Sustainable Development

UNDESA Releases World Economic and Social Survey 2010 [viewed]

29 June 2010: The UN Department for Social and Economic Affairs (UNDESA) has released the World Economic and Social Survey (WEES) 2010, which indicates that many of the global crises in recent years – such as the food, fuel and financial crises – are to a large extent due to major systemic failures in the global economy and weaknesses in the mechanisms for global governance.

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UN Secretary-General Launches 2010 MDGs Report [viewed]

23 June 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has launched the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report 2010, a yearly assessment of global progress towards the MDGs.

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UNCTAD Releases Economic Development in Africa Report 2010 [viewed]

18 June 2010: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released the "Economic Development in Africa Report 2010-South-South Cooperation: Africa and the New Forms of Development Partnership," which examines the recent trends in the economic relationships of Africa with other developing countries, as well as new forms of partnership that have emerged in the past years.

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ECOSOC High-level Segment Opens [viewed]

28 June 2010: The High-level Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) opened at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 28 June 2010.

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EU Development Assistance Report 2010 Released [viewed]

28 June 2010: The European Commission released its Annual Report 2010 on the implementation of the EU's development and external assistance policies in 2009, including climate financing.

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G-20 Toronto Summit Addresses Energy Subsidies, Climate Change and Food Security [viewed]

27 June 2010: The first Summit of the G-20 in its capacity as the premier forum for international economic cooperation convened in Toronto, Canada, on 26-27 June 2010. The Summit concluded with the adoption of a final Declaration that, among other issues, addresses development and environmental issues, including climate change and energy.

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AMCEN 13 Focuses on Rio Conventions, Prepares for Cancun [viewed]

25 June 2010: The 13th Session of the African Ministers' Conference on Environment (AMCEN) took place in Bamako, Mali, from 20-25 June 2010, under the theme “Enhancing the interrelationship between climate change, biodiversity and desertification for sustainable development.” The meeting concluded with the adoption of the Bamako Declaration, which was developed to serve as the continent's new road map for sustainable development and basis for strengthening the common negotiating position on climate change and biological diversity. 

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Global Compact Leaders' Summit Adopts New York Declaration by Business [viewed]

25 June 2010: The third Global Compact Leaders' Summit took place from 24-25 June 2010, in New York, US, and brought together over 1,200 corporate executives, government representatives, civil society leaders and other participants who committed to step up their efforts to build a sustainable and inclusive global economy.

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World Bank Appoints Special Envoy for Climate Change [viewed]

25 June 2010: Robert Zoellick, World Bank President, announced the appointment of Andrew Steer as Special Envoy for Climate Change, a new position created for focused leadership and representation of the World Bank in the international climate change discussions.

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Third Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development Adopts Solo Declaration [viewed]

24 June 2010: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the Government of Indonesia co-organized the third Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) in the city of Solo, Indonesia, from 22-24 June 2010.

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