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April 2014 Water Finance Update[viewed]

Throughout April, the World Bank, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), African Development Bank (AfDB) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved finance for and highlighted results of projects across Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe, as well as in small island developing states (SIDS) to: improve water supply and sanitation; build urban and rural water infrastructure; reduce water-related disaster risk and increase climate resilience; improve agricultural water efficiency; construct hydro-power facilities; protect aquatic biodiversity; and promote transboundary water cooperation.

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WSIS+10 Preparatory Meeting Discusses Inclusive Knowledge Societies[viewed]

Incorporating objectives on an "inclusive knowledge society" in the post-2015 development agenda can contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, human rights fulfillment and social equity, according to a publication presented by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the Fourth Preparatory Meeting for the Second World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+10 Review.

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GSP Issues Call in Support of International Year of Soils [viewed]

The Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Secretariat, in furthering its preparations for the International Year of Soils (IYS), has put out a call to partners and soil stakeholders to suggest activities for inclusion in programming for the Year. The IYS further aims to, inter alia, catalyze initiatives in connection with the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process.

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Asia-Pacific Consultation Recognizes Sustainable Tourism Potential in SIDS[viewed]

A UN consultation in the Asia-Pacific region recognized the potential for sustainable tourism in small island developing States (SIDS), and recommended creating integrated sustainable impact assessment (ISIA) tools for planning.

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UN Global Compact Publishes 10 Briefs on SDGs, Post-2015 Agenda[viewed]

The UN Global Compact has launched a series of issue briefs on the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The briefs address the following priority issues: climate and energy; education; food and agriculture; governance and human rights; health; infrastructure and technology; peace and stability; poverty; water and sanitation; and women's empowerment.

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UN Releases Central Framework for Environmental-Economic Accounting[viewed]

The ‘System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012—SEEA Central Framework' (SEEA Central Framework), prepared under the auspices of the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA), has been released. The updated statistical framework is meant to help countries compile consistent and comparable data on environmental assets, and interactions between the economy and the environment.

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Water Governance Facility Highlights Gender in Water Governance [viewed]

A recently released report by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Water Governance Facility at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), titled ‘Gender Practice in Water Governance Programmes: From Design to Results,' examines successful strategies for mainstreaming gender into water governance programmes. The report analyzed gender-mainstreaming strategies implemented by eleven projects supported by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Achievement Fund (MDG-F).

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Event: UNECE/FAO Forests and Sustainable Development Goals - Second Workshop[viewed]

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Forestry and Timber Section are convening a workshop to discuss ways and means to integrate forests into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Creative Cities Summit Showcases Environmental and Cultural Sustainability Through Urban Design[viewed]

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the City of Shenzhen, China, promoted successful examples of urban design for environmental and cultural sustainability at a Creative Cities Summit in Paris, France, in which ciity planners, architects and private sector representatives presented the experiences of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network in creating environmentally-friendly urban growth.

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UN Celebrates International Mother Earth Day 2014[viewed]

The UN commemorated International Mother Earth Day 2014 with statements and events around the world. Mother Earth Day 2014 focused on green cities, with the aim of raising awareness on how collective action can transform cities and forge a sustainable future.

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