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Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development

22. April 2019 - 18:46
Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development

The Third Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the  Caribbean on Sustainable Development – 2019 will be held in Santiago de Chile, from 22 – 26 April 2019. For more information access here.

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Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD): Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

16. April 2019 - 18:39
Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD): Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

“The Fifth (2019) session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD 5) will be held under the theme “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” It will carry out in-depth review of SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 13 (climate action), and SDG 16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions) and the corresponding goals of Agenda 2063. The forum will also undertake an in-depth review of SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals) to address challenges and strengthen partnerships to develop capacity, harness science and technologies and mobilize and scale up finance to implement the goals.”

For more information access here.

Date: 16-18 April 2019

Local: Morocco

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Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)

27. März 2019 - 18:27
Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD): Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

“This year, the APFSD will address the theme “’Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” and on the cluster of SDGs to be reviewed at the HLPF – in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/299:

• Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
• Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
• Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
• Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
• Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
• Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

The APFSD agenda will address
(1) Regional perspectives on the implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including in depth review of the theme and cluster of goals; and
(2) Strengthening implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific, including the consideration of a draft regional road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific.” For more information access here.

Local: Bangkok

Date: 27-29 March 2019

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Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region (ECERFSD)

21. März 2019 - 18:14
Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region (ECERFSD)

“The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region will be held on Thursday, 21March, and Friday, 22 March 2019, at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG). The Regional Forum will be aligned with the theme of the 2019 High-level Political Forum: Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” For more information access here.

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The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women: CSW63

11. März 2019 - 18:57
The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women

“The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. The main theme is Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; and als Review theme: Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development.” For more information access here.

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Comments on Draft Ministerial Declaration of the 2019 United Nations Environment Assembly

1. Februar 2019 - 20:28
Comments on Draft Ministerial Declaration of the 2019 United Nations Environment Assembly

The WMG is concerned about the fact that this language proposed is going back 25 years in time since there is already a 2020 target to phase out harmful toxic chemicals in consumer products under SAICM (1996). We call for an urgent phase out and ‘mandatory substitution’ of harmful chemicals as committed in 2002 at the WSSD in Johannesburg, and call UNEP not to ‘step on its toes’, and acknowledge previously agreed policy frameworks as well as Resolutions from past UNEAs.

Download here the final comments on the Draft Ministerial Declaration of the 2019 United Nations Environment Assembly delivered by the Women’s Major Group.

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Global Pact for  the Environment  Meeting: Janice Cox’s Intervention

20. Januar 2019 - 15:37
Global Pact for the Environment Meeting: Janice Cox's Intervention

We would like this to include the delineation of updated and enhanced environmental principles.

Read Janice Cox’s (World Animal Net) intervention on Draft NGO Comments on Conclusions,  on behalf of several NGOs, delivered at the Global Pact for the Environment Meeting, held in Nairobi, Kenya from 14-18 January 2019.

Download here.

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Katowice Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 24)

2. Dezember 2018 - 21:22

“The Katowice Climate Change Conference will include the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, along with meetings of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA). COP 24 is expected to finalize the rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change under the Paris Agreement work programme (PAWP)”. More information here.

Date: 2-14 December 2018
Location: Katowice, Slaskie, Poland

Katowice Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 24)
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COP 14 -Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

17. November 2018 - 21:04
COP 14 -Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, 14th Meeting, will be held in Sharm El-Sheikhm Egypt, from 17-19 November 2018.

For the provisional agenda, access here.

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7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics

14. November 2018 - 18:22
7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics

The 7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of the Government of Japan. The event will be held from 14-16 of November 2018, in Tokio, Japan.

“This event will bring together producers and users of gender statistics from national and international statistical offices, other government agencies, international organizations, academia, civil society, and the donor community. The Forum will be an opportunity to discuss ways to improve data and evidence for gender policies, in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. In particular, the Forum will: (a) review methodological developments for better gender statistics in many areas, including the nexus between gender and environment; measuring asset ownership and entrepreneurship from a gender perspective; monitoring international migration, and producing data on gender identity; (b) take stock of national practices and strategies for measuring and monitoring gender concerns, in line with the global SDG indicator framework; (c) discuss how Statistical Offices can communicate more effectively to ensure policymakers, the media, and the general public identify, understand, and make full use of available data; and (d) learn about the latest research/assessment of progress towards gender equality, and about the availability of disaggregated gender data, to ensure no one is left behind”. More information here.

