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Latin America & Caribbean Latin America & Caribbean News / 19 July 2016
Stakeholders Share Views on Refugees, Migrants Ahead of HLM
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18_July_2016: As part of the preparatory process for the High-level Meeting (HLM) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to address large movements of refugees and migrants, UNGA President Mogens Lykketoft convened an informal, interactive, multi-stakeholder hearing to discuss migration and refugees in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The HLM will convene on 19 September 2016, in New York, US. continued...
HLPF Considers National Monitoring, Countries in Special Situations
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15_July_2016: Everyone is responsible for implementing the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, participants stressed throughout the first week of discussions of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Key messages emerging from these discussions highlighted social inclusion as critical for sustainable development, and the importance of addressing inclusion in education, labor and political institutions and policies. continued...
Finland, Colombia Discuss National SDG Experiences
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14_July_2016: During a side event on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Colombia and Finland, participants exchanged views on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation at the country level. Speakers highlighted operational challenges including communicating the SDGs and implementing them in an integrated way. continued...
UNGA Discusses Human Rights as Part of 2030 Agenda
Read More: UNGA Discusses Human Rights as Part of 2030 Agenda
13_July_2016: During a high-level thematic debate of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on human rights, many participants underscored that human rights, discrimination and inequality are at the center of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and that peace, security, human rights and development are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. Many also observed that human rights violations portend conflicts, and that conflicts are a cause of human rights violations. continued...
UNSG Candidates Highlight Gender, UN Reform, Inclusiveness
Read More: UNSG Candidates Highlight Gender, UN Reform, Inclusiveness
12_July_2016: UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Mogens Lykketoft held a Townhall event for candidates for the position of next UN Secretary-General to discuss their vision. The event was globally televised live by Al Jazeera Media Network. Ten of the 12 current candidates participated, discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the UN, and taking questions from UN Member States and the public, both from the floor and via video. continued...
IWC Scientific Committee Warns of Vaquita Extinction
Read More: IWC Scientific Committee Warns of Vaquita Extinction
8_July_2016: “The choice is simple and stark: either gillnetting in the Upper Gulf ends or the vaquita will be gone, the second entirely preventable cetacean extinction that the Committee will have witnessed in the last ten years,” according to the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) Scientific Committee (SC). The SC issued this warning in a report released following its 66th meeting, which discussed a range of items related to the conservation and management of cetaceans, including bycatch and entanglement, and a review of special permit whaling. continued...
UNEP-WCMC Publishes 2015 Annual Report
Read More: UNEP-WCMC Publishes 2015 Annual Report
8_July_2016: The UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has issued its 2015 Annual Report, which highlights how the Centre enables policymakers to put biodiversity “at the heart of decision making.” continued...
UN Appoints Leaders on Global Health Crises
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29_June_2016: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of several UN agency heads to the Global Health Crises Task Force. In the same week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the appointment of Peter Salama as Executive Director of its Health Emergencies Programme. continued...
Latin America & Caribbean Latin America & Caribbean Regional Coverage Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2016) New York City, US 11 Jul - 20 Jul
Resumed OEWG 37, OEWG 38 and ExMOP 3 to the Montreal Protocol Vienna, Wien, Austria 15 Jul - 23 Jul
Fourteenth Session of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) Nairobi, Kenya 17 Jul - 22 Jul
23rd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO 23) Rome, Lazio, Italy 18 Jul - 22 Jul
ECOSOC High-Level Segment 2016 New York City, US 18 Jul - 22 Jul
SDG Business Forum New York City, US 19 Jul
ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting 3 New York City, US 25 Jul - 27 Jul
Habitat III PrepCom Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia 25 Jul - 27 Jul
Meeting of the CBD Informal Advisory Committee on Communication, Education and Public Awareness Montreal, Quebec, Canada 28 Jul - 29 Jul
Informal Group on Household Wastes Montevideo, Uruguay 2 Aug - 4 Aug
Seventh Meeting of the Regular Process for World Ocean Assessment New York City, US 3 Aug - 9 Aug
Central and South America and the Caribbean/Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Joint Preparatory Meeting for CITES CoP 17 and CBD COP 13 Antigua, Guatemala 22 Aug - 26 Aug
Preparatory Committee on BBNJ New York City, US 26 Aug - 9 Sep
World Water Week 2016 Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden 28 Aug - 2 Sep
2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress Honolulu, HI, US 1 Sep - 10 Sep
 
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