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Latin America & Caribbean Latin America & Caribbean News / 28 July 2015
UNGA Endorses Addis Ababa Action Agenda
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27_July_2015: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has endorsed the outcome of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA). The endorsement occurred during an UNGA plenary meeting where delegates adopted resolution A/69/L.82 titled ‘Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development,' which includes the AAAA as an annex. continued...
Co-Facilitators Issue Revised Post-2015 Outcome, 'The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'
Read More: Co-Facilitators Issue Revised Post-2015 Outcome, 'The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'
26_July_2015: The revised draft of the outcome document for the UN summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda was released on 26 July 2015, ahead of the second week of the final negotiation session on the agenda. Co-Facilitators David Donoghue of Ireland and Macharia Kamau of Kenya write in their covering letter to UN Member States that the draft takes account of the wide range of views expressed during the first week, held on 20-24 July. continued...
PROFOR Launches Toolkit of Forest Control and Supervision
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20_July_2015: Supported by the Program on Forests (PROFOR) and the Forest Law Enforcement and Governance trust fund (FLEG-TF), the 'Toolkit of Forest Control and Supervision: Practical Field Guidance' aims to provide low-cost, hands-on tools for forest management. It also contains a component focused on logging contracts with indigenous peoples' and communities. continued...
Major Economies Forum Discusses Elements of a Legally-Binding Climate Agreement
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19_July_2015: At its 22nd meeting, the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) focused on issues related to the global climate change agreement that is expected to be adopted at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC. The participating economies, mostly represented at the ministerial level, discussed their views on the legal form and contents of the agreement. Despite diverse positions on these aspects, the co-chairs called the meeting "productive" and "very constructive." continued...
New Development Bank Opens for Business
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21_July_2015: The New Development Bank (NDB), formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, a multilateral development bank (MDB) operated by the BRICS group of countries (Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa), has begun its operations. The NDB will be headquartered in Shanghai, China, and each country will be assigned one vote, while no country will hold veto power. continued...
UNESCO Reports on Climate Change Education Activities
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21_July_2015: A report by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reviews the organization's recent work to support education policymakers and educators of teachers to incorporate climate change into their curriculum. The report, titled 'Not Just Hot Air: Putting Climate Change Education into Practice,' presents results and lessons learned from country pilots in the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Mauritius, Tuvalu and South Africa. continued...
CGIAR Dryland Systems Annual Report Highlights “Development Impact” of Rural Innovations
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16_July_2015: The 2014 Annual Report of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems, titled ‘Pathways to Lasting Impact for Rural Dryland Communities in the Developing World,' outlines its contribution to shaping “thinking and practice” on agricultural livelihood systems, and notes that this resulted in “real development impact” during the year. continued...
Latin America & Caribbean Latin America & Caribbean Regional Coverage Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
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
World Water Week 2015 Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden 23 Aug - 28 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
Fourteenth World Forestry Congress Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 7 Sep - 11 Sep
International Forests and Water Dialogue Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 8 Sep - 9 Sep
Third Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 8 Sep - 9 Sep
Wildlife Forum Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 9 Sep
International Day for South-South Cooperation 2015 worldwide 12 Sep
CBD AHTEG on Indicators for the Strategic Plan on Biodiversity Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 14 Sep - 17 Sep
Opening of the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) New York City, US 15 Sep
Address by His Holiness Pope Francis to UN General Assembly New York City, US 25 Sep
 
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