UNGA on the post-2015 development agenda

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Ban rallies support for 'once-in-a-generation' UN sustainability agenda

Bonn: The world has before it a unique opportunity to build a better future for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared in Bonn, Germany, where he urged broad support for a trio of course-correcting United Nations events in 2015 that aim to lock down agreements on protecting the planet, ensuring sustainable development and unleashing the finances and technology to ensure these vital goals are achieved.

Common African Position on Humanitarian Effectiveness: Southern African consultation

The African Union Commission has started regional consultations with AU Member States to develop the African Humanitarian Common Position. The first meeting took place for the Southern Africa region in Midrand, South Africa from 27-29 May 2015. The objective of the three days consultation meeting was to stimulate discussion among Member States on the emerging issues concerning the global humanitarian landscape, as well as identify issues specific to their region that can be highlighted in the Common African Position which aims at reforming and strengthen the humanitarian system.

Zero draft: post-2015 development agenda

The zero draft, dated 2 June 2015, is distributed to facilitate preparations for the next round of inter-governmental negotiations scheduled for 22-25 June 2015. 

Making the next 15 years count with the sustainable development goals

Nairobi: Africa faces two key challenges to achieving its full potential. The remarkable economic progress of the past 15 years must be sustained.  And, this progress must be broadened to include the many millions of people who have yet to benefit from the continent’s rising prosperity. The good news is that we have learnt a great deal over the past decade about what works.

ECA Committee on Sustainable Development

Addis Ababa: The next High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council) will be held in New York from 26 June to 8 July 2015, under the theme “Strengthening integration, implementation and review – the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development after 2015”, which the agenda will mirror.

Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

The ninth session of the ECA Committee on Sustainable Development (CSD-9) will deliberate on statutory and programmatic matters related to the ECA subprogramme on innovations, technologies and the management of natural resources under the auspices of the Special Initiatives Division (SID).

The Common African Position on the UN Review of Peace Operations

Article 52(1), Chapter VIII, of the UN Charter provides for the “existence of regional arrangements or agencies for dealing with such matters relating to the maintenance of international peace and security as are appropriate for regional action, provided that such arrangements or agencies and their activities are consistent with the purposes and principles of the United Nations.” The Charter encourages regional institutions to give priority to finding peaceful solutions to conflicts. However, the Charter reserves for the UN Security Council (UNSC) the right to authorize enforcement action.

25th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union

The Republic of South Africa will host from 7 to 15 June 2015, the 25th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) under the theme: “Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”.

AU consults Botswana

Gaborone:  Botswana is one of the six countries that the African Union (AU) is consulting regarding the domestication process of Agenda 2063.  Agenda 2063 is a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years. It seeks to accelerate the implementation of past and existing continental initiatives for growth and sustainable development.

AfDB’s development effectiveness review shows 70% of indicators on track

Abidjan:  The African Development Bank (AfDB) is consciously contributing to Africa’s development and it is achieving results. According to the Bank’s Annual Development Effectiveness Review (ADER) 2015, 70 percent of the Bank’s indicators are on track.

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