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SIDS SIDS News / 3 February 2016
World Bank Panel Highlights Citizens' Role for SDGs
Read More: World Bank Panel Highlights Citizens' Role for SDGs
28_January 2016: Representatives of governments, multilateral institutions, and civil society discussed ways for citizens to drive the accountable implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to shape the scale-up strategy of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) and its contribution to the SDGs, at a meeting organized by the World Bank. The Bank's GPSA convenes 50 governments and over 260 civil society and private sector partners to address governance challenges around the world. continued...
Maldives, Italy to Co-Chair SIDS Partnerships Steering Committee
Read More: Maldives, Italy to Co-Chair SIDS Partnerships Steering Committee
20_January 2016: UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Mogens Lykketoft appointed the Permanent Representative of Italy, Sebastiano Cardi, and the Permanent Representative of the Maldives, Ahmed Sareer, to co-chair a steering committee on partnerships for small island developing States (SIDS). The Committee was called for in a December 2015 UNGA decision to establish the SIDS Partnership Framework (A/RES/70/202). continued...
January 2016 Climate Finance Update
Read More: January 2016 Climate Finance Update
February_2016: During the month of January, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and the Adaptation Fund, among others, reported on new funding approvals and other climate finance news. Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), climate funds and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched publications on, inter alia, blended climate finance, climate co-finance tracking and climate risk management. continued...
January 2016 Sustainable Energy Finance Update
Read More: January 2016 Sustainable Energy Finance Update
February_2016: During the month of January, the African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Nordic Development Fund (NDF), Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) and World Bank announced sustainable energy project funding and initiatives. In addition, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and World Bank released reports related to financing and deploying clean energy. continued...
RFBs Sign MOU to Advance Fisheries Management in Caribbean and North Brazil LME
Read More: RFBs Sign MOU to Advance Fisheries Management in Caribbean and North Brazil LME
29_January 2016: Three regional fisheries bodies (RFBs) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate improved regional coordination on sustainable fisheries management in the Western Central Atlantic Region. The MOU aims to facilitate, support and strengthen the RFBs' actions, including through the implementation of the 10-year Strategic Action Programme for the Sustainable Management of the Shared Living Marine Resources of the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+SAP). continued...
Japan, CARICOM, UNDP Support Climate Change Efforts in the Caribbean
Read More: Japan, CARICOM, UNDP Support Climate Change Efforts in the Caribbean
28_January 2015: The Government of Japan, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a US$15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change in line with their long-term development strategies. continued...
Secretary-General Appoints High-Level Group for Every Woman Every Child
Read More: Secretary-General Appoints High-Level Group for Every Woman Every Child
20_January 2016: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the first members of the High-level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) who will help provide leadership for women's, children's and adolescents' health during the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Michelle Bachelet Jeria, President of Chile, and Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, will co-chair the Group. Tarja Halonen, former President of the Republic of Finland, and Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, former President of Tanzania, are alternate Co-Chairs. continued...
SIDS SIDS Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
16th Meeting of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Non-Annex I Parties to the UNFCCC Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 2 Feb - 4 Feb
Africa Regional Consultations in Preparation for Mercury INC 7 Lusaka, Zambia 2 Feb - 4 Feb
Second Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 2 Feb - 5 Feb
54th Session of the UN Commission for Social Development New York City, US 3 Feb - 12 Feb
Workshop on Synergies among the Biodiversity-Related Conventions Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 8 Feb - 11 Feb
Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Consultations in Preparation for Mercury INC 7 Montevideo, Uruguay 9 Feb - 12 Feb
UNGA Special Thematic Event on IPoA Implementation New York City, US 11 Feb
2nd Meeting of Signatories to the Migratory Sharks MOU San Jose, Costa Rica 15 Feb - 19 Feb
39th Session of IFAD's Governing Council Rome, Lazio, Italy 17 Feb - 18 Feb
Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission - 26th Session Philippines 22 Feb - 26 Feb
Asia-Pacific Forestry Week and the 26th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission Pampanga, Philippines 22 Feb - 26 Feb
Fourth Session of the IPBES Plenary (IPBES-4) Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia 22 Feb - 28 Feb
Second Meeting of the CFS OEWG on Nutrition Rome, Lazio, Italy 24 Feb
2016 GEF ECW for the Caribbean Constituency TBA 1 Mar - 4 Mar
12th Meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund Songdo, Republic of Korea 7 Mar - 11 Mar
 
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