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Progress made on SDG implementation during 71st Session

At the outset of the 71st session of the General Assembly, the President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson, pledged to dedicate the session to creating a push for momentum on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. He also pledged to report back to the Member States at the end of the session on progress made.

Therefore, on 8 September 2017, President Thomson, will convene an informal meeting of the General Assembly focussed on the status of SDG implementation in general and the outcomes and conclusions of his strategy in particular.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the meeting are:

  • To take stock of the progress made in broader SDG implementation efforts undertaken during the course of the 71st session, and to provide Member States the opportunity to exchange views and reflect on the results achieved.
  • To provide an overview of the overall progress and achievements by the UN Development System, World Bank Group, IMP and others in response to the SDGs. •
  • To address how collaborative platforms can more effectively implement and accelerate the delivery of the SDGs through global, regional and country initiatives
  • To outline the case for more and better financing to achieve SDG 4, through domestic resource mobilization, bilateral aid and multilateral efforts as well as strong political will and good policies.

FORMAT

The meeting will consist of an opening segment and an interactive panel discussion during which the moderator will engage Member States and other stakeholders so as to ensure that the widest range of views possible are shared. The meeting will take place in the Trusteeship Council Chamber from 10am – 1 pm.

Senior leadership from both the United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions is invited to participate.

 

DOCUMENTS

8 September 2017

Final report: progress made on SDG implementation

 

21 July 2017

Invitation

 

High-Level Event on Education

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On 28 June, a High-Level Event on Education was convened in partnership with key SDG 4 stakeholders to drive a new push for inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Sustainable Development Goal 4, education, is at the heart of the UN’s 2030 Agenda and essential for the success of all Sustainable Development Goals. National governments and the international community need to ensure quality education for all; smart, innovative measures to reach young learners, and education and training which are more relevant to addressing the social, environmental and economic challenges that face the world. Education on a basis of equality for girls and boys, women and men across all education systems and initiatives is also critical in achieving gender equality, reducing child mortality, delaying marriage and generating female leaders amongst other factors that contribute to societal progress.

Raising awareness of the new development agenda, fostering better understanding about the SDGs and their interconnectedness and promoting global citizenship, all play an instrumental role in making progress not only towards SDG 4, but also towards the entire Agenda 2030.

The event elaborated on how to advance the incorporation of the SDGs into the curricula of every school in the world.

The President’s High-Level SDG Action Event on Education highlighted the growing momentum around the implementation of SDG 4, including in the area of SDG Learning. It sought to galvanize the efforts of the world’s leading education stakeholders and to raise awareness about the obstacles and opportunities for achieving universal access to quality education and lifelong learning including through technical and vocational education and training.

 

The objectives of the meeting were:

  • To outline the case for more and better financing to achieve SDG 4, through domestic resource mobilization, bilateral aid and multilateral efforts as well as strong political will and good policies.
  • To encourage integration of innovative technologies in teaching and learning so as to scale up filling the global gap in access and quality education.
  • To further highlight the importance of addressing the challenges which young people are facing in accessing and completing basic and higher education, in conditions of social and geographic fragmentation, and in post-conflict and post-disaster regions.
  • To emphasize the importance of raising awareness and teaching about the SDGs including for the 126 million children who will be eighteen years old in 2030.

The full-day high-level event was divided into four sections: opening segment, plenary debate, interactive panel discussions and a closing segment. The President of the General Assembly will present a summary of the discussions as an outcome of the event.

The high-level event included participation of the President of the General Assembly, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, High-level representatives from Member States and observers, women, young stakeholders, civil society, UN agencies, education experts, innovators and other relevant stakeholders.

The Office of the President of the General Assembly, worked with UNESCO, UNICEF, FAO, the Global Partnership for Education, the Global Commission on Education, and the Global Education 2030 Steering Committee, among others, in preparing this event. Member States are invited to contribute to the content of the event and to contact the OPGA in this regard.

