Stakeholder Participation

Stakeholders Assess SLCPs' Impacts on Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

ccac_who_unep_igsd24 July 2015: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD), and the World Bank co-sponsored a side event focused on how fast mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) could contribute to the post-2015 development agenda and the fulfillment of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Vatican, Mayors Highlight Links between Climate Change and Human Trafficking [viewed]

pontifica_academia21 July 2015: At a summit for mayors of 70 cities from around the world, Pope Francis spoke on climate change and its links to human trafficking, health problems and unemployment. During the event, titled 'Modern Slavery and Climate Change: The Commitment of Cities,' the Pope and the mayors signed a declaration highlighting the "very vital role" of cities "in the face of the emergencies attributable to human-induced climate change, social exclusion, and extreme poverty."

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Civil Society Presents Views on Revised Post-2015 Outcome [viewed]

post201520 July 2015: A group of civil society organizations held a side event to exchange views on the 8 July version of the post-2015 development agenda. World Vision, Beyond2015, International Disability Alliance, World Vision, Save Children, International Women's Health Coalition, and SOS Children's Villages International co-sponsored the side event, which took place on 20 July 2015, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on the sidelines of the seventh session in the intergovernmental negotiation process to draft the outcome document of the post-2015 summit.

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Eye on Earth Launches Data Innovation, Visualization, Blogging Competitions [viewed]

Eye on Earth16 July 2015: The organizers of the Eye on Earth Summit have announced three data innovation challenges for which the finalists will have the opportunity to present their ideas at the Summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The three competitions launched are the Data Innovation Showcase, Data Visualization Challenge and Blogging Competition, all of which support the Summit in its focus on using data to secure a better future for the planet.

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OECD Inventory on Water Governance Indicators Open for Comment [viewed]

OECD_NEW10 July 2015: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is welcoming comments on its detailed ‘Inventory of Water Governance Indicators and Measurement Frameworks.'

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FfD3 Concludes with Adoption of Addis Ababa Action Agenda [viewed]

iisdrs_FfD316 July 2015: The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) has concluded with the adoption of the Outcome Document of the Conference, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA). In support of the AAAA, a number of significant partnerships were launched during FfD3, including: the Addis Tax Initiative, which will support strengthening domestic tax systems; the Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman Every Child, which brings together countries, donors and the private sector; and the Commission on Financing Global Education.

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ECLAC Calls for Caribbean SIDS Debt Relief at FfD3 [viewed]

logo_ffdiii16 July 2015: In the lead up to agreement on the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) by UN Member States at the Third International Financing for Development (FfD3) Conference, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) advocated for regional perspectives and priorities to be reflected in the AAAA, organizing side events and bringing to Addis Adaba a proposal for a debt forgiveness mechanism for Caribbean small island developing States (SIDS).

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World Leaders' Conservation Forum Promotes Co-Existence between Humans and Nature [viewed]

wlcf9 July 2015: The first World Leaders' Conservation Forum (WLCF) served as a platform for leaders from government, business, civil society and academia to discuss and devise innovative nature-based solutions to global environmental, economic and social challenges. The Forum underscored the important role of nature conservation in peace building and sustainable development, and called for “bold leadership” at both the global and local levels to halt biodiversity loss.

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FfD3 Opens in Addis, UN Secretary-General Urges Consensus on Outcome [viewed]

ffd3_iisdrs13 July 2015: The third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) opened at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Conference is taking place from 13-16 July 2015.

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Event: Realizing the Vision: Investing in Rural People for Inclusive and Sustainable Rural Transformation [viewed]

The Governments of Ireland, the Netherlands and Rwanda and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are holding this side event to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD 3), to be moderated by Homi Kharas, Brookings Institution.  

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