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Latest News - 24 March 2015
Post-2015 Negotiations Take up Indicator Framework
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23_March_2015: Opening the third session of intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda to a full room and gallery, Co-Facilitator Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, suggested that the process is attracting greater interest, and said “we have real traction” on creating the post-2015 development agenda. continued...
World Meteorological Day 2015 Highlights Climate Knowledge for Climate Action
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23_March_2015: The 2015 edition of the World Meteorological Day was celebrated around the theme ‘Climate Knowledge for Climate Action,' in order to: highlight recent advances in climate science and the need for decisive measures to limit climate change; and provide an opportunity to take stock of climate knowledge garnered over the last few decades to support more ambitious action. continued...
International Day Sharpens Focus on Forest-Climate Links
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21_March_2015: Under the theme 'Forests | Climate | Change,' the family of United Nations organizations commemorated the International Day of Forests with a number of events, announcements and reports, many of which emphasized the important role of forests in climate mitigation and adaptation. continued...
Bonn Challenge Welcomes Restoration Pledges
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21_March_2015: On the occasion of the International Day of Forests, the Second International Conference on the Bonn Challenge resulted in a number of forest restoration commitments by national governments, bringing the total area to be restored to more than 59 million hectares. continued...
WCDRR Adopts Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
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19_March_2015: Representatives from 187 countries have adopted the ‘Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030,' making it the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda. The Framework, which was adopted following a marathon round of negotiations at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) held in Sendai, Japan, includes seven targets and four priorities for action. continued...
LAC Holds Regional Forum on Sustainable Development
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20_March_2015: At a two-day meeting of countries from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the LAC Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD) discussed the post-2015 development agenda and financing for development (FfD), among other issues. The LAC meeting was the first in the series of RFSDs taking place until May 2015 to discuss sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda. continued...
WAVES Announces NCA Capacity-Building Project in Madagascar, Mauritius and Morocco
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12_March_2015: The Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) partnership has announced the recent launch of a one-year research project to complement existing initiatives in natural capital accounting (NCA) in Madagascar, Mauritius and Morocco. WAVES also held its first Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Ecosystem Accounting in the Philippines from 23-27 February 2015, and is supporting an ecosystem accounts update in Guatemala. continued...
UNU-INWEH Report Discusses Sustainable Development in Water Sector
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March_2015: It is possible to close "the gap between promise and practice" in management global water resources, with enabling environments to finance and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report by the UN Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) and the UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). The report explores the role that water, including sanitation and wastewater management, plays in sustainable development, discusses "disconnects" between the proposed SDGs and national development plans, and highlights opportunities for achieving sustainable development through water management. continued...
Workshop Considers SDG 6 on Water and Sanitation
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25_February 2015: A capacity-building workshop on advancing water and sustainable development brought together policy makers and national practitioners from 20 developing countries and countries in transition in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Discussions addressed the proposed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on "ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all," seeking to enhance capacity toward integrating water and sustainable development into developing countries' national development strategies. continued...
Latin America & Caribbean Regional Coverage Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
16th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty Washington D.C., US 23 Mar - 27 Mar
17th Plenary Session of the Committee for Development Policy New York City, US 23 Mar - 27 Mar
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda - Third Session New York City, US 23 Mar - 27 Mar
Ninth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board Incheon, Republic of Korea 24 Mar - 26 Mar
UNCCD CRIC 13 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 25 Mar - 27 Mar
C40 Latin American Mayors Forum Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina 27 Mar
ECOSOC Integration Segment 2015 New York City, US 30 Mar - 1 Apr
2015 Global Forum on Development Paris, Ile-De-France, France 1 Apr
16th Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea New York City, US 6 Apr - 10 Apr
Advancing Natural Capital Accounting in Government, Business and Finance: Theory, Practice and Enabling Conditions Washington D.C., US 8 Apr - 9 Apr
FfD Hearings with Civil Society and Business Sector New York City, US 8 Apr - 9 Apr
DCF Symposium on Development Cooperation for People and Planet: What Will it Take? Incheon, Republic of Korea 8 Apr - 10 Apr
3rd Urban Nature Congress Seoul, Seoul-T'Ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea 11 Apr - 12 Apr
48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD 48) New York City, US 13 Apr - 17 Apr
Second Drafting Session on Outcome Document of Third Conference on FfD New York City, US 13 Apr - 17 Apr
 
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