Category: Publications

Post-2015 development agenda: Realising the convergence of the post-MDG and SDG decision-making processes

Member States at the United Nations (UN) and stakeholders globally are currently mobilised around two important processes: post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Post-2015 Development Agenda has become an umbrella term for both processes.

UNEP Governing Council: Post Scriptum to Building a New Governance Model for Environmental Sustainability

Hundreds of environment ministers, decision makers, scientists, civil society representatives and business leaders met from 18-22 February 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya for the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) first universal session of the Governing Council. The purpose of the Governing Council was to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment and to start implementing the agreements reached at the Rio+20 Conference.

Briefing Note: Building the Architecture of the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

Strengthening the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development (IFSD) was one of the two themes of Rio+20. The process and negotiations showed agreement on the need to strengthen IFSD. While several institutional options were discussed during Rio+20, the outcome document strongly underlines…