Briefing on the 2017 United Nations Public Service Forum
On Monday 10 April 2017, a briefing session was held for Member States on the 2017 United Nations Public Service Forum to be held in The Hague, The Netherlands on the theme of "The Future is now: Accelerating Public Service Innovation for Agenda 2030". The briefing session was co-organized by the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Click here for remarks by Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General of UNDESA. Click here to see photos. Click here for more information on the UNPS Forum.
The Global Call for Innovations for the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs
The second annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on 15-16 May 2017. In preparation for the Forum, a Global Call for Innovations is launched with the aim of finding scientific and technological innovations that are helping accelerate progress towards any one or more of the six SDGs that are the focus of the STI Forum 2017. The Call for Innovations will highlight solutions from diverse sources and communities, originating in different parts of the world, and focus on those technologies that aim to help the poorest and most vulnerable. Click here for more information.
Informal communiqué of the Symposium on Equipping public institutions and mobilizing partnerships
Following the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Symposium, held on 21-23 February 2017 in Nassau, The Bahamas on “Equipping public institutions and mobilizing partnerships”, an informal communiqué emanating from the dialogues and discussions at the Symposium is now available for public comments. The Symposium was attended by various stakeholders from the civil society, private sector, international and regional organizations and close to 20 UN entities, who engaged in dialogues and interactions among governments and through a mix of breakout discussions, show-and-tells, flash presentations, and plenary round-tables. The informal communiqué will inform the meetings of the UN oceans conference, high-level political forum on sustainable development, UN General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration. Click here for informal communiqué. The symposium was hosted by the Government of the Bahamas and supported by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Read more.
Vienna, Austria, 14 - 16 December 2016 - The expert meeting on “Readying institutions for integrated approaches to the 2030 Agenda” reflected on the interlinkages among the seven SDGs to be reviewed by the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2017 (poverty, hunger, health, gender, infrastructure, oceans and means of implementation) and how public institutions and policies can best deal with these interlinkages.
A key message was that taking full account of the interlinkages among the SDGs will help accelerate implementation. Read more.