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HDR 2014 Identifies Climate Change as Critical Development Challenge[viewed]

Addressing vulnerabilities is critical to ensure equitable and sustainable human development, according to the 2014 Human Development Report. The report, ‘Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience,' considers factors that contribute risks to human development and ways to strengthen resilience.

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Global Soil Partnership Endorses Plans of Action[viewed]

The second session of the Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) has endorsed a number of measures to safeguard soil resources, including four Plans of Action, a global soil information system, a capacity development program, and a report on world soil resources. Recommendations of the Plans of Action include strong government regulations and investments for sustainable management of soils that contribute to the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and poverty.

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CIFOR Draws Links between Forests and Food Security[viewed]

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a factsheet on the links between 'Forests, Food Security and Nutrition,' in the context of a growing global population and rising demand for food.

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Event: Third High-level Political Forum[viewed]

The Third High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 3), which will take place under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), will focus on the theme, 'Strengthening integration, implementation and review - the HLPF after 2015'.

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Event: First Ministerial and Policy Conference on Sustainable Transport[viewed]

This conference is part of the Africa Sustainable Transport Forum, a high-level platform for discussion and policy decision making.

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Event: Italy and Africa: Working Together for a Sustainable Energy Future[viewed]

This conference, organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the theme, 'Italy and Africa: Working Together for a Sustainable Energy Future,' will explore prospects for investment in power generation, and the development of renewable energy and transmission networks.

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Event: Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Africa[viewed]

The Regional Pre-Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for the Africa region will take place from 17-21 November.

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Event: 4th AfricaSan Conference[viewed]

The 4th AfricaSan Conference, hosted by the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) and the Government of Senegal, will address water supply and sanitation issues in Africa.

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Event: 2015 Zaragoza Conference[viewed]

The UN-Water International Zaragoza Conference in January 2015 will consider the theme "Water and Sustainable Development" and will focus on how to bring the post-2015 international agenda on water and sanitation into action.

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2014 HDR Focuses on Resilience and Vulnerability[viewed]

The 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) finds that reducing poverty, as well as vulnerability to falling into poverty, must be a central objective of the post-2015 development agenda. "Eliminating extreme poverty is not just about 'getting to zero;' it is also about staying there,” according to the report. ‘Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience' was launched in Tokyo, Japan, on 24 July 2014, by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark, and HDR Director Khalid Malik.

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