Policy Coherence for Development in a
post 2015 Era
Session I: Global trends shaping emerging policy coherence
challenges ...
Outline of presentation
I.

The Open Working Group to propose a set of SDG

II. Other inter-governmental processes and cal...
I. The Open Working Group
The Open Working Group concluded their first phase (March 2013 –
February 2014): stock taking of...
Focus Areas
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

Poverty eradication
Food security and nutrition
Health and population dynamics
Edu...
II. Other inter-governmental processes
Intergovernmental committee of experts on sustainable
development financing
Mandate...
President of General Assembly
Between February and June 2014 will organize three high level
events:
•Contribution of women...
General Assembly 2014
Will receive inputs from all three intergovernmental work streams:
•Open Working Group
•Expert group...
Vision: The Future We Want for All
Enablers:

Fair and stable global trading system
Adequate financing for development and
stable financial system
Affordable...
III. Policy coherence in a post
2015 UN development agenda
Progress on an ambitious post 2015 agenda that is:
•Universal =...
III. Policy coherence in a post
2015 UN development agenda
…..It is all about policy coherence:
•a universal and transform...
High Level Political Forum
Rio+20 outcome: established a universal,
intergovernmental, high-level political forum to
promo...
HLPF
•

The meetings of the forum under the auspices of the General Assembly
will be convened by the President of the GA a...
HLPF
first meeting on 24 September 2013
•Among the most pressing challenges of our time are:
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lack of decent emplo...
The UNTT has published three main reports and
many other thematic documents

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/...
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Diana Alarcón of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) spoke 4 March 2014 at the OECD's Policy Coherence for Development in a post-2015 Era: How can policy coherence for development (PCD) help advance universal goals and contribute to transformational change?

Ms. Alarcón covered the following questions:
What are priority areas in elaborating a post-2015 single framework and set of universal goals applicable to all countries? Can the economic, social, and environmental policy agendas be joined up?

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Policy coherence in a post-2015 era with United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

  1. 1. Policy Coherence for Development in a post 2015 Era Session I: Global trends shaping emerging policy coherence challenges in a post 2015 world. Priority areas in a universal agenda for sustainable development Diana Alarcón UN DESA OECD, Paris 4-5 March 2014
  2. 2. Outline of presentation I. The Open Working Group to propose a set of SDG II. Other inter-governmental processes and calendar of activities III. Policy coherence in a post 2015 UN development agenda Photo Credit: Shutterstock
  3. 3. I. The Open Working Group The Open Working Group concluded their first phase (March 2013 – February 2014): stock taking of relevant themes and the science based knowledge from where they can draw the SDGs From early March – crafting the SDGs aims at building a single set of goals and targets containing all three dimensions of sustainable development Photo Credit: Shutterstock
  4. 4. Focus Areas 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Poverty eradication Food security and nutrition Health and population dynamics Education Gender equality and women’s empowerment Water and sanitation Energy Economic growth Industrialization 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Infrastructure Employment and decent work for all Promoting equality Sustainable cities and human settlements Sustainable consumption and production Climate Marine resources, oceans and seas Ecosystems and biodiversity Means of implementation Peaceful and non-violent societies, capable institutions Photo Credit: Shutterstock
  5. 5. II. Other inter-governmental processes Intergovernmental committee of experts on sustainable development financing Mandate: prepare “a report proposing options on an effective sustainable development financing strategy to facilitate the mobilization of resources and their effective use in achieving sustainable development objectives.” (August 2013 to August 2014) Cluster 1: Assessing financing needs, mapping of current flows and emerging trends, and the impact of domestic and international environments Cluster 2: Mobilisation of resources and their effective use Cluster 3: International arrangements, policy coherence, synergies and governance issues Photo Credit: Shutterstock
  6. 6. President of General Assembly Between February and June 2014 will organize three high level events: •Contribution of women, youth and civil society to the post 2015 development agenda •Human rights and rule of law •Contribution of South-South and triangular cooperation and ITC to the post 2015 agenda And three thematic events: •The role of partnerships •How to guarantee stable and peaceful societies •Water, sanitation and sustainable energy
  7. 7. General Assembly 2014 Will receive inputs from all three intergovernmental work streams: •Open Working Group •Expert group on finance for sustainable development •PGA high level events The SG to prepare a synthesis report before the end of 2014
  8. 8. Vision: The Future We Want for All
  9. 9. Enablers: Fair and stable global trading system Adequate financing for development and stable financial system Affordable access to technology and knowledge Providing sustainable energy for all Coherent macroeconomic and development policies supportive of inclusive and green growth Enablers: Sustainable food and nutrition security Universal access to quality health care Universal access to quality education Inclusive social protection systems Managing demographic dynamics Regulating international migration Enablers: Sustainable use of natural resources (climate, oceans, biodiversity) and management of waste Managing disaster risk and improving disaster response Enablers: Democratic and coherent global governance mechanisms Good governance practices based on the rule of law Human rights protection
  10. 10. III. Policy coherence in a post 2015 UN development agenda Progress on an ambitious post 2015 agenda that is: •Universal = applicable to all countries •Transformative = integrate the three dimensions of sustainable development will require a strategic, holistic approach that looks at the interrelations between the various dimensions of development and focusses on the root cause of problems It requires shared values across all development partners: governments, donors, private sector, civil society, philanthropy … Photo Credit: Shutterstock
  11. 11. III. Policy coherence in a post 2015 UN development agenda …..It is all about policy coherence: •a universal and transformative agenda will require a much higher level of policy coherence = much greater synergies of policies at national and international levels •It must go hand-in-hand with high ambitions for a strengthened global partnership for development to address: • financing • technology and • capacity-building needs Photo Credit: Shutterstock
  12. 12. High Level Political Forum Rio+20 outcome: established a universal, intergovernmental, high-level political forum to promote synergies and coherence for a universal agenda: – provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations for sustainable development, – follow up and review progress in the implementation of sustainable development commitments, – enhance the integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development in a holistic and cross-sectoral manner
  13. 13. HLPF • The meetings of the forum under the auspices of the General Assembly will be convened by the President of the GA at the level of Heads of State and Government every four years • The meetings of the forum under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be convened annually by the President of the Council with a thematic focus reflecting the integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development • It will conduct regular reviews (on a voluntary basis), starting in 2016, on the follow-up and implementation of sustainable development commitments and objectives, including those related to the means of implementation
  14. 14. HLPF first meeting on 24 September 2013 •Among the most pressing challenges of our time are: – – – – lack of decent employment opportunities, persistent poverty and inequality, climate change, water, energy and food security •Can be tackled only if we integrate the three dimensions of sustainable development, make economic growth inclusive and societies inclusive, and use our resources sustainably within critical global, regional and local environmental thresholds Summary of first meeting by the President of the GA
  15. 15. The UNTT has published three main reports and many other thematic documents http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/untaskteam_undf/ http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1565

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