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ODI in conversation with Winnie Byanyima

ODI - 8. Mai 2019 - 0:00
Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima joins ODI in conversation.
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Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development

Women - 22. April 2019 - 18:46
Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development

The Third Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the  Caribbean on Sustainable Development – 2019 will be held in Santiago de Chile, from 22 – 26 April 2019. For more information access here.

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Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD): Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

Women - 16. April 2019 - 18:39
Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD): Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

“The Fifth (2019) session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD 5) will be held under the theme “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” It will carry out in-depth review of SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 13 (climate action), and SDG 16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions) and the corresponding goals of Agenda 2063. The forum will also undertake an in-depth review of SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals) to address challenges and strengthen partnerships to develop capacity, harness science and technologies and mobilize and scale up finance to implement the goals.”

For more information access here.

Date: 16-18 April 2019

Local: Morocco

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HPG Integrated Programme 2019–2021: inclusivity and invisibility in humanitarian action

ODI - 1. April 2019 - 0:00
HPG's 14th Integrated Programme of work will ask if the humanitarian sector is delivering on its stated commitment to address suffering with impartiality.
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Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD)

Women - 27. März 2019 - 18:27
Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD): Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

“This year, the APFSD will address the theme “’Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” and on the cluster of SDGs to be reviewed at the HLPF – in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/299:

• Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
• Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
• Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
• Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
• Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
• Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

The APFSD agenda will address
(1) Regional perspectives on the implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including in depth review of the theme and cluster of goals; and
(2) Strengthening implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific, including the consideration of a draft regional road map for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific.” For more information access here.

Local: Bangkok

Date: 27-29 March 2019

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Dignity in displacement: from rhetoric to reality

ODI - 27. März 2019 - 0:00
From the displaced Rohingya in Bangladesh to the Syrians in Lebanon, there is often a disconnect between how NGOs and refugees perceive dignity.
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Second Session of the Intergovernmental Conference on BBNJ

Women - 25. März 2019 - 14:19
Second Session of the Intergovernmental Conference on BBNJ The second session of the BBNJ Conference will be convened from 25 March to 5 April 2019 in New York. The intergovernmental conference elaborates a legally binding instrument under UNCLOS on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. The negotiations shall address the 4 topics identified in 2011 that governments have agreed to address in the treaty:

1. Marine genetic resources, including questions on the sharing of benefits
2. Measures such as area-based management tools, including marine protected areas
3. Environmental impact assessments
4. Capacity-building and transfer of marine technology
plus:
5. Crosscutting issues, including institutional arrangements, trust fund etc.

For the document with the aim of facilitating focused discussions and text-based negotiations, access here. For Webcast, access here. An ENB team will provide daily reports, access here.
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Solar energy in Tunisia: vocational training for experts

GIZ Germany - vor 14 Stunden 28 Minuten
: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 HH:mm:ss
A new education and vocational training programme is improving labour market opportunities and paving the way for the use of renewable energy.
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Education critical to ensure future of forests, and reverse their destruction

UN ECOSOC - 21. März 2019 - 21:16
The UN drew attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges on Thursday, and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation.
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SDSN and ENoP call on the EU to act now on the 2030 Agenda

UN SDSN - 21. März 2019 - 18:40

Brussels/Paris, March 2018.

The European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) are jointly calling on the European Union to act now on the 2030 Agenda to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In view of the upcoming EU elections, the formation of a new EU Commission and the approval of the next EU budget, both networks aim to address the urgent need to significantly increase the EU’s efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and embrace the Agenda 2030 as an overarching framework to shape both internal and external EU policies. Emphasizing the importance to respect the universal, interlinked, and indivisible character of the Agenda, the networks are calling on all political actors of the European Union to stand united for a sustainable future of Europe.

The call builds on a consultation process undertaken by both networks along with inputs from experts in academia, politics, and the private sector at the jointly organized conference on “The SDGs and the Future of Europe” in October, 2018.

Read and share the joint Call for Action.

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ENoP, established in 2006, serves as a communication and dialogue instrument between European political foundations and the institutions of the EU.  It portraits itself as a bridgebuilder between politics and civil society. The network presently counts 51 member foundations from 22 countries (within the EU and candidate countries) The members are close to party families represented in the European Parliament, belonging to the democratic spectrum but independent in their decision making and financing of international projects.

SDSN, operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General, mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. There are more than 200 SDSN members and several national and regional SDSNs (SDSN Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and Spain) active in almost all EU member states.

