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  • Event: Towards a Global Pact for the Environment: Second Substantive Session

    22.01.2019 by Energy-L

    At its second substantive session, the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group will consider "possible options to address possible gaps in international environmental law and environment related instruments." The Co-Chairs (Lebanon and Portugal) agreed to provide delegations with elements to structure their discussion, taking into consideration all views expressed. Inputs are invited by 20 February 2019. The draft agenda for the second session also includes a discussion on financing of the activitiesRead more

  • Event: Arab States Modern Land Administration for Sustainable Development Forum

    22.01.2019 by Energy-L

    The Arab Land Initiative will convene the Arab States Modern Land Administration for Sustainable Development Forum in Amman, Jordan. Organized by the Jordanian Department of Land and Survey (DLS), in partnership with the Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster), in the context of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in follow-up to the First Arab Land Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2018, the Forum provides a platformRead more

  • Event: FSM5

    22.01.2019 by Energy-L

    Co-convening with the AfricaSan5 conference, the FSM5 conference will bring together professionals working in the sector, including utilities, service providers, cities, governments, academics, scientists, consultants, donors and industries, to support the global initiative of disseminating sustainable solutions for faecal sludge management (FSM), in particular on the African continent. FSM5 will focus on practical solutions to sustainably manage the whole non-sewered sanitation service chain,Read more

  • Event: Ocean Data Challenge 2019

    22.01.2019 by Energy-L

    The Data Strategy Alliance, in collaboration with the UN, will convene an event that will bring together UN agencies, marine and data scientists, maritime and insurance professionals, artificial intelligence (AI) and data governance experts, conservationists and economists, journalists and government leaders to build an Ocean Data Alliance and explore pathways to developing a Data Strategy for Ocean to help achieve SDG 14 (life below water) and its targets.Read more

  • UN Agencies Support Integrated Approaches for Climate-sensitive Sectors in Ethiopia

    22.01.2019 by Energy-L

    The initiative brings together UNECA, DESA and UNDP in collaboration with several government ministries to enhance institutional capacities to address climate change in Ethiopia. The project uses the Climate, Land, Energy and Water Strategies methodology to undertake integrated assessments across diverse resource systems.Read more

  • Human Rights Council Calls for Greater Urgency to Fulfill SDGs' Promise

    22.01.2019 by Energy-L

    The UN Human Rights Council convened a one-day meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss actions to achieve international human rights norms in tandem with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Speakers warned of lack of progress toward achieving human rights and the SDGs, and urged governments to build on the synergies between the two agendas, noting that just 12 years remain to meet the deadline.Read more

  • Guterres Highlights Reforms, Progress Opportunities at G-77 Ceremony

    22.01.2019 by Energy-L

    The Group of 77, an organization of 134 developing countries, was chaired by Egypt in 2018, with the Chair passing to Palestine in January 2019. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted several reforms that took effect in January 2019, and noted several events being planned for September 2019 as important opportunities for progress. Mahmoud Abbas, President of Palestine, as Chair of the G-77 for 2019, outlined the Group's top priorities for the year.Read more

  • Global Compact Compiles SDG Best Practices at Canadian Companies

    22.01.2019 by Energy-L

    Global Compact Network Canada and Global Affairs Canada launched a call for best practices by Canadian companies on the SDGs, to feed into an Emerging Practice Guide. Two to four submissions will be selected per SDG, on the basis of the company’s integration of the Goals, the extent to which innovative approaches, partnerships and communication are utilized, and the practice’s impact and the company’s measurement system/disclosure and reporting. Submissions will be accepted until 20Read more

  • IRENA Assembly Discusses Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, Appoints new Director-General

    22.01.2019 by Energy-L

    The ninth session of the IRENA Assembly released reports on the geopolitics of energy transformation and gender perspectives on renewable energy. Delegates appointed Francesco La Camera as new Director-General and named outgoing Director-General Adnan Amin 'Director-General Emeritus' in recognition of his role in establishing IRENA.Read more

  • WHO Identifies Top Health Challenges, Begins Five-Year Health Plan

    22.01.2019 by Energy-L

    Marking the start of its 2019-2023 Work Programme, the World Health Organization released a list of the ten biggest health challenges that the world faces. The five-year Work Programme is said to have a “triple billion” target, namely: ensuring universal health coverage for one billion more people; protecting one billion more people from health emergencies; and ensuring better health and wellbeing for one billion more people. WHO is highlighting forthcoming opportunities to promote action onRead more

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