Post-2015 process
Calendar
2014
Date
Title
Organizer/Host
Location
2015
Side events during Post-2015 negotiations, 19-21 January 2015

Side Events organized by Member States, major groups and international organizations will be held during the first meeting of the Post- 2015 negotiations process, 19 - 21 January 2015.

If you are interested in organizing a side event, please click on the link below to find out more.
Date
Title
Organizer/Host
Location
19 - 21 Jan
Co-facilitators
New York
17 - 20 Feb (tbc)
Co-facilitators
New York
23 - 27 Mar
Co-facilitators
New York
20 - 24 Apr
Co-facilitators
New York
18 - 22 May
Co-facilitators
New York
22 - 25 Jun
Co-facilitators
New York
20 - 24 Jul
Co-facilitators
New York
27 - 31 Jul
Co-facilitators
New York
2014
Date
Title
Organizer/Host
Location
30 Mar - 1 Apr
DESA
New York
3 - 9 Nov
CMS
Quito, Ecuador
3 - 5 Nov
UN-OHRLLS, Austria
Vienna
17 - 18 Nov
DESA
New York
19 - 21 Nov
FAO
Rome, Italy
1 - 12 Dec
UNFCCC, Peru
Lima, Peru
9 - 12 Dec
Substantive Informal Session
New York
2015
Date
Title
Organizer/Host
Location
15 - 17 Jan
UN Water, Spain
Spain
2 - 3 Feb
DESA
New York
2 Feb (tbc)
President of the General Assembly
New York
20 Feb
DESA with EOSG, UNOP, Global Compact
New York
23 - 25 Feb
DESA
New York
14 - 18 Mar
ISDR, Japan
Sendai, Japan
24 Mar - 5 Apr (tbc)
ECA
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
8 - 10 Apr
DESA
New York
14 - 16 Apr
ECE
Geneva, Switzerland
21 May
ESCAP
Bangkok, Thailand
28 May
DESA
New York
8 - 10 Jun
DESA
New York
17 - 19 Jun
OCHA
Geneva
26 Jun - 8 Jul
DESA
New York
29 Jun
President of the General Assembly
New York
6 - 10 Jul
DESA
New York
20 - 22 Jul
DESA
New York
2 Sep
President of the General Assembly
New York
6 - 10 Dec (tbc)
President of the General Assembly
New York
UN System Support

The United Nations system supports Member States throughout their work towards a transformative and universal post-2015 development agenda through existing and innovative collaborative mechanisms.

The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), the highest-level coordination forum of the United Nations system, and its subsidiary bodies (HLCM, HLCP and UNDG) as well other looser interagency platforms such as ECESA Plus, continue to avail their technical expertise and coordinated action in support of Member States deliberations.

Relevant contributions in support to past and current work streams have been gathered through the following UN system coordination mechanisms:

UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Established by the UN Secretary-General in January 2012, the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda brought together more than 60 UN agencies and international organizations. Co-chaired by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme the Task Team supports the post-2015 process by providing analytical thinking and substantial inputs.

An inter-agency technical support team (TST) was established to support the Open Working Group, under the umbrella of the UN System Task Team. The TST is co-chaired by DESA and UNDP, and it consists of over 50 UN entities. The TST provided technical support, including analytical inputs, background material and expert panellists. A key output of the TST were 29 issues briefs covering the full range of issues considered by the OWG. The TST is open ended (http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/owg.html).

To support the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing, a UNTT working group on financing for sustainable development was created. Its work is also open ended.

The UN Development Group (UNDG)

In an effort to assist Member States in building a coherent post-2015 development agenda, the United Nations Development Group spearheaded an unprecedented, multi-stakeholder outreach to facilitate a global conversation to contribute to the work of the Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the deliberations of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

The ongoing initiative provides a space for people’s voices, including a sustained effort to reach out to the poor and marginalized. The consultations were held as national dialogues led by United Nations country teams in collaboration with governments, civil society and other partners, global thematic consultations, along with the World We Want web platform and My World global survey.

Building on the results of the national consultations, regional United Nations Development Group teams and the UN Regional Commissions convened consultations that further broadened the scope of country representation in the multi-stakeholder dialogues. Preliminary findings of the ongoing global initiative are captured in the United Nations Development Group reports (available from the World We Want web platform), entitled The Global Conversation Begins: Emerging Views for a New Development Agenda and A Million Voices: The World We Want — A Sustainable Future with Dignity for All.
Description
Synthesis Report
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a briefing on the synthesis report on Thursday, 4 December 2014, at 10 AM, in the General Assembly Hall.

The United Nations is in the process of defining a post-2015 development agenda. This agenda will be launched at a Summit in September 2015, which is the target date for realizing the MDGs. It is currently being elaborated through informal consultations of the UN General Assembly. The President of the General Assembly has appointed two Co-facilitators to lead those informal consultations.

The process of arriving at the post 2015 development agenda is Member State-led with broad participation from Major Groups and other civil society stakeholders.

There has been numerous inputs to the agenda, notably a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by an open working group of the General Assembly, the report of an intergovernmental committee of experts on sustainable development financing, GA dialogues on technology facilitation and many others.

The General Assembly called upon the Secretary-General to synthesize the full range of inputs and to present a synthesis report before the end of 2014 as a contribution to the intergovernmental negotiations in the lead up to the Summit.

The United Nations has played a facilitating role in the global conversation on the post 2015 development agenda and supported broad consultations. It also has the responsibility of supporting Member States by providing evidence-based inputs, analytical thinking and field experience.
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