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Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region (ECERFSD)

Women - 21. März 2019 - 18:14
Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region (ECERFSD)

“The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region will be held on Thursday, 21March, and Friday, 22 March 2019, at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG). The Regional Forum will be aligned with the theme of the 2019 High-level Political Forum: Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” For more information access here.

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The Taxcast: March 2019

Tax Justice Network - 21. März 2019 - 17:15

This month we discuss misleading reporting from the mainstream media on the financial crisis: it was overloaded with finance 'experts', fed misunderstandings on the financial crash, sold us the austerity narrative and omitted alternative solutions. Plus: two huge court case tax and social justice wins - firstly, an unprecedented case in Kenya by Tax Justice Network Africa against the tax haven of Mauritius. Secondly, a US court has ruled that international financial institutions like the IMF and the World Bank CAN be sued when their development projects hurt communities. And we're happy to report that the EU Commission WILL now investigate one of the cases exposed by the #LuxLeaks whistleblowers...

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Evidence-Based Nutrition Programming in Malawi

SNRD Africa - 21. März 2019 - 16:00
Operationalising the National Multi-Sector Nutrition Information System
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Idai disaster: Stranded victims still need rescue from heavy rains as UN scales up response

UN ECOSOC - 21. März 2019 - 15:54
Dire conditions persist in vast areas of southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai as heavy rain continues to cause “massive destruction”, the UN said on Thursday, while aid teams scale up efforts to reach those most in need.
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Why Snakebites are a Global Health Problem

UN Dispatch - 21. März 2019 - 15:47

Getting bitten by a poisonous snake is not just an individual injury — rather it is now recognized as a global health hazard.  The World Health Organization estimates that between 80,000 and 136,000 people die from snakebite in each year. To put that in perspective, that is more than the number of people who died from Meningitis and within the range of the number of people who died from Measles.

Getting bitten by a poisonous snake, or “snakebite envenoming,” is now included in the WHO’s list of Neglected Tropical Disease

On the line with me is one of the world’s leading experts on Snakebite, Dr. Gabriel Alcoba. He is a pediatrician who has treated snakebite as a doctor with MSF, Doctors Without Borders. He is also a public health expert who works with the Geneva University hospitals.

This episode provides a very good introduction to snakebite as a global health hazard. Dr. Alcoba explains the link between poverty and injury and death from snakebite and why the pharmaceutical industry has been somewhat slow to develop proper anti-venoms.

If you have 20 minutes and want to learn how snakebite affects people around the world, have a listen

 

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A Fatal Attraction - Business engagement with the 2030 Agenda

Global Policy Forum - 21. März 2019 - 12:09

Governments have dedicated a pivotal role to the private sector in the implementation and financing of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. This has pushed a turn towards the private sector, the promotion of multi-stakeholder partnerships between public and private actors. However, far too often there is a considerable gap between the social and environmental commitments companies make publicly in political fora like the UN and the actual effects of their production patterns and investment strategies on people and the environment. A new working paper, published by Brot für die Welt, Global Policy Forum and MISERERO provides an overview of the ways and means by which the UN involves business actors in the debates around the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It describes new initiatives and alliances of business actors around SDG implementation at the international level, and their main messages and policy proposals. With a few selected examples it contrasts the sustainability rhetoric of corporations with their business reality. And finally, the working paper draws conclusions and formulates recommendations for policymakers on how to increase the benefits of UN-business interactions in implementing the 2030 Agenda - and how to reduce associated risks and negative side effects.

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Bonnes pratiques agricoles et digitalisation

SNRD Africa - 21. März 2019 - 11:58
Une solution pour mieux servir les producteurs
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‘Growing alarm’ over Fall Armyworm advance, with cash crops ‘under attack’ across Asia

UN ECOSOC - 21. März 2019 - 2:00
The Fall Armyworm pest is continuing to sweep across the globe, having moved eastwards from their native Americas, onto Africa, before arriving in Asia only last summer, where they now threaten to cost farmers from India to Thailand, billions of dollars in lost production. 
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Raising Awareness on Good Nutrition in Ethiopia

SNRD Africa - 20. März 2019 - 19:44
Eating is Believing was an event on showing how delicious healthy nutrition can be
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Global South cooperation ‘vital’ to climate change fight and sustainable development UN chief tells historic summit in Buenos Aires

UN ECOSOC - 20. März 2019 - 17:33
South-South cooperation is key to the world’s sustainable development and the fight against global warming said the United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday, as the opening session of the Second UN Conference on South-South Cooperation got underway in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. 
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