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SIDS SIDS News / 27 June 2016
UN Welcomes Peace Agreement in Colombia
Read More: UN Welcomes Peace Agreement in Colombia
24_June_2016: UN leaders hailed the bilateral ceasefire agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) as a crucial step in ending the 52-year conflict in the region, and lauded the role played by Cuba, Norway and Venezuela in the peace talks. continued...
SIDS Steering Committee Updates on HLPF Event, First Global Partnerships Dialogue
Read More: SIDS Steering Committee Updates on HLPF Event, First Global Partnerships Dialogue
20_June_2016: The Steering Committee on Partnerships for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) held its second meeting, providing UN Member States with updates on the standardized partnership reporting template, a stocktaking event on SIDS partnerships to be held during the 2016 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), and the first Global Multi-Stakeholder SIDS Partnerships Dialogue, which will convene in September 2016. continued...
10x20 Steering Committee Discusses Support for SDG Target 14.5
Read More: 10x20 Steering Committee Discusses Support for SDG Target 14.5
20_June_2016: The Steering Committee of the 10x20 Initiative met to discuss concrete initiatives and next steps in support of the Initiative, which aims to promote the achievement of target 14.5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which calls to, "By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information." continued...
SIDS SIDS Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
First Meeting of UN-REDD Programme Executive Board Rome, Lazio, Italy 28 Jun - 29 Jun
13th Meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund Incheon, Republic of Korea 28 Jun - 30 Jun
Third Consultation on Compilation of Submissions on Indigenous Peoples' Participation in UN Processes New York City, US 30 Jun
First OECD-Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Meeting Kyoto, Japan 30 Jun - 1 Jul
7th Petersberg Climate Dialogue Petersberg, Germany 3 Jul - 5 Jul
116th Meeting of the International Maritime Organization Council London, England, UK 4 Jul - 8 Jul
Resilient Cities 2016: 7th Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 6 Jul - 8 Jul
Stocktaking Event on SIDS Partnerships New York City, US 11 Jul
32nd Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries Rome, Lazio, Italy 11 Jul - 15 Jul
NAP Expo 2016 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 11 Jul - 15 Jul
High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2016) New York City, US 11 Jul - 20 Jul
Fifth Meeting of the Expert Working Group on Environmentally Sound Management Bratislava, Slovakia 13 Jul - 15 Jul
Resumed OEWG 37, OEWG 38 and ExMOP 3 to the Montreal Protocol Vienna, Wien, Austria 15 Jul - 23 Jul
Fourteenth Session of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) Nairobi, Kenya 17 Jul - 22 Jul
ECOSOC High-Level Segment 2016 New York City, US 18 Jul - 22 Jul
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