SAVE THE DATE – 3rd July 2014
High Level Political Forum Side Event
18:15 – 19:30, 3rd July, Conference Room C, UN HQ, New York
This event will explore the potential relationship between the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) and capacity building and innovative practice sharing efforts for national-level sustainable development planning, implementation and monitoring, in the context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
A panel of distinguished speakers – providing perspectives from Governments, the UN System and Stakeholders – will initiate an interactive dialogue on capacity building and innovative practice sharing efforts for sustainable development planning, implementation and monitoring and the steps to help coordinate these efforts among and within countries.
Speakers and Panellists
Chair: Farooq Ullah,GN-NCSDS and Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future
SDplanNet – Darren Swanson, Novel Futures
Government of Finland – Annika Lindblom, Ministry of the Environment
Organization of American States – Department of SD – Cletus Springer
UNDESA – Division for SD – Ndey-Isatou Njie
UNDP – Poverty Environment Initiative – George Bouma
Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Emmanuel Guerin
UN Global Compact – (TBC)
Closing Remarks: Nikhil Seth, UNDESA
This side event will also provide a brief summary of outcomes of SDplanNet’s recent regional workshops series on national level sustainable development planning and implementation, along with recommendations from the global Sustainable Development Transition Forum hosted by the UN Office for Sustainable Development in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
SDplanNet is operated by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, and the African Technology Policy Studies Network. GN-NCSDS is operated by Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future.
This event is open to all HLPF participants. If you would like to attend but do not have a valid New York UN Grounds Pass or have not registered to participate at the HLPF through an ECOSOC accredited organisation, please RSVP to Jack Cornforth by 3pm BST on Tuesday 1st July: firstname.lastname@example.org