Capacity Building & Education

Event: Ninth Session of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters [viewed]

The ninth session of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters will meet, in accordance with UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) decision 2013/239, to discuss, among other things, issues related to the next update of the UN Model Double Taxation Convention between Developed and Developing Countries. The Committee will also discuss cross-cutting issues under the UN Model, such as taxation of services and interaction of the Model with climate change mechanisms. In addition, it will work towards the next update of the UN Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries, foreign direct investment issues and corporate taxation, including resource taxation issues for developing countries, and capacity development. As this will be the first session of the new Membership of the Committee, the Committee will elect a Chair and other officers, and establish subcommittees.  

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Convenes for Ecosystem Restoration Day [viewed]

ecosystem-restoration-day20 September 2013: The Rio Conventions Pavilion convened for Ecosystem Restoration Day on Friday, 20 September. The Rio Conventions Pavilion is meeting in conjunction with the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), taking place from 16-27 September 2013, in Windhoek, Namibia.

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UNSG Issues Recommendations on Clean Technology [viewed]

United Nations18 September 2013: A report of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on 'Options for facilitating the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies,' finds that Member States and stakeholders share the objective of accelerating technology facilitation, but differences exist on the details and approaches. The report follows on a mandate in the outcome document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Convenes for Indigenous and Local Community Sustainable Land Managers Day [viewed]

Rio-Conventions-Pavilion-Land-Day17 September 2013: The Rio Conventions Pavilion convened for Indigenous and Local Community Sustainable Land Managers Day, hosted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Equator Initiative, on 17 September 2013.

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FAO Issues Guidelines on Climate Change for Forest Managers [viewed]

FAO17 September 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released guidelines on climate change for forest managers, which discuss the projected positive and negative impacts of climate change on policy, social, economic and biophysical forest factors.

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UNSG Releases Report on Sustainable Mountain Development [viewed]

United NationsSeptember 2013: The UN Secretary-General has released his report on sustainable mountain development (SMD), which describes the status of SMD at the national and international levels, including an analysis of future challenges.

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CIFOR, ICRAF and FORDA Celebrate Partnerships in Forestry Research [viewed]

cifor-icraf-fordaSeptember 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and the Forestry Research and Development Agency (FORDA) of Indonesia released a report describing their collaboration on forestry research.

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UN Secretary-General's Report Reviews Support for SIDS' Sustainable Development [viewed]

United Nations31 July 2013: The UN Secretary-General has issued a report on UN and national efforts to implement sustainable development in small island developing States (SIDS). The report concludes that, while SIDS have had an uneven path towards implementation of sustainable development, some activities have been successful.

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CDM Asia-Pacific Workshop Discusses the Future of the CDM [viewed]

ADB5 September 2013: The fourth Workshop for Enhancing the Regional Distribution of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects in the Asia and the Pacific provided a platform to showcase national initiatives for increasing participation in the CDM.

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SGP Sri Lanka Shares Best Practices in Community Based Adaptation [viewed]

GEF SGPAugust 2013: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) Sri Lanka organized a Symposium on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change, which brought together over 150 stakeholders from across the country to discuss the challenges and possible solutions to climate change adaptation.

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