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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Finance Ministers Establish Coalition to Accelerate Climate Action

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Budget, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Europe, Finance, Fiscal Updates, France, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, IMF, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, International Monetary Fund, Investment, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Government, News, OECD, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, UNFCCC, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Finance Ministers Establish Coalition to Accelerate Climate Action

Source: Small Island Developing States 14 April 2019: A Coalition of the Willing comprising finance ministers from more than 20 developed and developing countries has pledged to drive stronger collective action on climate change and its impacts. The Coalition will pursue a set of six ‘Helsinki Principles’ that promote national climate action, especially through fiscal […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: China, EU Agree to Strengthen Cooperation, Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Development

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, ASEAN, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, CBD COP 15, China, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, CTF, Desertification & Land Degradation, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economy, Energy, English, Environment, EU, Europe, fish, Follow-Up and Review, Forests & REDD, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, International Law, Investment, KB, land, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Mitigation, National Government, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Protected Areas, SDGs (All), SFM, Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, Weather, Wildlife, World Trade Organisation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: China, EU Agree to Strengthen Cooperation, Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Development

Source: Small Island Developing States 9 April 2019: The leaders of the European Council, the European Commission and China reaffirmed their resolve to work together for peace, prosperity and sustainable development and their commitment to multilateralism at the 21st EU-China Summit. In a joint statement, the EU and China express their commitment to tackle global […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: OEWG3 Submission Calls for Dedicated Fund for Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, Caribbean, Chemicals & Wastes, Chemicals of concern, CTF, DJF, English, Europe, Finance, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, governance, Indonesia, International Negotiations, KB, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Government, Near East, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SAICM, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Thailand, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: OEWG3 Submission Calls for Dedicated Fund for Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste

Source: Small Island Developing States 3 April 2019: A group of countries made a submission at third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG3) of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) calling for the establishment of an international fund to implement the sound management of chemicals and waste. The submission (SAICM/OEWG.3/CRP.2) was made by […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Special Rapporteur Urges Human Rights Approach to Water and Sanitation in Lesotho

By   /  April 5, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Crude, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, English, Exploration, Exports, Gas, Gender, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, governance, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Human Settlements & Population, Imports, Justice, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, National Action, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Sanitation, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Secretariat, Water & Sanitation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Special Rapporteur Urges Human Rights Approach to Water and Sanitation in Lesotho

Source: Small Island Developing States 28 February 2019: The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Léo Heller, highlighted justice issues related to water and sanitation access in Lesotho, following his two-week visit. He urged the Government of Lesotho to give attention to principles of equality, non-discrimination, access to […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Experts Launch Blue Prosperity Coalition

By   /  April 3, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Caribbean, Conservation, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Protected Areas, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Tonga  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Experts Launch Blue Prosperity Coalition

Source: Small Island Developing States 7 March 2019: A global network of ocean experts launched the Blue Prosperity Coalition, which aims to protect 30 percent of the marine environment and promote a blue prosperity plan. The Coalition will provide financing, expertise and tools to support governments in sustainable ocean management. The Blue Prosperity is organized […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Heads of State and Government Issue Call to Action for Women’s Participation and Leadership

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Culture, Defense, DJF, Economy, Education, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Gender, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, governance, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Intelligence, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, Justice, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, National Government, Near East, Nepal, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Politics, Publication, SDGs (All), Security, SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Systemic Issues, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Women, United States Security, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Heads of State and Government Issue Call to Action for Women’s Participation and Leadership

Source: Small Island Developing States 13 March 2019: Six female heads of state and government and several other women political leaders issued a Call to Action on eight areas of gender equality, and for enhancing women’s participation in power and leadership. The Call to Action was released following the UN General Assembly’s high-level event on […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Special Envoy for Oceans Urges Agreement on Ending Fisheries Subsidies in 2019

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Conservation, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, English, fish, Fisheries, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, International Financial Institution, International Negotiations, KB, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Secretariat, World Trade Organisation, WTO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Special Envoy for Oceans Urges Agreement on Ending Fisheries Subsidies in 2019

Source: Small Island Developing States 6 March 2019: As World Trade Organization (WTO) members continue negotiations on ending fisheries subsidies, in line with SDG 14 (life below water), UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson, commended the WTO’s progress on the issue while continuing to urge for an agreement in 2019. Fisheries subsidies […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Minamata Convention Reaches 105 Ratifications

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Caribbean, Chemicals & Wastes, Chemicals of concern, CTF, DJF, Eastern Africa, English, Environment, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, governance, Health, Heavy Metals, Japan, KB, Mercury Convention, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, National Government, NATO, Near East, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Systemic Issues, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Minamata Convention Reaches 105 Ratifications

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 March 2019: The Minamata Convention on Mercury has reached 105 ratifications. The Marshall Islands, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia and Uganda have deposited their instruments of ratification or accession between January and March 2019. Saint Lucia joined the treaty on 23 January 2019, the Marshall Islands on 29 January 2019, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Official Outlines Elements of Inclusive, Sustainable Transitions

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Environment, Europe, Germany, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Health, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Mitigation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Secretariat, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Official Outlines Elements of Inclusive, Sustainable Transitions

Source: Small Island Developing States 26 February 2019: UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed highlighted the importance of socially just transitions with regard to achieving both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Citing examples of recent action taken by the governments of Germany and Spain, Mohammed called for a […]

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