Institutional Framework for SD

INBO 2013 Adopts Fortaleza Declaration [viewed]

inbo16 August 2013: The 9th World General Assembly of the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) convened from 12-16 August 2013, in Fortaleza, Brazil, on the theme “for better river basin management over the world.”

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ADB Study on Deprivation Recommends More Inclusive Growth [viewed]

AfDB15 August 2013: A study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the National University of Singapore recommends making growth more inclusive, and proposes a stronger role for governments in ending hunger, delivering quality primary education and promoting skills development, especially among youth.

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Study Recommends Improvements to Major Groups Framework [viewed]

Undsd26 July 2013: A new study analyzes the history of the Major Groups programme of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and offers suggestions for a new framework of Major Group engagement with the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The study is announced in the latest issue of the 'Sustainable Development in Action' newsletter from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs' (DESA) Division for Sustainable Development (DSD).

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Event: Harnessing Natural Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth and Economic Development [viewed]

This conference will focus on policies for sustainable and inclusive economic growth in natural resource rich countries. Key issues include ways to strengthen the macro-fiscal framework and strategies for economic diversification. The event will discuss shared lessons from regional and global perspectives with representatives from a number of diverse resource-rich countries in Asia and the Pacific, as well as Africa and the Caribbean, and will conclude with a high-level Policy Round Table Discussion. The organizers are the International Monetary Fund (IMF), jointly with the Government of Timor-Leste, and in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and Japan International Cooperation Agency.  

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Xu Appointed UNDP Assistant Administrator [viewed]

Haoliang-Xu13 August 2013: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed Haoliang Xu as Assistant Administrator, Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, and Assistant Secretary-General at the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Xu succeeds Ajay Chhibber in the post.

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SIWI Releases Report on Water Cooperation Ahead of World Water Week [viewed]

SIWI8 August 2013: The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has released a report, titled 'Cooperation for a Water Wise World: Partnerships for Sustainable Development.' The report will serve as an input to World Water Week, taking place from 1-6 September 2013, in Stockholm, Sweden, on the same theme.

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UNDP Identifies Social Inclusion, Climate and Governance as Asia-Pacific's Biggest Challenges [viewed]

UNDPJuly 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a report outlining results of its work from 2008-2012 in the Asia-Pacific region, highlighting the need to continue addressing social inclusion, climate impacts and governance issues. 

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UNDP Official Highlights Need to Recognize Changing Nature of Conflict [viewed]

UNDP2 August 2013: In the latest issue of 'Our Perspective,' Jordan Ryan, Director of the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), calls for the post-2015 development agenda to recognize the changing nature of violent conflict. Addressing armed violence as a barrier to development has become a top priority, he notes.

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UN Names Next UNEP Deputy Executive Director [viewed]

z_ibrahim_thiaw2 August 2013: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Ibrahim Thiaw (Mauritania) as Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Incoming President Outlines Priorities for UNGA 68 [viewed]

John-Ashe10 July 2013: John Ashe, the incoming President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), has outlined six priorities for the 68th session. In a statement to the Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2014 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Ashe said UNGA 68 will focus on: the role of women, youth and civil society; human rights and the rule of law; South-South, Triangular cooperation and information and communications technology (ICT) for development; the role of partnerships; ensuring peaceful societies; and water, sanitation and sustainable development.

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