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Event: Third High-level Political Forum[viewed]

The Third High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 3), which will take place under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), will focus on the theme, 'Strengthening integration, implementation and review - the HLPF after 2015'.

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Event: 45th Pacific Islands Forum[viewed]

The Government of Palau will host the 45th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) on the theme of 'The Ocean: Life and Future'.

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Event: International Conference on Ecohydrology[viewed]

The International Conference on Ecohydrology aims to synthesize information and knowledge gaps to address issues related to aquatic ecosystems; and to assess how ecohydrology and ecotechnology could provide low cost environmentally sound technology for sustainable water management, especially in the Asia Pacific region.

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Event: Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Oceania[viewed]

The Regional Pre-Conference of the Parties (COP) under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for the Oceania region will take place from 18-20 August 2014.

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Event: UN Summit for Adoption of Post-2015 Development Agenda[viewed]

The UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda was mandated by the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2013 (Resolution 68/6).

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Montreal Protocol OWEG 34 Addresses HFCs, MLF Replenishment[viewed]

Delegates at the 34th meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 34) of the parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer considered: a progress report of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP); organizational issues related to the TEAP; the report of the TEAP on 2015-2017 Multilateral Fund (MLF) replenishment; nominations for essential-use exemptions and critical-use exemptions; alternatives to ozone depleting substances (ODS); the outcomes of the workshop on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) management; and a proposal for extending an exemption for laboratory and analytical uses.

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ICESDF Co-Chairs Brief UN Member States, Stakeholders on Committee's Progress[viewed]

The Co-Chairs of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF), Pertti Majanen (Finland) and Mansur Muhtar (Nigeria), met with UN Member States and stakeholders on 18 July 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, to discuss the Committee's progress and key messages that will be included in the final report from the Committee, which they said is expected to be concluded in August.

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Member States Approve Draft Outcome of SIDS Conference [viewed]

UN Member States approved the Draft Outcome of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), titled 'SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action [S.A.M.O.A.] Pathway,' concluding the work of the Preparatory Committee for the conference, on 11 July 2014.

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IRENA Identifies Success Factors for "Renewable Islands"[viewed]

A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) demonstrates how deployment of renewable energy on islands can reduce fossil-fuel import dependence and create business and employment opportunities. The report ‘Renewable Islands: Settings for Success' looks at how islands around the world have attracted investments in cost-effective renewable energy resources.

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OWG Concludes Work, Submits SDG Proposal to UNGA[viewed]

The UN General Assembly's Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has concluded its work, adopting by acclamation a report containing 17 proposed SDGs and their 169 targets. The proposal will be submitted to the UN General Assembly for consideration and action at its 68th session.

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