       

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INFO: 2014 AMR E-discussi​on closed: Challenges for meeting the MGDs and Sustaining Developmen​t gains in the future

Dear Colleagues,

The e-discussion facilitation team, jointly led by UNDP and UNDESA, would like to thank you for sharing your perspectives throughout the recent e-discussion on

Addressing ongoing and emerging challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future

 that took place (from the 3rd February to the 16th March 2014).

We also want to extend a warm thank-you to our moderators from UNDESA, UNDP, UNRISD, and International Committee for October 17 for offering us “food for thought” to keep the discussion flowing. This year’s open e-discussion generated dynamic engagement through over 5000 views, with 335 participants from 130 countries, contributing around 115 comments in total. In addition, we wish to thank several UNDP Communities of Practice that took part in these consultations, including MDGNet, DGPNet, PRNet, UN Human Rights Policy network – HuriTALK, Gender Net, HIV, Health and Development; Capacity Development Network; and Crisis Prevention and Recovery network – CPRP-net.

In the coming weeks, we plan to post to the discussion at Teamworks space and also at ECOSOC AMR webpage a summary report of the main recommendations and proposals that emerged from the e-discussion.  In addition to serving as a resource for you in your work, we also hope to incorporate the recommendations made into the deliberations and outcome of the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) of the UN Economic and Social Council in July in New York.
Although the officially moderated phases of the e-discussion have come to a close, we would like to encourage you to continue posting to the discussion space on relevant issues covered by the discussion on MDGs in the coming months. The facilitation team aims to remain engaged with the discussion space, posting documents, links and questions that emerge from the ongoing consultations on these issues in the lead-up to the AMR in July.
We thank you again for your participation and look forward to your continued engagement.
With best regards,
The 2014 AMR Facilitation Team  UNDESA – UNDP

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The tenth session of the Open Working Group (OWG) meeting  on Sustainable Development Goals was held March 31st
to April 4th.  For reference documents and schedule of meetings, visit the UN Sustainable Development Knowledge
IISD has also provided highlights of OWG 10 and reference links, visit  http://www.iisd.ca/sdgs/owg10/
Appended below is IISD’s briefing from the meeting.
All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs
Co-Coordinators Climate Change
Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
Cell:  (734) 330-0238
Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612
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UNC  ‘THE WATER INSTITUTE’

A Declaration of  the NEXUS 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy conference…., of being achieved by 2030

Sustainable 2015-Post  Millenium Development Goal

Submit to the UN-Secretary General on the 26th of March, 2014

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