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Latin America & Caribbean Latin America & Caribbean News / 30 June 2015
BASIC Ministers Outline Views on Paris Agreement
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28_June_2015: Ministers from the four BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) countries convened for the group's 20th Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change to discuss: the outcomes of the previous sessions of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP); the upcoming sessions of the ADP; and the elements of the expected Paris Agreement. continued...
France, Peru Issue Call for Action on Climate Change and Decent Work
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26_June_2015: François Rebsamen, Minister of Labor, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue, France, and Luis Enrique Chávez Basagoitia, Permanent Representative of Peru to the UN in Geneva, signed a Joint Call on Climate Change and Decent Work. The Joint Call encourages Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to better integrate decent work dimensions into the fight against climate change, both in negotiations towards a new climate agreement, and in formulating and implementing national policies. continued...
Post-2015 Negotiations Take Stock of Zero Draft
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25_June_2015: UN Member States and civil society provided their reactions to the zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda, at the sixth session of intergovernmental negotiations in the process. The zero draft was issued by Co-Facilitators David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland, and Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, on 2 June. continued...
Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries Endorses SE4All Decade
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26_June_2015: The Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) underscored the importance of energy in the post-2015 development agenda and endorsed the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) following its first ministerial meeting on energy. In the launch statement, ministers decided to encourage sustainable and inclusive development of the energy sector in the CPLP countries in order to enhance energy security and guarantee a minimum level of access to sustainable energy services in the entire community. continued...
Publication Highlights Insights on Sustainable Management of Mountain Soils
Read More: Publication Highlights Insights on Sustainable Management of Mountain Soils
23_June_2015: ‘Understanding Mountain Soils,' a joint publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) and the University of Turin, offers technical insights on the sustainable management of mountain soils as a contribution to the International Year of Soils 2015. The publication was launched on the opening day of the GSP Plenary Assembly in Rome, Italy. continued...
Central America Makes Strides in Implementing Sendai Framework
Read More: Central America Makes Strides in Implementing Sendai Framework
20_June_2015: Central American countries are taking substantive steps to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030, which was adopted in March 2015, at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan. The Framework calls for a holistic approach to the threat of disasters and for incorporating integrated disaster risk management (DRM) into existing national development priorities and policies. continued...
Operation COBRA III Highlights Success of International Cooperation in Combatting Wildlife Crime
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18_June_2015: Operation COBRA III, an international law enforcement operation undertaken in May 2015 with the aim of combating wildlife crime and bringing criminals to justice, resulted in 139 arrests and more than 247 seizures, including of elephant ivory, medicinal plants, rhinoceros horns, pangolins, rosewood and tortoises. continued...
UN-REDD Reports on 2014 Activities
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June_2015: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) released its 'Sixth Consolidated Annual Progress Report,' which covers the Programme's achievements in 2014. Overall, the report notes that in 2014, 56 countries participated as partner countries with US$47.8 million in funding allocated to activities in 2014. continued...
UNICEF Report Concludes MDGs “Not Ambitious Enough” for Children Most in Need
Read More: UNICEF Report Concludes MDGs “Not Ambitious Enough” for Children Most in Need
23_June_2015: A report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on the achievement of child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has concluded that, despite significant achievements, unequal opportunities have resulted for millions of children who die before they turn five, live in poverty, lack access to schooling and suffer from chronic malnutrition. In future efforts to achieve the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the report recommends focusing on the most disadvantaged of children and those who have been left behind. continued...
IFAD Calls for Leveraging Migrant Remittances to Promote Rural Development
Read More: IFAD Calls for Leveraging Migrant Remittances to Promote Rural Development
15_June_2015: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) published a report on remittances from migrant workers based in Europe, calling for measures to ensure that the money helps families in developing countries build a better future. Titled ‘Sending Money Home: European flows and markets,' the report recommends measures to increase the financial resilience of remittance recipients, such as improving access to associated financial services, and lowering the transaction costs of financial transfers, which they estimate could free up around US$34 billion for development in rural areas. continued...
Latin America & Caribbean Latin America & Caribbean Regional Coverage Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Third High-level Political Forum New York City, US 26 Jun - 8 Jul
10th Meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund Songdo, Republic of Korea 6 Jul - 9 Jul
Climate Summit of the Americas Toronto, Ontario, Canada 7 Jul - 9 Jul
ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review New York City, US 9 Jul - 10 Jul
VII BRICS Summit Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russian Federation 9 Jul - 10 Jul
Caux Dialogue on Land and Security Caux, Vaud, Switzerland 10 Jul - 14 Jul
Civil Society Organization Financing for Development Forum Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia 11 Jul - 12 Jul
Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia 13 Jul - 16 Jul
Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop Yeosu, South Jeolla (Cholla-Namdo), Republic of Korea 13 Jul - 17 Jul
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda – Seventh and Eighth Sessions New York City, US 20 Jul - 31 Jul
Training Workshop for the Latin American and Caribbean Region on Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Asuncion, Nueva Asuncion, Paraguay 27 Jul - 31 Jul
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples US (worldwide) 9 Aug
South Takes Action: 2015 Climate South Initiative: Challenges and Solutions Libreville, Estuaire, Gabon 29 Aug
CITES AC28 Tel Aviv, Israel 30 Aug - 3 Sep
ADP 2-10 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 31 Aug - 4 Sep
 
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