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Latest News - 25 March 2015
International Day Sharpens Focus on Forest-Climate Links
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21_May_2015: Under the theme 'Forests | Climate | Change,' the family of United Nations organizations commemorated the International Day of Forests with a number of events, announcements and reports, many of which emphasized the important role of forests in climate mitigation and adaptation. continued...
WCDRR Adopts Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Read More: WCDRR Adopts Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
19_March_2015: Representatives from 187 countries have adopted the ‘Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030,' making it the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda. The Framework, which was adopted following a marathon round of negotiations at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) held in Sendai, Japan, includes seven targets and four priorities for action. continued...
LAC Holds Regional Forum on Sustainable Development
Read More: LAC Holds Regional Forum on Sustainable Development
20_March_2015: At a two-day meeting of countries from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the LAC Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD) discussed the post-2015 development agenda and financing for development (FfD), among other issues. The LAC meeting was the first in the series of RFSDs taking place until May 2015 to discuss sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda. continued...
WAVES Announces NCA Capacity-Building Project in Madagascar, Mauritius and Morocco
Read More: WAVES Announces NCA Capacity-Building Project in Madagascar, Mauritius and Morocco
12_March_2015: The Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) partnership has announced the recent launch of a one-year research project to complement existing initiatives in natural capital accounting (NCA) in Madagascar, Mauritius and Morocco. WAVES also held its first Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Ecosystem Accounting in the Philippines from 23-27 February 2015, and is supporting an ecosystem accounts update in Guatemala. continued...
UNU-INWEH Report Discusses Sustainable Development in Water Sector
Read More: UNU-INWEH Report Discusses Sustainable Development in Water Sector
March_2015: It is possible to close "the gap between promise and practice" in management global water resources, with enabling environments to finance and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report by the UN Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) and the UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). The report explores the role that water, including sanitation and wastewater management, plays in sustainable development, discusses "disconnects" between the proposed SDGs and national development plans, and highlights opportunities for achieving sustainable development through water management. continued...
SIDS Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
17th Plenary Session of the Committee for Development Policy New York City, US 23 Mar - 27 Mar
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda - Third Session New York City, US 23 Mar - 27 Mar
Ninth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board Incheon, Republic of Korea 24 Mar - 26 Mar
UNCCD CRIC 13 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 25 Mar - 27 Mar
2015 Global Forum on Development Paris, Ile-De-France, France 1 Apr
16th Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea New York City, US 6 Apr - 10 Apr
FfD Hearings with Civil Society and Business Sector New York City, US 8 Apr - 9 Apr
Island Energy Transitions: Pathways for Accelerated Uptake of Renewables Martinique 8 Apr - 9 Apr
DCF Symposium on Development Cooperation for People and Planet: What Will it Take? Incheon, Republic of Korea 8 Apr - 10 Apr
48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD 48) New York City, US 13 Apr - 17 Apr
Second Drafting Session on Outcome Document of Third Conference on FfD New York City, US 13 Apr - 17 Apr
2015 Spring Meetings of World Bank and IMF Washington D.C., US 17 Apr - 19 Apr
Workshop on Hydrofluorocarbon Management Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand 20 Apr - 21 Apr
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda – Fourth Session New York City, US 20 Apr - 24 Apr
14th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 14) New York City, US 20 Apr - 1 May
 
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