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A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase
Latest News - 21 November 2011
Conference on Water Energy Food Nexus Sees Launch of New Water Initiative
Read More: Conference on Water Energy Food Nexus Sees Launch of New Water Initiative
18_November: The Bonn2011: Water Energy Food Nexus Conference, held in Bonn, Germany from 16-18 November 2011, launched the “International Water Stewardship Initiative.” continued...
 
High-Level Meeting Addresses Integration of Women into Economic Recovery
Read More: High-Level Meeting Addresses Integration of Women into Economic Recovery
18_November 2011: A High-level Meeting on “Integrating women into economic recovery” was organized by the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and the Executive Board of UN Women. continued...
 
APEC Ministers Commit to Greening Growth and Public-Private Partnerships to Increase Disaster Resilience
Read More: APEC Ministers Commit to Greening Growth and Public-Private Partnerships to Increase Disaster Resilience
16_November 2011: The Asia-Pacific Economic Forum (APEC) has pledged to promote green growth and to increase public-private partnerships (PPPs) to improve disaster resilience in its member countries. The pledges were made at the APEC Ministerial Meetings held from 10-11 November 2011, in Honolulu, US. continued...
 
2011 Asian Urban Forum Focuses on Financing Future Cities
Read More: 2011 Asian Urban Forum Focuses on Financing Future Cities
15_November 2011: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) hosted the 2011 Asian Urban Forum, which took place from 15-17 November 2011, in Manila, the Philippines, and was organized around the theme "Financing Future Cities." continued...
 
PROVIA Launches Survey on Prioritization of Research Objectives
Read More: PROVIA Launches Survey on Prioritization of Research Objectives
15_November 2011: The Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA), a joint UN initiative, has launched a survey aimed at prioritizing research objectives. PROVIA seeks to create an interface between the scientific community and decision makers involved in vulnerability, impacts and adaptation issues, and improve the availability and accessibility of such knowledge. continued...
 
ILO Governing Body Discusses Green Jobs, Decent Work and Sustainable Development
Read More: ILO Governing Body Discusses Green Jobs, Decent Work and Sustainable Development
8_November 2011: During the 312th session of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO), delegates discussed an agenda item on green jobs, decent work and sustainable development. continued...
 
OAS Dialogue Discusses Possibility of Aarhus Convention for the Americas
Read More: OAS Dialogue Discusses Possibility of Aarhus Convention for the Americas
27_October 2011: A public dialogue on governance and public participation in sustainable development decision-making included extensive discussion of a proposal to seek a commitment at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) for a regional instrument on implementation of the 1992 Rio Declaration's Principle 10 on public participation, access to information and access to justice. continued...
 
Sustainable Development Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP 10) Bergen, Norway 20 Nov - 25 Nov
12th Session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism of UN Agencies and Organizations Working in Africa in Support of the AU and its NEPAD Programme Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 21 Nov - 22 Nov
Joint 9th Meeting of the Vienna Convention COP and 23rd Montreal Protocol MOP Bali, Indonesia 21 Nov - 25 Nov
UNIDO Panel: Sustainable Energy for Accelerated Industrial Development in Africa New York, United States of America 22 Nov
Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Use of Oceans Monaco, Monaco 28 Nov - 30 Nov
UNFCCC COP 17 and COP/MOP 7 Durban, South Africa 28 Nov - 9 Dec
 
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