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15 July Side Event - A Global Call Spanning the Polar Regions to the Tropics: Sustainable Development Goals Must Prioritize Climate Change

Member States, civil society organizations and indigenous peoples will gather for this side event to discuss: the importance of retaining a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on climate change, and making all other goals climate safe; reactions to the draft targets for the proposed climate change SDG, and related recommendations; the need for the SDGs to reflect the public (...)


UN-NGLS presents Issue #7 of The 2015 Post

UN-NGLS presents Issue #7 of The 2015 Post. This issue includes two interviews, reporting on ten events, a joint opinion piece on a growing youth movement on Disaster Risk Reduction, opportunities to engage, and a listing of upcoming events.


Interview with Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Recently Appointed Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

After the 13th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UN-NGLS interviewed Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the recently appointed Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, on her priorities as Special Rapporteur and her reflections on the outcomes of the Permanent (...)


Open Working Group on SDGs conducted its 11th session in May; OWG12 taking place from 16-20 June

30 June - 11 July: ECOSOC High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, followed by Annual Ministerial Review and Development Cooperation Forum

4 June Side Event on the Technology Facilitation Mechanism: “Technology Access and Assessment – The Trillion Dollar Challenge” conducted by UN-NGLS and ETC Group

GA High-level Meeting: “Achieving Poverty Eradication through Full Employment and Decent Work for All in the Post-2015 Development Agenda” (23 May)

Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Requires North-South, South-South & Triangular Cooperation, as well as ICT for Development, High-level Event concludes (21-22 May)

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