UN-HABITAT

Event: World Cities Summit 2010: Liveable and Sustainable Cities for the Future [viewed]

This three-day event will focus on the challenges related to urban planning, infrastructure financing, public housing, waste management, urban biodiversity and climate change. Participants will discuss how to mitigate risks and build inclusive and harmonious cities. Partners of the Summit include the Asian Development Bank (ADB), UN-Habitat, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).  

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UNEP GOVERNING COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION CONCLUDES WITH NUSA DUA DECLARATION [viewed]

The eleventh Special Session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-11/GMEF) convened from 24-26 February 2010, in Bali, Indonesia.

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Event: UNEP GOVERNING COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION CONCLUDES WITH NUSA DUA DECLARATION [viewed]

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UNESCO BIODIVERSITY SCIENCE POLICY CONFERENCE IDENTIFIES PRIORITIES FOR ACTION [viewed]

Organized in the framework of the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), the UNESCO Biodiversity Science Policy Conference was held from 25-29 January 2010, at UNESCO headquarters, in Paris, France, immediately following the high-level launch of IYB in Paris from 21-22 January 2010.

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Event: UNESCO BIODIVERSITY SCIENCE POLICY CONFERENCE IDENTIFIES PRIORITIES FOR ACTION [viewed]

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UNEP-SPONSORED MEETING ADDRESSES SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES [viewed]

Held from 5-9 October 2009, in Nairobi, Kenya, the second Ad Hoc Intergovernmental and Multi-stakeholder Meeting on an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-II) discussed the findings of a gap analysis on the existing science-policy interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services, options to strengthen such interface, and possible functions and governance structures of an intergovernmental science-policy platform.

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Event: UNEP-SPONSORED MEETING ADDRESSES SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES [viewed]

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Event: Second World Seed Conference [viewed]

Hosted by FAO, with partners including the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Seed Schemes, the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), the International Seed Testing Association and the International Seed Federation, this event will focus on the theme “Responding to the challenges of a changing world: The role of new plant varieties and high quality seed in agriculture.” It will comprise a two-day Expert Forum, followed by a one-day Policy Forum. For more information: Internet.  

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Event: FRANKFURT MEETING MARKS YEAR OF THE GORILLA, CALLS FOR BETTER PROTECTION [viewed]

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UNESCO MAN AND THE BIOSPHERE COUNCIL DESIGNATES NEW RESERVES [viewed]

Meeting from 25-29 May 2009, in Jeju, Republic of Korea, the 21st session of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme decided to add 22 new sites from 17 countries to UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves, which now counts 553 sites in 107 countries.

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