UN Intergovernmental Body

Event: Fifth Meeting of the Open Working Group on SDGs (OWG 5) [viewed]

The fifth session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will take place from 25-27 November 2013, in New York, US. OWG 5 is expected to discuss: Sustained and inclusive economic growth, macroeconomic policy questions (including international trade, international financial system and external debt sustainability), infrastructure development and industrialization (1.5 days) and Energy (1.5 days).  

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UN Consultative Process on Oceans Focuses on Ocean Acidification [viewed]

UN _Consultative_Process20 June 2013: The 14th meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (UNICPOLOS or ICP) focused its discussions on the impacts of ocean acidification on the marine environment. ICP 14 took place in New York, US, from 17-20 June 2013.

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Next UNGA President to Prioritize Post-2015 Development Agenda, Sustainable Development [viewed]

UNGA14 June 2013: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has elected by acclaimation John W. Ashe (Antigua and Barbuda) as President of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly. 

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UNGA Discusses Climate Change and Energy-Water Nexus in Post-2015 Context [viewed]

UNGA16 May 2013: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) held a thematic debate, titled “Sustainable Development and Climate Change: Practical Solutions in the Energy-Water Nexus,” which brought together environment and development experts to discuss the linkages among climate change, energy supply and water availability in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.

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Event: Inaugural Meeting of High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development [viewed]

The inaugural meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will take place on 24 September 2013. This will be the first formal meeting of the HLPF since a decision was taken to establish the forum at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) in June 2012. The HLPF aims to follow up on the implementation of sustainable development, and to build on the strengths, experiences, resources and inclusive participation modalities of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), and to replace the Commission. The draft agenda is available online.  

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IPCC Opens Review of the Second Order Draft of the KP Supplement [viewed]

IPCC15 April 2013: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced that the government and expert review of the second order draft of the '2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol' (KP Supplement) and the first draft of its Overview Chapter began on 22 April 2013 and will end on 2 June 2013.

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ECOSOC, BWIs Discuss Coordination to Advance Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

ECOSOC22 April 2013: A high-level meeting on "Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for development and the post-2015 development agenda" brought together the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to discuss the global economic and financial crisis and its impact on financing for development.

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UN Hosts Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature [viewed]

UNGA22 April 2013: In commemoration of International Mother Earth Day, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) held an interactive dialogue on Harmony with Nature, called for in UNGA resolution 67/214. The dialogue, held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 22 April 2013, featured remarks from UN officials and Member State representatives, and a panel discussion and interactive exchange between participants and delegates.

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IPCC Calls for Review of Draft WGII Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report [viewed]

IPCC25 March 2013: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced that the review period for expert and government review of the second order draft of the contribution of Working Group II (WGII) to its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) will run from 28 March-24 May 2013.

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UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on UNEP Governing Council Designation [viewed]

14 March 2013: During a plenary meeting on 13 March 2013, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a draft resolution that changes the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council to the "United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP."

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