TO UN DESA NGO MAJOR GROUP & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS – WED, 16 MARCH DEADLINE:
UN DESA/DSD will organize an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on 19 April 2016 in New York to provide an opportunity for MGoS, along with invited experts, to discuss how to ensure their effective participation and contribution to the review and implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in the HLPF, building on the extensive provisions contained in resolution 67/290 In particular, the EGM will focus on discussing strategies and approaches for operationalizing the reporting by the MGoS to the HLPF on their contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as called for in paragraph 89 of the 2030 Agenda. A detailed draft concept note will be made available shortly at sustainabledevelopment.un.org.
UN DESA will have funding to support travel and daily subsistence allowance of up to 30 participants to this important one-day meeting. Qualified representatives are kindly requested to indicate their interest to receive funding by completing the following nomination form no later than midnight (NY time) on Wednesday, 16 March 2016.The final selection of funded participants will be made by UN DESA DSD in collaboration with the steering group of the HLPF coordination mechanism of major groups and other stakeholders (TOR here).