Cooperation & Partnerships

Event: International Year of Water Cooperation [viewed]

The UN International Year of Water Cooperation will be observed in 2013. The campaign will work to advance comprehension of the challenges and benefits of water cooperation, and promote it worldwide. UN-Water has called upon the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to lead the International Year. The 2013 World Water Day, marked on 22 March, also will be dedicated to water cooperation.  

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Event: Nairobi Convention Science for Policy Workshop [viewed]

This workshop is being held prior to COP 7 of the Nairobi Convention to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to highlight emerging issues within the Nairobi Convention, and provide a space for scientific evidence to be presented to policy makers for consideration for new policies.  

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Event: Seventh Conference of the Parties to the Nairobi Convention [viewed]

The Seventh Conference of the Parties (COP 7) to the Nairobi Convention is being convened under the theme "Partnering for a Healthy Western Indian Ocean." It is expected that COP 7 will foster collaboration between international, regional and national organizations as well as secure partnerships between key regional players and the Contracting Parties of the Nairobi Convention in the implementation of the Nairobi Convention Work Programme 2013-2016. COP 7 is preceded by the Science for Policy Workshop (10-11 December) and the Policy Makers and Experts Meeting (12 December) to review decisions to be taken at the COP. The Nairobi Convention area includes: Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and South Africa.  

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Naoko Ishii Takes Office as GEF CEO and Chairperson [viewed]

1 August 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) welcomed Naoko Ishii as its new CEO and Chairperson, announcing that she had taken office on 1 August 2012. The GEF Council unanimously selected Ishii to succeed Monique Barbut, who completed her second term as CEO in July 2012.

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SPREP Begins EbA Project in Solomon Islands [viewed]

SPREP1 August 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is conducting an Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Project in Solomon Islands, aiming to use biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall strategy to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.

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UNDP Highlights Indigenous Peoples' Participation in Sustainable Development through Media Access [viewed]

UNDP26 July 2012: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC) has released a report highlighting the importance of indigenous peoples' voice and participation in the governance of sustainable development.

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Migratory Wildlife Network Assesses CMS Influence, NGO Relations [viewed]

26 July 2012: The Migratory Wildlife Network has published the report of its Civil Society Dialogue, conducted by the Network and the Friends of CMS on the margins of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) (COP 10). A key issue that emerged from the dialogue, according to the Migratory Wildlife Network, is that NGOs' relationship with, and contribution to, CMS and its family of agreements is not well understood.

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CBD Secretariat Calls for Comments on Protected Areas Governance Toolkit [viewed]

CBD26 July 2012: A draft toolkit on governance of protected areas has been developed by several partners in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and is open for review. The purpose of the toolkit is to facilitate the development of institutional and individual capacity for all those involved in the governance and management of protected areas.

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International Sava River Basin Commission Holds Ecotourism Workshop [viewed]

31 July 2012: The International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC) held an international workshop on the development of ecotourism in the context of cross-border cooperation. The Commission was set up in 2004 among the Governments of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, to cooperate for the sustainable use of the Sava River's resources and improved living conditions for populations in the Basin.

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CMS, Ramsar and Partners Launch Report on Global Waterbird Flyways [viewed]

27 July 2012: The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), BirdLife International, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) and Wetlands International have published the outcomes of the 2011 Global Waterbird Flyways Workshop, which was convened by the EAAFP Secretariat in Seosan City, Republic of Korea, in 2011.

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