High-Level Event on Innovation

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On 17 May, building on the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals, the President of the General Assembly will convene a SDG Action Event on Innovation and Connectivity.

During the event, leading innovators from the major corporations of the world will interact with Member States on how emerging technologies can transform efforts aimed at the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development saw world leaders commit to 17 comprehensive, integrated and ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world in which the SDGs were adopted is radically different from that of the Millennium Development Goals. Giant leaps in technological advances are converging to make the unthinkable possible. These advances are also raising questions on societal impact.

OBJECTIVES

This Event on Innovation will provide leading innovators, thought-leaders, and technology companies an opportunity to engage with Member States and the UN system on how emerging technologies can be used to best effect and to ensure successful implementation of the SDGs. Specifically, it will seek to lay out the ground for achieving the following:

  1. Increase the understanding and awareness of the opportunities and challenges of new technology and exponential change.
  1. Strengthen the ability of the United Nations to act as a catalyst for innovation and solutions in support of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  1. Rally leading innovators and technology companies to develop, incubate and resource cutting-edge innovations to solve pressing challenges in support of the Goals.
  1. Explore how to support collaborative platform(s) to facilitate the sharing of the best ideas and innovations to inform policy and inspire collective action for scale and global impact.

PARTICIPATION

The SDG Action Event is open to all Member States, the UN system, and invited guests.

EXPECTED OUTCOME

This meeting will allow the Member States and the UN system to embrace innovation and new opportunities available to drive implementation of the SDGs, and strengthen the engagement of leading innovative companies and individuals in revelent intergovernmental processes.

High-Level SDG Financing Lab

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As part of his SDG Action Events to push for momentum on SDG implementation across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, on 18 April 2017, the President of the General Assembly is convening a high-level SDG Financing Lab.

This one-day event will highlight the critical importance of sustainable finance for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, including climate action. It will focus on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets with sustainable development, as well as showcase concrete ways in which Member States can approach the financing of different SDGs.

Whereas the FFD Forum in May 2017 will review implementation of the entire Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA),  the overall objective of the PGA’s Financing Lab is to generate momentum for SDG implementation by growing support for the alignment of the global financial system with sustainable development and the SDGs, and strengthening the role of the UN in fostering sustainable finance, in line with Chapter II of the AAAA.

By providing a platform to take stock of what is currently being done in SDG Financing, the SDG Financing Lab aims to increase awareness among Member States of the significant business opportunities provided by the SDGs, and of different strategies to partner with the private sector in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Lab will offer opportunities for interaction between Member States and private sector actors involved in SDG implementation, with a view to fostering new partnerships and implementation initiatives.

This one-day event will comprise an opening ceremony, to be followed by two panel discussions that will set the scene for thinking and action around SDG financing. The morning will be concluded with a high-level intergovernmental plenary debate. In the afternoon, three parallel workshops will showcase concrete approaches to financing specific groups of SDGs. A summary of the takeaways from each Workshop will be discussed in a final plenary session, which will be followed by a short closing segment.

The SDG Lab will be open to all Member States, as well as accredited civil society and private sector organizations. Public and private financial sector actors will also be invited. Member State participation at ministerial level is encouraged. Speakers will include government officials, UN system representatives, CEOs, investors, international organizations, as well as representatives from civil society and academia.

CIVIL SOCIETY PARTICIPATION

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is facilitating a process to identify four civil society or social entrepreneur speakers, as well as stakeholders wishing to attend the event as observers.

Civil society or social entrepreneur speakers to be identified for the following four roles through this process:

  1. High-level Panelist for Interactive Panel Discussion on “Setting the scene – What will it take to finance the SDGs?”
  2. Workshop 1 – Building an inclusive and peaceful future for all (SDGs 1-5, 16)
  3. Workshop 2 – Fostering economic growth and development, building resilient infrastructure, and tackling inequality (SDGs 7-11)
  4. Workshop 3 – Protecting our world in the present and the future (SDGs 6, 12-15)

UN-NGLS will facilitate a stakeholder Selection Committee for the evaluation and short-listing of the civil society and social entrepreneur candidates for the speaking roles, to be presented to OPGA for their consideration. The Committee will ensure regional and gender balance, and diversity of age and expertise in the overall set of candidates. The President of the General Assembly will make the final selection of the speakers for this event.

