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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: World Bank Group, EC Outline Collaboration on “Future of Work”

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, Education, Employment, English, EU, Europe, Fiscal Updates, Gender, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, Investment, KB, Labour, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: World Bank Group, EC Outline Collaboration on “Future of Work”

Source: Small Island Developing States 4 February 2019: In a joint Communique, the World Bank Group (WBG) and the European Commission (EC) outline plans for coordination on the “future of work” in all countries and regions where they operate. The Communique underscores the need to tackle this issue in order to successfully implement the 2030 […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Investment in Renewable Energy is Clean, But in Transmission and Distribution Technologies Not Necessarily

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Biomass & Bioenergy, Budget, China, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation Update, Crude, CTF, Culture, DJF, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, energy efficiency, Energy Poverty/Access, English, Environment, EU, Europe, Exploration, Exports, Finance, Finance Update: Climate Change, Gas, GCF, GEF, Geothermal, Germany, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, hydropower, IEA, Imports, India, Industrial Development, Intergovernmental Organization, International Financial Institution, International Negotiations, Investment, IRENA, Japan, KB, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, National Action, News, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Politics, Project, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, solar, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, UNFCCC, United Kingdom, Weather, Wind, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Investment in Renewable Energy is Clean, But in Transmission and Distribution Technologies Not Necessarily

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: In 2018, moderate declines in investments in renewables globally were offset by increased investments in energy efficiency technologies across the building industry and transport sectors. Since December 2018, support for renewable energy schemes was announced by the UK for projects in Africa, and by the European Commission […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNU-INWEH Report Highlights Importance of Groundwater in SDGs

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Ecosystem Approach, Energy, English, Environment, Follow-Up and Review, Goal 1 - No Poverty, 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 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, Health, KB, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, 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, UNU, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNU-INWEH Report Highlights Importance of Groundwater in SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States January 2019: The UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) has analyzed connections between actions to achieve the SDGs and their potential impacts on groundwater. While the SDGs do not explicitly mention groundwater, the UNU-INWEH analysis finds many mutually reinforcing links between groundwater availability and action on the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNDP, UN Women Present Evidence on Gender Equality as SDG Accelerator

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Atmosphere, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, Education, English, Environment, Forests & REDD, Gender, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, Health, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Investment, KB, land, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Near East, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Asia, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Women, UNDP, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UNDP, UN Women Present Evidence on Gender Equality as SDG Accelerator

Source: Small Island Developing States 4 February 2019: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women released a discussion paper setting out arguments for gender equality as an accelerator for progress across all the SDGs. The paper recommends adopting a holistic approach to gender equality focused on transforming structures that create and perpetuate gender equalities, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IOC-UNESCO Provides Update on SDG 14 Indicator Development

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Budget, Capacity Building & Education, Climate Change, Conservation, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Education, English, Environment, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Health, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Technology, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNESCO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IOC-UNESCO Provides Update on SDG 14 Indicator Development

Source: Small Island Developing States 31 January 2019: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) has shared an update on progress in measuring four of the targets for SDG 14 (life below water). Two of the indicators for these targets require methodological development, and two require additional data. IOC-UNESCO is the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Online Portal Increases Transparency of UNDP-supported, GCF-financed Projects

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Africa, Agriculture & Food Security, AIMS, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Economy, Ecosystem Approach, Energy, energy efficiency, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Forestry, Forests & REDD, GCF, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, 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 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Health, Human Settlements & Population, India, Integrated Water Resources Management, International Financial Institution, Investment, KB, land, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Transport, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, Water & Sanitation, Weather, wetlands  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Online Portal Increases Transparency of UNDP-supported, GCF-financed Projects

Source: Small Island Developing States 30 January 2019: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have set up an online portal that focuses on UNDP-supported, GCF-financed projects and programmes. The portal contributes to efforts under the enhanced transparency framework established under the Paris Agreement on climate change by providing information on […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Ocean Database Features Updated Marine Status and Trends

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Conservation, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Education, English, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, KB, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Science, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNESCO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Ocean Database Features Updated Marine Status and Trends

Source: Small Island Developing States 29 January 2019: The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) released an updated version of its ocean database. The database’s new infrastructure and technology enable new data to be immediately processed, integrated into the database and made publicly available. OBIS is a global, open-access data and information clearinghouse on marine biodiversity […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ECOSOC President Outlines Structure of Work for 2019

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Economics & Investment, Education, English, Europe, Finance, 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, Justice, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UN Intergovernmental Body, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ECOSOC President Outlines Structure of Work for 2019

Source: Small Island Developing States 23 January 2019: The President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) briefed UN Member States on the Council’s restructured work programme for 2019, outlining the three sets of meetings that will take place in the coming months. The changes to the ECOSOC calendar are being implemented for the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Researchers Promote “Systems Leadership” for Achieving SDGs

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, Culture, DJF, English, Goal 1 - No Poverty, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Health, Human Settlements & Population, KB, MIL OSI, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, United Kingdom, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Researchers Promote “Systems Leadership” for Achieving SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States January 2019: The Harvard Kennedy School, US, published a preview of research into “systems leadership,” an approach to solving complex problems, which suggests that systems leadership is suited to harnessing broad-based efforts towards achieving the SDGs. The authors argue that each of the 17 SDGs represents complex systems such as […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Officials Told to Maintain Political Impartiality in the General Election

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Government of Thailand, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Police, Thailand  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Officials Told to Maintain Political Impartiality in the General Election

Source: Government Of Thailand The Cabinet, during its meeting on 5 February 2019, approved the proposal by the Secretariat of the Cabinet calling on government officials and employees of state enterprises, public organizations, local administrative organizations, and other state agencies to maintain political impartiality in the general election.   According to the proposal, government officials […]

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