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Latest News - 14 August 2014
UN Committee Discusses Geospatial Information for Sustainable Development
Read More: UN Committee Discusses Geospatial Information for Sustainable Development
12_August_2014: Ministers and senior leaders discussed how to ensure more consistent locational positioning and mapping across the globe at the fourth session of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM). The Committee is mandated to assist in making accurate, authoritative and reliable geospatial information available to support global, regional and national development, including for the post-2015 development agenda, as well as to enhance collaboration among Member States. continued...
Pacific Island States Prepare for Implementation of Nagoya Protocol on ABS
Read More: Pacific Island States Prepare for Implementation of Nagoya Protocol on ABS
8_August_2014: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) held a training workshop, titled 'Mutually Agreed Terms: Contracts for Making Access and Benefit Sharing Possible,' to prepare Pacific Island States for the upcoming implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS). continued...
UNDP Administrator Outlines Long-Term Development View
Read More: UNDP Administrator Outlines Long-Term Development View
7_August_2014: UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark stressed the need to “get ahead of the curve of future crises and disasters to avert huge and costly development setbacks and lives lost,” in the Aspen Institute's Third Annual Madeleine K. Albright Global Development Lecture. In 'Making Sense of the World We Live In: The Development Contribution,' Clark highlighted: the work involved in achieving transformational change; the importance of investments in building resilience; challenges in nation building; and progress and next steps on the post-2015 development agenda. continued...
SPREP Launches Climate Change Toolkit for Pacific Media
Read More: SPREP Launches Climate Change Toolkit for Pacific Media
5_August_2014: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has launched a toolkit to support journalists in the Pacific region in effectively communicating on climate change and related environmental issues. The toolkit consists of a series of factsheets containing information on different aspects of climate change, and a manual of activities for improving journalists' climate change reporting and interview techniques. continued...
UNEP Foresight Report Identifies Emerging Issues for SIDS
Read More: UNEP Foresight Report Identifies Emerging Issues for SIDS
June_2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has published a report on priority issues for small island developing States (SIDS). ‘Emerging Issues for Small Island Developing States: Results of the UNEP Foresight Process' is one of UNEP's contributions to the Third International SIDS Conference convening in Apia, Samoa, in September 2014, and it is aligned with one of the thematic issues of the Conference: “identify new and emerging challenges and opportunities for the sustainable development of SIDS and ways and means to address them.” continued...
SIDS Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
General Assembly Informal Consultations on WCIP New York City, US 18 Aug - 19 Aug
CMS COP 11 Regional Preparatory and Negotiation Workshop for the Pacific Nadi, Western, Fiji 18 Aug - 20 Aug
Hands-On Training Workshop on the Preparation of BURs for Africa Region Malawi 18 Aug - 20 Aug
Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Oceania Nadi, Western, Fiji 18 Aug - 20 Aug
Caribbean Regional Workshop on Sustainable Energy Project Development Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia 19 Aug
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 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 for 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 TBA 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
 
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