DEADLINES:

22 March 2017 – Apply for stakeholder Selection Committee
23 March 2017 – Apply for stakeholder speaking roles
12 April 2017 – Apply to attend the event as an observer

All applications received to speak at the event, or attend as an observer can be viewed here 

 

LETTERS TO MEMBER STATES

6 July 2017

Summary – SDG Financing Lab

8 March 2017

Concept note and programme – SDG Financing Lab

10 February 2017

High-Level SDG Action Events

 

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

22 August 2017

Final Summary Report

13 April 2017

Logistics note

10 April 2017

SDG Financing Lab Programme with speakers [10 April 2017]

28 March 2017

Revised concept note and programme

17 March 2017

UN Environment Inquiry into the design of a sustainable financial system (website) / (latest report)

Links in the Chain of Sustainable Finance (website) / (full report)

New Climate Economy (website) / (Report 2016 Executive Summary)

Business and Sustainable Development Commission (website) / (Better Business, Better World Executive Summary)

MEDIA ADVISORY

Media Advisory

 

PHOTOS

SDG Action Event: SDG Financing Lab

 

Retreat: Catalysing New Partnerships to Accelerate Financing of Sustainable Infrastructure

As part of the universal push to strengthen momentum on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the President of the 71st Session of he UN General Assembly, H.E. Mr.Peter Thomson is convened a three-day retreat, entitled “Catalysing New Partnerships to Accelerate Financing of Sustainable Infrastructure”. The event was held from 12 – 14 June 2017 at the Pocantico Conference Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund , New York.

More info here

Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda

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On 23 March, the President of the General Assembly will convene a High-Level Event entitled “Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda” in collaboration with the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This event will provide an opportunity to highlight synergies between Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda and to gather representatives of Governments, International Organizations, the Private Sector and other stakeholders who are advancing solutions to implementation of the SDG and Climate Change agreements.

This event will advance the following objectives:
(1) Invigorate political momentum on climate change, highlighting its deep linkage to the Sustainable Development Agenda. Emphasis will be placed on concrete solutions for climate and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that yield cross-cutting benefits, especially regarding land-use, energy and the ocean;
(2) Increase common understanding among key actors including Member States, the UN system and non-state stakeholders regarding the urgent need to ramp up ambition and implementation, especially given upcoming 2020 targets and milestones for both climate and SDGs.

PARTICIPATION

Member States, intergovernmental organizations and entities that have observer status with the General Assembly, and United Nations system entities wishing to speak are kindly requested to inscribe with the List of  Speakers, General Assembly Affairs Branch (Mr. Carlos Galindo (email galindo[at]un.org; with copy to email gaspeakerslist[at]un.org)).

STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION

UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) facilitated a process to identify civil society speakers (one for the stakeholder session and one for the panel discussion), and other civil society attendees wishing to be considered as observers for this event. UN-NGLS facilitated a civil society Selection Committee for the evaluation and short-listing of candidates for the speaking roles, to be presented to OPGA for their consideration. The Committee ensured regional and gender balance, and diversity of age and expertise in the overall set of candidates. The President of the General Assembly made the final selection of the speakers for this event. Application is closed.

All applications received to speak at the event, or attend as an observer can be viewed here

Building Sustainable Peace for All: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the concept of Sustaining Peace, as outlined in Security Council resolution 2282 (2016) and General Assembly resolution 701262, are complementary and mutually reinforcing. Sustainable development underpins sustainable peace and more peaceful and inclusive societies create an environment conducive to sustainable development. Sustainable peace is both an enabler and an outcome of sustainable development.

