UN Post-2015 Reports

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 1. November 2013 - 14:40

United Nations reports for the post-2015 agenda


Following the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, and with the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, the international community has launched a vast debate on the priorities and directions for a Post-2015 Agenda. This debate bridges the aim by the development community to reduce poverty, and the concerns of the environmental community to stay within planetary boundaries and achieve sustainability. There is a need to extend the Millennium Development Goals and to create Sustainable Development Goals as agreed at Rio+20 while merging the two processes.

In support of this debate, and using the Internet to reach more widely in consulting the public and civil society organizations, many different processes have been set in motion within the UN system and as submissions for consideration by the UN. It is hard to keep up with all the different processes, but the list of reports below as of October 2013 may help those who want to follow the main lines of the debate.

Seminar on Human Rights and the Environment

Submitted by admin on 31. October 2013 - 17:20

Asia-Europe Seminar on Human Rights and the Environment


At a time when many question the effectiveness of international processes, it is refreshing to discover a major intergovernmental dialogue without a formal structure. The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is a forum to promote dialogue and cooperation among 49 states, the ASEAN Secretariat and the European Commission on all issues of common interest to Asia and Europe. Summit meetings of Heads of State and Government are held every two years, with other meetings at ministerial level, and informal seminars and projects cover fields such as economy, environment, public health, arts and culture, education, human rights and governance, and intercommunal dialogue. The only formal structure is the Asia-Europe Foundation (http://www.asef.org/) which helps to implement specific projects.

ASEM Seminar group
ASEM Seminar on Human Rights and the Environment

Ninth ECPD International Conference in Belgrade

Submitted by admin on 31. October 2013 - 1:07

Ninth ECPD International Conference

Belgrade, Serbia, 11-12 October 2013


The European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD), affiliated with the University for Peace established by the United Nations, celebrated the 30th anniversary of its creation by the UN General Assembly in 1983 at its Ninth ECPD International Conference in the City Hall in Belgrade, Serbia, on 11-12 October 2013. The IEF has been a partner of ECPD for a number of years and IEF President Arthur Dahl sits on its Academic Council. The 190 participants included many diplomats and professors from across the Western Balkans and around the world.

ECPD conference . Belgrade City Hall
ECPD Conference - Belgrade City Hall

Breaking Down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda

Submitted by admin on 12. September 2013 - 20:36

Breaking Down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda

Report quotes IEF


"Breaking Down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda", the final report of the Global Consultation on Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda led by UNDP and UNEP, was released on 9 September 2013.

IEF contributions to post-2015 dialogue

IEF contributions to post-2015 dialogue


International Environment Forum contributions to UN online consultations on the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, January-July 2013

IEF comments on post-2015 reports to UN Secretary-General

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 13. July 2013 - 2:02

The UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service facilitated a consultation up to 12 July to gather critical analysis from civil society on four post-2015 reports submitted to the Secretary-General:
1) High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Post-2015 HLP)
2) UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
3) UN Global Compact (UNGC)
4) UN Development Group (UNDG): The Global Conversation Begins

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