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Volume 4, Issue 5 - May 2016
- Inaugural Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs
- Five blog posts on HLPF theme ‘Ensuring that no one is left behind’ published to date
- Register for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
- Call for applications for the 2016 UN-DESA Grant on Energy for Sustainable Development
- UN Conference to Support the Implementation of SDG 14 held in 2017
Inaugural Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGsThe first annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) will be held from 6-7 June 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This inaugural session of the Forum will address the topic "Realizing the potential of science, technology and innovation for all to achieve the sustainable development goals."
Five blog posts on HLPF theme ‘Ensuring that no one is left behind’ published to dateThe theme of the 2016 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will be “Ensuring that no one is left behind”, which is also a central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the lead-up to the 2016 High-Level Political Forum, weekly blogs by representatives of Member States, UN system and major groups and other stakeholders will be featured to present different viewpoints on how we can ensure that no one is left behind in the implementation of the SDGs.
Register for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable DevelopmentGovernmental and non-governmental representatives planning to participate in the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, held under the auspices of ECOSOC from 11 – 20 July, must be accredited to the United Nations in order to register for this meeting. Information on how to register for the can be found on the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.
Call for applications for the 2016 UN-DESA Grant on Energy for Sustainable DevelopmentApplications are being accepted for the 2016 UN-DESA Grant on Energy for Sustainable Development, which has the thematic focus “Energy for Sustainable Transport”. The 2016 Grant, which carries an award of US$1 million US dollars to fund capacity building activities, seeks to advance sustainable development by encouraging scientific and technological innovations and fostering leadership initiatives and innovative actions that improve energy for sustainable transport, while addressing economic, social and environmental sustainability.
UN Conference to Support the Implementation of SDG 14 held in 2017The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened in Fiji, from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with the World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The Conference will be co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden. H.E. Mr. Jagdish Koonjul, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mauritius to the United Nations, and H.E. Mr. Magnus Lennartsson, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations were appointed by the President of General Assembly as co-facilitators for the General Assembly modalities resolution of the Conference. The informal consultations of the draft modalities resolution will start on 1 June 2016.
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