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Friday 12 April 8:30am-10:00am - meeting between MGoS & Co-facilitators of Political Declaration and SDG Summit

As many of you know, this year the High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) will meet twice – once under the auspices of ECOSOC held from July 9-18, and once under the auspices of the General Assembly, referred to as the SDG Summit, which will take place 24-25 September. Both will be held at the UNHQ in New York. A Political Declaration reflecting the outcomes of both HLPFs will be adopted by heads of state and government at the SDG Summit in September.

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Interactive Multi-stakeholder Hearing on Universal Health Coverage on 29 April 2019

Deadline: 9 April to register

As per resolution A/RES/73/131, the Hearing on Universal Health Coverage on 29 April 2019, to be presided over by the President of the General Assembly, with the support of the World Health Organization and other relevant partners, seeks the active participation of civil society organizations, philanthropic foundations, academia, medical associations, the private sector and broader communities, as part of the preparatory process for the high-level meeting.

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Richard Huggard
Discussions on revised text for CPD political declaration

The chair conducted the revised text for the political declaration, (See: Next version of Political Declaration for CPD now available) with the changes to operative paras (OP) 1, 3 and 5, in the second and final day of consultations on 25 March. OP 1 included a change in the verb “provide” to “offr” related to review conferences, which was a concern for the Russian Federation.

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STI Forum - Preparatory Briefing and more

Please, find attached the information about a briefing that the President of ECOSOC is organizing on the preparations for the ECOSOC multi-stakeholder forum on science, technology and innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals. The briefing will be held on 4 April 2019, from 1:15PM – 2:30PM in the ECOSOC Chamber. 

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Richard Huggard
HLPF Side Event and Exhibitions applications now open

The Department of Economic and Social Affairs is pleased to announce that the applications for Side Events and Exhibitions to be held at the margins of the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development under the auspices of ECOSOC are open as of today, Monday, 18 March 2019. The application can be found at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf/2019/#other. Please ensure that you review the side event guidelines and exhibition guidelines before applying.

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Richard Huggard