UN Intergovernmental Body

Event: Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV) [viewed]

This conference aims to assess the results of the 10-year action plan adopted at the third UN Conference on LDCs and to adopt new measures and strategies for their sustainable development. The UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UNOHRLLS) has been designated by the General Assembly as the coordinator of the conference and its preparatory activities. The provisional agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 December 2010, is contained in this document: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/CONF.219/IPC/1/Rev.1.  

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Iceland Suggests Poor Countries Pursue Geothermal Energy [viewed]

24 September 2010: Össur Skarphéðinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Iceland, told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) that geothermal energy could prove to be an important component of the renewable energy mix poor counties.

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Event: Third Lead Authors Meeting on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

The World Meterological Organization (WMO) is hosting the Third Lead Authors Meeting for the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Submitted comments to the the SREX Expert Review, which took place from 26 July-20 September 2010, will serve as the basis for discussions. The 30th Session of the IPCC in 2009 decided to prepare the SREX with the involvement of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR).  

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UN Review of the Mauritius Strategy Urges post-Kyoto Agreement [viewed]

26 September 2010: The High-level Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States SIDS (MSI+5), convened from 24-25 September 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, as part of the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

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UNGA Tackles Climate Change, SIDS and Disaster Issues [viewed]

25 September 2010: The general debate of the UN General Assembly's 65th session started on 23-25 September 2010, in New York, US, with several speakers addressing issues related to climate change, disasters and small island developing States (SIDS).

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MDG Summit Calls for "Keeping the Promise" [viewed]

23 September 2010: The High-level Plenary Meeting of the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)—or “MDG Summit”—took place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, from 20-22 September 2010, under the theme “We can end poverty by 2015.”

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Adaptation Fund Board Approves Financing for Two Projects [viewed]

20 September 2010: The Adaptation Fund Board has approved projects in Senegal and Honduras for funding worth US$14 million. These and other decisions were taken at the 11th Adaptation Fund Board meeting held in Bonn, Germany, from 15-17 September 2010.

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UNGA Second Committee Adopts Organization of Work for 65th Session [viewed]

17 September 2010: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted its organization of work for the 65th session, including poverty eradication and other development issues, climate change and the international financial and trading systems.

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UNGA President Opens 65th Session [viewed]

14 September 2010: In his opening statement, Joseph Deiss, President of the 65th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), underscored the role played by the Assembly in relieving those affected by poverty, as well as those threatened by war, climate change or natural disasters.

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Event: Third Intersessional Meeting for UNCSD [viewed]

As called for at the first PrepCom of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, also called Rio+20), three intersessional meetings will be convened, in addition to three PrepComs, to prepare for the June 2012 UNCSD event. Intersessional III is scheduled for 26-27 March 2012.  

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