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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: New Coalition Supports Caribbean Efforts to Become First Climate-smart Zone

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Finance, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Settlements & Population, International Financial Institution, Islands, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, National Government, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Regional Development Bank, Renewables, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Transport, United States of America, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: New Coalition Supports Caribbean Efforts to Become First Climate-smart Zone

Source: Small Island Developing States 9 August 2018: The Caribbean is one step closer to achieving its goal of becoming the world’s first “climate-smart zone” with the launch of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, a coalition comprised of 26 countries and more than 40 private and public sector partners, which aims to “implement transformative climate action.” […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNU-WIDER Database Contributes to Analyses of Global Inequality

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Data Platforms, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Politics, Publication, Republic of Korea, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNU  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNU-WIDER Database Contributes to Analyses of Global Inequality

Source: Small Island Developing States June 2018: By assessing the presence or absence of a middle class in countries around the world, researchers have found that “absolute bipolarization” of global income distribution increased substantially from 1975-2010. Authors Laurence Roope, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa and Finn Tarp used data from the UN University World Institute for Development Economics […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development under UNGA Auspices

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, events, Follow-Up and Review, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, HLPF 2019, International Negotiations, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Systemic Issues, UN Intergovernmental Body  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development under UNGA Auspices

Source: Small Island Developing States The UN General Assembly will hold a meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) at the level of Heads and State and Government, from 24-25 September 2019. HLPF meetings under UNGA auspices take place every four years, and take place at the beginning of the UNGA […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Investment in Africa

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  {POLICY-BRIEFS}, 24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, AU, Banking and Finance, BRICS, Business, Capacity Building & Education, China, Commerce, Culture, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Exports, Finance, Forests & REDD, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Hong Kong, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, Near East, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDG Knowledge Weekly, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, United Kingdom, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Investment in Africa

Source: Small Island Developing States With tensions high in the global community around trade policies and international relations, this week’s brief reviews some of the differences in countries’ approaches to investment abroad. Following recent headlines, it examines China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), in tandem with cooperation in Africa, highlighting the implications for sustainable development […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNDP Joins Consortium to Develop Safe AI for SDGs

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, AIMS, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Africa, English, Environment, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, 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, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Human Rights, Intelligence, Internet Communications Technology, Internet of Things, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Science, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology / Transfer, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, UNEP, UNICEF  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNDP Joins Consortium to Develop Safe AI for SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 August 2018: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has joined a consortium of companies, academics, and NGOs working to ensure that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developed in a safe, ethical and transparent manner. Through the partnership, UNDP’s Innovation Facility will support the testing and scale-up of AI for the SDGs. […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Global Compact Report Highlights Local Networks’, Businesses’ Contributions to SDGs

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Europe, Finance, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, HLPF 2018, Human Rights, Investment, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Secretariat  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Global Compact Report Highlights Local Networks’, Businesses’ Contributions to SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 18 July 2018: Launched in the margins of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), a UN Global Compact publication shows how Local Networks can engage businesses and investors to help close SDG achievement gaps. The document titled, ‘Global Compact Local Networks: Accelerating National SDG Implementation,’ describes outputs from […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Australia Delivers VNR, Holds Senate Inquiry on SDG Implementation

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Environment, Exploration, Exports, Follow-Up and Review, Gas, Gender, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, Health, HLPF 2018, Justice, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, News, Oceania, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Australia Delivers VNR, Holds Senate Inquiry on SDG Implementation

Source: Small Island Developing States 11 July 2018: Australia launched its first report on implementing the SDGs, initially to a domestic audience and then to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York, US. Commentators note that the SDG Index, a global ranking, shows Australia is performing well on health, education and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Climate Action Summit Selects 22 “Climate Trailblazers”

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Economy, Education, Energy, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Gender, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Settlements & Population, Industrial Development, Investment, Justice, land, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Near East, News, Northern America, Oceania, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, Southern Africa, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Transport, United Kingdom, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Climate Action Summit Selects 22 “Climate Trailblazers”

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 August 2018: The Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) has announced 22 “Climate Trailblazers:” individuals from around the world representing both emerging and established voices on climate change action, activism and ambition. The Trailblazers, who show through action that “everyday people can do extraordinary things,” will raise awareness regarding the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: FAO, IFAD, IMO, WFP Report Examines Linkages Among Migration, Rural Development, Food Security

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, Economy, Employment, English, Environment, FAO, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Human Settlements & Population, IFAD, Immigration, IMO, Investment, MIL OSI, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, Weather, WFP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: FAO, IFAD, IMO, WFP Report Examines Linkages Among Migration, Rural Development, Food Security

Source: Small Island Developing States August 2018: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have released a report that analyzes the direct and indirect interlinkages between migration, agriculture, food security and rural development. The […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 42 Countries to Present VNRs to HLPF 2019

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Caribbean, Central Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, English, Europe, Fiji, France, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, HLPF 2019, Indonesia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, Near East, New Zealand, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Philippines, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Tonga, UN Intergovernmental Body, United Kingdom, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 42 Countries to Present VNRs to HLPF 2019

Source: Small Island Developing States 1 August 2018: Rhonda King, President of ECOSOC, has informed all UN Permanent Representatives and Observers that the list of countries to present Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the 2019 meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) has been closed. Seven countries will present VNRs for a […]

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