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Event: 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group

Climate Change Policy & Practice - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:42
The 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group will take place in Bali Nusa Dua, Indonesia, in October 2018, following a vote by the Boards of Governors of the two institutions. The Annual Meetings bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, civil society, media and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, global financial stability, poverty eradication, jobs and growth, economic development, aid effectiveness and climate change. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 2017 Annual Meetings is here.

Event: 2018 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group

Climate Change Policy & Practice - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:36
During the annual Spring Meetings, the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee and the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee hold meetings to discuss progress on the work of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings and press conferences, focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial markets. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of the 2017 Spring Meetings is here.

Event: High-level Forum for National SDG Coordinators from European and CIS States

Climate Change Policy & Practice - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 01:04
The first regional high-level forum for national SDG coordinators will gather officials in charge of national efforts to achieve the SDGs in European and CIS states. Participants will present their experiences in ways to fulfill the 2030 Agenda, and discuss common problems and ways to overcome them. Recommendations may be presented during the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)-hosted regional forum on sustainable development (RFSD). The government notes that Belarus has adopted a national strategy of sustainable social and economic development until 2030, and appointed Marianna Shchetkina, Vice Speaker of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, as national coordinator for reaching the SDGs.

Event: 21st Session of the FAO African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

Climate Change Policy & Practice - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 07:19
The African Forestry and Wildlife Commission is one of the six Regional Forestry Commissions established by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to provide a policy and technical forum for countries to discuss and address forest issues on a regional basis. This meeting is scheduled to take place in March 2018.

Event: Intergovernmental Negotiations on Migration Compact - July 2018

Climate Change Policy & Practice - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 07:07
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 sixth session will convene from 9-13 July 2018. SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the negotiation process for a Global Compact can be found here.

Event: Intergovernmental Negotiations on Migration Compact - June 2018

Climate Change Policy & Practice - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 07:05
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 fifth session will convene from 4-8 June 2018. SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of the negotiation process for a Global Compact can be found here.

Event: Intergovernmental Negotiations on Migration Compact - May 2018

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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)

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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

Climate Change Policy & Practice - 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.