Both the 2030 Agenda and Sustaining Peace seek to advance core principles of the UN Charter and have wide-ranging implications for how Member States, the UN system and other actors advance sustainable development, human rights and collective peace and security in today’s complex and interconnected world. Moreover, by recognizing that sustainable peace could only be achieved when all segments of society are empowered and included, Member States have ensured that Sustaining Peace is in line with the people-centered foundation of the 2030 Agenda.

In recognition of the fundamental interlinkages between the 2030 Agenda and Sustaining Peace, the President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level dialogue entitled “Building Sustainable Peace for All: Synergies between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustaining Peace Agenda” on 24 January 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York, with the participation of the President of the Security Council, the President of the Economic and Social Council, and the Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission.

PROGRAMME

9 – 10AM

OPENING [Trusteeship Council Chamber]

H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly
H.E. Mr António Guterres, UN Secretary-General
H.E. Ms Margot Elisabeth Wallström, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sweden and President of the Security Council
H.E. Mr Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, President of the Economic and Social Council
Ms Julienne Lusenge, SOFEPADI/Fonds pour les femmes congolaises, NGO, Democratic Republic of Congo

10 – 11AM

HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT AND PLENARY DEBATE [Trusteeship Council Chamber]

H.E. Mr Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Slovakia
Video message from H.E. Mr Samura M. W. Kamara, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sierra Leone
H.E. Mr Agio Pereira, Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Timor Leste
H.E. Mr Rafael Pardo, High Counselor for Post-Conflict, Human Rights and Security, Colombia
Mr. Jesus Dureza, Presidential Adviser for the Peace Process of the Republic of the Philippines
Message from H.M. King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of Jordan delivered by H.E. Dr. Sima Sami Bahous; Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
H.E. Mr Valentin Rybakov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Belarus
H.E. Mr Yerzhan Ashikbayev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kakhstan
H.E. Mr Jean-Marie Le Guen, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, France
H.E. Ms Pascale Baeriswyl, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
H.E. Ms Tone Sokgen, State Secretary, Norway
H.E. Ms Sujata Mehta, Secretary (West) Ministry of External Affairs, India
H.E. Mr Paul Teesalu,Acting Undersecretary for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Estonia

11AM – 1PM

INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION ON TAKING A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINING PEACE [Trusteeship Council Chamber]

MODERATOR
Ms Elizabeth Cousens, UN Foundation

PANELLISTS
H.E. Mr Macharia Kamau, Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission
Mr Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq
Mr Peter Wallensteen, Professor of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University and University of Notre Dame; Senior Research Fellow, the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala
Ms Joy Onyesoh, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), NGO, Nigeria
H.E. Mr Juan José Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico and Chair of the Group of Friends of Sustaining Peace

1 – 2PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

2 – 5:15PM

PLENARY DEBATE [Trusteeship Council Chamber]

 

3 – 5:15PM

WORKSHOP I [Conference Room 1]: Empowering women and youth for peace and sustainable development

CHAIR
Mr. Yannick Glemarec, Assistant Secretary-General  and Deputy Executive Director, Policy and Programme Bureau, UN Women

MODERATOR
Mr Graeme Simpson, Director of InterPeace USA 

  1. INTRODUCTION OF PANELISTS AND OF THE WORKSHOP FORMAT BY MODERATOR
  2. OVERVIEW OF THEMES BY 4 PANELISTS BASED ON CONCEPT NOTE QUESTIONS (3 minutes each)

PANELLISTS
Ms Visaka Dharmadasa, Sri Lanka, Chair, Association of War Affected Women
Ms Hajer Sharief, Libya, Youth Advocate and member of the UN Advisory Group for the Progress Study on UNSCR 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security
Mr Henk-Jan Brinkman, Peace Building Support Office, UN Secretariat
Dr. Punam Yadav, Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics

