Stakeholder Forum, as administrators of the Global Network of National Councils for Sustainable Development and Similar Bodies (GN-NCSDs), recently co-organised a series of SDplanNet regional workshops in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. The workshops brought together national-level sustainable development practitioners to helping to identify capacity building gaps for planning, implementation and monitoring processes, and consolidating regional communities of practice.
On the 30 April-1 May, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) held a meeting on agenda setting for the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at UN Headquarters in New York. The purpose of the expert group meeting (EGM) was to provide room for discussion on how the HLPF could best achieve effective agenda-setting for sustainable development in the context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The session involved panel discussions, discussions with experts and keynote presentations.
The first Annual General Meeting of the Global Network of National Councils for Sustainable Development and Similar Bodies took place on the Wednesday 9th April, in Incheon, Republic of Korea, during the UN Office for Sustainable Development’s 2014 Sustainable Development Transition Forum.
Stakeholder Forum together with SDplanNet, which is sponsored in its current phase by GIZ on behalf of BMZ, is convening a series of three sustainable development regional workshops in Asia & Pacific, Latin America & the Caribbean and Africa designed to articulate an innovative set of practices for transformative strategy-making, planning and implementation at the national and sub-national levels.
After having subjected the Peer Review report 'Sustainability – Made in Germany' to close scrutiny, the German Council for Sustainable Development has issued an opinion in which it concludes that the report represents a strong plea for a new start in sustainability policy.
At the outset of the new legislative period, the German Council for Sustainable Development has released its second peer review on Germany’s sustainable development policies summarising what has been achieved so far and advancing recommendations for the future integration of sustainability into all sectors of German government, business and society.
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