Sustainable development is the most urgent priority, and the core aim of the post-2015 development agenda (the universal, integrated and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development), when under the auspices of the UN, the international community agreed on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets (as continuity from 1987 Brundtland Report – Our Common Future, 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development and 2012 Rio+20 Conference). Since its inception in 2015, the 2030 Agenda has provided a blueprint for shared prosperity in a sustainable world .
Sustainable development is to reconcile human activity with the regeneration boundaries of our planet. EASD primarily work on SDGs implementation (as the he world’s best plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030) and environmental pillar of sustainable development, tackling also economic and social pillars. Activities include activities through Sustainable Development Solutions Network –SDSN and UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform , participation in the process “The Serbia We Want” , UNEP Global Major Groups and Stakeholder Forum, Global Ministerial Environment Forum and High-Level Gender Forum and Rio+20.
Virtually we are in Nairobi: participating at The Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum , the fifth meeting of the Open-Ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, Science-Policy Forum and the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.1)
EASD participated at the 2030 Agenda Partnership Accelerator webinar “Is your organization equipped to partner effectively for the SDGs?” , hosted by UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
SDGs 11 and 5: Gender and Chemicals
March 2020: EASD monitored the implementation of SDGs
December 2019: Responsible eating
October 2019: EASD is participating in Shaping the future beyond 2020
November 2018: For your attention: Ministerial Conference “Innovative Solutions to Pollution in South East and Southern Europe” , Belgrade, December 4-5 ; To report: The first Regional Conference on Circular Economy was success
October 2018: The ESDN Conference 2018 – we participate ; We participate – ESDN Conference 2018, “Stakeholder-Policy Cooperation in the Age of the SDGs: What new approaches are required to be successful?”, Vienna (Austria), 1-2 October, 2018
September 2015: UN Sustainable Development Summit
December 2014: Six essential elements for delivering the SDGs
November 2014: ERF 2014 – European Resources Forum, Berlin November 2014
September 2014: Regional Ministerial Consultation on Monitoring and Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda – The Regional Dimension, 15 – 16 September 2014, Geneva – with CSOs presence . The deliberations on the post-2015 development agenda have emphasized the need for strong monitoring and accountability. In addition to accountability at the global and national levels, there are calls for a strong focus on the regional dimension of accountability.
July 2014: 17 Sustainable Development Goals
June 2014: UNEA 2014On the occasion of the 1st United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23-27 June 2014, she is invited to the Gender Forum hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment , to be held on 23 and 24 June 2014 at the UN Conference Centre in Gigiri, Nairobi.
April 2014 – Still time to contribute with comments on UNDP’s draft Social and Environmental Standards (due date May 2, 2014)
The sixth session of the Open Working Group is schedule for 9-13 December 2013 and will deal with Means of implementation (science and technology, knowledge-sharing and capacity building); Global partnership for achieving sustainable development, Needs of countries in special situations, African countries, LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS as well as specific challenges facing the middle-income countries, Human rights, the right to development, global governance.
The fifth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development is scheduled for 25-27 November 2013, and will deal with Sustained and inclusive economic growth, macroeconomic policy questions (including international trade, international financial system and external debt sustainability), infrastructure development and industrialization. In addition, a two day inter-sessional meeting between the Open Working Group and Major Groups and other Stakeholders will be held on 22 November 2013 (second day in early 2014 – date to be confirmed). The meeting will provide an opportunity to hold an open dialogue with the Open Working Group.
On October 24, EASD join the worldwide celebrations to mark the UN Day – the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. According to Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, the Millennium Development Goals have cut poverty in half. “Now we must maintain the momentum, craft an equally inspiring post-2015 development agenda and reach an agreement on climate change,” he stated. To mark the Day, EASD organize a discussions on the environmental rights and environmental security.
Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development, accredited for the High-level event on the Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda, 25 September 2013 at United Nations Headquarters, NY.
“Breaking Down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda”, the final report of the Global Consultation on Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda ( Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda ) , is available on September 2013. The report captures the essence and key messages of the eight-month consultation process that engaged academia, think tanks, representatives of civil society, youth, women and men from North and South who chose to focus the dialogue on the linkages between environmental sustainability and human development. At the forefront of the discussions was the need for the post-2015 agenda to be based on principles related to integrated approaches to development, equality, human rights and resilience in order to fully embed environmental sustainability. There was also a call for urgent collective action in areas related to 1) economic transformation, 2) governance and accountability, 3) local action and empowerment, and 4) education.
Synthesis of National Reports for RIO+20, UN DESA/UNDP ( 742RIO+20_Synthesis_Report_Final ) , Nacional report Serbia
On July 26th 2013th The UN General Assembly, as a preparatory document for the meeting in September, released a report of UN Secretary General (A-68-202).
There has been an call through the Global Thematic Consultations, for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the post-2015 agenda, which not only fully integrates the three dimensions of sustainable development but also embraces equality, human rights and resilience to achieve multiple benefits for poverty eradication and human well-being, while respecting the earth’s resources and needs of future generations. EASD is contributing to ongoing efforts to strengthen integrated implementation of the three dimensions of sustainable development (including respond to discussions papers like Discussion Papers on Environmental Sustainability and the Post-2015 Agenda).
The Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) is tasked with preparing a proposal on SDGs to be presented to the UN General Assembly at its 68th session. The OWG is holding 8 sessions from March 2013 to February 2014, with various thematic focus. Major Groups and other Stakeholders can contribute to the OWG sessions by contributing to the corresponding Major Groups Thematic Clusters through the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.
“May be we have different personal goals and interests – but, we have ONLY ONE EARTH”, Prof Andjelka Mihajlov, Environmental Ambassador for Sustainable Development, addressing SDGs process, 2013