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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 51 Countries Preparing to Present National SDG Reviews at HLPF 2019

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Caribbean, Central Africa, Central Asia, Climate, Climate Change, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Education, English, Europe, Fiji, Follow-Up and Review, 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, Justice, Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, 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, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: 51 Countries Preparing to Present National SDG Reviews at HLPF 2019

Source: Small Island Developing States 4 October 2018: As of 4 October 2018, 51 countries are planning to present Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) during the July 2019 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), according to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Of these, 41 will be presenting […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNFCCC Announces Momentum for Change Winners

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Biomass & Bioenergy, Canada, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, Europe, Exploration, Finance, Gas, Gender, Germany, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, 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 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, Health, India, Investment, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Near East, News, Northern America, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Sanitation, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, South America, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sri Lanka, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Technology, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, United Kingdom, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNFCCC Announces Momentum for Change Winners

Source: Small Island Developing States 27 September 2018: The UNFCCC announced the 15 recipients of the 2018 UN ‘Momentum for Change’ award. The winning activities contribute to one of Momentum for Change’s four focus areas: planetary health; Climate Neutral Now (CNN); women for results; and financing for climate-friendly investment. The winners will be recognized at […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Three Young Leaders Honored: “Saving the World is Child’s Play”

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Commerce, Culture, Eastern Africa, Education, English, Europe, Gender, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, meeting, MIL OSI, Near East, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Secretariat, UNICEF, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Three Young Leaders Honored: “Saving the World is Child’s Play”

Source: Small Island Developing States 25 September 2018: The Goalkeepers campaign of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation honored “heroes who don’t look like heroes you’ve seen in the past/ heroes who were told they wouldn’t last,” in the words of poet and youth activist Aranya Johar, one of the featured 2018 Goalkeepers. The awards […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Countries Adopt Declaration for Peace at Nelson Mandela Summit

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, ASEAN, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, Crime, Culture, Eastern Africa, Education, English, Europe, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, governance, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Media Intelligence, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Myanmar, National Action, Near East, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), Singapore, Small Island Developing States, South East Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Stakeholder Participation, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Intergovernmental Body, United States of America, Weather, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Countries Adopt Declaration for Peace at Nelson Mandela Summit

Source: Small Island Developing States 24 September 2018: At a UN summit to honor Nelson Mandela, Heads of State and Government, ministers, other country officials and representatives of civil society discussed efforts needed to pursue international peace and security. UN Member States adopted a political declaration that recognizes the period 2019 to 2028 as the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Coalition to Use Technology, Data and AI to Predict and Prevent Famines

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, English, FAO, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Intelligence, International Financial Institution, International Monetary Fund, MIL OSI, Near East, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, West Africa, Western Asia, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Coalition to Use Technology, Data and AI to Predict and Prevent Famines

Source: Small Island Developing States 23 September 2018: The World Bank and partners have launched the Famine Action Mechanism (FAM), a global partnership of international organizations and leading technology companies, dedicated to preventing future famines. Most action to relive famine occurs after disaster or conflict have already caused millions of casualties and famine has become […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: World Bank Report Warns Global Solid Waste Could Increase 70 Percent by 2050

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Central Africa, Central Asia, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Settlements & Population, International Financial Institution, Japan, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, Near East, News, North Africa, Northern America, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Systemic Issues, Trade, United States of America, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: World Bank Report Warns Global Solid Waste Could Increase 70 Percent by 2050

Source: Small Island Developing States 20 September 2018: The World Bank has released a report that warns that global waste could grow 70 percent by 2050 under a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario. The report identifies plastic as a key waste management problem, and provides recommendations for countries to develop and operate solid waste management systems. The […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Human Development Index Finds Improvements in Well-Being but Wide Inequalities

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Caribbean, Central Africa, Central Asia, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Eastern Africa, Eastern Asia, Education, English, Europe, Gender, Germany, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Health, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Near East, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Human Development Index Finds Improvements in Well-Being but Wide Inequalities

Source: Small Island Developing States 14 September 2018: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched the 2018 Human Development Index (HDI) finding that, on average, people are living longer, are more educated and have greater income. At the same time, however, the HDI reports that “massive differences” remain across the world in people’s well-being. Out of […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Generation 2030: Water Diplomacy for Peace and Sustainable Development in the MENA Region

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  {GENERATION-2030}, 24-7, Africa, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Eastern Africa, English, Europe, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, governance, India, Integrated Water Resources Management, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, National Action, Near East, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Use, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN-Water, Water & Sanitation, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Generation 2030: Water Diplomacy for Peace and Sustainable Development in the MENA Region

Source: Small Island Developing States We, as future diplomats, believe that water diplomacy can play a significant role in supporting the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. How could this happen? Over the coming decades, water scarcity will arguably present the biggest socio-political challenge […]

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