Sustainable Development

Local and Regional Leaders Discuss New Global Urban Agenda [viewed]

rabat20137 October 2013: The 2013 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders – 4th United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) World Congress – convened under the theme, 'Imagine Society, Build Democracy,' incorporating such topics as fostering wellbeing, managing diversity, new governance, and the dynamics of change and solidarity between territories.

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AfDB, IFRC Partner to Address Climate Change, Food Security and Water Issues [viewed]

afdb-ifrcs3 October 2013: The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) announced an Africa-wide partnership to address issues including climate change, food security, disaster risk reduction (DRR), and water and sanitation on the continent.

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CIFOR Reports on REDD+ Tenure Study [viewed]

CIFOR2 October 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) reported on the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ being carried out in Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Tanzania, and Viet Nam. The study examines tenure security issues within the framework of REDD+ activities.

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UN Women Events Highlight Role of Women in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

UN Women Logo19 September 2013: The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and partner organizations highlighted the importance of including women's rights and gender equality in the post-2015 development agenda druing events held on the margins of the 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA), in New York, US.

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Event: UNGA Second Committee - Organizational Meeting [viewed]

The UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial) will hold its organizational meeting on the morning of 9 October 2013 to elect the members of its Bureau for the 68th session, and to consider its proposed organization of work and the status of documentation for the session. The Committee will begin its substantive work for the session in the afternoon.  

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Event: UNGA Second Committee - General Debate [viewed]

The UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial) will begin its substantive work in the afternoon of 9 October 2013. The general debate will run until 11 October. The Committee's organizational meeting for the session will take place in the morning.  

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Event: International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013 [viewed]

The International Day for Disaster Reduction will be celebrated on 13 October, under the theme of 'Living with Disability and Disasters'. According to the UN International Strategy on Disaster Reduction (ISDR), approximately one billion people live with some form of disability, representing one-fifth of the world's population, and such persons have unique contributions to help reduce the risk of disasters and build resilient societies and communities. The Day intends to raise awareness of the importance of including the needs of persons living with disabilities in the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR).  

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UNESCO Presents Views on Water Cooperation [viewed]

UNESCOSeptember 2013: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a report titled 'Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation,' which was published in the framework of the International Year of Water Cooperation. The report brings together a range of water professionals and stakeholders to share their knowledge and experiences in water cooperation.

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Event: Third Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III) [viewed]

The Third Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III) will convene under the theme of: Africa on the rise: can the opportunities from climate change spring the continent to transformative development? The Conference will address a number of sub-themes that aim to share experiences, disseminate research results and assess how Africa is coping with the impacts of climate change. These include: the value of climate services (science, data and information) in Africa's development; the way climate policies build effective resilience to the impacts of climate change in Africa; the unexplored options of climate finance; green economy; and the global climate change framework and Africa. The Conference, organized by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), convenes each year under the auspices of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme. ClimDev-Africa is a consortium of key African development institutions, including the UN Economic Commission (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).  

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UNGA High-Level Debate Concludes with Focus on Lessons from the MDGs, Climate Change [viewed]

United Nations1 October 2013: The 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate concluded its discussions on “Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage.” Speakers discussed lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), emphasized connections between development and peace and security, and supported action on climate change.

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