MEDIA ADVISORY Meeting on the Status of SDG Implementation United Nations, 7 September 2017 — On 8 September 2017, the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will convene an informal meeting of the General Assembly focused on the status of SDG implementation. At the outset of the 71st session of the General […]
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, 6 September 2017 – The Culture of Peace will be the subject of a High-Level Forum at the United Nations on Thursday convened by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson. The annual meeting aims to highlight emerging trends that impact on the realization of a […]
As delivered Statement by his H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly for the 71st Session, at Bringing Awareness and Action on the SDGs to the Classroom: A Presentation of Students’ Experience with the World’s Largest Lesson 14 July 2017 Your Excellency, Mr. Estanislao Zawels of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of […]
30 March 2017 Addis Ababa, 29 March 2017 – The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, visited today the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he addressed the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the African Union (AU). Prior his address, the President met with H.E. Mr. Smail Chergui, Acting Chairperson […]
Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the 2017 ECOSOC Special Meeting on “Innovations for Infrastructure Development and Sustainable Industrialization” 26 March 2017, Dakar Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, H.E. […]
Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the First Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly 20 February 2017 Ambassador Drobnjak of Croatia Ambassador Nusseibeh of United Arab Emirates Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to […]
Statement by H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, at the Informal meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the mandate on children and armed conflict 8 February 2017 Ms. Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary-General, Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General […]
As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Briefing on The Ocean Conference 13 December 2016 Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you for attending today’s briefing on preparations for The Ocean Conference. The Conference will be held at UN Headquarters from 5 to 9 […]
The President of the General Assembly will brief Member States on UNEP Inquiry with groups of friends on green finance.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) resolution 72/6 ‘Committing to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific’ requests the Executive Secretary to “strengthen support to member States in their efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda in an integrated approach, inter alia, with analytical products, technical services and capacity-building initiatives through knowledge-sharing products and platforms, and to enhance data and statistical capacities”.
In addition, Member States, in the third session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) highlighted how the 2030 Agenda provides an opportunity to shift away from “business as usual” and to more effectively address multi-sectoral challenges. More holistic approaches that integrate the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development were seen as indispensable to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.
In response to this, ESCAP is holding a week dedicated to enhance understanding of the key challenges for effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals – ESCAP SDG Week. Over the course of five days, ESCAP SDG Week will facilitate dialogue amongst experts on challenges involved in effective implementation of the sustainable development agenda and tools and support available, including through ESCAP, to strengthen peer learning and capacity development to advance progress on the 2030 Agenda.
ESCAP SDG Week will make full use of already-planned Expert Group Meetings (EGMs) and events as described under the ESCAP’s programme of work for 2016-2017 by putting them under a comprehensive concept and integrated approach exploring how ESCAP might adapt policy formulation and capacity development to address the new needs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This platform will be a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the international community, civil society and the private sector and provide them with: (1) an enabling environment for knowledge sharing and engaging in technical level discussions on different aspects of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and; (2) the opportunity to provide feedback on the support required from ESCAP and other development partners as they prepare to implement the 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development at the national level.
The 5-day event will address key aspects of the 2030 Agenda that were highlighted and discussed in the third session of the APFSD. Given their relevance and the need to foster technical expertise to respond effectively to the challenges of implementation, ESCAP SDG Week will focus on:
– The 2030 Agenda follow up and review process
– Means of implementation
– Support to countries with special needs
– Support implementation at the local level and urban governance
– Integrated approaches for SDG planning – the case of SDG 6
– Trade, investment and technology
– Youth and the 2030 Agenda
– International Investment Agreements (IIAs)
– Macroeconomic Policies and sustainable development in the region
– Agricultural trade for sustainable development