Sustainable Development Update – UN Secretary-General Outlines Tasks Ahead in 2014

 

 

Sustainable Development Update - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

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Latest News – 17 December 2013

UN Secretary-General Outlines Tasks Ahead in 2014

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16_December 2013: Addressing the UN press corps in an end-of-year news conference on 16 December 2013, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 will be “crucial for development,” and offered his vision for the Climate Change Summit he will convene. continued…

 

Barcelona Convention Parties Adopt Declaration on Marine Environment

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11_December 2013: Mediterranean and EU Ministers and Heads of State committed to protect coastal and marine species and habitats at the 18th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean and its Protocols (CoP 18). CoP 18, which took place from 3-6 December 2103, in Istanbul, Turkey, resulted in the Istanbul Declaration, which includes 17 decisions. continued…

 

OWG 6 Addresses MOI, Partnerships, Human Rights

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13_December 2013: The UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held its sixth session to discuss: means of implementation (MOI, especially science and technology, knowledge-sharing and capacity building); global partnership for achieving sustainable development; needs of countries in special situations, African countries, least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), and small island developing States (SIDS), as well as specific challenges facing the middle-income countries; and human rights, the right to development, and global governance. continued…

 

Asian Workshop Discusses Moving Beyond GDP, Establishing SEEA Frameworks

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December_2013: Participants at the High-level Meeting to Move Beyond Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Asia discussed the establishment of Systems of Environmental Economic Accounts (SEEA). Asian countries shared their experience using the SEEA framework to incorporate Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) and environmental information into their System of National Accounts (SNA) and green growth strategies.  continued…

 

African Parliamentarians Discuss MDG Acceleration, Post-2015 Priorities

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22_November 2013: African Parliamentarians identified and discussed five priority areas related to accelerating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and formulating the post-2015 development agenda. The regional dialogue, which addressed the theme ‘Forum for Deepening Parliamentary Engagement with the MDGs and the Post-2015 Development Agenda,’ took place from 20-22 November 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa. continued…

 

UNCCD’s GM and IOM Collaborate on Land Degradation and Migration in West Africa

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9_December 2013: In the context of desertification, land degradation and drought leading to migration across West Africa, the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have launched a partnership to address land degradation and environmental migration.continued…