UN Intergovernmental Body

Event: 70th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) [viewed]

The 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) is scheduled to open at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 15 September 2015. The General Debate is scheduled to open on Tuesday, 22 September 2015.  

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Event: UNGA Thematic Debate on Harmony with Nature and International Mother Earth Day [viewed]

The 67th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) will hold a thematic debate on Harmony with Nature on Earth Day, 22 April 2013. The concept note and draft programme are now available at: http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/67/. The date also was designated as International Mother Earth Day by a 2009 UN General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution (A/63/L.69).  

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UNGA Recognizes Importance of CMS Sharks MOU in Oceans Resolution [viewed]

14 January 2013:  The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has recognized the importance of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Memorandum of Understanding for the conservation of migratory sharks in its resolution on “Oceans and the Law of the Sea.”

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UNGA Adopts Resolution on Implementing UNCCD [viewed]

21 December 2012: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution on the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), forwarded for consideration by its Second Committee (Economic and Financial) at the conclusion of its session in December.

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Event: Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for 3rd International Conference on SIDS [viewed]

The first preparatory meeting (PrepCom) for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will take place from 24-26 February 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, according to a draft decision approved in the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Second Committee on 11 December 2013 (A/C.2/68/L.67). The SIDS Conference is scheduled for 1-4 September 2014, in Apia, Samoa.  

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UN Security Council Calls for Investigating Involvement of LRA in Elephant Poaching [viewed]

UN logo24 December 2012: In a presidential statement issued on 19 December, the UN Security Council “strongly condemned the ongoing attacks and atrocities carried out by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)” in Central Africa, and called “on the United Nations and AU to jointly investigate the LRA's logistical networks and possible sources of illicit financing, including alleged involvement in elephant poaching and related illicit smuggling.”

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UNGA Adopts Ecotourism Resolution [viewed]

21 December 2012: The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on “Promotion of ecotourism for poverty eradication and environment protection." By the text (A/67/441), adopted on 21 December 2012, the Assembly calls for optimizing ecotourism's benefits particularly in African countries, the least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS).

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UNGA Second Committee Approves Resolution on CBD Implementation [viewed]

11 December 2012: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has approved draft resolution A/C.2/67/L.58 on the “Implementation of the Convention of Biological Diversity and its contribution to sustainable development.” 

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UNGA Second Committee Approves Resolution on Ecotourism [viewed]

30 November 2012: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has approved draft resolution A/C.2/67/L.30/Rev.1 on the “Promotion of ecotourism for poverty eradication and environment protection.” The draft, approved on 30 November 2012, in New York, US, stresses that ecotourism is a “cross-cutting activity” that can contribute to ending poverty and environmental protection.

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UNGA Committee Approves Draft Resolution on Illegal Trade in Endangered Species [viewed]

26 November 2012: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) has approved the draft resolution on “Strengthening the UN crime prevention and criminal justice programme, in particular its technical cooperation capacity” (A/C.3/67/L.15/Rev.1). 

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