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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: WTO Fisheries Negotiations: Failure Is Not An Option

By   /  June 26, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, China, CTF, Culture, Eastern Asia, English, Environment, FAO, fish, Fisheries, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, International Financial Institution, KB, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, World Trade Organisation, WTO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: WTO Fisheries Negotiations: Failure Is Not An Option

Source: Small Island Developing States Roberto Azevêdo, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), recently went on record about the importance of completing by year-end the WTO negotiations for the elimination of fisheries subsidies that contribute to illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, overfishing and the overcapacity of fishing fleets and infrastructures. I could […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Towards a Healthier Future: The Contributions of the EU to the Activities of the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

By   /  June 26, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Basel Convention, Chemicals & Wastes, CTF, E-waste, English, Environment, EU, European Union, Finance, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Hazardous Waste, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, Latin America, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Persistent Organic Pollutants, pesticides, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Rotterdam Convention, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stockholm Convention, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Towards a Healthier Future: The Contributions of the EU to the Activities of the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Source: Small Island Developing States With the Conferences of the Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions[i] having convened under the theme, ‘Clean Planet, Healthy People: Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste,’ in 2019, this article reflects on the important achievements of a partnership between the European Union (EU) and the BRS […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Spring-boarding from Ocean Conservation to Sustainable Development: The Barcelona Convention

By   /  June 19, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Chemicals & Wastes, Commerce, Crude, CTF, Education, English, Environment, EU, Europe, European Union, Exploration, fish, Fisheries, France, Gas, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Near East, North Africa, Oceania, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, UNESCO, UNIDO, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Spring-boarding from Ocean Conservation to Sustainable Development: The Barcelona Convention

Source: Small Island Developing States The Barcelona Convention, adopted in 1976 and amended in 1995, as the legally-binding component of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP), is the first regional seas convention under the auspices of UN Environment Programme (UNEP), providing for the protection of the marine and coastal environment of the Mediterranean. In line with […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Why We Need ‘Real-time’ Multi-level Governance for the SDGs

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Eastern Asia, English, Environment, EU, Europe, European Union, Fisheries, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, Korea, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Action, National Government, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Why We Need ‘Real-time’ Multi-level Governance for the SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States The Goals and visions of the 2030 Agenda are agreed at global level, but a large part of their implementation takes place locally. To make things work, we need all levels: the bold decisions required to achieve the SDGs can only be carried through when those who are governed feel […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Strengthening the Enabling Environment to Achieve SDG 6 Through Data and Evidence

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Capacity Building & Education, CTF, Data Platforms, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, English, Environment, Finance, Gender, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, governance, Health, KB, Korea, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Secretariat, UN-DESA, UNU, Water & Sanitation, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Strengthening the Enabling Environment to Achieve SDG 6 Through Data and Evidence

Source: Small Island Developing States According to the latest assessment of SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), the world at large is not on track to reach the Goal by 2030. Indeed, it is unlikely that relying on enabling environments developed before the SDG era will lead to successful achievement of SDG 6. In the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: The Need for a Global Collective to Advance Menstrual Rights

By   /  May 29, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, CTF, DJF, Education, English, Environment, Gender, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Health, Human Rights, Human Settlements & Population, India, KB, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, meeting, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Sanitation, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, Water & Sanitation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: The Need for a Global Collective to Advance Menstrual Rights

Source: Small Island Developing States It was a telling moment at the recent Academy Awards when Rayka Zehtabchi, director of Period. End of Sentence, said: “I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar.” In 2019, this is where we are: a normal biological function common to the female half of the human […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Stopping the Great Splintering: A 5-step Plan to Revive Multilateralism

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, Immigration, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, law, Legal, MIL OSI, Mining, Near East, OECD, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Philippines, Politics, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Trade, United Kingdom, Weather, World Trade Organisation, WTO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Stopping the Great Splintering: A 5-step Plan to Revive Multilateralism

Source: Small Island Developing States I miss 2015. It was a landmark year. In the space of 12 short months governments signed a slew of groundbreaking agreements: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Iran nuclear deal, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development and the Sendai Framework […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Deep Sea Marine Science is Key to Unlocking the Potential of Our Oceans

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economy, Education, English, Environment, Exploration, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, governance, Health, Investment, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mining, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, Project, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNCLOS, UNESCO, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Deep Sea Marine Science is Key to Unlocking the Potential of Our Oceans

Source: Small Island Developing States There has never been a time of greater promise or greater challenge for the future of our oceans. This was the topic on everyone’s minds as the international community gathered in Copenhagen this week for the first Global Planning Meeting for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: What Migratory Birds Tell Us About Sustainability

By   /  May 10, 2019  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, CTF, Culture, DJF, Ecosystem Approach, English, Environment, EU, Europe, FAO, Forestry, France, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, governance, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, KB, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, National Government, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa, wetlands, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: What Migratory Birds Tell Us About Sustainability

Source: Small Island Developing States A sign of the passing seasons which many of us have come to expect is, increasingly, under threat. Each year, flocks of migratory birds arrive and leave in dazzling displays, landing in trees and on lakes, ponds and beaches, foraging for food in fields and marshes. They provide both sustenance […]

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