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Event: 2018 Annual General Meeting of the IGF

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:26
The 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) will convene from 15-19 October 2018, at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. The IGF emerged from the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. Delegates at the WSSD adopted the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, which called for, inter alia, support for “efforts to address the environmental, economic, health and social impacts and benefits of mining, minerals and metals throughout their life cycle, including workers’ health and safety, and use a range of partnerships, furthering existing activities at the national and international levels, among interested governments, intergovernmental organizations, mining companies and workers, and other stakeholders, to promote transparency and accountability for sustainable mining and minerals development.” The WSSD also encouraged governments, civil society and private sector actors to enter into voluntary partnerships focused on sustainable development objectives. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the IGF is here.

Event: World Social Science Forum 2018

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:17
The World Social Science Forum 2018 is the fourth in a series of international, interdisciplinary social science conferences focusing on contemporary global challenges. The 2018 Forum will address the theme, 'Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures'. The series of World Social Science Fora is one of ISSC’s flagship activities in the context of the Framework Agreement between UNESCO and the International Social Science Council. The ISSC is an independent non-governmental organization established by UNESCO in 1952. It is the primary body representing the social, economic and behavioral sciences at an international level. Its mission is to strengthen social science to help solve global priority problems.

Event: 2018 Gaidar Forum

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:41
The ninth annual Gaidar Forum will focus on modern challenges for public administration, the introduction of project work in government, innovation drivers, new challenges for central banks, digital society, sanctions, the centenary of the Russian revolution, confidence, the barriers and factors of successful entrepreneurship in Russia, and cluster approach in the era of digital production. Participants during a 'Russia and the World: Values and Virtues' plenary discussion will include Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) Rector Vladimir Mau; Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva; Chairman of JP Morgan Chase International, former Governor of the Bank of Israel (1991-2000) Jacob Frenkel; political analyst Ivan Krastev; President of the European Policy Center, former President of the European Council (2009-2014), former Prime Minister of Belgium (2008-2009) Herman Van Rompuy; and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland Kai Mykkanen.

Event: 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 62)

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:06
The 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women will convene at UN Headquarters in New York. The session will consider, as a priority theme, 'Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls'. The session will consider, as a review theme, 'Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session)'. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of CSW 61 is here.

Event: ESCWA Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 2018

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 04:40
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Regional Forum on Sustainable Development will take place from 24-26 April 2018, in a location to be determined. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 2017 RFSD for the ESCWA region is here.

Event: Session Proposals for UN World Data Forum 2018 Due

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 04:30
The Programme Committee for the UN World Data Forum 2018 has invited submissions of proposals for sessions to be considered for inclusion in the programme for the UN World Data Forum 2018, which is taking place from 22-23 October 2018, in Dubai, UAE. Proposals for approximately 80 sessions will be selected. Proposals ranging from panel discussions to mini workshops and data labs, hackathon-style/innovation challenges, and “Ted-talk”-style presentations will be considered. The UN World Data Forum 2018 will bring together data leaders from diverse stakeholder groups, including national and international statistical systems, academia, business community and civil society, to exchange ideas, showcase innovations, identify solutions, discuss future strategies, and provide mutual learning opportunities on a wide variety of topics organized across six thematic areas of the Forum. The High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG-PCCB) leads the organization of the UN World Data Forum, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and in close consultation with Member States and international partners. The Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs supports the organization of the Forum in its role as Secretariat of the Commission and the HLG-PCCB. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the first UN World Data Forum is here.

Event: Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development 2018

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 03:35

The second meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development will convene as part of the ECLAC region's preparation for the 2018 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2018).

The Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development is a regional mechanism to follow up and review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets, its means of implementation, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 2017 meeting of the Forum is here.

Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Localizing the SDGs and Resilience as the "New Normal"

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 02:21
The Legal and Economic Empowerment Global Network’s (LEEG-net) published a "‘temple of SDGs" visualization and guide. SDSN released three briefs on localizing the SDGs in the US city of Baltimore. The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) examines the multi-dimensional topic of resilience in a literature scan and discourse analysis.

Event: Expert Working Group for the Further Development of the E-Waste Technical Guidelines

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 01:55
This meeting will seek to advance the work on further developing the technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electrical and electronic waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non waste under the Basel Convention. This meeting will be preceded by a workshop on the ESM of e-wastes and forum on their transboundary movements under the Basel Convention. The meeting is organized by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions in partnership with the Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Center for the Asia and Pacific Region in China (BCRC-SCRC China).

