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Latest News - 28 August 2014
ILO Highlights Partnership with Mauritius on Green Economy
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26_August_2014: In advance of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the International Labour Organization (ILO) is showcasing its partnership with Mauritius on the green economy as an example of how to increase resilience and tackle climate change in SIDS. continued...
UN-OHRLLS and iTunes Partner to Feature Island Voices
Read More: UN-OHRLLS and iTunes Partner to Feature Island Voices
25_August_2014: The UN Office for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) is partnering with iTunes to showcase music from small island developing States (SIDS) during the Third International Conference on SIDS. UN-OHRLLS, SIDS' Permanent Missions and iTunes collaborated to identify and feature iconic and emerging SIDS artists, with a special focus on youth, through the ‘Island Voices' initiatives. continued...
PACC Project Completes Climate-Reslient Harbor in Cook Islands
Read More: PACC Project Completes Climate-Reslient Harbor in Cook Islands
22_August_2014: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has reported that, as part of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project (PACC), the Cook Islands have completed a climate-resilient harbor for the island of Mangaia. In addition, the tool developed to design the harbor can be used to design other coastal infrastructure in the Cook Islands. continued...
Workshop Paves Way to Caribbean Energy Centre
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4_August_2014: A regional workshop endorsed the technical design and institutional set-up of a new Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The finalized project document will be presented for official approval by the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) Ministerial Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) at its 39th meeting, to be held from 3-7 November 2014, in Guyana, for the Centre to become operational in 2015. continued...
Acharya Recommends 50% of ODA for LDCs
Read More: Acharya Recommends 50% of ODA for LDCs
21_July_2014: “Those that are in danger of slipping should be given foremost priority,” writes Gyan Chandra Acharya, UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS) in a post for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 'In My View' series. He argues that half of all official development assistance (ODA) should be allocated to the LDCs to address poverty eradication and sustainable development. continued...
SIDS Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Regional Capacity-Building Workshop for the Pacific Region on Traditional Knowledge and Customary Sustainable Use under the CBD Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa 26 Aug - 28 Aug
Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum for Third International Conference on SIDS Steering Committee Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa 28 Aug
SIDS Pre-Conference Youth Forum Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa 28 Aug
SIDS Major Groups and Other Stakeholders Forum Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa 29 Aug
SIDS Renewable Energy Forum Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa 30 Aug
SIDS Private Sector Forum Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa 30 Aug - 31 Aug
Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa 1 Sep - 4 Sep
Hands-On Training Workshop on the Preparation of BURs for Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe Yerevan, Armenia 8 Sep - 10 Sep
CBD Expert Workshop on Practical Guidance for Marine Spatial Planning Montreal, Quebec, Canada 9 Sep - 11 Sep
Adaptation Fund: Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #3 Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand 10 Sep - 12 Sep
65th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission Portoroz, Slovenia 11 Sep - 18 Sep
Ninth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG 9) Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 16 Sep - 19 Sep
69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) New York City, US 16 Sep - 1 Oct
Special Session of the General Assembly on the Follow-Up to the Programme of Action of the ICPD New York City, US 22 Sep
2014 Climate Summit New York City, US 23 Sep
 
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