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UN Secretary-General Urges Greater Protection for World's Forests UN Secretary-General Urges Greater Protection for World's Forests
21/ 03/ 2013
Mr. Ban noted that there are several threats to this ecosystem as urbanization and large-scale agriculture can exacerbate the rate of forest and biodiversity loss.
Role of Environment in Tackling Poverty in Focus at Discussion on Post-2015 Global Development Priorities Role of Environment in Tackling Poverty in Focus at Discussion on Post-2015 Global Development Priorities
19/ 03/ 2013
Current efforts to develop what is known as the 'post-2015 development agenda' include almost 100 national consultations in UN member states, as well as 11 thematic consultations on issues such as food security, access to water, and poverty reduction.
GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly  in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP
14/ 03/ 2013
The newly-named United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP reflects the full and future participation of all 193 UN member states in UNEP's governing body. Prior to 2012, membership had been limited to 58 countries only.
CITES Takes Action to Halt Decline of Tropical Timber, Sharks and other Species CITES Takes Action to Halt Decline of Tropical Timber, Sharks and other Species
14/ 03/ 2013
55 proposals accepted, 9 rejected and 6 withdrawn. Strong enforcement measures to fight wildlife crime also adopted. Next meeting will be held in South Africa in 2016

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