UN DESA Releases Report on Sustainable Development in SIDS [viewed]

24 September 2010: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has released a report titled “Trends in Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States, 2010.”

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Calls for Tianjin Talks to Reduce Number of Options on the Table [viewed]

23 September 2010: Delivering a statement at a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 23 September 2010, Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, described Cancun as “the place where governments need to take the next firm step on humanity's long journey to meet the full scale challenge of climate change.”

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IITA Helps Preserve Yam Biodiversity [viewed]

16 September 2010: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has engaged in an effort with the Global Crop Diversity Trust to add 3,000 samples from yam species to international gene banks.

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Event: Informal Meeting of Representatives from Parties and Organizations and Experts to Consider the Outcomes of Completed Activities Under the Nairobi Work Programme [viewed]

This workshop is being convened to consider: the summary reports of the first and second phases of the Nairobi work programme; and views and information by parties and relevant organizations on the effectiveness of the Nairobi work programme in fulfilling its objective, expected outcome, scope of work and modalities.  

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Event: Committee on World Food Security [viewed]

The annual meeting of the Committee on World Food Security will include a policy roundtable on managing the vulnerability and risks presented by climate change to food security and will produce actionable recommendations for the plenary.  

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MDG Summit Calls for "Keeping the Promise" [viewed]

23 September 2010: The High-level Plenary Meeting of the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)—or “MDG Summit”—took place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, from 20-22 September 2010, under the theme “We can end poverty by 2015.”

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AfDB Organizes Roundtable on Climate Change Financing for Africa [viewed]

22 September 2010: The African Development Bank (AfDB) organized a roundtable on African Perspectives on the issues before the UN High Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing, where participants highlighted that, for most African nations, the overwhelming challenge posed by climate change is how to adapt to its adverse impacts.

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FAO Publishes Sustainable Woodfuels Guide [viewed]

21 September 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a guide on the sustainable use of woodfuel resources and the sustainable production of charcoal.

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UN/ISDR Takes Part in the Launch of World Disasters Report 2010 [viewed]

21 September 2010: Speaking at the launch of the World Disasters Report 2010, which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, Helena Molin Valdés, Deputy Director of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) underlined that tackling urban risk will help reduce poverty.

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GEO-5 Regional Consultation for Africa Identifies Regional Priorities [viewed]

22 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Regional Consultation for Africa took place in Nairobi, Kenya, on 20-21 September 2010. This was the fifth in a series of seven regional consultations being undertaken by UNEP as part of the preparation for the production of the fifth GEO (GEO-5).

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