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Latest News - 24 March 2015
Post-2015 Negotiations Take up Indicator Framework
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23_March_2015: Opening the third session of intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda to a full room and gallery, Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, suggested that the process is attracting greater interest, and said “we have real traction” on creating the post-2015 development agenda. continued...
International Day Sharpens Focus on Forest-Climate Links
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21_May_2015: Under the theme 'Forests | Climate | Change,' the family of United Nations organizations commemorated the International Day of Forests with a number of events, announcements and reports, many of which emphasized the important role of forests in climate mitigation and adaptation. continued...
Bonn Challenge Welcomes Restoration Pledges
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21_March_2015: On the occasion of the International Day of Forests, the Second International Conference on the Bonn Challenge resulted in a number of forest restoration commitments by national governments, bringing the total area to be restored to more than 59 million hectares. continued...
‘Smart Tree-Invest' Promotes Climate-Smart, Tree-Based Agriculture in Viet Nam
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22_March_2015: Local government agencies in Viet Nam have expressed support for the 'Climate-Smart, Tree-Based, Co-Investment in Adaptation and Mitigation in Asia' (Smart Tree-Invest) project, co-funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the CGIAR Consortium Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, during a visit from the regional project team from Bogor, Indonesia, that took place from 11-14 March 2014. continued...
WCDRR Adopts Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
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19_March_2015: Representatives from 187 countries have adopted the ‘Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030,' making it the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda. The Framework, which was adopted following a marathon round of negotiations at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) held in Sendai, Japan, includes seven targets and four priorities for action. continued...
UNU-INWEH Report Discusses Sustainable Development in Water Sector
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March_2015: It is possible to close "the gap between promise and practice" in management global water resources, with enabling environments to finance and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report by the UN Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) and the UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). The report explores the role that water, including sanitation and wastewater management, plays in sustainable development, discusses "disconnects" between the proposed SDGs and national development plans, and highlights opportunities for achieving sustainable development through water management. continued...
Workshop Considers SDG 6 on Water and Sanitation
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25_February 2015: A capacity-building workshop on advancing water and sustainable development brought together policy makers and national practitioners from 20 developing countries and countries in transition in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Discussions addressed the proposed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on "ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all," seeking to enhance capacity toward integrating water and sustainable development into developing countries' national development strategies. continued...
UNEP 'Our Planet' 2015 Focuses on SDGs
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March_2015: An integrated, universal approach to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda is essential, according to the 2015 issue of ‘Our Planet,' a publication from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). continued...
Asia-Pacific Regional Coverage Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
CBD Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of EBSAs in the North-East Indian Ocean Region Colombo, Sri Lanka 22 Mar - 27 Mar
ICAO Environmental ​Seminars in the Middle East Region Dubai, United Arab Emirates 23 Mar - 25 Mar
16th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty Washington D.C., US 23 Mar - 27 Mar
17th Plenary Session of the Committee for Development Policy New York City, US 23 Mar - 27 Mar
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda - Third Session New York City, US 23 Mar - 27 Mar
Tenure and Fishing Rights 2015 (User Rights) Siem Reap, Cambodia 23 Mar - 27 Mar
Ninth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board Incheon, Republic of Korea 24 Mar - 26 Mar
UNCCD CRIC 13 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 25 Mar - 27 Mar
ECOSOC Integration Segment 2015 New York City, US 30 Mar - 1 Apr
2015 Global Forum on Development Paris, Ile-De-France, France 1 Apr
16th Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea New York City, US 6 Apr - 10 Apr
ESCWA Regional Consultation on Financing for Development Amman, Jordan 7 Apr - 8 Apr
Advancing Natural Capital Accounting in Government, Business and Finance: Theory, Practice and Enabling Conditions Washington D.C., US 8 Apr - 9 Apr
FfD Hearings with Civil Society and Business Sector New York City, US 8 Apr - 9 Apr
DCF Symposium on Development Cooperation for People and Planet: What Will it Take? Incheon, Republic of Korea 8 Apr - 10 Apr
 
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