Meeting

LAC Carbon Forum Stresses Coordination Between Public Policies and Investments [viewed]

untitled30 August 2013: Participants at the 7th Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Carbon Forum highlighted the key role of private sector finance in mobilizing climate finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.

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HLP Report Launch in Africa Hears Call for Industrialization [viewed]

United NationsAugust 2013: The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) launched the report of the UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with calls for increased investment in industrialization in the region, and generation of strong economic and social data to enable effective monitoring of post-2015 goals and targets. The event was one of dozens taking place to highlight the report at the regional and national levels.

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Central America Council Ministers Declare Support for ITPGR Strategic Action Plan for Mesoamerica [viewed]

ITPGRAugust 2013: Participating in a meeting of the Agricultural Council of Central America (CAC), six Ministers and two Vice-Ministers of Agriculture noted the importance of the Strategic Action Plan for Mesoamerica, developed in the framework of the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), and declared their intention to incorporate it into their national agendas.

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Latin American and Caribbean Workshop Agrees to Complete SAICM Action Plan [viewed]

SAICM30 August 2013: The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), in collaboration with the Government of Mexico, organized the Fourth Latin American and Caribbean regional meeting on SAICM, in Mexico City, Mexico, from 19-23 August 2013. Key outcomes included regional agreement on a process for completing a regional action plan over the next three months, as well as agreed action on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and highly hazardous pesticides.

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OLADE Facilitates Effort to Mainstream Gender into Energy Planning and Practice in Nicaragua [viewed]

OLADE logo23 August 2013: Sissy Larrea, Gender Equality Advisory the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), recently facilitated a meeting of the Gender Unit of the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Nicaragua to draft a strategic plan for gender mainstreaming in the Ministry.

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Event: 27th Meeting of the CITES AC, 21st Meeting of the CITES PC and Joint AC/PC Session [viewed]

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Animals Committee (CITES AC) will hold its 27th meeting in Veracruz, Mexico, back-to-back with the 21st meeting of the CITES Plants Committee (CITES PC) and will include a two-day long joint session. The AC will meet from 28 April-1 May 2014; the CITES AC/PC session will be held from 2-3 May 2014; and the CITES PC will meet from 4-8 May 2014.  

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Latin American Dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network Focuses on Waste and Clean Energy [viewed]

ccap23 August 2013: The Fifth Latin American Regional Dialogue of the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN), sponsored by the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) and hosted by the Peruvian Ministry of Environment, focused specifically on the waste and clean energy (renewable energy and energy efficiency) sectors.

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Event: Beyond 2015 Global Youth Summit [viewed]

Beyond 2015 will hold the Global Youth Summit: BYND 2015, in San Jose, Costa Rica, from 9-13 September 2013. The summit, which will be hosted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the President of Costa Rica, will bring together young people to discuss youth issues and information and communications technology (ICT) in the context of development. The event will be webcast for online participation.  

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Event: Conference on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development [viewed]

The Conference on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development will bring together representatives from the private sector, academia and government, as well as statisticians, parliamentarians and journalists, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean, to discuss and debate issues regarding a Global Partnership on Data Development. Participants will present best practices, and explore innovative tools, systems and strategies to improve the quality of data for sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean and to move towards a new paradigm of data collection and data sharing for development. This conference is being convened following the report of the UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP), which calls for a data revolution and the establishment of a Global Partnership on Data Development. The Information Center on International Cooperation (CEPEI - Centro de Información sobre la Cooperación Internacional) is hosting the conference, in partnership with academia and the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with support from the HLP Secretariat and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).  

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Event: Fifth Session of Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing [viewed]

The fifth session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) is scheduled for 4-8 August 2014. The provisional agenda is contained in document A/AC.282/2013/1. Only Members of the Committee of Experts, accompanied by up to two advisors, are invited to attend this closed session. Experts nominated by regional groups to serve as replacements for members may also attend as observers. The session will include a multistakeholder dialogue on 5 August, which is expected to inform the fifth session. A structured summary of the 18 July briefing will serve as the basis for the multistakeholder dialogue.  

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