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UNGA General Debate 2014 Continues Focus on MDGs, Post-2015 Agenda, SIDS [viewed]

unga6929 September 2014: As the 69th UN General Assembly's (UNGA) General Debate entered its second week, speakers continued to reflect on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and outline their priorities for the post-2015 development agenda, including gender equality and women's empowerment, peace and security, and oceans. Small island developing States (SIDS) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) highlighted particular challenges and vulnerabilities, with some also addressing the challenge of graduation from least developed country (LDC) status.

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Urgency of Healthy Oceans Stressed by Experts, Officials [viewed]

italy-palau-monaco26 September 2014: At a high-level special event on ‘Healthy Oceans and Seas: Paving the Way Towards a Sustainable Development Goal,' participants addressed specific ways to conserve and promote the sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources, in relation to the proposed SDG 14. Climate change was also a strong theme of the discussion.

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UN General Debate Continues Addressing Post-2015 Agenda on Day 4 [viewed]

unga6927 September 2014: At the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) General Debate, Heads of State and Government continued their discussion of the post-2015 development agenda alongside consideration of a range of other issues.

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69th General Debate Addresses Post-2015, Countries in Special Situations [viewed]

unga6926 September 2014: Speaking at the 69th UN General Assembly's (UNGA) General Debate, on its third day, Heads of State and Government continued highlighting their priorities for the post-2015 development agenda, including on countries in special situations. Speakers also discussed global challenges such as security, terrorism, UN reform, climate change and sustainable energy.

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USAID, DFID Call for MDG Innovation, Launch Innovation Fund [viewed]

mdg-201423 September 2014: With 15 months left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an MDG Countdown event on the margins of the 69th UN General Assembly sought to encourage momentum. Focusing on the theme 'Innovating for Impact,' the event was hosted by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID), on 23 September 2014, in New York, US.

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SDSN Experts Discuss FfD Negotiations [viewed]

unsdsn22 September 2014: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) hosted an expert group meeting to discuss views on the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in July 2015. Subjects of discussion included: the role of public-private partnerships; climate financing; official development assistance (ODA); private investment; and regulatory reform.

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Event: 25th Annual SPREP Meeting [viewed]

The 25th annual meeting of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) will review progress over the past year, and discuss institutional reform, regional conventions, corporate services, regional cooperation, and the 2015 work programme and budget. The meeting of officials will be followed by a high-level ministerial meeting on 3 October to discuss climate change financing, ocean conservation and management, and countries' follow-up to the Third Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS).  

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69th General Debate Continues Discussion of Post-2015 Agenda, Highlights Biodiversity, SIDS Issues [viewed]

UNGA25 September 2015: During the second day of the general debate for the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA), speakers focused on the post-2015 development agenda and climate change, as well as issues related to international security and UN reform. Several speakers identified development enablers, with many emphasizing that sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace and security.

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UNIDO, UN Global Compact Launch Report of Post-2015 Dialogue [viewed]

The World We Want24 September 2014: The UN Global Compact and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) held a high-level briefing and panel discussion to launch the synthesis report from global consultations on engaging the private sector in the post-2015 development agenda. The event took place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 24 September 2014, as part of the 69th UN General Assembly's high-level week.

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UN-Led Initiative Considers Disaster Resilience Financial Reporting [viewed]

unisdr-unep-wef24 September 2014: During the UN Climate Summit, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the World Economic Forum (WEF) and other partners, including Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, Swiss Re, Willis Group Holdings and the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), launched the 'Integrating Risks into the Financial System: The 1-in-100 Initiative.'

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