Event: UN Secretary-General's Briefing on 2018 Priorities

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 01:35
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) will hold an informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on his priorities for 2018.

Event: UN Secretary-General's Briefing on Migration Report

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 01:23
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) will hold an informal meeting of the plenary to hear a briefing by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on his forthcoming report on migration. The report titled, 'Making Migration Work for All,' will serve as an input to the zero draft of the global compact on migration and the intergovernmental negotiations on the compact. SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the Global Compact consultation and negotiation process can be found here.

Event: Second Asian and Pacific Energy Forum

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 07:16
The Asian and Pacific Energy Forum is a ministerial level platform for promoting regional cooperation for enhanced energy security and the sustainable use of energy in Asia and the Pacific. The first Asian and Pacific Energy Forum was convened at the ministerial level in Vladivostok, Russian Federation in May 2013 to review progress in addressing energy security challenges at the regional, national and household levels, and to facilitate dialogue among member States with a view to enhancing energy security and working towards sustainable development. APEF2 aims to focus on the region’s implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7). The Forum will review the progress achieved in the Asia-Pacific region in addressing energy security challenges, assess the outlook based on scenarios and discuss the policy options for keeping the region on track towards SDG 7. The Forum will also assess the interlinkages between SDG 7 and other SDGs.

Event: Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 07:08
The Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) will focus on the theme, 'Transformations towards sustainable and resilient societies'. In addition to discussing the theme of the July 2018 meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2018) as it relates to regional and subregional perspectives, this preparatory event will also review in depth the cluster of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be discussed at the 2018 HLPF: SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities), SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), SDG 15 (life on land) and SDG 17 (partnership for the Goals). In addition, the Forum will support the presentation of voluntary national reviews (VNRs) by the countries in the region that are presenting them to HLPF 2018, and will assess the progress made with regard to the regional road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development is here.

Event: World Investment Forum 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 06:22
The 2018 Forum will take place under the overall theme of 'Investing in Sustainable Development'. The UN Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) World Investment Forum is the pre-eminent platform for investment-development stakeholders, including global leaders from business, government, international organizations, thought leaders, academia and civil society.

Event: Second Conference of the Parties to the Bamako Convention

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 05:47
The Second Conference of the Parties to the Bamako Convention on the Ban of the Import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within Africa will focus on the theme, 'The Bamako Convention: a platform for a pollution-free Africa'. The Bamako Convention prohibits the import into Africa of any hazardous waste. It came into force in 1998.

Event: 55th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-55) and Sessions of the Associated Committees

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 05:29
The 55th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-55) and Sessions of the Associated Committees will convene from 2-7 December 2019, in Lomé, Togo. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of ITTC-53 is here.

Event: International Symposium on the Promotion of Deforestation-Free Global Supply Chains for Contributing to Halt Deforestation

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 05:20
This event will seek to inform participants on the status of the implementation 2015 New York global zero deforestation commitments, to facilitate wider publication of good practices including by private sector in Japan toward the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Aichi Biodiversity targets, and to provide an opportunity scaling up zero-deforestation activities by a wide range of sectors toward the shared goal of halting deforestation by 2020. The outcome of the event will feed into the International Conference titled, 'Halting Deforestation and Increasing Forest Area – from Aspiration to Action,' which will convene in February in Rome under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF). The event is organized by the Forestry Agency of Japan in cooperation with the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and other partners.

Event: 54th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-54) and Sessions of the Associated Committees

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 05:14
The 54th session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-54) and sessions of the four committees will take place in Yokohama, Japan. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of ITTC-53 is here.

Event: ECOSOC Organizational Session for 2018-2019

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 05:09
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold its organizational session regarding the programme of work of the Council from July 2018 to July 2019.

Event: ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting 24-25 July 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 05:08
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold a Coordination and Management Meeting (CCM) as part of its role in coordinating the work of the UN Development System. At its CCMs, ECOSOC reviews and approves reports from ECOSOC subsidiary and expert bodies in economic, environmental and social fields as well as reports from expert and ad hoc bodies. The CCM also coordinates and reviews specific development issues with the aim of promoting more integrated responses to specific areas, and considers special country situations or regional issues.