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Volume 3, Issue 4 - April 2015
Comments sought on Technical Report on post-2015 indicators
At the beginning of the third session of the intergovernmental negotiations on a post-2015 development agenda, held from 23-27 March at UN Headquarters in New York, a technical report was presented by the Chair of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) on the process to develop indicators for the new agenda. It contained a preliminary set of 304 indicators as a “point of departure” for further work. Major Groups and other Stakeholders have been invited to contribute their views and assessment of the draft indicators by completing an online document.
Interactive Stakeholder Dialogue at April joint FFD and post-2015 negotiation session
The upcoming joint session of the Financing for Development (FfD) process and the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, held from 21-24 April, will focus on means of implementation and a global partnership for sustainable development. An interactive dialogue with Major Groups and other stakeholders engaged in the FfD and post-2015 processes will take place on Thursday, 23 April.
Latin American and Caribbean civil society capacity building workshop on post-2015 and HLPF
A regional capacity building workshop that will inform civil society from Latin America and the Caribbean on the post-2015 development agenda negotiations and the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF) and provide guidance on how to engage in these processes will take place in Santiago, Chile on 4 May 2015. The workshop aims to provide the civil society representatives with the tools and knowledge to engage effectively with the processes that will determine the future sustainable development agenda.
Top water and sanitation projects awarded at UN Headquarters
The winners of the 2015 Water for Life Awards gathered at United Nations Headquarters to receive their awards on Monday 30 March. The winner in the ‘Best Water Management Practices’ category was Cultivando Agua Boa. ONE DROP Project India and DWS/WESSA Eco-Schools South Africa shared the award for ‘Best Communications and Awareness Raising Projects’.
The award ceremony, officiated by Under Secretary-General for Communications Cristina Gallach, took place during the formal opening of the Water for Life Voices exhibition. The exhibition celebrates the achievements of the ‘Decade for Action: Water for Life’. The Decade, which concludes this year, has been overseen by the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), and the Water for Life Awards have been a key part of its operations since 2011.
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