On June 29th and 30th, members from the Peace Boat US New York office attended the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development held under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations Headquarters. The forum was created at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (known as Rio+20) to follow up on the commitments made towards sustainable development and to provide a platform where forum participants can share their views on political guidance and recommendations to regions and countries that need assistance. A new universal sustainable development agenda will be reviewed in this forum, which will be adopted by Member States in September 2015.
This week’s forum held discussions among the United Nations representatives, governments, major groups and other stakeholders. In these discussions, delegates from Member States and representatives from various International groups shared their opinions on common problems and challenges faced by developing countries on sustainability development, support that can be provided to developing countries based on their different national circumstances, and the significance of having an effective regulatory system.
The Forum is currently still in progress in the United Nations Headquarters. Sustainable development topics such as “Sustainable Consumption and production”, “Investing in the future we want: what will it require”, and “Emerging issues that will matter in the future” will be discussed in the forum. For more information about the forum, please stay tuned and follow us on social media.
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This post was created and published by Weijia Shi (Intern from Peace Boat US).