SDG Update – 27 August 2019

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DESA, INTOSAI Report on Impacts of SDG Auditing

A new report takes stock of three years of performance audits of governments’ SDG preparedness—and how to move from auditing preparedness to auditing SDG implementation. Read

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Increasing Disaster Risk Threatens Development Gains in Asia-Pacific, ESCAP Report Finds

Four regional hotspots where fragile environments converge with socioeconomic vulnerabilities. Read

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UNEP, UN Human Rights Office Partner to Protect Environmental Human Rights Defenders 

Agreement responds to the growing threats to individuals, communities defending environmental and land rights around the world. Read

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BRICS Ministers Commit to Urban Environmental Management, Climate and Biodiversity Issues 

Leaders of Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa express commitment to post-2020 global biodiversity framework, urge “fair and effective” UNFCCC outcomes. Read

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UN-Water Initiates Discussion on Roadmap to 2030, Considers Water and Climate Linkages Read

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World Bank Prices First Benchmark Bond of New Fiscal Year Read

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UNDRR Announces Urban Resilience Programme for Central Asia Read