Latin America & the Caribbean

UNGA 69 Opening Highlights Climate Summit, Responsibility for Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

kutesa16 September 2014: On 16 September 2014, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) opened its 69th Session, which will convene under the theme ‘Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda.'

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SOFI 2014 Recommends High-level Political Commitment to Food Security and Nutrition [viewed]

The-State-of-Food-Insecurity-in-the-World16 September 2014: The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) hunger target, to halve the proportion of undernourished people in developing countries by 2015, is within reach, according to 'The State of Food Insecurity (SOFI) in the World 2014: Strengthening the enabling environment for food security and nutrition.' SOFI 2014 cautions, however, that food security remains a challenge, and calls for sustained, high-level political commitment to food security and nutrition to eradicate hunger.

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Andes Governments Form Regional Coordination Mechanism [viewed]

Mountain Partnership11 September 2014: Six Andean countries, in collaboration with the Mountain Partnership Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), are developing a regional coordination mechanism to support sustainable mountain development in the region. Based on the principle of integrated management, the mechanism will seek to protect the region's ecosystems while improving residents' quality of life.

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LAC Officials Discuss Progress on Regional Instrument on Principle 10 [viewed]

ECLAC10 September 2014: Representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries discussed implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development during two events organized by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Principle 10 recognizes the importance of access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters.

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Event: High-level event on "Delivering Zero Hunger - Demonstrating Impact" [viewed]

This event is co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Ireland, Mexico and the Netherlands, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP).  

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UNGA President Submits Draft Procedural Resolution on Technology Dialogues [viewed]

UNGA10 September 2014: UN General Assembly President John Ashe submitted for adoption by the 68th UNGA a resolution on the four structured dialogues on possible arrangements for a facilitation mechanism to promote the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies. The draft procedural resolution resulted from the informal consultations co-facilitated by Paul Seger, Permanent Representative of Switzerland, and Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota, Deputy Permanent Representative of Brazil, on 9 September 2014, in New York, US.

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Civil Society Gives Input to Post-2015 Synthesis Report [viewed]

UNGA10 September 2014: UN General Assembly President John Ashe held an interactive meeting to hear civil society representatives' recommendations on the forthcoming synthesis report of the UN Secretary-General on the post-2015 development agenda. The hearing took place on 9 September 2014, in New York, US, in preparation for the High-level Stocktaking event on the same topic.

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OWG Report to be "Main Basis" for SDGs in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

OWG10 September 2014: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has decided that the proposal of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “shall be the main basis for integrating sustainable development goals into the post-2015 development agenda.” This decision was taken through a resolution adopted in a plenary meeting on 10 September 2014 (A/68/L.61, as orally revised, and issued officially as A/RES/68/309).

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Mountain Partnership Publication Showcases Costs and Benefits of Mountain Tourism [viewed]

Mountain Partnership8 September 2014: Mountain communities have developed innovative strategies to cope with cultural, economic, environmental and political challenges and develop their tourism industry according to a publication, titled ‘Tourism in Mountain Regions: Hopes, Fears and Realities.' The Mountain Partnership publication features 28 case studies from mountain regions showcasing examples of mountain tourism and offering lessons learned and recommendations on ways to promote sustainable mountain tourism.

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World Water Week Calls for Water Goal in Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

SIWI5 September 2014: World Water Week, which convened this year on the theme 'Energy and Water,' closed with a call for inclusion of a standalone water target in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the post-2015 development agenda.

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