“2013 ECOSOC High-Level Segment”
The NGO Branch of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs announce an open call for oral and written statements for the 2013 ECOSOC High Level Segment (HLS) for NGOs in ECOSOC consultative status.
The open call was made, 25 March 2013 to 5 April 2013. The HLS will include sessions on the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR). The theme for the AMR segment this year will focus on “Science, technology and innovation,and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals.” The HLS will be held on 1 – 5 July 2013 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
This is a unique opportunity for organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC – and for civil society at large – to be heard at ECOSOC deliberations, as well as to contribute to issues of critical concern to the global development agenda. It will also provide a platform to specifically address the topic of scientific and technological innovation, which is a crucial cross-cutting theme for the achievement of the MDGs.
IRESC submitted its paper and the paper have been publish by the ECOSOC UN the paper will be tabled at the 2013 ECOSOC High Level Segment (HLS) Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) 1 – 5 July 2013 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva
Only 139 papers from NGO attach to the ECOSOC UN have been publish
The United Nations hosted a conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro during 1992 and designed a blueprint for global sustainable development known as, the Agenda 21. Therefore, the United Nations implementation of the Agenda 21 had set the stage for empowering the government and people of every nation to follow up and focus on ways and means of improving their life style and at the same time preserving the environment to guarantee sustainable development not only for this present generation but, for all future generations.
Although most induced development programmes are still limited to economic and the environmental sustainability, the United Nations’ Millennium Goals on Sustainable Development had catalyzed a number of positive changes via the utilization of specific guidelines within its Agenda 21 Blueprint with the hope of creating the right stimulus for encouraging growth in innovation amongst the world’s population and simultaneously, providing new avenues for sustainable development through the exploitation of cultural potential universally.
Undoubtedly, the diffusion of knowledge and the adaption and development of science and technology throughout the developed, developing and underdeveloped nations of the world intend to empower most governments and people with new innovations and a spiraling of cultural potential to achieve the level of sustainable development projected by the United Nations.
To meet the criteria for global sustainable development, it is necessary that governments and people worldwide contribute towards revolutionizing a number of factors which burden the world’s economies and population with poverty and strenuous hardship as well as, having destructive impacts on the environment.
Governments should partner with their people locally, regionally and internationally to ensure that everyone has free access to information, knowledge and education not just through schools, colleges and universities but, through the media, adult education programmes, community centres, clubs and other social groups. There should be free movement of people worldwide to ensure redistribution of science and technology and even distribution of wealth.
Governments should achieve food security for their people by encouraging them “to eat what they grow” and discourage wastage through encouragement of cottage industry development and industrialization. Priority should be given to health care for everyone and access to essential drugs.
Governments must continue to introduce and expand their programmes on renewable energy to mitigate climate change and reduce energy poverty. Conservative uses of our water, ecology and mineral resources and increasing productivity and economic growth are integral aspects to creation of decent paying jobs and man’s survival.
The United Nations primary aim is to incite global development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. Thus, the organization had clearly stated its objectives of achieving this aim within the Brundtland Commission Report and also emphasize the importance and need for sustainable development for preservation of both man and the environment.