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Event: Second UN Conference on LLDCs [viewed]

The 10-year Review Conference on the Implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action, titled ‘Addressing the Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) within a New Global Framework for Transit Transport Cooperation for Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries in 2014,' has four key aims.

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Thirty Donor Countries Pledge US$4.43 Billion for GEF-6[viewed]

The negotiations on the sixth replenishment of the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF-6) concluded with pledges totaling US$4.43 billion over four years.

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Meeting on Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Develops Communiqué[viewed]

Delegates to the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation adopted a communiqué, ‘Building Towards An Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda,' agreeing to advance cooperation on various concrete commitments, including aid to strengthen countries' own tax systems.

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UNEP, UNDP Support NAPs Development in African LDCs[viewed]

The National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) convened a four-day high-level training and knowledge exchange on developing and implementing NAPs. Environment, finance, and planning ministers from English-speaking Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Africa attended the workshop.

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Pepsi and Coke Announce Support for Responsible Governance of Land Tenure[viewed]

In a land policy that states its commitment to “doing business the right way,” PepsiCo has announced its support for the 'Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure' and its recognition of its obligations to respect and protect the rights of local people. The Guidelines, which were initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), promote equitable access and secure ownership rights to fisheries, forests and land, with the aim of eradicating poverty and hunger, protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development.

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LEDS, World Bank Workshops Highlight African Green Growth Opportunities[viewed]

Two regional workshops in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), addressed the relationship between green growth and natural resources management, including best practices on low emissions development strategies (LEDS).

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WHO/UNICEF JMP Launches 2014 Data Update on Water Supply and Sanitation[viewed]

The World Health Organization (WHO) / UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation recently launched their newly designed website, which contains newly released documents including the ‘2014 Update Progress on Drinking-Water and Sanitation,' ‘A Snapshot on Progress – 2014 Update,' and ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Post 2015.' The 2014 Update is comprised of tables containing country, area or territory estimates on sanitation and drinking water, including on use of sanitation facilities and use of drinking-water sources.

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Event: CBD Regional Workshop for African Countries on the Clearing-House Mechanism[viewed]

The objective of this workshop organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is to build capacity and provide guidance on how to establish and sustain effective national clearing-house mechanisms, in line with COP Decision X/15 and in support of the national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs).

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Event: 16th Africa Energy Forum[viewed]

The 16th Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will gather governments and business leaders in the energy sector to collaborate on improving energy infrastructure in Africa.

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IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings Emphasize Climate Change, Sustainable Development[viewed]

The Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) brought together officials, academics, practitioners, and journalists from around the world for a series of meetings and events, many of which held climate change and sustainable development in special focus.

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