Small Island Developing States Symposium
The Symposium on “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SAMOA Pathway in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Equipping public Institutions and mobilizing partnerships” will take place in Nassau, the Bahamas, from 21 to 23 February 2017. The Symposium will reflect on how SIDS can integrate the 2030 Agenda and the SAMOA Pathway in national planning, policies, and strategies. It will place a special focus on how best to equip public institutions and mobilize partnerships and cooperation for realizing the SDGs. It will discuss options and innovative solutions for planning, policy making, reviewing progress, building statistical capacities as well as mobilizing all actors and partnerships. The Symposium is organized by the Government of Bahamas and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Click here to watch the Symposium. Click here for more information.
United Nations calls for Public Service Awards Nominations for 2017
New York, 13 January 2017 - The United Nations has begun accepting nominations for the 2017 UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA), aimed at promoting and recognizing innovation and excellence in public services supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the transformative agenda to boost prosperity around the world and ensure that no one is left behind.Read more.
Expert meeting in preparation for HLPF 2017 Readying institutions and policies for integrated approaches to implementation of the 2030 Agenda
The expert meeting on “Readying institutions for integrated approaches to the 2030 Agenda” took place from 14 to 16 December 2016 at UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna.
The meeting 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. Read more.
The Role of Governments and All Stakeholders in Mobilizing ICTs for Sustainable Development
13 Oct 2016 New York - The Second Committee met for a side event on "The Role of Governments and All Stakeholders in Mobilizing ICTs for Sustainable Development” organised by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The panelists and speakers emphasized the tremendous role ICTs can play for achieving the 2030 Agenda. At the same time, while digital technologies have spread rapidly globally, the broader development benefits from using these technologies have lagged behind. Read more.
Highlights of the discussion on the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: Institutions and Sustainable Development Goal Implementation
This note by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs summarizes the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development deliberations on Sustainable Development Goal implementation from an institutional perspective. Read more.