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GGKP Launches Green Growth Knowledge-Sharing Website [viewed]

Green Growth22 January 2014: The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) has launched its knowledge-sharing platform and opened an office in Geneva, Switzerland. The events were marked with a high-level panel debate, titled 'Green Economy and Green Growth: Passing Fad or Future Paradigm?' The GGKP is a consortium of institutions and organizations working to identify and address knowledge gaps on green growth theory and practice.

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Rural Energy Access Conference Addresses Problems of the Energy-Poor [viewed]

United Nations8 January 2014: The UN-organized 'Global Conference on Rural Energy Access: A Nexus Approach to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication' addressed problems of the “energy-poor” and discussed solutions such as stand-alone renewable electricity systems and advanced cook stoves. The conference concluded with a call for a “nexus approach” to integrating energy access in national sustainable development plans and across the post-2015 development agenda.

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UNGA President Releases Concept Note on Women, the Young and Civil Society [viewed]

UNGA14 January 2014: The Office of the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has released a concept note on ‘The Contributions of Women, the Young and Civil Society to the Post-2015 Development Agenda,' ahead of a high-level event on this topic.

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ECOSOC Adopts 2013 Ministerial Declaration [viewed]

ECOSOC16 December 2013: The draft ministerial declaration of the 2013 substantive session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), titled ‘Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),' was adopted by ECOSOC during a resumed substantive session on 16 December 2013.

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International Mountain Day Highlights Role of Family Farmers [viewed]

Mountain Partnership19 December 2013: To celebrate International Mountain Day on 11 December 2013, UN organizations hosted an open event in New York City, US, and released a new publication focusing on mountain farming systems.

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World Culture Forum Adopts 'Bali Promise' [viewed]

worldcultureforum29 November 2013: The World Culture Forum (WCF), held by the Government of Indonesia under the patronage of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), concluded with the adoption of the 'Bali Promise,' which emphasizes the importance of culture for development, particularly in the post-2015 development agenda.

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Last Update of 2013 [viewed]

IISD Happy Holidays CardWe at IISD RS wish you all the best for this holiday season and throughout the coming year. We will resume publication on our knowledgebases on 6 January 2014. Thank you for your support during 2013.

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Event: The Role of Women, the Young and Civil Society to the Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

This high-level event is part of a series of three high-level events and three thematic debates convened by the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). The events will be convened under the theme, 'The post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage!,' and will aim to initiate discussions on priority areas for the post-2015 development agenda through in-depth, interactive and participatory discussions, with the objective of generating concrete contributions to the formulation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The high-level event will consist of a one-day plenary segment that will be followed by interactive panel discussions and a closing segment. Permanent Missions to the UN are invited to nominate Ministerial level representatives to co-chair panel discussions.  

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Stakeholders Provide Input on SDGs Online [viewed]

UndsdDecember 2013: The UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) has posted stakeholder input on the issues for discussion at the upcoming meetings of the UN General Assembly's Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Major Groups and other stakeholders were invited to share information through the online Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, including regarding the civil society steering committees and panelists for each topic.

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UNEP/UNDP Report Urges Integration of Natural Resource Management in Post-Conflict Reintegration [viewed]

UNEP - UNDP9 December 2013: A joint report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) urges states, intergovernmental organizations and other actors to accelerate the incorporation of natural resource management into post-conflict reintegration programmes.

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