MMS Statement –  High level Meeting of ECOSOC with IMF, WB, WTO and UNCTAD on Global partnership for sustainable Development in the context of Post 2015 Agenda

 Thank you Mr. President! I represent the Medical Mission Sisters and a member of the NGO committee on Financing For Development  and Mining Working Group.

I would like to draw your attention, to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2014 assessment on measures to mitigate climate change, just released in Berlin. Among its main findings is that the concentration of greenhouse gasses have grown more quickly during the last decade than the previous three decades. Globally, economic and population growth continue to be the most important drivers of increases in CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. The panel analyzed the causes for this increase in the main economic sectors: energy, transport, among others. CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes contributed …

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        North-South debate in the UN within context of Sustainable Development Goals By Bhumika Muchhala (14 March 2014)

– Developing countries voice various concerns and priorities on differentiation, means of implementation, global partnership and a narrative in the 9th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals –

The first of five intergovernmental consultation sessions in the second phase of the United Nations Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place on 3-5 March in New York.  The eight OWG sessions thus far constituted the “input” phase.  They took place over the course of one year, from March 2013 to February 2014.

The OWG is a key process for the follow-up of the outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20).  The Co-chairs of the OWG are Ambassadors Macharia Kamau of Kenya and Csaba Korosi of Hungary.

On 21st February, the