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Event: CBD Workshop for the Caribbean on Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration[viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), this capacity-building workshop for the Caribbean will focus on ecosystem conservation and restoration to support achievement of the Aichi biodiversity targets.

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Event: Second UN Conference on LLDCs [viewed]

The 10-year Review Conference on the Implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action, titled ‘Addressing the Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) within a New Global Framework for Transit Transport Cooperation for Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries in 2014,' has four key aims.

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Thirty Donor Countries Pledge US$4.43 Billion for GEF-6[viewed]

The negotiations on the sixth replenishment of the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF-6) concluded with pledges totaling US$4.43 billion over four years.

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Meeting on Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Develops Communiqué[viewed]

Delegates to the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation adopted a communiqué, ‘Building Towards An Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda,' agreeing to advance cooperation on various concrete commitments, including aid to strengthen countries' own tax systems.

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Pepsi and Coke Announce Support for Responsible Governance of Land Tenure[viewed]

In a land policy that states its commitment to “doing business the right way,” PepsiCo has announced its support for the 'Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure' and its recognition of its obligations to respect and protect the rights of local people. The Guidelines, which were initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), promote equitable access and secure ownership rights to fisheries, forests and land, with the aim of eradicating poverty and hunger, protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development.

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Honduras Accepts Doha Amendment to Kyoto Protocol[viewed]

Honduras has become the eighth party to the Kyoto Protocol to accept the Doha Amendment, which formalizes commitments for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (2013-2020).

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CEO Water Mandate Conference Addresses Corporate Water Stewardship[viewed]

The UN Global Compact convened the CEO Water Mandate Conference to address corporate water stewardship, collective action and the post-2015 development agenda, particularly in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The meeting placed many of these issues in the local context, examining the water challenges faced by the host country Peru.

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IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings Emphasize Climate Change, Sustainable Development[viewed]

The Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) brought together officials, academics, practitioners, and journalists from around the world for a series of meetings and events, many of which held climate change and sustainable development in special focus.

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CPD Discusses Population Implications for Post-2015 Agenda[viewed]

The UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) concluded its 47th session, at which keynote speakers addressed: dignity and human rights; population and sustainable development; and the ‘unfinished agenda' of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 process.

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HABITAT and Partners Launch Collaboration on Urban Resilience[viewed]

The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and eight partners launched the Medellín Collaboration on Urban Resilience, to facilitate the flow of knowledge and financial resources to help cities become more resilient to systemic shocks and stresses, including from climate change, disasters caused by natural hazards, and socio-economic challenges resulting from rapid urbanization.

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