Sustainable Development Update – 11 September 2014 – OWG Report to be “Main Basis” for SDGs in Post-2015 Agenda

OWG Report to be “Main Basis” for SDGs in Post-2015 Agenda

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10_September 2014: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has decided that the proposal of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “shall be the main basis for integrating sustainable development goals into the post-2015 development agenda.” This decision was taken through a resolution adopted in a plenary meeting on 10 September 2014 (A/68/L.61, as orally revised, and issued officially as A/RES/68/309). continued…

2014 SEED Awards Celebrate African, Low-Carbon and Women’s Enterprises

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10_September 2014: A total of 41 enterprises from africa and elsewhere have received the 2014 SEED Award, which celebrates innovative social and environmental start-up enterprises in developing and emerging economies tackling key sustainable development challenges at community level. The awards were announced during the 2014 SEED Awards africa Symposium, held from 10-11 September 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya. continued…

NGOs Outline Position on Paris Agreement

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8_September 2014: Christian Aid, Green Alliance, Greenpeace, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) have published a report outlining what needs to be agreed at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to be held in Paris, France, in December 2015, what has changed since 1992 on the road from Rio to Paris, the prospects for an agreement and why a global agreement is needed. continued…

CBD Secretariat Circulates Draft Gangwon Declaration on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

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9_September 2014: In preparation for the High-level Segment of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the CBD Secretariat has circulated the draft text of the ‘Gangwon Declaration on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development’ prepared by the Government of the Republic of Korea, for Parties’ comments. continued…

SIDS Discuss GOC Proposals for Ocean Recovery

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5_September 2014: The conservation and sustainable use of the ocean is critical to the future of small island developing States (SIDS), according to a series of events organized by the Global Ocean Commission (GOC) at the Third International Conference on SIDS. SIDS and their development partners discussed recommendations from the GOC report, titled ‘From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean,’ which makes eight proposals on restoring and protecting natural capital and services. continued…

UN Circulates Member States’ Proposals on WCIP Outcome Document

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5_September 2014: The President of the UN General Assembly issued a matrix compiling Member States’ proposals on the draft outcome document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP), in preparation for further intergovernmental negotiations. The WCIP will take place as a Special Session of the UN General Assembly, on 22-23 September 2014, in New York, US. continued…

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