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Tracking the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda
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Event: Intergovernmental Negotiations on Migration Compact - May 2018

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 07:03
Intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will take place over several sessions between February and July 2018. In a letter of 22 December 2017, co-facilitators Juan Jose Gomez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico, and Jurg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland, announced the dates of the sessions. The fourth session will convene from 14-18 May 2018. SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the negotiation process for a Global Compact can be found here.

Event: Intergovernmental Negotiations on Migration Compact - April 2018

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 07:02
Intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will take place over several sessions between February and July 2018. In a letter of 22 December 2017, co-facilitators Juan Jose Gomez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico, and Jurg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland, announced the dates of the sessions. The third session will convene from 3-6 April 2018. SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the negotiation process for a Global Compact can be found here.

Event: Intergovernmental Negotiations on Migration Compact - March 2018

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:58
Intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will take place over several sessions between February and July 2018. In a letter of 22 December 2017, co-facilitators Juan Jose Gomez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico, and Jurg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland, announced the dates of the sessions. The second session will convene from 12-15 March 2018. SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the negotiation process for a Global Compact can be found here.

Event: The 2030 Agenda for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:55
The goals of this Summit are: to highlight and share mutually supporting initiatives that advance the cause of children’s rights, and to prevent and bring to an end to all forms of violence against children, as called for in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; to spread solutions that end violence against children; to highlight how the Global Partnership to End Violence supports the 2030 Agenda and strengthens children’s rights; and to make the rights of the child known and safeguarded; and to reinforce a shared commitment for action to end all forms of violence against children.

Event: Intergovernmental Negotiations on Migration Compact - February 2018

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:52
Intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will take place over several sessions between February and July 2018. In a letter of 22 December 2017, co-facilitators Juan Jose Gomez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico, and Jurg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland, announced the dates of the sessions. The first session will convene on 20, 22 and 23 February 2017, with 21 February devoted to a half-day informal, interactive, multi-stakeholder hearing organized and chaired by the President of the UN General Assembly. SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the negotiation process for a Global Compact can be found here.

Event: Presentation of Migration Compact Zero Draft

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:50
Intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will take place over several sessions between February and July 2018. In a letter of 22 December 2017, co-facilitators Juan Jose Gomez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico, and Jurg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland, note that, in accordance with paragraph 27 of UNGA resolution 71/280, the zero draft will be shared with delegations by the beginning of February 2018, and a meeting for the formal presentation of the zero draft will take place. SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the negotiation process for a Global Compact can be found here.

Event: International EGM on Sustainable Development in Territories of Indigenous Peoples

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:48
This expert group meeting (EGM) will address sustainable development in territories of indigenous peoples. Article 4 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) says that 'Indigenous peoples, in exercising their right to self-determination, have the right to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs, as well as ways and means for financing their autonomous functions'.

Event: Working Across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area: From Aspiration to Action

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:33
In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG target 15.2, which calls for halting deforestation by 2020, among others. In addition, the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF), which was adopted in 2017 by the UN General Assembly, calls for reversing the loss of forest cover and increasing forest area by 3 percent worldwide by 2030 (Global Forest Goal 1, Target 1.1). This international conference is organized by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and will bring together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the challenges of halting and reversing deforestation and to jointly explore ways to accelerate progress towards achieving in particular the SDG Target 15.2 and Target 1.1 of the UNSPF. The main objective of the conference is to provide substantive input, through UNFF 13, to the July 2018 meeting of the High-level Political Forum (HLPF 2018). In 2018 the HLPF will review, among others, SDG 15.

Event: 13th Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 13)

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:32
The 13th session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 13) will address implementation of the Strategic Plan and the Quadrennial Programme of Work, and means of implementation for SFM. A meeting in February 2018 titled, Working Across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area: From Aspiration to Action, will provide input to UNFF 13 on SDG target 15.2. UNFF 13 will in turn provide input to the 2018 session of the High-level Political Forum (HLPF 2018), particularly its consideration of SDG 15. The SDG Knowledge Hub story on UNFF 12 is available here.

