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UN Headquarters Staff Join Civil Society Campaign [viewed]

11 October 2010: A group of people among the staff at UN Headquarters in New York, US, organized a swap of 350 incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL), with the aim of joining the 350 global events held on 10/10/10.

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UNCTAD Convenes Meeting of Experts on the Green Economy [viewed]

8 October 2010: The UN Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) convened an ad hoc expert meeting to discuss "The Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications" from 7-8 October 2010, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UNGA Third Committee Highlights Impacts of Climate Change on Social Development [viewed]

5 October 2010: The first session of the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) of the UN General Assembly's 65th session opened on 5 October 2010, in New York, US, to begin its general discussion on social development.

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UNEP Launches “30 Ways in 30 Days” Initiative on Green Economy [viewed]

5 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced an initiative to inspire action on reducing emissions and making the transition to a global green economy in the lead up to the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 16), to take place in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of 2010.

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UN Secretary-General's Message to Security Issues Meeting Addresses Threats to Sustainable Development [viewed]

5 October 2010: In a message to the International Meeting of High Representatives on Security Issues, delivered on his behalf by Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed some of the most urgent threats to security and sustainable development facing the world today, including climate change.

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B4E Summit on Climate Change Calls for Ambitious Outcome in Cancun [viewed]

6 October 2010: The Special Business for Environment (B4E) Summit on Climate Change, which took place from 4-5 October 2010, in Mexico City, Mexico, was convened to provide perspectives and policy recommendations ahead of the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 16) to be held in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of 2010.

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Caring for Climate Establishes Steering Committee [viewed]

4 October 2010: Caring for Climate, a joint platform by the UN Global Compact and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to advance the role of business in addressing climate change, has established a steering committee.

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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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Greening the Blue Website Wins Award [viewed]

27 September 2010: Greening the Blue, the website covering all issues relating to the UN's sustainability performance, has won an international award for "best website."

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UN DESA Releases Report on Sustainable Development in SIDS [viewed]

24 September 2010: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has released a report titled “Trends in Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States, 2010.”

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