ECOSOC Progress report on the 10YFP
The Secretary-General has transmitted the progress report on the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns, prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolutions 67/203 and 68/210. The report builds on the informal report submitted in 2013 by the secretariat of the 10-year framework to the Economic and Social Council and the background document submitted as part of the dialogue with the Chair of the board of the 10-year framework during the high-level political forum on sustainable development under the auspices of the Council in June 2014. The objectives of the present report are to share with the Member States and stakeholders the activities of the framework and the latest developments at the global, regional and national levels, and to highlight key outputs, challenges and opportunities.
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Member State body to receive reports
The UN General Assembly, on its 67th session (UNGA67), has nominated the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as the ad interim Member State body to receive reports from the 10YFP Secretariat and Board. The UNGA69 will review this interim arrangement.
Paragraph 12. of the UNGA68 resolution A/RES/68/210 reads:
"[The General Assembly] Welcomes the establishment of the 10-member board of the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns, recalls the decision that the high-level political forum may provide recommendations to the Board and Secretariat of the the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns, taking into account their reports, also recalls paragraph 5 of the resolution 67/203, including its decision to review the arrangement to designate the Economic and Social Council as the ad interim member body to receive reports from the board and the secretariat, as elaborated in the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns, and, in this regard, decides to review this ad interim arrangement at its sixty-ninth session, after the meeting of the high-level political forum under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council in 2014."
The UNGA68 resolution is available for download in: English | French | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Russian
As part of the ECOSOC General Segment, a panel on “The 10YFP: One Year after Rio: A world in motion for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)” was organized, on 19 July 2013. High level participants from Austria, Indonesia, Mexico, Switzerland, South Africa, UNDESA, as well as the 10YFP Secretariat, shared their experience and expectations. Mr. Martin Sajdik, Vice-president of Ecosoc mentioned that “the 10YFP provides a global platform for internatianl cooperation to accelerate the shift towards SCP in both developed and developing countries”. The session highlighted actions in countries and regions, already underway, as a response to the adoption of the 10YFP. Minister Balthasar Kambuaya, Indonesian Minister of Environment called for the 10YFP to facilitate access to capacity building, sharing SCP best practices and using indicators, and informed on the launch of an Indonesian 10YFP in June 2013. Ncumisa Notutela, Deputy Permanent Representatives of South Africa to the UN Office in Geneva mentioned the importance of linking SCP with the challenge of meeting basic needs and the provision of sustainable livelihood, and informed on the development of their SCP framework for sustainable development. Anik Kohli, Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland, expressed its long standing support to the 10YFP, and informed about a sustainable public procurement ordonnance adopted in January 2013. These actions will be supported by the 10YFP, the newly nominated board and the UN agencies through the UN Inter Agency Coordination Group (IACG).
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