UNGA on the post-2015 development agenda

New York: UNGA on the post-2015 development agenda

Policy coherence of the Sustainable Development Goals: a natural resource perspective

New York: As the world prepares to adopt a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UNEP's International Resource Panel (IRP) cautions that unless prudent natural resources management becomes an integral part of policy packages, the SDGs will not fulfill their fundamental purpose - of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and addressing all aspects of sustainable development.

UN hails cooperatives as vehicle to make sustainable development a reality for all

New York: Cooperatives will play an “invaluable role” in the international community's roll-out of a sustainable development goals, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who today marked the International Day of Cooperatives with an appeal for all to recommit to the business model, which could help make the vision of a sustainable future a reality for everyone.

UNCTAD's proposal for a post-2015 sustainable development review process

Geneva: UNCTAD is proposing a framework that will help countries to deliver the post-2015 development agenda. This is timely in light of ongoing discussions in the lead up to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (13-16 July 2015) and the United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda (25-27 Sep 2015).

Funding the planet’s future

New York:  The delegates at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa will discuss how to finance global sustainable development goals, forecast by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to cost $2.5 trillion a year over the next 15 years. The biggest challenge humanity faces today is how to achieve a minimal level of prosperity and well-being while protecting the planet at the same time.

Climate change journalists prepare for post-2015 SDGs reporting

Lusaka: Thirty journalists from across Africa who specialize on environmental issues participated in a two day training in Lusaka, Zambia on Climate Change Reporting in the framework of Post- 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations. The training which was opened by Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya was aimed at enhancing the capacity of media to report on the key issues around climate change from a factual and analytical basis.

Reviewing implementation of the post-2015 Agenda: UN HLPF debate

New York: The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development began its 2015 annual session (Friday 26th), with a focus on its role in reviewing the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

AU Summit: Decision on the High Level Committee on the post-2015 Development Agenda

The Assembly:

1. TAKES NOTE of the progress made by the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) in New York;

2. EMPHASIZES that the post-2015 development agenda must be ambitious with adequate, predictable and timely means of implementation to respond to the level of ambition in achieving all the SDGs;

3. CALLS UPON the HLC to remain engaged in the intergovernmental negotiation processes, through the AGN, until their completion in September 2015;

AU Summit: Declaration on migration

We the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, meeting at the 25th Ordinary Session of our Assembly in Johannesburg in the Republic of South Africa from 14-15 June 2015, under theme “Year of Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa‟s Agenda 2063”.  

Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs: accountability for the post-2015 era

The success of the post-2015 development agenda depends on adopting global goals for sustainable development and on designing a robust accountability system. All stakeholders should be involved in the accountability framework. While sustainable development goals (SDGs) are universal in character, they need to be adapted to national contexts, according to specific sets of constraints and opportunities. Countries need also to specify their global commitments to create an enabling environment for sustainable development worldwide.

Africa needs to improve its cities’ urban infrastructure for future residents – Dlamini-Zuma

Pretoria: African cities should expand and increase their capacity to cater for influxes of residents as rural to urban migration and international relocation continued, said African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Tuesday.


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