Sustainable Development

Leaders Underscore Climate, Oceans Issues in 68th Debate [viewed]

United Nations28 September 2013: Leaders speaking at the High-level Debate of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on 28 September 2013, in New York, US, again focused on 'setting the stage' for the post-2015 development agenda. Heads of State and ministers underscored lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and proposed principles and issues for inclusion, such as cross-cutting issues, climate change and oceans.

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IMO Holds Sustainable Maritime Transport Symposium [viewed]

un-world-maritime-day26 September 2013: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrated 2013 World Maritime Day on 26 September 2013, on the theme 'Sustainable Development: IMO's contribution beyond Rio+20,' and convened a one-day Symposium to consider the concept of a Sustainable Maritime Transportation System.

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UNCCD COP 11 Establishes Science-Policy Interface, Intersessional Group on Follow-up to Rio+20 [viewed]

unccd11-closing-meeting27 September 2013: Delegates at the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 11) concluded their two-week meeting with the adoption of 41 decisions.

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UNGA 68 High-level Debate Continues Discussion of Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

United Nations26 September 2013: Leaders continued to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and post-2015 development agenda priorities during the third day of the 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate. Speakers again emphasized the relationship between peace and development, and proposed focusing on, inter alia, inequalities and climate change.

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DESA Launches Prototype Global Sustainable Development Report [viewed]

DESA24 September 2013: The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) launched the Executive Summary of the prototype Global Sustainable Development Report, 'Building the Common Future We Want,' at the inaugural session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

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Event: Development and Climate Days at COP 19 [viewed]

The Development and Climate Days will convene on the margins of the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Days are organized by the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).  

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Event: Special Forum at the General Assembly of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change [viewed]

The Global Environment Facility (GEF), in cooperation with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, is organizing this Special Forum on the theme “New Directions for Financing Sustainable Cities”. It aims to provide a platform for interaction between the GEF and mayors and local leaders, to discuss, inter alia, GEF's support for cities and how cities can be used to achieve a more integrated approach to addressing climate change, biodiversity and chemicals. The Forum will be held during the 2013 Nantes World Mayors Summit on Climate Change, taking place from 27-28 September.  

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UNGA Debate Addresses Post-2015 Priorities [viewed]

United Nations25 September 2013: On the second day of the 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate, leaders highlighted post-2015 agenda priorities, including recognizing the relationship between peace and development, tackling inequalities, ensuring human rights, and addressing climate change and water and sanitation.

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IAEA's Scientific Forum Considers Climate Change, Ocean Acidification [viewed]

IAEA20 September 2013: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concluded its 57th annual session of the General Conference, adopting resolutions related to nuclear science and technology, safety, security, safeguards and technical cooperation.

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Global Compact Leaders Endorse New Architecture for Business Engagement [viewed]

Global Compact20 September 2013: At the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013, held on the theme 'Architects of a Better World,' over 1,000 corporate executives endorsed a new architecture for business engagement aimed at scaling up corporate actions to advance UN goals.

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