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HLCP: Capacity building 23.02.2017

Handbooks and training on conducting Technology Needs Assessment for climate change, preparing technology transfer projects for financing, and conducting technology transfer negotiations

CEB: Technology needs and needs assessments 23.02.2017

Support to countries in preparation of their Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) reports; development of energy indicators for a sustainable development methodology that facilitates identifying options and potential for technology transfer in the energy sector;

CEB: Assistance with national planning and capacity building 23.02.2017

Development of a strategic framework for action on forests and climate change through the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) to assist countries in using forests...

CEB: Data collection, information sharing and capacity building 23.02.2017

Development of the Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), a comprehensive data collection on the state of the world"s forests scheduled for release in 2010.

HLCP: Support to leverage finance for energy efficiency and renewable energy 23.02.2017

Mobilizing funds for greater energy access and security, energy efficiency and clean energy development projects in over 100 countries.

CEB: Capacity Building in Technology Transfer 23.02.2017

Supporting education, training, information exchange, best practices and national strategy initiatives related to the development and applications of renewable energy adapted to local needs and facilitating access to state-of-the-art technologies.

CEB: Support for national planning for adaptation 23.02.2017

Assistance to Least Developed Countries with National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs); assistance to African countries in launching integrated and comprehensive approaches to adaptation; studies on the socioeconomic and demographic impact of climate change on countries and cities;

CEB: Box 2.25: Financing the development goals 23.02.2017

The Financing for Development Office of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs works in full and extensive collaboration with the major stakeholders to prepare analytical reports on the follow-up process to the International Conference on Financing for Development...

HLCP: The post-2015 UN Development Agenda 23.02.2017

Enormous progress has been made towards reaching the MDGs. After 2015, efforts to achieve a world of prosperity, equity, freedom, dignity and peace for all the world’s people will continue unabated.

HLCP: Monitoring and analysis 23.02.2017

The Monitoring and Analysis aspect of the Joint Crisis Initiative is based on three pillars: Global Impact and Vulnerability Alert System (GIVAS); Integrated Monitoring and Analytical System for Crisis Response; Monitoring Economic and Financial Policies – IMF Surveillance.

HLCP: Social protection floor 23.02.2017

The aim of this initiative is to advocate for and advise on the provision of a social protection floor and public resource spending in ways that will both kick-start growth and support more inclusive and sustainable social and economic development.

HLCP: Green Economy Initiative (GEI) 23.02.2017

The Green Economy Initiative (GEI) responds to the development challenges and imbalances in growth strategies that underlie the global financial and economic crisis by motivating policymakers in all countries...

Documents tagged with DESA

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CEB: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division 23.02.2017
HLCP: Rio+20: Outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 23.02.2017
Document reference: A/RES/66/288
HLCP: Summary of Discussion: CEB Side Event at Rio+20 23.02.2017

"United Nations System: Together for the Future We Want" event held on Friday, 22 June 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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World Economic Situation and Prospects 23.02.2017

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013: Presents a post-crisis world economy still struggling with continued weakening growth of 2.2 per cent in 2012; projects disappointing global growth of 2.4 per cent in 2013 and 3.2 per cent in 2014 in the face of major uncertainties and downside risks; foresees a much slower pace of poverty reduction in many developing countries and narrowing fiscal space for investments in the many critical areas needed for achieving the Millennium Development Goals; calls for more forceful and concerted policy action at the global level, identifying fiscal and employment policies, financial market stability, development assistance and green growth as key challenges.

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UN Inter-Agency Committee for the DESD (IAC) 23.02.2017
Direct access: UN Inter-Agency Committee for the DESD (IAC)
World Economic and Social Survey 23.02.2017

The World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) provides objective analysis of pressing long-term social and economic development issues, and discusses the positive and negative impact of corresponding policies.

Direct access: World Economic and Social Survey
UN-DESA World Economic Vulnerability Monitor 23.02.2017

As one of the "joint crisis initiatives" taken by the Chiefs Executives Board (CEB) of the United Nations System, UN-DESA developed an Integrated Monitoring and Analysis System (IMAS) aimed at establishing a reliable monitoring and analysis system to alert policy makers about vulnerabilities that could hurt countries under changing global economic conditions. IMAS tries to address three challenges:

Direct access: UN-DESA World Economic Vulnerability Monitor
Millennium Development Goals Reports 23.02.2017

This annual report presents the most comprehensive global assessment of progress to date, based on data provided by a large number of international organizations within and outside the United Nations system.

Direct access: Millennium Development Goals Reports
HLCP: Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) 23.02.2017

The Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) is chaired by the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. Its membership comprises DESA, the regional commissions, UNCTAD, UNEP, UN-Habitat, UNODC, OHCHR, UNDP, OHRLLS and OSAA and also includes UNU and the research/training institutes INSTRAW, UNRISD, and UNITAR.

