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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: CEPEI Assesses Three Years of VNRs in Latin America and the Caribbean

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, English, Environment, Follow-Up and Review, 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, Human Rights, KB, Latin America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Systemic Issues, Technology, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: CEPEI Assesses Three Years of VNRs in Latin America and the Caribbean

Source: Small Island Developing States 22 May 2019: The Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (CEPEI) released a report analyzing three years of voluntary national reviews (VNRs) by Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. Based on these 22 VNRs, the author finds that a key challenge facing governments is the lack of human and technical capacities […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Governments Provide Preliminary Feedback on SDG Summit Outcome

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, Eastern Asia, Education, English, Europe, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Health, HLPF 2019, Human Rights, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Human Settlements & Population, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Consumption & Production, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Intergovernmental Body, Weather, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Governments Provide Preliminary Feedback on SDG Summit Outcome

Source: Small Island Developing States 22 May 2019: UN Member States provided preliminary feedback on the first draft of the SDG Summit outcome, generally welcoming a text that some described as concise and easy to understand by different constituencies. At a consultation convened by the co-facilitators for the political declaration, delegations expressed differing views with […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IGES Report Discusses Pathways to Reverse “Unsustainable Land Transformations” in Asia Pacific

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Culture, DJF, Economics & Investment, Ecosystem Approach, Energy, English, Environment, Exploration, Forests & REDD, Gas, Global Biodiversity Strategy & Targets, Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 15 - Life on Land, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 2 - Zero Hunger, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, governance, Human Settlements & Population, Indonesia, Integrated Water Resources Management, KB, land, Landscape Approach, Melanesia, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Monitoring & Evaluation, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Philippines, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, REDD+, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SFM, SIDS, SLM, Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, Trade, Water & Sanitation, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: IGES Report Discusses Pathways to Reverse “Unsustainable Land Transformations” in Asia Pacific

Source: Small Island Developing States May 2019: It is estimated that at least two billion hectares of land in the Asia-Pacific region are degraded, while cities and adjacent rural areas are grappling with the impacts of pollution and other consequences of agricultural expansion and unplanned urban sprawl. How to deal with some of the difficult […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ECOSOC Commissions, Intergovernmental Bodies Provide Inputs for July HLPF

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Economy, Education, Employment, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Fiscal Updates, Follow-Up and Review, Gender, 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, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Human Settlements & Population, Investment, Justice, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Near East, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Poverty Eradication, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Secretariat, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: ECOSOC Commissions, Intergovernmental Bodies Provide Inputs for July HLPF

Source: Small Island Developing States May 2019: In preparation for the July 2019 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the UN Secretariat has synthesized 62 voluntary submissions provided by UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) functional commissions and other intergovernmental bodies and forums. The note indicates insufficient progress on the […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: GSDR Co-Chair Briefs Delegations on Report Finalization Process

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Business, Caribbean, Central Africa, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Eastern Asia, Education, English, Environment, Europe, Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), 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, HLPF 2019, Intergovernmental Process, International Financial Institution, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, Mexico and Central America, MIL OSI, Near East, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Publication, Science, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South-Eastern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Technology, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, West Africa, Western Asia, World Bank  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: GSDR Co-Chair Briefs Delegations on Report Finalization Process

Source: Small Island Developing States 20 May 2019: The independent group of scientists for producing the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) released a draft version of the report to UN Member States on 17 May 2019. The group’s co-chair, Peter Messerli, then provided a briefing on its process and selected messages on 20 May. […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: WMO Launches Tool for Analyzing Changes in Water Resources

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Asia, English, Environment, Europe, Goal 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation, KB, Korea, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Government, New Zealand, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Project, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Russia, Science, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, Southern Asia, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, Water & Sanitation, Weather, WMO  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: WMO Launches Tool for Analyzing Changes in Water Resources

Source: Small Island Developing States 16 May 2019: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, launched the Dynamic Water Resources Assessment Tool (DWAT) to help water managers understand changes in land use and water availability at the basin level. The tool was launched at a symposium in […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Pacific Island Leaders, UN Secretary-General Call for “Decisive and Transformative Action” to Reduce Emissions

