Poverty Eradication

UNCSD PrepCom Begins Discussion of Green Economy and Sustainable Development Governance [viewed]

17 May 2010: The first Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) began its deliberations on the green economy and the institutional framework for sustainable development on 17 May 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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Event: Second PrepCom for UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) [viewed]

The UN General Assembly, in December 2009, adopted a resolution calling for a UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) to be convened in Brazil in 2012 (also referred to as Rio+20). The resolution established the dates for the preparatory committees leading to the event, and indicates the event should be focused on: a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and the institutional framework for sustainable development.  

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CSD 18 Reviews Policies Related to Transport, Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns [viewed]

14 May 2010: Delegates at the 18th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 18) focused on the thematic cluster of transport, chemicals, waste management, mining, and sustainable consumption and production patterns, and conducted a one-day preparatory committee meeting for the five-year high-level review of the Mauritius Strategy for the Implementation (MSI+5) of the Barbados Plan of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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UNDP Launches Photo Contest "Picture This: We Can End Poverty" [viewed]

14 May 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Olympus Corporation and the Agence France-Presse (AFP) Foundation, launched a photo contest titled "Picture This: We Can End Poverty." The competition will feature work carried out in various countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 to demonstrate how ordinary people around the world are addressing their most pressing development challenges.

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IFAD Develops Climate Change Strategy [viewed]

12 May 2010: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has developed a new strategy to mainstream climate change into its core programmes, policies and activities.

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DESA Highlights Importance of Affordable Transport for Achieving MGDs [viewed]

May 2010: The monthly newsletter of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) features an article on the role of affordable transport in achieving sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs).

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Event: LDCF/SCCF Council Meeting [viewed]

The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) were established under the UNFCCC and are managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The LDCF addresses the adaptation needs of the LDCs. The SCCF finances activities, programmes and measures relating to climate change that are complementary to those funded by the resources allocated to the Climate Change Focal Area of the GEF and by bilateral and multilateral funding.  

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Second Meeting of "Caring for Climate" Initiative Convenes [viewed]

8 April 2010: The UN Global Compact's "Caring for Climate" initiative convened its second conference of signatories and stakeholders from 7-8 April 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Donor Platform Releases Paper on Agriculture and Climate Change [viewed]

April 2010: The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development released an issues paper on agriculture and climate change that examines what happened on agriculture at the Copenhagen climate talks and future directions for agriculture and climate change both within and outside of the UNFCCC negotiations.

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UNPFII Urges Development Models Based on Indigenous Values [viewed]

The ninth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which convened from 19-30 April 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, considered economic and social issues and their impacts, including the financial crisis, climate change, forests and the actions of multinational corporations, among other issues.

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