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GLOBE World Summit of Legislators Resolution Urges Climate Action

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9_June_2014: Participants at the Second World Summit of Legislators, organized by the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE), agreed on a Legislators Resolution encouraging national governments and the UN to take seven main actions, with a focus on strengthening climate change mitigation. The Summit took place on 6-8 June 2014, in Mexico City, Mexico, hosted by the Mexican Congress. continued…


ECOSOC Discusses Using Urbanization as Vehicle for Sustainability

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27_May_2014: UN agencies, Member States, local authority groups, civil society organizations and slum dwellers discussed ways to use urbanization as a “vehicle for sustainability,” during the UN Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) first-ever Integration Segment.  continued…


Equator Prize Winners Announced

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9_June_2014: The UN-led Equator Initiative has announced the recipients of its Equator Prize, which recognizes “local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.” Winners from around the world are using community-based, grassroots action to tackle climate change, environment and poverty. continued…


OECD’s ENVIRONET, WP-STAT Review Use of Rio Markers, Environment-Related ODA Reporting

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3_June_2014: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC), the Network on Environment and Development Co-operation (ENVIRONET) and the Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT) met to examine progress on improving finance reporting under the Rio Conventions. continued…


Sustainable Development Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events

UNFCCC 40th Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

4 Jun – 15 Jun

Informal Informal Consultations of the OWG on SDGs

New York City, US

9 Jun – 11 Jun

Africa: Advancing Partnerships and Responsible Business Leadership

Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia

9 Jun – 13 Jun

Pacific Regional Meeting on Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Nadi, Western, Fiji

9 Jun – 13 Jun

ICESDF Regional Outreach Meeting – Asia-Pacific

Jakarta, Indonesia

10 Jun – 11 Jun

UNECE/FAO Forests and Sustainable Development Goals – Second Workshop

Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland

16 Jun

International Ocean Conference 2014

Washington D.C., US

16 Jun – 17 Jun

UN Development Group Post-2015 Regional Consultation

Bratislava, Slovakia

16 Jun – 17 Jun

Eighth Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to Study Issues Relating to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine BBNJ

New York City, US

16 Jun – 19 Jun

12th Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs

New York City, US

16 Jun – 20 Jun

2014 World Day to Combat Desertification


17 Jun

World Day to Combat Desertification Observance Event

Washington D.C., US

17 Jun

UNGA Thematic Debate on Human Security

New York City, US

18 Jun

ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment

New York City, US

23 Jun – 25 Jun

Final Preparatory Meeting for 3rd International Conference on SIDS

New York City, US

23 Jun – 27 Jun


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