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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Governments Discuss Dates for 2019 HLPF under UNGA Auspices

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Caribbean, Eastern Asia, English, governance, Health, HLPF 2019, Japan, Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Nuclear Weapons, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Intergovernmental Body, West Africa  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Governments Discuss Dates for 2019 HLPF under UNGA Auspices

Source: Small Island Developing States 14 June 2018: UN Member States exchanged views with regard to the dates for the 2019 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) taking place under the auspices of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The UNGA-auspiced session in 2019 will be the first such HLPF session since […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: To Realize Land’s True Value, We Need to Invest In It Wisely

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Budget, China, Climate, Climate Change, Crude, Culture, Desertification & Land Degradation, Eastern Asia, Economics & Investment, Economy, Ecosystem Approach, English, Environment, Exploration, Forests & REDD, Gas, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Health, Immigration, Investment, land, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Mining, Mitigation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Peoples Republic Of China, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SLM, Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNCCD, UNU, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: To Realize Land’s True Value, We Need to Invest In It Wisely

Source: Small Island Developing States It takes 200-400 years to form one centimeter of soil, while the estimated rate of soil erosion is 100 times greater than soil formation. Where erosion is prevalent, the rate of soil loss reaches 4 mm per year (FAO 2015); 70% of drylands suffer from land degradation in varying degrees […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Governments Agree on Updating the Elements of the Least Developed Countries Work Programme

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  {GUEST-ARTICLES}, 24-7, Adaptation, Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Capacity Building and Technology Update, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, English, Environment, Follow-Up and Review, GCF, GEF, Germany, Goal 13 - Climate Action, governance, International Financial Institution, International Negotiations, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, Open Source Intel, Outcome, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UNFCCC, UNFCCC COP 24, United Kingdom, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Guest Article: Governments Agree on Updating the Elements of the Least Developed Countries Work Programme

Source: Small Island Developing States Governments at the last UN climate change conference, held from 30 April to 10 May, in Bonn, Germany, agreed to update the elements of the least developed countries (LDCs) work programme to reflect new and continuing needs of the LDCs. This is a historic milestone since the establishment of the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: VNR 2018 Main Messages Available for 45 Countries

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Budget, Business, Caribbean, Central Africa, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Crime, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, Education, Energy, English, Environment, Europe, Follow-Up and Review, Forests & REDD, GCF, Gender, 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, Health, HLPF 2018, Human Rights, Human Settlements & Population, International Financial Institution, Internet Communications Technology, Justice, land, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, Near East, News, North Africa, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, South America, South-Eastern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Secretariat, UN-DESA, UNDP, Water & Sanitation, Weather, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: VNR 2018 Main Messages Available for 45 Countries

Source: Small Island Developing States 18 June 2018: Of the 47 countries presenting their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the 2018 UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July, 45 have made their report’s main messages available. Some of these countries presented their VNRs at previous HLPF sessions (Benin, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Switzerland, […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Canadian City Tracks Well-being against SDGs

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, Agriculture & Food Security, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Canada, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Employment, English, Environment, 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, Health, Human Settlements & Population, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Canadian City Tracks Well-being against SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 18 June 2018: The fourth edition of the report titled, ‘Our City: A Peg Report on Sustainability’ evaluates progress in Winnipeg, Canada towards “the three pillars of sustainability that are at the foundation of our quality of life” – environmental, economic and social well-being. The report, based on data from […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Brookings Institution Examines SDG Coverage in Newspapers, Academic Journals

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Commerce, Economics, Economy, English, 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, Health, HLPF 2018, India, International Financial Institution, Investment, Means of Implementation, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Southern Africa, Southern Asia, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, West Africa, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Brookings Institution Examines SDG Coverage in Newspapers, Academic Journals

Source: Small Island Developing States 14 June 2018: Two analysts from the Brookings Institution have called on delegates to consider ways to engage “people far away from the UN spotlight” in debates on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in an article featured on Brookings’ blog series and in a more detailed paper published in the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Secretary-General Says Peace Requires Human Rights Protection

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Justice, MIL OSI, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Trade, UN Secretariat  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Secretary-General Says Peace Requires Human Rights Protection

Source: Small Island Developing States 13 June 2018: In a message marking the 100-day countdown to the 2018 International Day of Peace, UN Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated the importance of human rights for lasting peace, and called for redoubling efforts to address the root causes of conflict and advance SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Observances and Initiatives Focus on Plastics, Illegal Fishing

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Culture, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Education, English, Environment, FAO, fish, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Hawaii, Health, International Financial Institution, Islands, law, Legal, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, Project, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP, UNEP, United Kingdom, Weather, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Global Observances and Initiatives Focus on Plastics, Illegal Fishing

Source: Small Island Developing States 8 June 2018: This year’s World Oceans Day, observed annually on 8 June, featured the release of publications and the launch of campaigns to tackle plastic pollution. The Day convened under the theme, ‘Beat Plastic Pollution.’ Also this month, on 5 June, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Open Letter to HLPF Calls for Urgent Water Action

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, Announcement / Statement, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Climate, Climate Change, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Education, English, Europe, Finance, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, HLPF 2018, Human Rights, Integrated Water Resources Management, International Financial Institution, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, National Government, NATO, News, Oceania, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Sanitation, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNESCO, Water & Sanitation, Weather, Western Asia, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Open Letter to HLPF Calls for Urgent Water Action

Source: Small Island Developing States 6 June 2018: International water and development agencies have issued an open letter to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), calling on the UN system and governments to build resilience through urgent action on water. The letter, presented at an event organized by Finnish and Lebanese permanent representation […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Sitra Report Highlights Circular Economy as Critical to Achieving Paris Agreement Goals

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Economics & Investment, English, Europe, Finance, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure, governance, Industrial Development, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), Small Island Developing States, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, UNFCCC, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Sitra Report Highlights Circular Economy as Critical to Achieving Paris Agreement Goals

Source: Small Island Developing States 6 June 2018: According to a study published by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, the European Climate Foundation and partners, an improved circular economy can help achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The report titled, ‘The Circular Economy: A Powerful Force for Climate Mitigation,’ explores circular […]

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