3.30 – 4.10PM: INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION WITH THE AUDIENCE
DISCUSSION LEADERS FROM THE FLOOR
Ms Gwendolyn Myers, Liberia, founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Messengers of Peace (MOP)
Ms Saba Ismail, Pakistan, Executive Director and Co-founder of “Aware Girls”
Mr Cedric de Coning, South Africa, Senior Research Fellow, NUPI and ACCORD
H.E. Ms Pascale Baeriswyl, State Secretary of Switzerland

4.10 – 4.25PM: PANELISTS ADDRESS NEW QUESTIONS ON THE THEME, TO BE POSED BY THE MODERATOR (3 minutes each)
4.25 – 5:05PM: 2ND ROUND INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION WITH THE AUDIENCE

Chair’s remarks to close the workshop

3 – 5:15PM

WORKSHOP II [Conference Room 11]: Managing Natural Resources for Peace and Sustainable Development

INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION OF THE STATE OF PLAY ON THE SUBJECT, INTRODUCTION OF PANELISTS

MODERATOR
Mr Manish Bapna, World Resources Institute

PANELLIST
Ms Adriana Dinu, Executive Coordinator, UNDP Global Environmental Finance

DISCUSSION LEADERS FROM THE FLOOR
H.E. Mr Abdallah Wafy, Permanent Representative of Niger (Regreeening Africa initiative)
H.E. Mr Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya (tbc)
Discussion including contributions from Civil Society

PANELLIST
Mr Pasquale Steduto, Regional Strategic Programmes Coordinator for the Near East and North Africa, FAO

DISCUSSION LEADERS FROM THE FLOOR
H.E. Mr Yerzhan Ashikbayev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kazakhstan (tbc)
Mr Ádám Zoltán Kovács, Deputy Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
H.E. Ms. Ina H. Krisnamurthi, Deputy Permanent Representative of Indonesia
Discussion including contributions from Civil Society

PANELLIST
Mr Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary General and head of New York office, UNEP

DISCUSSION LEADERS FROM THE FLOOR
H.E. Ms Maria Helena Lopes de Jesus Pires, Permanent Representative of Timor Leste
H.E. Mr Charles Thembani Ntwaagae, Permanent Representative of Botswana
Ms Karla Basselier, Head of Public Affairs, Antwerp World Diamond Centre
Discussion including contributions from Civil Society

Chair’s remarks to close the workshop
3 – 5:15PM

WORKSHOP III [Conference Room 12]: Strengthening transparent, inclusive, and accountable institutions

INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION OF THE STATE OF PLAY ON THE SUBJECT, INTRODUCTION OF PANELISTS

MODERATOR
Mr Youssef Mahmoud, International Peace Institute

PANELLISTS FROM MEMBER STATES TO DISCUSS BEST PRACTICES AND EXPERIENCES
H.E. Ms Tone Skogen, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Norway
H.E. Mr Jorge Skinner-Klée, Permanent Representative of  Guatemala to the United Nations
H.E. Mr Mohamed Khaled Khiar, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations
Mr François Gave, Mission of France Open Government Partnership, OGP
DISCUSSANTS FROM THE UN
Mr Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Assistant Secretary General, Assistant Administrator and Director Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP
Ms Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children
CIVIL SOCIETY
Mr John Romano, Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network
Ms Judit Arenas, Director of External Relations and Deputy Permanent Observer to the United Nations of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
Mr David Steven, Senior Fellow of Center on International Cooperation, NYU (CIC)
Mr Filiep Decorte, Land and Conflict Coalition
Other participants can ask questions
Chair’s remarks to close the workshop
5:30 – 5:55PM

BRIEFING BY CHAIRS OF WORKSHOPS ON MAIN POINTS DISCUSSED [Trusteeship Council Chamber]