Event: Ninth Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 02:51
The Ninth Meeting of the Negotiating Committee of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held in San José, Costa Rica. The SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the Principle 10 agreement negotiation process is here.

Event: Online Platforms for Sustainable Development

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 01:22
This event on online platforms for sustainable development is scheduled to convene in Bangkok, Thailand, on 31 January 2018.

Event: National Platforms for SDG Reporting: Identifying Best Practices and Solutions

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 01:15
This meeting will seek to produce recommendations and guidelines for basic requisites of national data platforms suitable to SDG follow-up and reporting. Participants at this meeting will include representatives from national statistical offices, international and regional organizations with programmes or initiatives that support data platforms in countries, as well as donors and other providers of data platform solutions. Representatives of statistical offices will be both from countries where solutions are already implemented and can be shared with others, and from countries where no SDG data reporting platform has been established yet. Participants will review best practices, discuss possible solutions and identify ways forward for their implementation.

Event: UNCCD COP 14

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 01:10
The fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 14) is tentatively scheduled to take place in Bonn, Germany, in autumn 2019, or at another venue arranged by the Secretariat in consultation with the COP Bureau, in the event that no party makes an offer to host the session and meet the additional costs. The SDG Knowledge Hub story on UNCCD COP 13 is available here.

Event: Civil Society Pre-Meeting to UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 23:50
The UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD), which follows up on and reviews the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UNECE region, will be preceded by a civil society pre-meeting on 28 February 2018, at the Palais des Nations.

Event: UNECE Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2018 VNR Countries

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 01:05
Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) are part of the follow-up and review mechanism of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Sixteen countries from the UNECE region volunteered to take part in VNRs at the 2018 session of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), which will convene in July 2018. The SDG Knowledge Hub story about the 2018 VNR countries is here. This Regional Preparatory Meeting for VNR countries of the UNECE is organized by the Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Participation is by invitation by UN DESA. This event will take place immediately before the 2018 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region.

Event: 2018 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 23:39
The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD) follows up on and reviews the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UNECE region. The meeting will focus on the sub-set of SDGs to be reviewed at the 2018 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2018): SDG6, SDG7, SDG11, SDG12, SDG 15. The Regional Forum will be preceded by a civil society pre-meeting on 28 February 2018, at the Palais des Nations. In addition, the Division for Sustainable Development of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) will organize a Regional Preparatory Meeting for 2018 VNR countries of the UNECE region, on 28 February 2018, at the Palais des Nations.

Event: 2018 G7 Leaders' Summit

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:40
The 2018 Group of Seven (G7) Leaders' Summit will convene under the presidency of Canada in Charlevoix, Quebec, from 8-9 June 2018. The five themes for discussion during Canada's presidency are: investing in growth that works for everyone; preparing for jobs of the future; advancing gender equality and women's empowerment; working together on climate change, oceans and clean energy; and building a more peaceful and secure world. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 2017 G7 Leaders' Summit is here.

Policy Brief: Monthly Forecast: December 2017 Previews Themes for 2018

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 05:04
Discussions in December 2017 point to a number of discussions we will be watching in 2018. In particular, HLPF 2018 will assess progress on a sub-set of SDGs: 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 (partnerships for the Goals). We are also tracking efforts to frame the challenges and opportunities around SDG linkages, and to give gender equality valuable space on the agenda and to maximize opportunities for linkages while aligning with other frameworks.

UNGA Adopts Resolutions on Second Committee Items, Peace and Security Restructuring

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 05:00
UNGA adopted 41 resolutions that had been negotiated in the Second Committee (Economic and Financial), including on climate change, FfD and SIDS. The Assembly also adopted a resolution on restructuring the UN peace and security pillar. China emphasized that the restructuring will necessitate greater consultation between Member States.

WHO Report Outlines Co-Benefits of Climate Protection, Health System Resilience

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 04:54
A risk assessment conducted by WHO estimates that climate change is expected to cause more than 250,000 additional deaths per year from 2030 to 2050. With only 24 out of 53 Member States of the WHO European Region including health in their national adaptation strategies, and the report calls for greater ambition in the context of the Paris Agreement, SDGs, and Health 2020.