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Peru launches its Green Growth Strategy at COP20 in Lima

The country strengthens its commitment in pursuing a green economy with increased growth and poverty eradication
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Senegal joins the Partnership for Action on Green Economy

Up to half a million people could be lifted out of poverty, and 30,000 new jobs created in Senegal, with a switch to a Green Economy, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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First “Academy on the Green Economy” kicks off in Turin

More than 120 participants from over 20 countries gathered at the ILO International Training Centre for a two-day policy forum and knowledge fair on the green economy.
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PAGE launches the Green Economy Toolkit for Policymakers

PAGE launched three new reports as part of the new Green Economy Toolkit for Policymakers at the annual Green Economy Coalition meeting.
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Official launch of PAGE in Ghana

Responding to a request by the Government of Ghana, the ILO, UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO and UNITAR jointly launched PAGE in the country with the aim of supporting national efforts to transition to a greener and more inclusive economy.
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PAGE Academy on the Green Economy, 6 – 17 October 2014, Turin, Italy

The ILO, UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO, UNITAR, and UNDP are very pleased to announce the upcoming first global Academy on the Green Economy, an inter-regional learning and knowledge sharing event to support countries’ transition towards inclusive, resource and energy efficient, greener economies.
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Strengthening Human Resource Capacities in Mongolia for Advancing Green Development

May 2014, Ulaanbaatar -- Representatives of some 30 Mongolian education and training institutions met for a one-day workshop to share information and discuss opportunities for advancing a strategic approach to green development learning in Mongolia.
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Official launch of PAGE in Burkina Faso and Senegal

In response to requests by the governments of Burkina Faso and Senegal, the ILO, UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO and UNITAR jointly launched PAGE in the two countries in view of supporting national efforts to transition to greener economies
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UNDP Joins Partnership for Action on Green Economy, Bringing New Resources and Opportunities for Countries

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today joined the UN-led partnership on green economy at an event held during the first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), bringing new resources and opportunities to countries interested in shifting towards more inclusive, low-carbon, resource-efficient models of growth.
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Peru's ministers sign Lima Declaration in support of PAGE

At the first national workshop on PAGE, Peru's Minister of Labor and Employment Promotion and the Minister of Environment signed the Lima Declaration, outlining the country's plans to promote environmental sustainability, decent jobs, poverty reduction and human well-being.
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Mauritius confirms participation in PAGE

The Government of Mauritius confirmed its participation in the UN-led Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) at a press conference this week, while also highlighting the work of a green economy fiscal policy assessment currently underway.
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Global Green Economy Partnership Calls for New Economic Paradigm
Countries that have begun to embrace a green economy approach say that they realize a fundamental change in national planning and investment is required to reach their sustainable development and poverty eradication ambitions.
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UNEP and UAE Agree to Cooperate on Environmental Issues
United Nations Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Environment and Water, Dr Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad, on Tuesday signed a wide-ranging agreement to cooperate on urgent environmental issues. The deal is expected to assist the UAE in implementing its Vision 2021 and Green Growth Strategy.
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Statement by Achim Steiner at UAE-hosted Inaugural Conference on Partnership for Action on Green Economy
The Partnership for Action on Green Economy is a direct response to the call made in paragraph 66 of the Rio+20 Outcome document for cooperation within the UN system to assist countries in their transitions to a green economy.
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New UN-led Global Partnership to Help Green 30 National Economies by 2020
Countries such as Burkina Faso, Peru, Mauritius, Mongolia, and Senegal are set to boost their economies through a shift of investment and policies towards a new generation of assets.that include clean technologies and resource efficient infrastructure.
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Launch of a Green Economy Partnership Responds to Rio+20 Call for Action
A new partnership launched today by four UN agencies aims to support 30 countries over the next seven years in building national green economy strategies that will generate new jobs and skills, promote clean technologies, and reduce environmental risks and poverty.
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UAE Hosts Press Conference with UNEP on Upcoming PAGE Conference 
The conference is an opportunity to review the progress on implementing the Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication following Rio+20, and also a chance to consider how greener economies can contribute to the emerging post-2015 development agenda.
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UAE to Host First Global Conference on UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy
To show its commitment to facilitating a global transition to a green economy, the United Arab Emirates announced this week that it will host the first global conference on the UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy from 4-5 March 2014.
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Partnering for Action on Green Economy
The new UN partnership, PAGE, which aims to assist countries interested in accelerating their green economy strategies recently held a special event at the UN Headquarters to share the latest plans and national developments.
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World’s Fastest-Growing Economy Joins Partnership for Action on the Green Economy
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Wednesday announced that Mongolia would be one of the first countries in the Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE)—a major new initiative to assist the global transition to a green economy.
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E-learning Course on Green Economy
The concept of a green economy enjoys increasing international attention, as countries explore new patterns of development. To address this challenge, UNITAR is working closely with UNEP, ILO and UNIDO in a new Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).
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