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ILO Highlights Partnership with Mauritius on Green Economy[viewed]

In advance of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the International Labour Organization (ILO) is showcasing its partnership with Mauritius on the green economy as an example of how to increase resilience and tackle climate change in SIDS.

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BNEF Reports on 2014 Spike in Renewables Growth in Africa[viewed]

Sub-Saharan Africa is set to add a total of 1.8 gigawatts (GW) of electric power capacity from renewable energy sources, excluding hydropower, in 2014, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). BNEF has announced that this figure is larger than the total combined renewables capacity added from 2000-2013 in the region.

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UNIDO Nigerian Summit Reflects on MDGs, Inclusive Growth[viewed]

Participants reviewed the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria at a Presidential Summit organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Nigeria. The session also discussed job creation, inclusive growth and human capital as catalysts for equitable, sustainable economic growth in Nigeria, and recognized eradicating poverty as critical for sustainable development.

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Acharya Recommends 50% of ODA for LDCs[viewed]

“Those that are in danger of slipping should be given foremost priority,” writes Gyan Chandra Acharya, UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS) in a post for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 'In My View' series. He argues that half of all official development assistance (ODA) should be allocated to the LDCs to address poverty eradication and sustainable development.

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Event: 2015 Global Land Forum[viewed]

The 2015 Global Land Forum will take place under the theme 'Land governance for inclusive development, justice and sustainability: time for action'.

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Event: HABITAT III - First PrepCom[viewed]

The first session of the Preparatory Committee of the third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) will consider: the Secretary-General of the Conference's progress report on the Conference preparations; progress to date in the implementation of the outcomes of Habitat II; new and emerging challenges on sustainable urban development; financing for the preparatory process and the Conference; and arrangements for the future sessions of the Preparatory Committee.

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Event: Global Dialogue on Family Farming[viewed]

The Global Dialogue on Family Farming is part of a series of events focusing on family farming as part of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).

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Event: Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD)[viewed]

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) will take place on 13-16 July 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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USAID, Rockefeller Foundation Launch Global Resilience Partnership[viewed]

The Rockefeller Foundation and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a fund intended to build the resilience of disaster-prone communities in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. The initial investment of US$100 million will fund the best ideas and innovations resulting from a Resilience Challenge open to academic, non-profit and private sector entities.

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Adaptation Fund Approves Project in Belize, Accredits Namibian NIE[viewed]

In August, the Adaptation Fund has approved a US$6 million marine conservation and climate change adaptation project in Belize, and accredited the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) as a National Implementing Entity (NIE).

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