The Regional Implementation Meetings for Rio+20 Follow-Up: An Analysis of the Outcomes

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The Regional Implementation Meetings for Rio+20 Follow-Up: An Analysis of the Outcomes
Pamela S. Chasek, Executive Editor, Earth Negotiations Bulletin [ENB], IISD Reporting Services (US) - The Regional Implementation Meetings for Rio+20 Follow-Up: An Analysis of the Outcomes

by Pamela S. Chasek, Executive Editor, Earth Negotiations Bulletin [ENB], IISD Reporting Services (US)

As_part_of the discussions on the post-2015 UN development agenda and the follow-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development’s (UNCSD, or Rio+20) call for a set of sustainable development goals, the five UN regional commissions organized various consultations to bridge the gap between New York and the regions over the past year. Among these consultations were the five regional implementation meetings, traditionally part of the multi-year programme of work of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). continued…

ACP, EC, HABITAT Conference Discusses Sustainable Urbanization
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6_September 2013: The Second International Tripartite Conference on ‘Sustainable Urbanization as Response to Urban Poverty Eradication’ assessed progress on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7 on improving the lives of slumdwellers, and discussed including sustainable urbanization in the post-2015 development agenda. The conference also enabled the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to consider common positions for the third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). continued…

UN Ambassadors Launch Group of Friends of Desertification
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<p>5<span style=_September 2013: The Permanent Representatives to the UN from Iceland and Namibia have launched a ‘Group of Friends (GoF) of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought,’ which will seek to maintain the momentum generated by the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) on issues related to desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.continued…
UNGC Releases Corporate Sustainability Report 2013
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5_September 2013: The UN Global Compact has released its Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013, providing a snapshot of actions taken by businesses to embed sustainability and other responsible practices into strategies, operations and culture. continued…

First Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils Meeting Considers Priority Actions
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4_September 2013: At its first meeting, the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) considered its upcoming tasks, outputs and follow up responsibilities. continued…

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ICPD Regional Population Conference – UNESCAP Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand 16 Sep – 20 Sep
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