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SIDS SIDS News / 1 July 2015
Discussions Begin on Ensuring Success of SDG 14
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23_June_2015: Participants discussed progress in addressing ocean conservation, management and governance at a side event highlighting the upcoming Triennial Oceans and Seas Global Conferences. Speakers noted achievements in oceans governance, such as the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) recommendation to launch negotiations for a new implementing agreement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the proposal by the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of a stand-alone goal to Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development (SDG 14). continued...
UN-HABITAT Report Explores Climate Change, Urbanization in SIDS
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May_2015:_A small island developing States (SIDS) urban agenda must reflect the cultural, economic and geographic characteristics of SIDS, in order to address sustainable urbanization in SIDS, according to a publication by the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). The report provides an overview of current trends in climate change and urbanization, describes the impact of climate change on cities in SIDS, and explores the role of urban planning and design as a tool for addressing the challenges and opportunities of climate change in relation to human settlements in SIDS. continued...
Post-2015 Negotiations Take Stock of Zero Draft
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25_June_2015: UN Member States and civil society provided their reactions to the zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda, at the sixth session of intergovernmental negotiations in the process. The zero draft was issued by Co-Facilitators David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland, and Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, on 2 June. continued...
Nairobi Convention COP 8 Focuses on Western Indian Ocean's Marine and Coastal Environment Conservation
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24_June_2015: The 8th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 8) to the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region convened under the theme, ‘Conserving the Marine and Coastal Environment for the Western Indian Ocean for the next 30 Years.' continued...
UNDP Administrator Highlights "The Future Africa Wants"
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22_June_2015: UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark called for UNDP to be “proactive, responsive and entrepreneurial” in meeting the needs of African countries, in her remarks to the 2015 UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa Cluster Meeting. Clark discussed progress and challenges in achieving the African Union's (AU) Agenda 2063, and outlined five priorities for achieving "African emergence" and the post-2015 development agenda. continued...
UN-REDD Reports on 2014 Activities
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June_2015: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) released its 'Sixth Consolidated Annual Progress Report,' which covers the Programme's achievements in 2014. Overall, the report notes that in 2014, 56 countries participated as partner countries with US$47.8 million in funding allocated to activities in 2014. continued...
SIDS SIDS Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Third High-level Political Forum New York City, US 26 Jun - 8 Jul
Training Workshop for the Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe on Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic 29 Jun - 3 Jul
10th Meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund Songdo, Republic of Korea 6 Jul - 9 Jul
ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review New York City, US 9 Jul - 10 Jul
Oceania Regional Conservation Forum Suva, Central, Fiji 13 Jul - 15 Jul
Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia 13 Jul - 16 Jul
Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop Yeosu, South Jeolla (Cholla-Namdo), Republic of Korea 13 Jul - 17 Jul
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda – Seventh and Eighth Sessions New York City, US 20 Jul - 31 Jul
Training Workshop for the Latin American and Caribbean Region on Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Asuncion, Nueva Asuncion, Paraguay 27 Jul - 31 Jul
Sixth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific Male, Kaafu, Maldives 16 Aug - 19 Aug
Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits and Expo Honolulu, HI, US 24 Aug - 26 Aug
ADP 2-10 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 31 Aug - 4 Sep
International Day for South-South Cooperation 2015 worldwide 12 Sep
CBD AHTEG on Indicators for the Strategic Plan on Biodiversity Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 14 Sep - 17 Sep
Opening of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) New York City, US 15 Sep
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