Poverty Eradication

Pontifical Academy of Sciences Holds Workshop on Climate Change, Sustainable Development [viewed]

pontifical_academy_sciences29 April 2015: A recent workshop, titled ‘Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Humanity,' aimed to: help strengthen the global consensus on the importance of climate change in the context of sustainable development; elevate the importance of the moral dimensions of protecting the environment in advance of the Papal encyclical; and build a global movement to address climate change and sustainable development.

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Japan, US to Enhance Cooperation on Climate Change, Sustainable Energy [viewed]

us-japan28 April 2015: During a state visit by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the US, organized to honor the seven-decade partnership between the two countries, Prime Minister Abe and US President Barack Obama reaffirmed their countries' commitment to enhancing the bilateral partnership in a number of areas, including the environment and climate change, space and energy. The leaders announced the two countries would cooperate to address climate change and environmental degradation, and to deliver secure, affordable, sustainable and safe energy.

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Civil Society Discusses Positioning of UN Development System [viewed]

ECOSOC28 April 2015: UN Member States and civil society representatives discussed the longer-term positioning of the UN development system at a hearing organized by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The civil society hearing was part of a series of workshops and retreats on the topic continuing throughout May and in the fall of 2015.

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AfDB Five-Year Energy Review Finds 14 Million Enjoy Improved Electricity Access [viewed]

AfDB28 April 2015: The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released the 2014 edition of its 'Development Effectiveness Review on Energy' (DER). The report, which was produced by AfDB's Quality Assurance and Results and Energy, Environment and Climate Change Departments, focuses on AfDB's energy operations and its contribution to building sustainable energy infrastructure on the African continent from 2009-2013.

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IDB Launches Open Data Portal for LAC Region [viewed]

IDB28 April 2015: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched an open data portal, titled ‘Numbers for Development,' which allows users to explore, visualize and download data from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

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UNGA Holds Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature [viewed]

United Nations27 April 2015: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) held an interactive dialogue on the theme ‘Harmony with Nature: Towards achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) including addressing climate change in the post-2015 development agenda,' in commemoration of Mother Earth Day, which is marked annually on 22 April. The meeting discussed how society should function to be consistent with a Harmony with Nature paradigm. A summary of the event will be circulated to Member States and stakeholders by the UNGA President.

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Report Identifies Lessons from MDGs for Post-2015 Monitoring [viewed]

United Nations15 April 2015: The UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) has released a report detailing lessons from the monitoring framework of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and exploring how they can be applied to the post-2015 development agenda.

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Event: Intersessional Consultations for FfD3 [viewed]

Intersessional consultations for the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) will be held from 1-5 June 2015, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.  

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Event: Intersessional Consultations for FfD3 [viewed]

Intersessional consultations for the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) will be held from 26-29 May 2015, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.  

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Event: Intersessional Consultations for FfD3 [viewed]

Intersessional consultations for the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) will be held from 11-15 May 2015, at UN Headquarters in New York, US.  

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