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NGO urges states to prioritise WASH issues

13. November 2018 - 6:49
NGO urges states to prioritise WASH issues

Both Women’s Major Group, Benson Attah (National Coordinator, Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) and Priscila Achakpa (National Coordinator, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Women Environmental Programme -WEP, Nigeria) participated at the one-day stakeholders’ advocacy and capacity building workshop of the CSO in Wash held in Nigeria.

Attah “appealed to state governments to prioritise improving access to water and sanitation, also commending the Federal Government for its efforts towards improving access to water and sanitation, he called for immediate implementation of programmes that would reverse lack of access”.

Priscilla Achakpa, said the organisation was working to ensure that there was a world where no one was left behind in the issues of water and sanitation. Achakpa, represented by Mrs Ruth During, said as well, that strengthened collaboration was needed from all stakeholders towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Six on water and sanitation by 2030.

Read Tosin Kolade’s review of the meeting here.

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Engaging with the Voluntary National Review Process: A Guide for Members of the Women’s Major Group

12. November 2018 - 20:53
Engaging with the Voluntary National Review Process: A Guide for Members of the Women’s Major Group

The participation of stakeholders promotes sustainable decisions, by giving groups affected by those decisions the opportunity to communicate their needs and interests. Participation and consultation also builds ownership of the 2030 Agenda and therefore contributes to a whole-of-society approach to the implementation of the SDGs. Stakeholder groups have highlighted that they should be actively engaged throughout the process of design, implementation, monitoring, and review of the 2030 Agenda.

Access the guide here.

 

 

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Eighth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

5. November 2018 - 21:31

The eighth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 5 to 8 November 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting will be hosted by Statistics Sweden. More information here.

Meeting objectives
  • Review the tier classification
  • Discuss the implementation plan for data flows and case studies on data flows for SDGsReview Tier III work plans and updates
  • Review timeline and process for 2020 comprehensive review and additional indicators
  • Discuss progress made on the work stream on data disaggregation
  • Share experiences on implementing monitoring of the SDGs
  • Other related issues
Eighth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs
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Challenges of engagement of civil society in the VNR process in the Arab region : intervention by Shaima Aly

30. Oktober 2018 - 19:54
Challenges of Engagement of Civil Society in the VNR Process in the Arab Region: intervention by Shaima Aly

Shaima Aly (WMG Middle East & North Africa Organizing Partner and the CEO of Kenana Association for Sustainable Development and Women Empowerment) presented her intervention on behalf of the WMG, during the Regional Meeting on Arab States, on the theme “Strengthening Civil Society’s Role in promoting gender equality through the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” held in Amman, Jordan, from 29-30 October 2018.

Download her presentation here.

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Interregional Preparatory Meeting for the Mid Term Review of the SAMOA Pathway

30. Oktober 2018 - 19:31
Interregional Preparatory Meeting for the Mid Term Review of the SAMOA Pathway

The Interregional Preparatory Meeting will allow SIDS an opportunity to review the outcomes of the three regional preparatory meetings and agree on a set of common priorities to be further advanced during the high-level review and to discuss possible themes and desirable outcomes of the mid-term review. The Interregional Partnership Dialogue will provide SIDS with an opportunity to assess the status of partnerships for SIDS globally, with a view to identifying best practices and gaps and strengthen the review and monitoring process of SIDS partnerships.

Date: 30th October-1st November 2018

Local: Apia, Samoa

This Meeting will be preceded by the Interregional Partnerships Dialogue, on 29 October 2018.

Stakeholders interested in attending the Interregional Preparatory Meeting for the Mid-Term Review of the SAMOA Pathway are invited to register their interest of attending by filling the attached form and sending it to thomasa@un.org no later than 11 Oct 2018.

For more information, please check here.

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