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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Dust Disrespects Political Boundaries, Let’s Act Together

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Africa, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Business, Central Asia, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Crude, Culture, Desertification & Land Degradation, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Asia, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Gas, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Health, India, Korea, land, MIL OSI, Mining, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Near East, North Africa, Northern America, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Republic of Korea, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNCCD, UNEP, United Kingdom, United Nations, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia, WHO, WMO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Dust Disrespects Political Boundaries, Let’s Act Together

Source: Small Island Developing States In March this year, an unusual sand and dust storm nicknamed ‘Mars on Earth or Orange Snow[1]’ transported and deposited dust that transformed European landscapes into a surreal orange-tinted scenery. An even more drastic dust storm swept over India recently and left behind a trail of casualties.[2] Then in May, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN-Habitat’s Annual Report Spotlights SDG 11, NUA Implementation

By   /  June 8, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, English, Finance, Gender, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, governance, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Human Settlements & Population, land, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Near East, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Sanitation, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN-HABITAT, Water & Sanitation, Weather, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN-Habitat’s Annual Report Spotlights SDG 11, NUA Implementation

Source: Small Island Developing States May 2018: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has published its ‘Annual Progress Report 2017,’ which discusses the impact of UN-Habitat’s work at the national and subnational levels, and presents case studies demonstrating the organization’s approaches to sustainable urbanization and implementation of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda (NUA). […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Climate Adaptation Finance Update: Banks, Stakeholders Link Investment Decisions with Climate Change Uncertainties

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Desertification & Land Degradation, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, English, EU, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Finance Update: Climate Change, Follow-Up and Review, Gas, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, International Negotiations, Investment, Korea, land, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Government, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Project, Publication, Regional Development Bank, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Transport, United Kingdom, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Climate Adaptation Finance Update: Banks, Stakeholders Link Investment Decisions with Climate Change Uncertainties

Source: Small Island Developing States 31 May 2018: During the month of May, bankers continued discussions on climate-related financial disclosures to transform the way markets respond to climate change. Development practitioners implemented policy-oriented adaptation strategies with projects aimed at increasing climate resilience. They also reviewed lessons learned, progress made and further needs, in particular for […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Health, Climate, Gender and Development Cooperation

By   /  June 5, 2018  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Africa, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Banking and Finance, Budget, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Africa, Education, Employment, English, Environment, Exploration, Finance, Gas, Gender, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, Health, IMF, International Financial Institution, International Monetary Fund, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDG Knowledge Weekly, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, UNICEF, United States of America, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia, WHO, WMO, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Health, Climate, Gender and Development Cooperation

Source: Small Island Developing States This brief continues last week’s discussion on efforts to achieve SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and beyond, to look at reports and initiatives addressing climate (SDG 13), gender (SDG 5), employment (SDG 8) and public expenditures and development cooperation (SDG 17). The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nine […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ECOSOC Meeting Highlights Ways to Strengthen Participation, Resilience

By   /  June 1, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Crude, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Gas, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, HLPF 2018, International Financial Institution, Justice, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, UN Secretariat, Weather, Western Asia, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ECOSOC Meeting Highlights Ways to Strengthen Participation, Resilience

Source: Small Island Developing States 23 May 2018: A special meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) demonstrated that, without local participation in political and economic decision-making, marginalized groups risk being left behind as countries seek to make progress towards sustainable development, recover from natural disasters, and increase resilience to future economic, social […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNISDR Annual Report Highlights DRR Contribution to SDGs 1, 11 and 13

By   /  June 1, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, Finance, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Human Settlements & Population, India, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, NATO, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN/ISDR, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNISDR Annual Report Highlights DRR Contribution to SDGs 1, 11 and 13

Source: Small Island Developing States May 2018: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has published its 2017 Annual Report, which discusses UNISDR’s work towards implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development during the first biennium since their adoption in 2015, focusing on the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Reports on New Tech, Local Resilience Support ECOSOC High-level Segment

By   /  June 1, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, English, Gender, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, HLPF 2018, Human Rights, Human Settlements & Population, Intelligence, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UN Secretariat  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Reports on New Tech, Local Resilience Support ECOSOC High-level Segment

Source: Small Island Developing States 4 May 2018: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has issued two reports in support of deliberations at the UN Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) upcoming 2018 High-level Segment. The reports explore new technologies and resilient societies in urban and rural communities. The High-level Segment represents the culmination of ECOSOC’s annual cycle […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: WMO, WHO, UNEP Launch Coalition on Health, Environment and Climate Change

By   /  May 30, 2018  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Culture, Cyclone, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Energy, English, Environment, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, Health, Human Settlements & Population, Industrial Development, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Renewables, Republic of Korea, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Weather, WHO, WMO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: WMO, WHO, UNEP Launch Coalition on Health, Environment and Climate Change

Source: Small Island Developing States 25 May 2018: The World Health Organization (WHO), UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have launched a global coalition on health, environment and climate change, which aims to improve coordination and reduce the annual 12.6 million deaths caused by environmental risks, especially air pollution. […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN, World Bank Group Sign SDGs Partnership Framework

By   /  May 30, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, Economy, Education, English, Finance, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Industrial Development, International Financial Institution, Investment, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Secretariat, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN, World Bank Group Sign SDGs Partnership Framework

Source: Small Island Developing States 18 May 2018: The UN and the World Bank Group have signed a Strategic Partnership Framework outlining cooperation to help countries implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The project includes four areas of cooperation: finance and implementation support for countries to achieve the SDGs; “decisive” global action on climate […]

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