The third meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, took place from 11 to 20 July 2016. The HLPF is the central platform for follow-up and review of the Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). This was the first HLPF session since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. It discussed a wide range of issues, including on how to ensure that no one is left behind (the core vision of the Agenda 2030), effective means of implementation, mainstreaming the SDGs and creating ownership at the national and local level, delivering the 2030 Agenda for countries in special situations, fostering science-policy interface, and boosting the role of multi-stakeholder mechanisms in SDG’s implementation.
List of 2016 Thematic News
The 28th Meeting of the Montreal Protocol Parties on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 28) was convened from 8 to 14 October 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. It immediately followed the resumed session of the 38th Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (OEWG-38) held on 8 October 2016
On 4 October 2016 the European Parliament formally approved the fast-track ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement on behalf of the European Union (EU), with 610 votes in favour, 38 against and 31 abstentions.
On 22 April 2016, the European Union and its 28 Member States signed the universal Paris Climate Agreement in a high-level signing ceremony, convened by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at the UN headquarters in New York, United States.
The UN Environmental Assembly Reaches Landmark Resolutions to Implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement
The second session of the UN Environmental Assembly (UNEA-2) of the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) took place from 26 to 29 May 2016 at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury Meets to Discuss the Rapid Entry into Force of the Minamata Convention
The seventh session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury (INC7) was held from 10 to 15 March 2016 at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center in Jordan.