Sustainable Development: Implementing Rio+20: ECOSOC’s New Role and Its Old Culture

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 28 October 2013 Featured Guest Article Implementing Rio+20: ECOSOC’s New Role and Its Old Culture by Harris Gleckman, Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Almost_since the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was created, there have been ECOSOC reform efforts. Most of these efforts …

Impact Quarterly: Investing in Inclusion through Market Transformation

June 2013 As always, the Impact Forum ended with the wonderful elated feeling of ‘we can do it’ and ‘we can make it happen’. Of course ‘it’ in this case is sustainable development. With the theme of ‘Investing in Inclusion’, Impact Forum 2013 brought together over 500 participants from over …

Uncsd Update :UNDP, BSEC launch Black Sea Climate and Business Initiative

    A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 4 March 2013 UNDP, BSEC Launch Black Sea Climate and Business Initiative 1_March_2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) launched the UNDP Black Sea Climate and Business Initiative (CLIMBIZ), a regional partnership for action on sustainable development in …

Apply by 17 August – Call for applications for the Asia-Pacific Graduates’ Youth Forum on Green Economy, 25-29 September 2012, Kathmandu, Nepal

Asia-Pacific Graduates’ Youth Forum on Green Economy 25-29 September 2012, Kathmandu, Nepal The Small Earth Nepal (SEN), in collaboration with the Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB) at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Asia Pacific Mountain Network (APMN) of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and …

The ITUC has produced a briefing note on the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights The ITUC has produced a briefing note on the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. http://www.ituc-csi.org/business-and-human-rights.html   Swaziland: Excessive Violence Against Peaceful Demonstrators; Trade Union Leader Arrested The ITUC strongly condemned the way the Swaziland …

Joint Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and UN Global Compact press release

Joint Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and UN Global Compact press release For immediate release Wednesday 13 June 2012 New 3.2m Euro program to boost sustainable business in developing countries launched at Rio+20 A new 3.2 million Euro program that aims to build capacity …

Un Official Outlines Priorities Ahead Of Sustainable Development Summit

Un Official Outlines Priorities Ahead Of Sustainable Development Summit New York, Feb 9 2012 7:05PM A senior United Nations official today outlined a set of priorities that Member States should tackle ahead of the Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20) in June so that there is a clear framework of action during …

The focus of the report is Gender Equality and Development

World Development Report 2012: The focus of the report is Gender Equality and Development The World Bank, 2012 Website: http://bit.ly/xiQkAq Swedish launch of World Bank report on gender equality as a pre-condition for reducing poverty and increasing growth. On 31 January, Minister for Finance Anders Borg and Minister for International …

SAI & ICCO Working to Operationalize Ruggie Guiding Principles

SAI Announces Enhanced Corporate Programs Membership New Corporate Programs Membership will increase benefits, including more interaction and shared learning among members SAI Corporate Program members in 2011 represent a range of industries. SAI is pleased to announce its newly enhanced Corporate Programs, which seek to enable more interaction and shared …

IMF’s Strauss-Kahn backs ITUC analysis on global threat of unemployment and inequality

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 084/140411 IMF’s Strauss-Kahn backs ITUC analysis on global threat of unemployment and inequality Brussels, 14 April 2011 (ITUC OnLine): As the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and G20 finance ministers meet this weekend to discuss the state of the global economy and …