Latin America & the Caribbean

Meeting on Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Develops Communiqué [viewed]

global-partnership16 April 2014: Delegates to the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation adopted a communiqué, titled ‘Building Towards An Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda,' agreeing to advance cooperation on various concrete commitments, including aid to strengthen countries' own tax systems.

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CEO Water Mandate Conference Addresses Corporate Water Stewardship [viewed]

United Nations Global Compact10 April 2014: The UN Global Compact convened the CEO Water Mandate Conference to address corporate water stewardship, collective action and the post-2015 development agenda, particularly in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The meeting placed many of these issues in the local context, examining water challenges faced by the host country Peru.

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IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings Emphasize Climate Change, Sustainable Development [viewed]

worldbank_imf13 April 2014: The Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) brought together officials, academics, practitioners, and journalists from around the world for a series of meetings and events, many of which held climate change and sustainable development in special focus.

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HABITAT and Partners Launch Collaboration on Urban Resilience [viewed]

logo-wuf711 April 2014: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and eight partners launched the Medellín Collaboration on Urban Resilience, to facilitate the flow of knowledge and financial resources to help cities become more resilient to systemic shocks and stresses, including from climate change, disasters caused by natural hazards, and socio-economic challenges resulting from rapid urbanization.

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Pacific Countries Agree on EPA Negotiations with EU [viewed]

PIFS12 April 2014: The Pacific countries from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) have requested an Economic Participation Agreement (EPA) negotiation with the EU by the end of April 2014, following a discussion of outstanding issues among the Pacific ACP countries. Officials emphasized that the EPA provisions should promote the sustainable development of the region's fisheries, while ensuring that Pacific peoples benefit from fisheries trade. 

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UNGA-ECOSOC Debate Explores Post-2015 Partnerships [viewed]

Post-2015 Partnerships10 April 2014: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a joint thematic debate on the role of partnerships in implementing the post-2015 development agenda.

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Event: World Mountain Forum 2014 [viewed]

The World Mountain Forum 2014 (WMF 2014) will showcase and discuss available local, regional and global experiences in mountain development, as well as identify likely opportunities and challenges for the future of sustainable mountain development. The meeting's outcomes are meant to feed into and inform, inter alia, the discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda process. The WMF 2014 will cover the following topics: family farming, water and food security; climate change; mountain cities; and mountain communities.  

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UNEP, Cities Alliance Outline Tools for Integrating Environment into Urban Planning [viewed]

Integrating the Environment in Urban Planning and Management: Key Principles and Approaches for Cities in the 21st Century8 April 2014: Rapid urbanization is an opportunity to build more sustainable, equitable and efficient cities and towns, according to ‘Integrating the Environment in Urban Planning and Management: Key Principles and Approaches for Cities in the 21st Century,' a report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Cities Alliance. The report focuses on the City Development Strategy (CDS) as a tool to integrate environmental issues into city planning while reducing poverty, promoting inclusive economic growth and ensuring sustainable consumption and production (SCP).

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Event: Global Monitoring Report on 'Making Development Cooperation More Effective' [viewed]

The Permanent Missions of Mexico and the United Kingdom (UK) are organizing an event to discuss the global monitoring report on aid effectiveness, which has been released ahead of the First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) that is to take place in Mexico City on 15-16 April 2014. The High-Level Meeting will agree on actions to boost progress, and to anchor effective development cooperation in the post-2015 global development agenda. The Global Partnership facilitates cooperation among governments, business and civil society to end poverty. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) support the Partnership. Summary of report: http://uncsd.iisd.org/news/aid-effectiveness-report-released-ahead-of-mexico-ministerial-meeting/  

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Aid Effectiveness Report Released Ahead of Mexico Ministerial Meeting [viewed]

global-partnership3 April 2014: The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation has released its first report regarding progress on international commitments on aid effectiveness. ‘Making Development Co-operation More Effective: 2014 Progress Report' was issued ahead of the First Ministerial Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, taking place in Mexico City, Mexico, on 15-16 April 2014.

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