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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: NAP Expo Fosters Partnerships for National Adaptation Planning

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update, Africa, AIMS, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Budget, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Desertification & Land Degradation, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, English, Finance, GCF, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Industrial Development, International Financial Institution, KB, Korea, land, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Project, Publication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN-HABITAT, UNCCD, UNFCCC, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: NAP Expo Fosters Partnerships for National Adaptation Planning

Source: Small Island Developing States 12 April 2019: The sixth NAP Expo sought to promote the exchange of experiences and foster partnerships to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). The Expo convened under the theme, ‘Raising Adaptation Ambition by Advancing NAPs,’ during Korea Global Adaptation Week, which sought to identify innovative ways to raise ambition to […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Secretariat Issues Questions and Answers on 2019 VNRs

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AIMS, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Caribbean, Central Africa, Central Asia, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, English, Europe, Fiji, Follow-Up and Review, France, 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, governance, HLPF 2019, Indonesia, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, Near East, New Zealand, News, North Africa, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Philippines, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Tonga, UN Secretariat, UN-DESA, United Kingdom, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Secretariat Issues Questions and Answers on 2019 VNRs

Source: Small Island Developing States April 2019: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has issued an updated list of questions and answers (Q&A) on Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) to help countries prepare for their reporting on the 2030 Agenda’s implementation at the 2019 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Forest and Farm Facility Launches Partnership in Togo in Support of SDGs

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Culture, DJF, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, FAO, Forests & REDD, Gas, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, 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 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Health, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous & Community Forests, Justice, KB, land, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Project, SDGs (All), SFM, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, United States of America, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Forest and Farm Facility Launches Partnership in Togo in Support of SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 12 April 2019: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN’s (FAO) Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) and the Government of Togo have launched a partnership to strengthen forest and farm producers in tackling poverty and coping with climate change. The FFF aims to contribute to achieving at least 11 […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: SAIs from Netherlands, MENA Countries Contribute to Guidance on SDG Preparedness

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, English, Europe, Follow-Up and Review, 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, governance, Justice, KB, law, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, Near East, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Russia, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), Systemic Issues, Trade, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: SAIs from Netherlands, MENA Countries Contribute to Guidance on SDG Preparedness

Source: Small Island Developing States April 2019: The International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) prepared an updated guide to support governments as they prepare for SDG implementation that details the INTOSAI seven-step model for reviewing government SDG preparedness and provides questions to guide Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in implementing the model. The guide also […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Trade in ESTs Offers Triple-Win Opportunities for Environment, Prosperity, Development

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, China, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Capacity Building and Technology Update, CTF, Culture, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, EU, Exploration, Exports, Gas, 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, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Hazardous Waste, Health, Imports, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Renewables, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, Water & Sanitation, water quality, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Trade in ESTs Offers Triple-Win Opportunities for Environment, Prosperity, Development

Source: Small Island Developing States 27 March 2019: Increasing trade in environmentally sound technologies (ESTs) can promote economic development, job creation and innovation, while fostering economic and climate resilience, according to a report published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The report titled, ‘Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies: Perspectives from Developing Countries,’ highlights the importance […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Shifting to Below 2° Economies: Berlin Event Discusses Strategies for Just Energy Transitions

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Canada, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Gas, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, ILO, India, Indonesia, Investment, Justice, KB, Labour, Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Government, Near East, News, North Africa, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNFCCC, United Kingdom, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Shifting to Below 2° Economies: Berlin Event Discusses Strategies for Just Energy Transitions

Source: Small Island Developing States 10 April 2019: The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) took the opportunity of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) 2019 to launch the IISD Strategy Document Real People Real Change: Strategies for Just Energy Transitions. […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Financial Education as Stepping Stone to Women’s Economic Empowerment: Reflections from CSW 63

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Finance, Gender, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Health, KB, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Financial Education as Stepping Stone to Women’s Economic Empowerment: Reflections from CSW 63

Source: Small Island Developing States “I always teach basic finance using my dolls. May I present Señora María, Señora Teresa and Señora Josefa. Each one has a different way to save money: Señora María has a formal savings account, Señora Teresa buys cattle to breed, and Señora Josefa stores her extra money in a tin […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Deputy Secretary-General Flags Solutions to “Sobering” Financing Challenges

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Environment, Finance, Global Economy, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, Investment, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Politics, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Secretariat, UN-DESA, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Deputy Secretary-General Flags Solutions to “Sobering” Financing Challenges

Source: Small Island Developing States 4 April 2019: Launching the 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development report of the UN’s Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development (IATF), UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed emphasized its “sobering message,” which points to low wage growth, rising inequality, debt distress and stagnating aid levels. In addition, she said, world […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Austria, Germany Report on SDG Audit Efforts

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, English, Environment, Europe, Follow-Up and Review, Forestry, Germany, 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, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, Justice, KB, law, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), Systemic Issues, Technology, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Austria, Germany Report on SDG Audit Efforts

Source: Small Island Developing States April 2019: Austria’s Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) audited implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the country and reported on a series of shortcomings, including on SDG planning, institutional arrangements, transparency and inclusiveness, and reporting. Among other European countries, Germany has noted its intent to prioritize the SDGs in its auditing […]

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