Capacity Building & Education

ICAO, EC to Collaborate on Abating Emissions from International Aviation [viewed]

icao-eu24 September 2013: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Commission (EC) signed a Declaration of Intent to collaborate in support of measures to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions from international aviation.

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UNESCO Presents Views on Water Cooperation [viewed]

UNESCOSeptember 2013: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a report titled 'Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation,' which was published in the framework of the International Year of Water Cooperation. The report brings together a range of water professionals and stakeholders to share their knowledge and experiences in water cooperation.

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UNGA High-Level Debate Concludes with Focus on Lessons from the MDGs, Climate Change [viewed]

United Nations1 October 2013: The 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate concluded its discussions on “Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage.” Speakers discussed lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), emphasized connections between development and peace and security, and supported action on climate change.

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ICARDA Supports Conservation Agriculture and Integrated Pest Management Activities [viewed]

ICARDA-LogoSeptember 2013: In the September edition of its monthly update, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) highlights the impacts of its work on conservation agriculture in Iraq, on wheat disease in Central Asia and on integrated pest management.

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UNGA 68 Discusses Lessons Learned from MDGs, Post-2015 Agenda Priorities [viewed]

United Nations27 September 2013: Leaders at the 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate discussed progress and lessons learned on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Speakers also considered the architecture for the post-2015 development agenda and highlighted key issues for inclusion, including women's rights, energy and climate change.

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UNGA Debate Addresses Post-2015 Priorities [viewed]

United Nations25 September 2013: On the second day of the 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate, leaders highlighted post-2015 agenda priorities, including recognizing the relationship between peace and development, tackling inequalities, ensuring human rights, and addressing climate change and water and sanitation.

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UNDP, World Bank Highlight Importance of MDG Acceleration [viewed]

World Bank UNDP24 September 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank hosted a high-level side event on the margins of the 68th UN General Assembly titled ‘Tackling the unfinished business: Accelerating MDG progress,' which was organized in collaboration with the Governments of the Republic of Korea and Japan.

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UNGA High-level Debate Opens with Discussions on Accelerating MDGs, Post-2015 Priorities [viewed]

UNGA24 September 2013: The 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate opened on 24 September 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, with speakers recognizing the urgency of formulating the post-2015 development agenda. They called for accelerating action on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and highlighted their priorities for the post-2015 agenda.

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UNECE Water Convention Discusses Best Practices for Transboundary Water Cooperation [viewed]

UNECE23 September 2013: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) held a workshop to inspire best practices in institutional and legal arrangements and procedures among joint bodies for transboundary water cooperation and river basin commissions.

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UNCCD Recognizes Land for Life Awardees, Drylands Ambassadors [viewed]

UNCCD logo23 September 2013: During a special award programme held on the side of the High-Level Segment for the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 11), the UNCCD Secretariat recognized several individuals and organizations for their contributions to addressing sustainable land management (SLM) issues.

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