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, Adaptation, Agriculture & Food Security, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, biodiversity, Capacity Building & Education, Chemicals & Wastes, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, CTF, Culture, Disasters & Humanitarian Relief, DJF, Economics & Investment, Economy, Energy, English, Environment, Fiji, Finance, fish, Follow-Up and Review, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 14 - Life Below Water, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being, Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, governance, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, Investment, Islands, KB, land, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Mitigation, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, New Zealand, News, Oceania, Oceans & Coasts, Open Source Intel, Other Energy Sources, Pacific, Pacific Region, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Renewables, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Use, Systemic Issues, UN Secretariat, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Pacific Island Leaders, UN Secretary-General Call for “Decisive and Transformative Action” to Reduce Emissions

Source: Small Island Developing States 16 May 2019: Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders have issued a statement calling on all countries to take “decisive and transformative action” to reduce emissions and to ensure mitigation and adaption support at scale for countries in need. On his first official visit to the Pacific Islands region, UN Secretary-General […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: STI Forum Considers Progress in Technology Facilitation

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, biodiversity, Business, Capacity Building & Education, Caribbean, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Eastern Africa, Economics & Investment, Education, ENB, Energy, English, Environment, Europe, Finance, Gaming, Gender, Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities, Goal 13 - Climate Action, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 4 - Quality Education, Goal 5 - Gender Equality, Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth, Human Rights & Indigenous Peoples, Internet Communications Technology, Justice, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Multi-stakeholder Partnerships, Near East, News, Northern America, Open Source Intel, Pacific, partnership, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholders and Major Groups, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Technology, Technology / Transfer, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UN Secretariat, UN-DESA, UNCTAD, UNESCO, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: STI Forum Considers Progress in Technology Facilitation

Source: Small Island Developing States 15 May 2019: During the fourth annual meeting of the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) for the SDGs, also referred to as the STI Forum 2019, participants called for greater science-business connections to drive implementation, more resources and funding, operationalization of an online inventory of STI, and […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Fiji Launches Guidance for Parliamentary Oversight of SDGs

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Capacity Building & Education, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, English, Fiji, Follow-Up and Review, Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Health, Intergovernmental Organization, Japan, KB, Means of Implementation, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, National Action, National Government, New Zealand, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, Southwest Pacific, Stakeholder Participation, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, Trade, UN Programme, Agency or Fund, UNDP  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Fiji Launches Guidance for Parliamentary Oversight of SDGs

Source: Small Island Developing States 15 May 2019: The Parliament of Fiji and partners launched a Guidance Note on integrating the SDGs across the work of all Fijian Parliament committees. The document features concrete, tangible actions that committees can take to improve oversight of the SDGs. In 2017, the Fiji Parliament became the “first Parliament […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Member States Set Stage for Discussion of Development Reforms

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  24-7, Africa, Aid, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Capacity Building & Education, China, Commerce, CTF, Data, Monitoring & Accountability, DJF, Eastern Asia, English, Europe, Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals, governance, Human Rights, KB, Latin America and the Caribbean, Means of Implementation, meeting, MIL OSI, Monitoring & Evaluation, Near East, News, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Pacific Region, Peoples Republic Of China, Policy & Institutional Coherence, Publication, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Russia, SDGs (All), SIDS, Small Island Developing States, South America, Southwest Pacific, Sustainable Development, Systemic Issues, UN Intergovernmental Body, UN Reform, UN Secretariat, United Nations, West Africa, Western Asia  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: UN Member States Set Stage for Discussion of Development Reforms

Source: Small Island Developing States 3 May 2019: In preparation for the UN Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) 2019 Operational Activities for Development Segment (OAS), the UN Secretary-General reported on the implementation of reforms to the UN development system. During a briefing with the UN Deputy Secretary-General, UN Member States provided preliminary feedback on the […]

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