Sustainable Development

UN Secretary-General Visits 2010 World Expo [viewed]

31 October 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China, on 31 October 2010, where he underlined that the Expo has provided "invaluable" ideas to tackle some of the biggest current challenges, including rapid urbanization, climate change and sustainable development.

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UN, Pakistan Hold Conference on Climate Change and Development [viewed]

UNDP24 October 2010: The Ministry of Environment of Pakistan, in collaboration with One UN Joint Programme on Environment, organized an International Conference on Climate Change and Development on 21-22 October 2010, in Islamabad, Pakistan, to take stock of the unfolding effects of climate change in the South Asian region, with a focus on Pakistan.

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Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference Adopts Declaration [viewed]

29 October 2010: The Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC 2010) took place from 27-29 October 2010, in New Delhi, India, bringing together over 13,000 participants representing governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector to discuss renewables and energy security, climate change and economic development.

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UNESCO Releases Report on Engineering and Development [viewed]

29 October 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a report titled "Engineering: Issues, challenges and opportunities for development."

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Asian Ministers Adopt Roadmap to Cope with Climate-related Hazards [viewed]

28 October 2010: Delegates attending the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which convened from 24-28 October 2010, in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea, approved a five-year regional roadmap to establish climate resilient disaster risk management systems by 2015.

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UNU and TIRI Sign Cooperation Agreement [viewed]

28 October 2010: The UN University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute (TIRI) signed a memorandum to boost cooperation on research, testing and analysis related to industrial technologies research to support local enterprises to achieve sustainable development, promote recycling and reduce emissions.

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CBD Technical Study Addresses Links Between Biodiversity and Development [viewed]

October 2010: Recently launched as CBD Technical Series No. 54 and entitled “Interdependence of Biodiversity and Development under Global Change,” this report presents an analysis of the systemic character of global change, biodiversity and human development, and the relationships between them, describing and evaluating the complicated relationships and dynamics between human and biological systems.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses Francophonie Summit [viewed]

24 October 2010: The 13th Summit of the International Organization of la Francophonie took place from 22-24 October 2010, in Switzerland, and focused on development.

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Event: CSD Intersessional Meeting on Sustainable Consumption and Production [viewed]

This meeting will provide a non-negotiating space for Member States, Major Groups and UN Agencies to discuss potential programs to be included in the 10-Year Framework of Programs on SCP (10YFP) to support regional and national initiatives, the structure the 10YFP could take, and the possible visions and objectives it could serve.  

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UN Celebrates 65th Anniversary [viewed]

24 October 2010: This year's celebrations of UN Day on 24 October, the anniversary of the date when the UN Charter entered into force, focused on the UN Millennium Development Goals, following the September High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly that adopted a global action plan to achieve the Goals by their 2015 target date.

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