UN Secretariat

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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Global Sustainability Panel Holds First Meeting [viewed]

19 September 2010:  The High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability held its first meeting on 19 September 2010, in New York, US, to discuss its work for the next 15 months.

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Ahead of MDG Summit, UN Secretary-General Calls for Increased Cooperation [viewed]

16 September 2010: As world leaders prepare for the MDG Summit, which will be held from 20-22 September, at UN Headquarters in New York, to boost progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a press conference to discuss the findings of the report titled "The Global Partnership for Development at a Critical Juncture." 

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UN Secretary-General Addresses World Energy Congress [viewed]

16 September 2010: The 21st World Energy Congress took place from 12-16 September 2010, in Montreal, Canada.

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Greening the Blue Website Nominated for Clarion Award [viewed]

14 September 2010: Greening the Blue has been nominated under the "Websites" category by the judges of the International Visual Communications Association (IVCA) Clarion Awards.

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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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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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