Major Groups and other stakeholders briefing days (20 and 22 September New York City)

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The United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UNDESA) in partnership with Stakeholder Forum and CIVICUS is organising two briefing days for Major Groups and other stakeholders in preparation for the high level segment of the 68th United Nations General Assembly. The purpose of the the briefing days is to take stock of Rio+20 progress and the role of stakeholders in the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), High Level Political Forum (HLPF) and Sustainable Development Finance. The details of the two events are provided below:
Friday 20 September, afternoon – 2pm to 6pm in Conference room 2 (CB) of United Nations Headquarters
This event will assess the progress of the Rio+20 outcomes and entry points in the follow-up processes. In particular participants will be briefed on how the High Level week of the 68th General Assembly will advance the post-Rio+20 processes, review lessons learned from the Commission on Sustainable Development and propose new models of stakeholder engagement for the HLPF.
Sunday 22 September, morning – 10 am to 1 pm (venue tbc)
This event will focus on the current state of the Sustainable Development Goals process, what happens next including the planning of the intersessional and morning meetings with the Open Working Group on SDGs and advocacy planning for the February-September drafting process of the SDGs. In addition the event will explore linkages between the post 2015 and SDGs, and their ultimate convergence and implications for MGs and other stakeholders.
To express your interest in becoming an event partner, panelist or meeting facilitator please email [email protected]
More information coming soon


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