Sustainable Development

UN

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, world leaders agreed on a vision and an ambitious plan of action for change: freeing the world of poverty and hunger, protecting the planet from degradation; ensuring that that all people can live prosperous and fulfilling live in dignity and equality, and fostering peaceful, just and inclusive societies free of fear and violence. Universal in scope and application and integrated and indivisible in nature, the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has the potential to be truly transformative. Its implementation calls for coordinated actions across the peace and security, human rights, humanitarian affairs and sustainable development spectrum and requires a deeper collective engagement by all stakeholders – governments, parliaments, the scientific and academic community, civil society, the private sector, the international community and the United Nations system.

 

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, world leaders agreed on a vision and an ambitious plan of action for change: freeing the world of poverty and hunger, protecting the planet from degradation; ensuring that that all people can live prosperous and fulfilling live in dignity and equality, and fostering peaceful, just and inclusive societies free of fear and violence.  Universal in scope and application and integrated and indivisible in nature, the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has the potential to be truly transformative.  Its implementation calls for coordinated actions across the peace and security, human rights, humanitarian affairs and sustainable development spectrum and requires a deeper collective engagement by all stakeholders – governments, parliaments, the scientific and academic community, civil society, the private sector, the international community and the United Nations system.

The UN system is committed to promoting an integrated and coordinated approach to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.  To this end, CEB endorsed in April 2016 a set of Common Principles to guide UN system actions. The Common Principles emphasize country-led, people-centered and results-focused approaches that protect human rights, dignity and leave no one behind.  Preventing and resolving crises, addressing root causes, managing risk, building resilience and sustaining peace are shared objectives of the entire UN system. Achieving high standards of transparency and accountability, and ensuring results-oriented service delivery are likewise central goals for UN organizations.

Documents

Rio+20

Sustainable development is a key priority guiding the work of the United Nations. The organizations of the UN system are firmly committed to advance economic growth, social development and environmental sustainability in an integrated manner through greater coherence and coordination of action. Together, they have made significant contributions to the Rio+20 conference.

CEB common principles to guide the UN system’s support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The UN system is committed to an integrated and coordinated approach to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – through multi-sectoral and cross-institutional approaches; in diverse country settings; across development/humanitarian/human rights/peace and security pillars; through greater linkages between normative and operational aspects of the UN system’s work; through vertical integration between national, subnational, regional and global levels; through collaborative and integrated business solutions and a global workforce; and in the way UN Country Teams operate together.

Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs

This report synthesizes the main lessons learned from the MDG Reviews conducted by the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) between April 2013 and November 2015. The exercise, which brought together United Nations and World Bank Group staff, summarized the country situation, identified bottlenecks to attainment, and suggested potential solutions in 16 countries and 1 subregion. Many of the observations and proposed solutions could prove useful in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The following decisions are extracted from official reports.

Action on Financing for Sustainable Development, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Decision posted: 08/05/2014
Action on the Review by CEB of MDG Implementation, High-Level Committee on Programmes - Decision posted: 17/10/2013
Action on CEB Review of MDG Implementation, High-Level Committee on Programmes - Decision posted: 05/03/2013
Action on Programme Matters, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Decision posted: 08/11/2012
Action on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), High-Level Committee on Programmes - Decision posted: 08/11/2012

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The following decisions are extracted from official reports.

Action on Outcome of the High-level meeting on MDGs, High-Level Committee on Programmes - Decision posted: 01/10/2010
Action on Ten-year review of the MDGs, High-Level Committee on Programmes - Decision posted: 01/03/2010

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The CEB and its subsidiary mechanisms meet and report on a bi-annual basis.

Report of 34th Session (September 2017, Geneva) (CEB/2017/5), High-Level Committee on Management - Session report posted: 22/11/2017
Report of 32nd Session (October 2016, Paris) (CEB/2016/5), High-Level Committee on Management - Session report posted: 30/11/2016
Report of 31st session (March 2016, Geneva) (CEB/2016/4), High-Level Committee on Programmes - Session report posted: 08/06/2016
Report of 32nd session (September 2016, New York) (CEB/2016/6), High-Level Committee on Programmes - Session report posted: 01/12/2016
First Session Report (April 1999, Geneva) (ACC/1999/4), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 28/11/2011

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The CEB and its subsidiary mechanisms meet and report on a bi-annual basis.

