UN Intergovernmental Body

Event: Third PrepCom for UNCSD [viewed]

The UN General Assembly, in December 2009, adopted a resolution calling for a UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, also referred to as Rio+20) to be convened in Brazil in 2012. This meeting will mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), which convened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The General Assembly resolution specifies that a three-day PrepCom should convene in May 2010, a two-day PrepCom should convene in March 2011, and a three-day PrepCom should convene immediately before the UNCSD (PrepCom III). On 4 November 2011, Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, announced a proposal to change the dates to 13-15 June 2012 for PrepCom III and 20-22 June 2012 for the UNCSD, in order to allow for highest-level participation. The previously scheduled dates were 28-30 May 2012 for PrepCom III and 4-6 June 2012 for the UNCSD.  

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UNGA Refers Draft Outcome Document to MSI+5 [viewed]

13 September 2010: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has agreed by consensus to refer a draft outcome document (document A/64/L.68) to 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).

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Documents for 11th Meeting of Adaptation Fund Board Posted [viewed]

September 2010: The working documents of the 11th meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board have been posted online.

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Solomon Islands Qualifies for Adaptation Fund [viewed]

26 August 2010: Solomon Islands is the first country in the Pacific, and the fourth country worldwide, to qualify for the Adaptation Fund under the UNFCCC, which will finance projects in vulnerable developing countries aimed to help adapt their agricultural resources and food security to climate change threats.

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InterAcademy Council Delivers IPCC Review Report [viewed]

30 August 2010: The InterAcademy Council (IAC) has delivered its independent report into the processes and procedures of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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World Bank Issues Statement on Adaptation Fund [viewed]

17 August 2010: In response to news articles regarding the Climate Change Adaptation Fund, the World Bank has issued a statement clarifying its functioning.

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IPCC Releases Agenda for 32nd Session [viewed]

August 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the provisional agenda for its 32nd plenary session, scheduled to take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 11-14 October 2010.

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Event: Second Intersessional Meeting for UNCSD [viewed]

The first meeting of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom I) of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) called for three intersessional meetings to be convened ahead of the June 2012 event. Intersessional II will take place on 15-16 December 2011. The Organization of Work, preliminary programme of side events, and Guidance Note from the Bureau are available on the meeting webpage.  

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Event: First Intersessional Meeting for UNCSD [viewed]

As called for at the first PrepCom of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, also called Rio+20), the first of three intersessional meetings will be 10-11 January 2011.  

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UN Launches Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification [viewed]

16 August 2010: The UN has launched the Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification, which will run from 2010-2020 and will seek to raise awareness and action to improve the protection and management of the world's drylands. 

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