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UNCCD COP 11 Establishes Science-Policy Interface, Intersessional Group on Follow-up to Rio+20 [viewed]

unccd11-closing-meeting27 September 2013: Delegates at the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 11) concluded their two-week meeting with the adoption of 41 decisions.

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UNGA 68 Discusses Lessons Learned from MDGs, Post-2015 Agenda Priorities [viewed]

United Nations27 September 2013: Leaders at the 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate discussed progress and lessons learned on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Speakers also considered the architecture for the post-2015 development agenda and highlighted key issues for inclusion, including women's rights, energy and climate change.

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GWP Highlights Activities in Egypt, Peru and Pakistan [viewed]

GWP Global logotype19 September 2013: The September issues of News Flows, the newsletter of the Global Water Partnership (GWP), features articles on several GWP conferences and projects, including on: flood management in Pakistan; groundwater management in Peru; and climate resilience in the Nile Basin.

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UNGA Debate Addresses Post-2015 Priorities [viewed]

United Nations25 September 2013: On the second day of the 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate, leaders highlighted post-2015 agenda priorities, including recognizing the relationship between peace and development, tackling inequalities, ensuring human rights, and addressing climate change and water and sanitation.

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Convenes for Gender Day [viewed]

makgwanba-ngwao-culture-group25 September 2013: The Rio Conventions Pavilion convened for Gender Day on 25 September. The Rio Conventions Pavilion is meeting in conjunction with the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), taking place from 16-27 September 2013, in Windhoek, Namibia.

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UNDP, World Bank Highlight Importance of MDG Acceleration [viewed]

World Bank UNDP24 September 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank hosted a high-level side event on the margins of the 68th UN General Assembly titled ‘Tackling the unfinished business: Accelerating MDG progress,' which was organized in collaboration with the Governments of the Republic of Korea and Japan.

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UNGA High-level Debate Opens with Discussions on Accelerating MDGs, Post-2015 Priorities [viewed]

UNGA24 September 2013: The 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate opened on 24 September 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, with speakers recognizing the urgency of formulating the post-2015 development agenda. They called for accelerating action on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and highlighted their priorities for the post-2015 agenda.

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UN Secretary-General Hosts High-level Event on MDG Acceleration and Partnerships [viewed]

United Nations23 September 2013: A high-level forum of the UN Secretary-General on ‘MDG Success: Accelerating Action, Partnering for Impact' took place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 23 September 2013.

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UNECE Water Convention Discusses Best Practices for Transboundary Water Cooperation [viewed]

UNECE23 September 2013: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) held a workshop to inspire best practices in institutional and legal arrangements and procedures among joint bodies for transboundary water cooperation and river basin commissions.

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BASIC Countries Call for Balance in the ADP, Adequate Financing [viewed]

Brazilian flag16 September 2013: The 16th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change brought together representatives from Brazil, India, South Africa and China, who adopted a joint statement reaffirming that the process and outcome of the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) should be guided by, and be in full accordance with, all principles and provisions of the UNFCCC.

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