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Event: World Water Day 2015[viewed]

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day.

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Event: 2015 Global Forum on Development[viewed]

The Global Forum on Development, which will focus on the theme ‘Post-2015 Financing for Sustainable Development,' will bring together experts and practitioners to discuss how different streams of finance work together, in advance of the third UN Financing for Development (FfD) Conference, which will take place in July 2015.

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IPCC Session Informed of Chair's Resignation, Agenda Focuses on Panel's Future[viewed]

At the opening of the 41st session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 41), delegates were informed that, effective immediately, IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri had stepped down from his position. Pachauri sent a letter, dated 24 February 2015, to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon informing him of his decision to resign. Pachauri noted that the IPCC needs the time and full attention of the Chair in the immediate future, and that he is unable to provide this leadership at the current time. In response and prior to the opening of IPCC 41, the IPCC Bureau agreed to designate Vice-Chair Ismail El Gizouli as Acting IPCC Chair.

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Event: Closing Ceremony for the International Year of Small Island Developing States[viewed]

The closing ceremony for the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will take place on 24 February 2015, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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Member States Seek to "Break with the Past" in Post-2015 Declaration[viewed]

The second session of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda focused on the declaration component of the outcome that will be adopted at the Summit of Heads of State and Government on the post-2015 development agenda in September 2015. A summary of the discussion will be produced by the Secretariat, for reference, while the “discussion document” circulated and discussed during the meeting remains “a document without status” but will assist in creating the zero draft of the Summit outcome, according to the Co-Facilitators.

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Africa Conference Reaffirms Need for Meteorological, Hydrological Services[viewed]

The Third Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET-3) adopted the Praia Ministerial Declaration, reaffirming the need to support National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) with adequate resources and institutional frameworks. The African Ministers responsible for meteorology also endorsed plans for a Regional Climate Centre (RCC) for Central Africa.

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GCOS, IPCC, UNFCCC Workshop Focuses on Observations to Support Adaptation[viewed]

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held a joint workshop titled ‘Enhancing observations to support preparedness and adaptation in a changing climate – Learning from the IPCC 5th Assessment Report,' which aimed to enhance systematic observations and related capacity, especially in developing countries, in light of the detection of observed impacts, exposure and vulnerability to climate change, and in support of assessing the risks of climate change and adaptation planning.

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Drylands Monitoring Week Establishes Network for Sustainable Management of Drylands[viewed]

Participants at the Drylands Monitoring Week, which was hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), saw the launch of a global assessment of land management in grassland and pastoral systems to enhance the sustainable management and restoration of drylands and developed the 'Rome Promise on Monitoring and Assessment of Drylands for Sustainable Management and Restoration.'

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Event: 16th Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea[viewed]

The 16th meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea will convene from 6-10 April 2015.

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High-Level Panel to Prepare Study on Technology Bank for LDCs[viewed]

UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel agreed to prepare a study on the creation of a technology bank that aims to address science, technology and innovation (STI) gaps in least developed countries (LDCs).

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