In accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 68/1, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will strengthen and further promote dialogue on and implementation of the financing for development (FFD) agenda, including by strengthening the special high-level meeting with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Council will allocate specific time for deliberation and consideration of the follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development. The Global Dialogue on financing for development will convene on 14-15 April 2014.
dates: 14-15 April 2014 venue: UN Headquarters location: New York City, US
Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the third meeting of the second phase of the High-level Panel on the Global Assessment of Resources for Implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 will be held from 14-15 April 2014. This High-level Panel was constituted in 2013, with 15 expert members from all regions, with a mandate to assess the benefits of meeting the Aichi Biodiversity Targets by examining both the positive impacts on biodiversity directly and the wider benefits to society that result from the investments and policy developments required. The meeting will be followed by the regional workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on resource mobilization, to be held from 15-17 April. The workshop is organized by the CBD Secretariat in cooperation with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). Its immediate objective and output is to support the development, in accordance with national circumstances, of individualized and prioritized action plans towards the development of national finance plans.
dates: 14-17 April 2014 location: Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil