69th General Debate Continues Discussion of Post-2015 Agenda, Highlights Biodiversity, SIDS Issues

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Heads of Exclusive Global Institutions Call for “Inclusive Capitalism”

                                Press Release                               May 29, 2014   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Heads of Exclusive Global Institutions Call for “Inclusive …

Developing Nations Seek U.N. Retaliation on Bank Cancellations

Developing Nations Seek U.N. Retaliation on Bank Cancellations   By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Apr  2014 (IPS) – The 132-member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing nations, has urged Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to provide, “as soon as possible…alternative options for banking services” in New York City …

Sustainable Development Update – 3 February 2014 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

UN Scientific Advisory Board Holds Inaugural Meeting 31_January 2014: The first meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon set out a calendar for its work, and discussed means to tighten the linkage between the science and policy, as well as to define priority scientific issues for …

Sustainable Development Update – 26 November 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 26 November 2013 UN-NGLS Publishes Policy Briefs for OWG 5 23_November 2013: Based on three consultations with civil society, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) has produced two papers to inform the fifth session of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable …

G4 Online puts sustainability reporting at your fingertips

Press release For immediate release, 7 November 2013 G4 Online puts sustainability reporting at your fingertips G4 Online, a web-based tool to support organizations preparing sustainability reports using the latest generation of the Global Reporting Initiative’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, is launched today. The free to use website presents the content of the G4 …

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

Click here to visit the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase.   A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 9 September 2013 SD Policy Update 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 …

Sustainable Development Update – 29 August 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 29 August 2013 UNGA Resumes Consultations on Strengthening ECOSOC 28_August_2013: UN Member States have resumed consultations on the process to review implementation of UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 61/16 on strengthening the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Delegates conducted a general review of the …

Friends of the Earth: European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia

  European Investments Assist Land Grabs for Palm Oil in Liberia European funded palm oil expansion in Liberia linked to social and environmental damage Monday, 24 June 2013 Press Release European banks, pension funds and private equity funds have given financial assistance worth more than €450 million to Malaysian palm …

Post-2015 Development Agenda Bulletin – Vol. 208 No. 10 – High Level Meeting on Energy and the Post-2015 Development Agenda – Final Summary

Post-2015 Development Agenda Bulletin · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Volume 208 Number 10 – Thursday, 11 April 2013 SUMMARY OF THE HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON ENERGY AND THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA 9 APRIL …