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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ECOSOC Publishes New Strategic Orientation of UN-Habitat for 2020-2025

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Budget, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, Follow-Up and Review, Gender, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, Human Settlements & Population, KB, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN-HABITAT, United Nations, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ECOSOC Publishes New Strategic Orientation of UN-Habitat for 2020-2025

Source: Small Island Developing States 27 February 2019: The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has issued a note by the Secretary-General outlining a new strategic orientation of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for the period 2020-2025. It is the first strategic plan for UN-Habitat following the adoption of the SDGs, including Goal 11 […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: World Bank Report Finds “Great Progress” Towards Legal Gender Equality

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Central Africa, Commerce, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Employment, English, Europe, Exploration, France, Gender, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, International Financial Institution, KB, Labour, Latin America and the Caribbean, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Mining, National Action, NATO, Near East, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Systemic Issues, Trade, West Africa, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: World Bank Report Finds “Great Progress” Towards Legal Gender Equality

Source: Small Island Developing States March 2019: The World Bank’s annual report on Women, Business and the Law (WBL) describes “great progress” towards legal gender equality over the past decade. The report uses ten years of WBL data to examine how legal gender discrimination influences women’s employment and entrepreneurship choice across 187 economies. By the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Officials Stress Relevance of Human Security in SDG Era

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Central Africa, Climate Change, CTF, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economy, Education, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, governance, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Human Settlements & Population, Investment, Japan, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, National Action, National Government, NATO, Near East, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Thailand, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, UNHCR, Water & Sanitation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Officials Stress Relevance of Human Security in SDG Era

Source: Small Island Developing States 28 February 2019: To mark the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the concept of human security to the UN, Member States, UN entities and other stakeholders met to discuss the relevance of human security for achieving the SDGs. They noted the need to renew momentum and increase investments for […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IUU Index Finds World Off Track on SDG Targets 14.4 and 14.6

By   /  March 6, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AIMS, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, biodiversity, Canada, Caribbean, Central Africa, China, Crime, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Asia, English, Europe, fish, Fisheries, France, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Indonesia, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, law, Legal, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Near East, New Zealand, News, North Africa, Northern America, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Philippines, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Russia, SDGs (All), SIDS, Singapore, Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Thailand, United States of America, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IUU Index Finds World Off Track on SDG Targets 14.4 and 14.6

Source: Small Island Developing States 7 February 2019: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime and Poseidon – Aquatic Resource Management Ltd. launched an index to track illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The Index scores “provide a strong indication” that SDG targets on ending IUU fishing “will not be achieved and that combatting IUU […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Education Cannot Wait Fund Launches Appeal for Children in Conflict Zones

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Capacity Building & Education, Central Africa, CTF, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Europe, Finance, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Justice, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Myanmar, Near East, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNICEF, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Education Cannot Wait Fund Launches Appeal for Children in Conflict Zones

Source: Small Island Developing States 19 February 2019: The ‘Education Cannot Wait’ (ECW) fund launched a call for funds to provide education to more than 30 million children affected by ongoing conflicts around the world. Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, is leading the appeal, citing urgent needs of out-of-school children in Venezuela, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Infrastructure Development Likely to be “Devastating” for Wildlife, Ecological Integrity, Report Finds

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Central Africa, China, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Deforestation & Forest Degradation, Displacement, DJF, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Energy, English, Environment, Europe, Forests & REDD, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Health, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Human Settlements & Population, Industrial Development, International Financial Institution, KB, land, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Poverty Eradication, Protected Areas, Publication, Renewables, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, Southern Africa, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, Transport, United States of America, Weather, West Africa, Wildlife, Wind, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Infrastructure Development Likely to be “Devastating” for Wildlife, Ecological Integrity, Report Finds

Source: Small Island Developing States 20 February 2019: The Arcus Foundation and Cambridge University Press published a report that examines the interaction between conservation of apes and their habitats with infrastructure development, including ways to minimize and mitigate the impact of infrastructure expansion on biodiversity. The report titled, ‘State of the Apes: Infrastructure Development and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: US Department of Defense Assesses Operations’ Vulnerabilities to Climate Change

By   /  February 6, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Canada, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Defense, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Africa, English, Europe, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Intelligence, KB, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, SDGs (All), Security, Small Island Developing States, Systemic Issues, United States of America, United States Security, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: US Department of Defense Assesses Operations’ Vulnerabilities to Climate Change

Source: Small Island Developing States 18 January 2019: The US Department of Defense (DoD) has published a report on vulnerabilities of military installations to, and combatant commander requirements resulting from, climate change over the next 20 years. It reaffirms that the effects of a changing climate are a national security issue with potential impacts to […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNSC Debates Climate Change Impact on Peace, Security and Development

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Caribbean, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Economy, Energy, English, Forests & REDD, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Immigration, Investment, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Renewables, SDGs (All), SFM, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, Weather, WMO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNSC Debates Climate Change Impact on Peace, Security and Development

Source: Small Island Developing States 25 January 2019: Speakers warned the UN Security Council (UNSC) of increasing threats to peace, security and development as a result of climate change during a debate on the topic. Participants called for urgent action to reduce emissions and invest in climate risk prevention and management to address the multitude […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IIASA Study Explores Link between Climate, Conflict and Forced Migration

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Africa, Employment, English, Environment, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Human Settlements & Population, Immigration, KB, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, NATO, Near East, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, United States of America, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IIASA Study Explores Link between Climate, Conflict and Forced Migration

Source: Small Island Developing States 23 January 2019: A study led by researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) finds that the impact of climatic conditions on drought severity and the likelihood of armed conflict played a significant role as an explanatory factor for asylum seeking in 2011-2015. The authors analysed bilateral […]

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