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Event: Second UN Conference on LLDCs [viewed]

The 10-year Review Conference on the Implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action, titled ‘Addressing the Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) within a New Global Framework for Transit Transport Cooperation for Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries in 2014,' has four key aims.

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Event: 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference [viewed]

The 65th UN DPI/NGO Conference is titled '2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda,' is being organized by the UN Department of Public Information and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, and will focus on the theme of 'The role of civil society in the post 2015 development agenda'.

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Meeting on Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Develops Communiqué[viewed]

Delegates to the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation adopted a communiqué, ‘Building Towards An Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda,' agreeing to advance cooperation on various concrete commitments, including aid to strengthen countries' own tax systems.

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ECOSOC, IFIs Discuss Financing for Sustainable Development[viewed]

The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a two-day special high-level meeting with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Global private sector and civil society representatives discussed the need for a greater international cooperation in macroeconomic policies and a coherent financing framework for sustainable development, the implementation of international monetary reform, and the creation of a more inclusive system of global governance.

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UNOSD Forum Recommends Measures for Better Governance of Sustainable Development[viewed]

UN and government officials at the first annual Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF) in Incheon, Republic of Korea, called for strengthening national sustainable development councils and communities of practice, among other measures to improve governance of sustainable development.

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Sanitation and Water for All High-Level Meeting a Milestone in High-Level Commitments Dialogue[viewed]

The Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High-Level Meeting was convened by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to address the theme “smart investments to achieve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for all.” The meeting was marked by 250 commitments pledged by 40 SWA partner countries to variously: increase and improve the use of financial resources; reduce inequality in access; build capacity of institutions delivering water and sanitation services; and coordinate resources more effectively from both governments and donor aid.

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WHO/UNICEF JMP Launches 2014 Data Update on Water Supply and Sanitation[viewed]

The World Health Organization (WHO) / UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation recently launched their newly designed website, which contains newly released documents including the ‘2014 Update Progress on Drinking-Water and Sanitation,' ‘A Snapshot on Progress – 2014 Update,' and ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Post 2015.' The 2014 Update is comprised of tables containing country, area or territory estimates on sanitation and drinking water, including on use of sanitation facilities and use of drinking-water sources.

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CEO Water Mandate Conference Addresses Corporate Water Stewardship[viewed]

The UN Global Compact convened the CEO Water Mandate Conference to address corporate water stewardship, collective action and the post-2015 development agenda, particularly in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The meeting placed many of these issues in the local context, examining the water challenges faced by the host country Peru.

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UN Secretary-General Releases Note on Sustainable Development Financing[viewed]

The UN Secretary-General released a note, ‘Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda' (E/2014/53) addressing: the world economic situation and prospects for 2014; mobilization and use of financial resources for sustainable development; and the global partnership for sustainable development.

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Event: Interactive Dialogue on Monitoring and Accountability for Post-2015 Development Agenda[viewed]

The President of the UN General Assembly (PGA) will convene an interactive dialogue on 1 May 2014, to address 'Elements for a monitoring and accountability framework for the Post-2015 Development Agenda'.

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