Governance

Event: Sixty-seventh Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 67) [viewed]

The 67th regular session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 67) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 18 September 2012, at 3:00 pm. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 25 September. The preliminary list of items to be included in the provisional agenda is contained in document A/67/50. A draft programme of work of the plenary is expected to be issued in July 2012.  

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UNEP Executive Director Addresses German Parliament on Rio+20 [viewed]

UNEP21 March 2012: UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner delivered a statement to the German Parliament (Bundestag) titled "Pathways to Sustainable Development" in the run-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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CITES Secretary-General Discusses IFSD at UNEP GCSS-12/GMEF [viewed]

March 2012: In a statement delivered during the 12th Special Session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-12/GMEF), John Scanlon, Secretary-General, Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), offered suggestions related to the issue of the institutional framework for sustainable development (IFSD).

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CGIAR Consortium Attains International Organization Status [viewed]

2 March 2012: In a move that further strengthens its ability to fight hunger globally, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium was officially granted status as an International Organization on 2 March 2012.

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GEF Publishes Review of Water, Environment and Sustainable Livelihood Projects [viewed]

March 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has published a booklet highlighting its operations related to the management of transboundary freshwater basins and aquifers, titled “Contributing to Global Security: GEF Action on Water, Environment and Sustainable Livelihoods.”

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New UN Deputy Secretary-General Selected [viewed]

2 March 2012: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that Jan Eliasson (Sweden), a veteran in the fields of diplomacy and foreign relations, has been appointed UN Deputy Secretary-General, and will take over from Asha-Rose Migiro (Tanzania) effective 1 July 2012.

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UNEP Governing Council Focuses on Rio+20 [viewed]

Federico Ramos de Armas, (Spain), President of the Governing Council, gaveled the meeting to a close at 7:25pm.22 February 2012: Delegates at the 12th Special Session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-12/GMEF) focused on emerging policy issues under the overall theme of “The environmental agenda in the changing world: From Stockholm (1972) to Rio (2012).”

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Workshop Contemplates OECS Ocean Resource Management Policy [viewed]

9 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Commonwealth Secretariat co-hosted a workshop to launch a public dialogue on formulating an OECS common ocean management policy framework.

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Event: UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues: 11th Session [viewed]

The 11th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which will convene in New York from 7-18 May 2012, will consider the special theme of "The Doctrine of Discovery: its enduring impact on indigenous peoples and the right to redress for past conquests (articles 28 and 37 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)".  

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IUCN GPA Newsletter Highlights Role of Governance in Protected Areas [viewed]

February 2012: In its latest issue, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Protected Area Programme (GPAP) newsletter highlights the value of good governance in protected areas, as well as a conservation project in Quebec, Canada and anti-poaching efforts in Africa and Asia.

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