In this issue:
– Advancing Regional Recommendations on Post-2015: A Dialogue between Civil Society, Governments and UN Representatives, Sunday, 22 September 2013– Registration Deadline 19 August for General Assembly Special Event on Millennium Development Goals, 25 September 2013
– Information on Speakers’ Selection for General Assembly Special Event on Millennium Development Goals
– 68th Session of the General Assembly: Overview of Events with Opportunities for Civil Society Participation– UN-NGLS Releases New Post-2015 Primer Series: Issue #1, in English, Français, Español
Advancing Regional Recommendations on Post-2015: A Dialogue between Civil Society, Governments and UN RepresentativesOn 22 September, a dialogue between civil society, governments, and UN representatives on regional recommendations towards the post-2015 development agenda will be convened by UN-NGLS in partnership with the Post-2015 Development Planning Team of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. The event will feature introductory remarks by the PGA, DSG, and ministers from Ireland and South Africa.More information & registration [deadline 10 September]: http://www.un-ngls.org/spip.php?art…
General Assembly Special Event to Follow Up on Efforts on MDGs A Special Event to follow up on efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals will be held on 25 September 2013. The President of the General Assembly will draw up a list of representatives of NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC, as well as other relevant civil society organizations, academic institutions, youth groups and private sector representatives. Registration is required, by 19 August 2013, for all civil society representatives who wish to register their interest to attend, whether or not they have ECOSOC accreditation.More information: http://www.un-ngls.org/spip.php?article4343
Information on Speakers’ Selection for General Assembly Special Event to Follow Up on Efforts on MDGs
NGLS has been requested to provide the President of the General Assembly (PGA) with names of nine potential non-state speakers (including civil society and the private sector) for the GA Special Event on MDGs on 25 September. One for a secured slot in the opening panel and up to two speakers for each of the four high-level multi-stakeholder roundtable sessions. Per the PGA’s letter to Member States of 16 July, all roundtables will have the same broad theme focusing on gaps and weaknesses, and the acceleration of the implementation of the MDGs, as well as looking forward to the post-2015 debt agenda.For the MDG Summits in 2010 and 2005, Member States agreed to modalities of engagement and secured funding for CSO participation. Given this mandate, NGLS has in the past facilitated a process of selecting a balanced list of CSO speakers through a task force of civil society representatives with the OPGA. As there are no such agreed modalities for this Special Event, the OPGA has very recently decided to move forward with the following process:
The UN Civil Society Focal Points (CS FP) will each nominate civil society speakers by 22 August. Please be mindful that the deadline for CSO registration for the Special Event is 19 August so any nominees would need to have registered online beforehand, here.
Based on the UN CS FP nominees, on 3 September NGLS will present to the PGA for his final approval a balanced list of 9 potential speakers based on criteria of gender, geography, generation, issue and constituency. At this stage the OPGA will have a list of government speakers for each of the four round tables so will be able to determine how many (one or two) civil society speakers can be accommodated on each roundtable.
Please note that there unfortunately is no funding to bring civil society participants to attend this event.
Due to security constraints and space limitations, seating will be extremely limited, and subject to confirmation in early September. Based on the list of registered participants, the PGA will allocate up to 25 seats to civil society following criteria of gender, geography, generation, issue and constituency. An overflow room will be available to registered participants. Only one person per organization can be registered. The event will be broadcast live and on archive video at http://webtv.un.org.
68th Session of the General Assembly: Overview of Events with Opportunities for Civil Society Participation
A list of events during the High-Level Week of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly intended to substantively contribute to shaping the post-2015 development agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals, is available here. Major Groups, civil society and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to engage in the inter-governmental processes, with limited access, as well as in a series of UN and/or civil society led events that will be open to all NGOs.
UN-NGLS releases new Post-2015 Primer Series: Issue #1UN-NGLS is pleased to launch the first issue of its Post-2015 Primer Series, created with the intention to demystify the post-Rio+20 and post-2015 intergovernmental processes and to help strengthen coordination and coherency between them. UN-NGLS aims to help ensure entry points for civil society seeking to engage with these processes, which are explained through these primers in easy-to-understand terms.Primer #1: Overview of UN Intergovernmental Processes to Define the “Post-2015 Development Agenda” [pdf]
L’ONU-SLNG lance sa nouvelle note d’information post-2015 : édition #1Le SLNG a l’avantage de lancer le premier numéro de sa note d’information post-2015, créée dans le but de démystifier les processus intergouvernementaux relatifs au suivi de Rio+20 et de l’après-2015 tout en permettant de renforcer la coordination et la cohérence entre ces deux processus. Le SLNG souhaite contribuer à garantir des points d’entrée pour les organisations de la société civile cherchent à s’engager dans ces processus. Ces derniers sont détaillés à travers cette note d’information de manière compréhensible et notamment en ce qui concerne la terminologie y relatives.Note d’information #1 : Aperçu des processus intergouvernementaux de l’ONU afin de définir le programme de développement après-2015 [pdf]
La ONU-SENG pone en marcha su nueva hoja informativa post-2015: número #1Al SENG le complace anunciar la puesta en marcha de su primer número de la serie de hojas informativas posterior a 2015, creado con la intención de demistificar los procesos intergubernamentales posteriores a Río+20 y 2015, y ayudar a fortalecer la coordinación y coherencia entre ellos. El SENG tiene como objetivo ayudar a garantizar los puntos de entrada para las organizaciones de la sociedad civil que deseen participar en estos procesos, los cuales están explicados en términos fáciles de comprender.Hoja Informativa #1: Los Procesos Intergubernamentales de la ONU para Definir “La Agenda de Desarrollo Posterior a 2015” [pdf]