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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNGA’s Second Committee Takes on Implementation of 2030 Agenda, Financing for Development and UN Development Reform

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, China, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, English, Finance, Follow-Up and Review, Gender, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, governance, Health, HLPF 2019, India, Investment, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, Southern Asia, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Secretariat, UN-DESA, United States of America, Weather, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNGA’s Second Committee Takes on Implementation of 2030 Agenda, Financing for Development and UN Development Reform

Source: Small Island Developing States 8 October 2018: The UN General Assembly’s Second Committee (Economic and Financial) began work for the 73rd session, approving its programme of work, hearing a keynote address from Homi Kharas of the Brookings Institution, and starting its general debate. The Second Committee met on 4 October 2018, at UN Headquarters […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: GEF Increases Funding to Tackle Wildlife Trafficking and Trade

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Business, Commerce, Crime, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, Finance, Forests & REDD, GEF, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, governance, International Financial Institution, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Regional Development Bank, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Tourism, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, UNEP, United Kingdom, Wildlife, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: GEF Increases Funding to Tackle Wildlife Trafficking and Trade

Source: Small Island Developing States 9 October 2018: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has announced it will increase its funding to combat illegal wildlife trafficking and trade by US$37 million over the next four years, an increase of nearly 29 percent. The funding will support countries in Africa and Asia to prevent wildlife poaching and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: SC70 Recommends Suspensions in Rosewood, African Grey Parrots and Pangolin Trade

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, China, CITES, Conservation, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, ENB, English, Environment, Exports, Forests & REDD, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, governance, Illegal logging, International Negotiations, Japan, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, meeting, MIL OSI, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Russia, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: SC70 Recommends Suspensions in Rosewood, African Grey Parrots and Pangolin Trade

Source: Small Island Developing States 8 October 2018: The 70th meeting of the Standing Committee (SC70) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) reinforced the commitment of Parties to address issues related to the implementation of the Convention and major threats posed by illegal trade to an […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: World Bank Approves Financing for Bangladesh’s Sustainable Fisheries, Forests, Climate-Resilient Roads

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Afforestation & Reforestation, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Culture, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, Finance, fish, Fisheries, Forests & REDD, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Human Settlements & Population, Indigenous & Community Forests, International Financial Institution, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Project, Protected Areas, SDGs (All), SFM, Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Transport, Weather, Wildlife, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: World Bank Approves Financing for Bangladesh’s Sustainable Fisheries, Forests, Climate-Resilient Roads

Source: Small Island Developing States 5 October 2018: The World Bank approved financing for three projects on improving coastal and marine management, forest management and rural roads in Bangladesh. The projects are expected to further help reduce poverty, create livelihoods opportunities and improve resilience to climate change. The Bangladesh Sustainable Coastal and Marine Fisheries Project […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: OECD-UNDP Initiative Shows US$1 Invested in Tax Capacity Brings US$100

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Culture, Economics & Investment, English, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Intergovernmental Organization, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mining, Near East, News, OECD, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Taxation, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: OECD-UNDP Initiative Shows US$1 Invested in Tax Capacity Brings US$100

Source: Small Island Developing States 4 October 2018: Increased tax revenue directly attributable to the Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) and TIWB-style support are estimated at US$414 million, according to a report on activities over the programme’s second year of operations. The revenues raised have been about 100 times programme costs, which means that every […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Institutional Finance Update: Green Financing, Investors Contribute to Low-carbon Transition, Reaching SDGs

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Central Asia, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Finance Update: Climate Change, Forests & REDD, GCF, Gender, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, International Financial Institution, Investment, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Publication, REDD+, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, United States of America, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Institutional Finance Update: Green Financing, Investors Contribute to Low-carbon Transition, Reaching SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 4 October 2018: During September and early October 2018, the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) demonstrated how non-state actors can catalyze the low-carbon transition, including through green bonds and climate risk exposures in portfolios. The Global Green Bond Partnership was launched, and the World Bank deepened its green bond partnerships […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Governments Launch Initiative on Biodiversity, Resilience and Climate Change

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Culture, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Economics & Investment, English, Environment, EU, Europe, European Union, Finance, fish, Fisheries, France, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, governance, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, Islands, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, National Government, New Zealand, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Tourism, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Governments Launch Initiative on Biodiversity, Resilience and Climate Change

Source: Small Island Developing States 27 September 2018: The EU, France, Australia, and New Zealand launched a Pacific initiative for biodiversity, climate change, and resilience. The initiative will focus strategically on the intrinsically interconnected areas of biodiversity and climate change. The 21 million Euro Joint Pacific Initiative for Biodiversity, Climate Change and Resilience was launched […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: WEF Paper Highlights Importance, Examples of City Agility Across Sectors

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Education, Energy, English, Environment, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Health, Human Settlements & Population, Intelligence, Internet Communications Technology, Internet of Things, land, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Renewables, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, Transport  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: WEF Paper Highlights Importance, Examples of City Agility Across Sectors

Source: Small Island Developing States 19 September 2018: A white paper titled, ‘Agile Cities: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,’ by the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization explores the concept of agility as it relates to cities. The paper highlights the importance of agility in the context of the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, English, events, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Sanitation, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, Water & Sanitation, WIPO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Event: 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind

Source: Small Island Developing States The 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind will meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on the theme, ‘Human Rights Based Solutions for Access to Water and Sanitation’. The Summit will bring together governance leaders and funding agencies, and is expected to “set off a stream of chosen projects” that will […]

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