UN Officials Link Rio+20 Success to International Solidarity

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Latest News – 22 December 2011

Last Update for 2011
We_at_IISD RS wish you all the best for this holiday season and throughout the coming year. We will resume publication of our knowledgebases on 3 January 2012. Thank you for your support during 2011. continued…

UN Officials Link Rio+20 Success to International Solidarity

20_December 2011: International Human Solidarity Day was observed on 20 December 2011, with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, and UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity Virginia Dandan suggesting that the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), while an opportunity to advance many key goals of the human community, will not succeed without international solidarity.continued…

ICIMOD Reports Warn of Vulnerabilities of the HKH Region to Climate Change
Read More: ICIMOD Reports Warn of Vulnerabilities of the HKH Region to Climate Change
6 December 2011: Three new reports released by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) warn that snow and glacier melt in Asia’s mountainous Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region threaten millions of mountain people and 1.3 billion people living downstream in Asia’s major river basins. continued…

Land Day 5 Discusses Zero Net Land Degradation Target
Read More: Land Day 5 Discusses Zero Net Land Degradation Target
6_December 2011: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, and the World Agroforestry Center, convened Land Day 5 in parallel to the Durban Climate Change Conference. Participants at the one-day event discussed the climate benefits from a sustainable development goal for zero net land degradation. continued…

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