Date & Location: Monday, 9 July, 2018, 1:15 - 2:30 PM, Conference Room 4
Purpose of the side event:1. Review MGOS engagement in the HLPF, in terms of substantive and procedural questions.2. Discuss issues to be raised for the review of the work and organization of the HLPF by the General Assembly at its 74th session. 3. Consider the review by the General Assembly at its 72nd session (2017-2018) of resolution 68/1 on strengthening of the Economic and Social Council.
Issues to be covered, related to the purpose, include:1. General processes and procedures for MGOS participation in the HLPF, including mechanisms established for stakeholder participation in the UN Development System, frameworks/processes (e.g. Financing for Development CSO Group, Sendai Framework, etc.)2. Thematic reviews3. Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), including national, regional and global level engagement.4. Interlinkages, coherence, accountability and lessons learned from the first cycle of the HLPF.
The Steering Group is seeking speakers who can address the purpose and the issues outlined in the Concept Note. Individuals may nominate themselves or others. All proposed speakers will need to be self-funded for their participation. The deadline for submission of candidacy is 12 June, 2018.
The MGOS side event concept note may be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hbur-Ghj8fZp-1a3ssVVNllWgt49ch6CE1VNmUTmEBQ/edit?usp=sharing