Interactive discussion on key issues arising from the workshops

CHAIR
Ms Sarah Cliffe, Director, Center for International Cooperation, NYU

Mr Graeme Simpson, Director of InterPeace USA
Mr Manish Bapna, World Resources Institute
Mr Youssef Mahmoud, International Peace Institute

5:55 – 6PM

 CLOSING REMARKS [Trusteeship Council Chamber]

H.E. Mr Macharia Kamau, Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission
H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly

after 6PM

EVENING RECEPTION

Hosted by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea, incoming Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (invitations to issue)

Final programme [23 January 2017]

The overarching objective of the event is to discuss the mutually reinforcing linkages between Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda, including at country level and ways in which to leverage them optimally in an integrated framework that can assist Member States, United Nations bodies and entities, civil society and other stakeholders to coordinate and enhance their efforts in implementing the SDGs and achieving sustainable peace.

The concrete objectives of the meeting are to:

  • enhance greater understanding on how Sustaining Peace relates to the 2030 Agenda in its entirety by highlighting country examples and good practice;
  • discuss the linkages between Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda across SDG targets, including those related to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies, the fostering of responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels, the building of effective, transparent and accountable institutions and the tackling of the root causes of conflict;
  • consider the role that women and youth in particular can play in the effort to implement the 2030 Agenda and to sustain peace;

FORMAT

This one-day meeting will consist of an opening segment, a segment with contributions from high-level speakers, an interactive discussion with experts in this area, a plenary debate, three afternoon workshops and a closing segment.

In order to focus in on areas of specific relevance to both sustaining peace and sustainable development, three workshops will be held in parallel from 3.00-5.15pm.

The Workshops will focus on the following themes:

  • Workshop I: E mpowering Women and Youth for Peace and Sustainable Development
  • Workshop II: Managing Natural Resources for Peace and Sustainable Development
  • Workshop III: Strengthening transparent, inclusive and accountable institutions for Peace and Sustainable Development

Each workshop will be held as an interactive panel discussion, with three – five panelists of known leaders on these themes. They will be chaired by a prominent figure on issues relating to the theme, and a Q&A session will follow interventions from the panelists.

The three workshops are organized in partnership with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, UN Women, the World Resources Institute and the International Peace Institute.

PARTICIPATION

Member States will be invited to participate at the level they deem appropriate, taking into account the participants in the opening and the high-level segment. Ambassadors, observers, UN entities, civil society and other stakeholders are also invited with participation from those operating at country level encouraged.

The workshops will be open to Member States and accredited civil society representatives. There will be a moderated expert panel as well as an open discussion. UN entities working to advance to sustainable development and peace will also be joining the debate. Participants will have an opportunity to engage from the floor to share their experience or pose questions to the panelists.

STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION

UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is facilitating a process to identify two civil society speakers (one for the opening session and one for the panel discussion), and other civil society attendees wishing to be considered as observers for this event.

Application is closed

UN-NGLS facilitated a civil society Selection Committee for the evaluation and short-listing of candidates for the speaking roles, to be presented to OPGA for their consideration. The Committee ensured regional and gender balance, and diversity of age and expertise in the overall set of candidates. The President of the General Assembly made the final selection of the speakers for this event.

Application for the Civil Society Selection Committee is closed

DEADLINES

21 December 2016 – Apply for civil society Selection Committee
27 December 2016 – Apply for civil society speaking roles
17 January 2017 – Apply to attend the event as an observer

All applications received to speak at the event, or attend as an observer can be viewed here

A summary of discussions in each Workshop will be presented by the workshop chairs in the plenary at 5.30PM. These summaries will feed into the overall summary of the High Level Dialogue as a whole and towards preparations for the High-Level meeting on “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace”, which will be convened during the 72nd session of the GA.

LETTERS TO MEMBER STATES

29 March 2017

Outcome summary

22 January 2017

Final programme

10 January 2017

Updated programme and concept notes for workshops

6 December 2016

Invite to Member states
Concept note and agenda