Direct access: Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA)
HLCP: MDG Gap Task Force 23.02.2017

The MDG Gap Task Force was created by the Secretary-General of the United Nations following the discussion of the Policy Committee on 1 May 2007 (Decision No. 2007/22) to improve monitoring of the global commitments contained in MDG 8, the Global Partnership for Development.

Direct access: MDG Gap Task Force
HLCP: United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) 23.02.2017

the main objective to promote “… the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end…”based on the Rio Declaration, the Forest Principles, Chapter 11 of Agenda 21 and the outcome of the IPF/IFF Processes and other key milestones of international forest policy. The Forum has universal membership, and is composed of all Member States of the United Nations and specialized agencies.

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Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) 15.06.2016
Direct access: Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
UNDG: Results-based Management Handbook 18.04.2013

This handbook development exercise was spearheaded by the Results-based Management (RBM) Task Team of the United Nations Development Group working group on programming issues.

Direct access: Results-based Management Handbook

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United Nations Strategic Planning Network (UNSPN) 06.06.2017

The UNSPN was set up in 2007 as an informal network of strategic planning and results-based management practitioners across the UN System. The group has held 8th annual meetings since. It is composed by more than 130 members from about 40 organizations

CEB: United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) 23.02.2017

The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)  is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations.

UN Inter-Agency Committee for the DESD (IAC) 23.02.2017

The UN Inter-Agency Committee for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (IAC) seeks to ensure harmonious international coordination of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) within the UN system, to embed the ESD agenda into the work of UN agencies in a coherent and timely manner, and to emphasize the role of ESD and its implications for all forms, levels and settings of education. It is a forum for open-ended collaboration towards the effective implementation of the Decade.

HLCP: UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda 23.02.2017

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established a UN System Task Team to coordinate preparations for beyond 2015 and to support the work of the High-level Panel of eminent persons on the post-2015 development agenda that the Secretary-General appointed to advise him on the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). President Yudoyono of Indonesia, President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom are co-chairs of the 27-member Panel, made up of civil society, private sector and government leaders.

HLCP: United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) 23.02.2017

The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) was established in 1975 by several UN agencies to serve as a UN System-civil society interface. Since its creation, the UN General Assembly has recognized the value of NGLS’ work on several occasions, in 1982 and again, in 1993.

HLCP: United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) 23.02.2017

UNEG was established in January 1984 as the Inter-Agency Working Group on Evaluation (IAWG). It is a professional network that brings together the units responsible for evaluation in the UN system including the specialized agencies, funds, programmes and affiliated organisations. UNEG currently has 45 such members.

HLCP: Global Migration Group (GMG) 23.02.2017

The GMG was established by the United Nations Secretary-General in early 2006 in response to a recommendation of the Global Commission on International Migration for the establishment of a high-level inter-institutional group of agencies involved in migration-related activities.

HLCP: Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) 23.02.2017

The establishment of Executive Committees was an important component of the reform process launched by the Secretary-General in early 1997. They comprise the four principal sectoral areas of the Organization's work--Peace and Security, Economic and Social Affairs, Development Operations and Humanitarian Affairs, each with its own designated Convenor.

HLCP: MDG Gap Task Force 23.02.2017

The MDG Gap Task Force was created by the Secretary-General of the United Nations following the discussion of the Policy Committee on 1 May 2007 (Decision No. 2007/22) to improve monitoring of the global commitments contained in MDG 8, the Global Partnership for Development.

HLCP: Inter-agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators includes various Departments within the United Nations Secretariat, a number of UN agencies from within the United Nations system and outside, various government agencies and national statisticians, and other organizations concerned with the development of MDG data at the national and international levels including donors and expert advisers.

HLCP: United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) 23.02.2017

In October 2000, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), in its Resolution 2000/35 established the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), a subsidiary body with the main objective to promote “… the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end…”based on the Rio Declaration, the Forest Principles, Chapter 11 of Agenda 21 and the outcome of the IPF/IFF Processes and other key milestones of international forest policy.

HLCP: UN-Oceans 23.02.2017

UN-Oceans   is   an   inter-agency   mechanism   that   seeks   to   enhance   the coordination, coherence and effectiveness of competent organizations of the United Nations system and the International Seabed Authority, within existing resources, in conformity  with  the  United  Nations  Convention  on  the  Law  of  the  Sea,  the respective competences of each of its participating organizations and the mandates and priorities approved by their respective governing bodies.

HLCP: UN-Energy 23.02.2017

UN-Energy was established to help ensure coherence in the UN system’s multi-disciplinary response to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) and to ensure the effective engagement of non-UN stakeholders in implementing WSSD energy-related decisions. The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), decisions taken at CSD-9, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21, and Agenda 21 serve as the basis for action on energy.

HLCP: Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD) 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development is a network consisting of UN entities, represented at the headquarters level, whose work is relevant to youth.