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  • 26 June-8 July: 2015 High-level political forum on sustainable development, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council

    The 2015 high-level political forum on sustainable development, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Friday, 26 June, to Wednesday, 8 July 2015. The three-day ministerial meeting of the forum will be held from Monday, 6 July, to Wednesday, 8 July 2015.

    The theme of the forum for 2015 is “Strengthening integration, implementation and review – the high-level political forum on sustainable development after 2015”.

    For more information on the forum please see the following website: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2015

  • 29 June - 24 July: 114th Session of the Human Rights Committee, (Geneva)

    At its forthcoming 114th session, the Human Rights Committee will examine the efforts of the following seven countries to implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Fourth report of Uzbekistan, Sixth report of Canada, Third report of Macedonia, Fourth report of Venezuela, Sixth report of Spain, Seventh report of UK, Fifth report of France.

    The Committee will also adopt lists of issues on the following countries: Sixth report of Costa Rica, Fourth report of Rwanda, Third report of Slovenia, Second report of Namibia, Initial report of South Africa. The Committee will also adopt lists of issues prior to on the following countries: Belarus (report due Nov 2001), Bulgaria (report due July 2015), El Salvador (report due Oct 2014).

  • 6-10 July: 2015 ECOSOC High-Level Segment

    The HLS will be held from 6 July to 10 July 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The theme for the 2015 session of the Economic and Social Council is “Managing the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the sustainable development goals: what it will take”. It will provide a platform to specifically address the transition to an ambitious, integrated, coherent, universal post-2015 development agenda through analysis and elaboration in terms of goals, policy choices, institutional adjustments and the assignment of roles and responsibilities among all partners.

    The HLS will include the three-day ministerial meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF), convened under the auspices of the Council, and the annual ministerial review. The theme of the 2015 HLPF “Strengthening integration, implementation and review - the HLPF after 2015” will provide an opportunity to advance the reflection on the elaboration of the overall framework to review and monitor progress on the post-2015 development agenda with the HLPF at its core.

  • 13-16 July: Third International Conference on Financing for Development

    The Third International Conference on Financing for Development will gather high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities. The Conference will result in an intergovernmentally negotiated and agreed outcome, which should constitute an important contribution to and support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

    The scope of the Conference is set out in General Assembly resolutions 68/204 and 68/279, and will focus on assessing the progress made in the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus and the Doha Declaration and identifying obstacles and constraints encountered in the achievement of the goals and objectives agreed therein, as well as actions and initiatives to overcome these constraints; addressing new and emerging issues, including in the context of the recent multilateral efforts to promote international development cooperation; the current evolving development cooperation landscape; the interrelationship of all sources of development finance; the synergies between financing objectives across the three dimensions of sustainable development; and the need to support the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015; reinvigorating and strengthening the financing for development follow-up process.

  • 14-16 July: Sixth Session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

    The Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing was established by the General Assembly by resolution 65/182 on 21 December 2010. The working group will consider the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and identify possible gaps and how best to address them, including by considering, as appropriate, the feasibility of further instruments and measures.

    The sixth working session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) will be held in New York from 14 to 16 July 2015 in Conference Room 4 (CB). Please note that this event is only open to NGOs with ECOSOC Status and NGOs accredited to the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing. NGOs with ECOSOC Status can pre-register up to 10 Representatives. Accredited NGOs to the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing can pre-register up to 5 Representatives. The registration deadline is 3 July 2015.

  • 20-22 July: ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting

    The Coordination and Management Meetings have three main functions:
       -The review of the reports of the Council’s subsidiary and expert bodies; these include the reports of all Functional Commissions, the Regional Commissions, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, as well as expert and ad hoc bodies.
       -The system-wide coordination and review of specific development issues, with a view to promoting a more integrated response to specific areas (for example, gender mainstreaming or non-communicable diseases).
       -The consideration of special country situation or regional issues which are on the agenda of ECOSOC (including the work of its Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti).

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