First Session Report (April 1999, Geneva) (ACC/1999/4), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 28/11/2011
First Session Report (April 2001, Nairobi) (ACC/2001/4), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 28/11/2011
First Regular Session Report (April 2005, Mont Pèlerin) (CEB/2005/1), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 28/11/2011
Second Report (October 2003, New York) (CEB/2003/2), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 28/11/2011
First Session Report (April 2003, Paris) (CEB/2003/1), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Session report posted: 28/11/2011

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The CEB and its subsidiary mechanisms meet and report on a bi-annual basis.

Report of 31st session (March 2016, Geneva) (CEB/2016/4), High-Level Committee on Programmes - Session report posted: 08/06/2016
Report of 32nd session (September 2016, New York) (CEB/2016/6), High-Level Committee on Programmes - Session report posted: 01/12/2016
Report of 26th Session (October 2013, Geneva) (CEB/2013/6), High-Level Committee on Programmes - Session report posted: 13/01/2014
Report of 25th Session (March 2013, Paris) (CEB/2013/4), High-Level Committee on Programmes - Session report posted: 22/05/2013
Report of 6th Session (September 2003, Rome) (CEB/2003/7), High-Level Committee on Programmes - Session report posted: 11/02/2013

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The CEB and its subsidiary mechanisms meet and report on a bi-annual basis.

Report of 34th Session (September 2017, Geneva) (CEB/2017/5), High-Level Committee on Management - Session report posted: 22/11/2017
Report of 32nd Session (October 2016, Paris) (CEB/2016/5), High-Level Committee on Management - Session report posted: 30/11/2016
Report of 23rd Session (March 2012, Madrid) (CEB/2012/3), High-Level Committee on Management - Session report posted: 27/04/2012

The CEB and its subsidiary mechanisms meet and report on a bi-annual basis.

Report of UNDG meeting (May 2013, New York), United Nations Development Group - Session report posted: 17/06/2013
Report of UNDG meeting (February 2013, New York), United Nations Development Group - Session report posted: 13/03/2013
Report of UNDG meeting (February 2012, New York), United Nations Development Group - Session report posted: 13/03/2013
Report of UNDG meeting (February 2014, New York), United Nations Development Group - Session report posted: 17/04/2014
Report of UNDG meeting (February 2015, New York), United Nations Development Group - Session report posted: 10/08/2016
Annual Overview Report (June 2005, New York) (E/2005/63), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Report posted: 28/11/2011
Annual Overview Report (July 2000, New York) (E/2000/53), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Report posted: 28/11/2011
Annual Overview Report (June 2010, New York) (E/2010/69), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Report posted: 25/11/2011
Annual Overview Report (July 2013, New York) (E/2014/69), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Report posted: 11/06/2014
Annual Overview Report (July 2015, New York) (E/2015/71), Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Report posted: 01/06/2015

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UN System Framework for Action on Equality, - Excerpt posted: 31/05/2017
Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs, CEB Secretariat - Excerpt posted: 16/11/2016
Working together for poverty eradication and sustainable development, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Excerpt posted: 06/12/2011
Executive Summary, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Excerpt posted: 06/12/2011
The Millennium Declaration is changing the way the UN system works, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Excerpt posted: 06/12/2011

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Statement of the Prime Minister of Samoa at the CEB High-level Side Event, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Flyers posted: 01/10/2014
CEB High-level Side Event: Programme, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Flyers posted: 19/08/2014
Statement of the Secretary-General at the CEB High-level Side Event, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Flyers posted: 01/10/2014
2005 World Summit outcome factsheet, High-Level Committee on Programmes - Flyers posted: 27/08/2012
Risk and Resilience, High-Level Committee on Programmes - posted: 24/01/2018
Sustainable Development, High-Level Committee on Programmes - posted: 05/07/2012
SIDS, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - posted: 18/08/2014
Millennium Development Goals, High-Level Committee on Programmes - posted: 10/07/2012

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Statement of the Prime Minister of Samoa at the CEB High-level Side Event, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Flyers posted: 01/10/2014
CEB High-level Side Event: Programme, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Flyers posted: 19/08/2014
Statement of the Secretary-General at the CEB High-level Side Event, Chief Executives Board for Coordination - Flyers posted: 01/10/2014
2005 World Summit outcome factsheet, High-Level Committee on Programmes - Flyers posted: 27/08/2012

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