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UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals
04/ 04/ 2013
People around the world invited to join in boosting momentum for most successful global anti-poverty push in history
Media Invitation to Participate in the UNCCD Conference and Committee Meetings in Bonn, Germany Media Invitation to Participate in the UNCCD Conference and Committee Meetings in Bonn, Germany
25/ 03/ 2013
Scientists, governments and civil society organizations will converge to carry out the first ever comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of desertification, land degradation and drought.
Factoring Natural Capital into Bottom Line is Key to Future Viability, say Companies in TEEB For Business Study Factoring Natural Capital into Bottom Line is Key to Future Viability, say Companies in TEEB For Business Study
22/ 03/ 2013
The findings come from a new study released by The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) for Business coalition.
Priorities for Global Development Agenda Shaped by Unprecedented Public Outreach Effort Priorities for Global Development Agenda Shaped by Unprecedented Public Outreach Effort
22/ 03/ 2013
The United Nations teams in Member States are making sure that groups usually absent from participation in global processes are consulted on what they see as priorities for development of their communities.
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.
Saving the World's Forests: A Technology Revolution to Curb Illegal Logging Saving the World's Forests: A Technology Revolution to Curb Illegal Logging
21/ 03/ 2013
Editorial by Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, and Andrew Steers, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, to mark the International Day of Forests.
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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