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UN Discusses Migration in Post-2015 Development Agenda, SDG Targets[viewed]

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Permanent Missions of Costa Rica and Germany, held a high-level panel on defining the role of migration in the post-2015 development agenda. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, told participants that if human rights are not included in the post-2015 development agenda, it will not meet the "core function" of leaving no one behind.

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FAO Reports on Mesoamerican LULUCF Workshop[viewed]

The Mesoamerican Workshop on National Emissions Inventories and Mitigation Plans in Agriculture, Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) assisted 15 countries in identifying resources and methods in order to improve their reporting under the UNFCCC, according to the workshop's final report, released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). The report also relays the major challenges these countries face in both implementing and reporting on measures to address climate change.

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UNGA Reaches Informal Agreement on Post-2015 Summit Organization, Dates[viewed]

UN Member States have informally agreed on a draft resolution on the ‘Organization of the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda,' including on the dates of the Summit. By the resolution, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) would decide that the UN Summit on the post-2015 development agenda will take place on 25-27 September 2015, in New York, US, with the 70th session of the UN General Debate beginning on 28 September.

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IDB Launching Portal on LAC Development Indicators[viewed]

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced it will launch an open data portal on development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the first quarter of 2015. ‘Numbers for Development,' a free and open data portal focused on development indicators for the region, will enable users to access and use IDB data on a range of issues, download datasets and create their own data visualizations.

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Bahamas Joins Carbon War Room's Ten Island Challenge[viewed]

The Bahamas has joined the Carbon War Room's Ten Island Challenge, committing to a 20 megawatt (MW) solar project, energy efficiency solutions for a local high school and a countrywide streetlight retrofit, among other projects. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing, Bahamas, and Justin Locke, Carbon War Room's Director of Islands, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing a partnership to expedite the country's transformation towards renewable energy production and energy efficiency.

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Latin American Communicators Define Plans for Forests [viewed]

Taking advantage of the Lima Climate Conference, the Latin American Forest Communicators Network met to elaborate their work strategy.

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FAO Newsletter Highlights Land Tenure Activities in Support of Voluntary Guidelines[viewed]

In a November newsletter, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) showcases the application of its ‘Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security' in Guatemala. The newsletter also highlights issues and trends on land investments, notes support for the Voluntary Guidelines, describes events and other relevant news and lists recent publications.

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IDB Report Highlights Benefits of Green Market Guarantees[viewed]

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has published a report highlighting the benefits of guarantees for green markets, including by responding to challenges of investing in low-carbon and climate-resilient technologies and activities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). 'Guarantees for Green Markets: Potential and Challenges' underscores the important role that national development banks (NDBs) can play in structuring and funding credit-guarantee schemes for domestic markets, and their unique position and capacities to effectively design, implement and promote green market investments.

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MY World Report Highlights People's Priorities for Post-2015[viewed]

Citizens around the world want a good education, better healthcare and better job opportunities, according to a report summarizing the MY World survey, the largest survey ever conducted by the UN. The report, ‘We the Peoples: Celebrating 7 Million Voices,' presents respondents' selections of six out of 16 priorities for a better life.

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LAC Countries Exchange REDD+ Experiences[viewed]

The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) released the outcomes from a South-South exchange on developing REDD+ strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The exchange allowed for countries in the region to learn and share experiences, and to develop specific actions to further national REDD+ readiness processes.

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