Governance

FAO, PROFOR Release Publication on Assessing and Monitoring Forest Governance [viewed]

30 June 2011: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the World Bank's Program on Forests (PROFOR) have released a publication titled "Framework for Assessing and Monitoring Forest Governance." By drawing on several approaches currently in use in major forest governance-related processes and initiatives, the framework aims to assist countries in responding to critical issues in forest governance in ways that can be tracked over time. 

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LAC Customs Authorities Plan for Transition to Electronic Permitting [viewed]

29 June 2011: Senior Customs officers and authorities responsible for implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) met to discuss the transition from paper to electronic permitting (e-permitting) systems, and laid out a road map to develop joint funding proposals to assist in the development of national and regional CITES e-permitting systems.

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New IMO Secretary-General Elected [viewed]

28 June 2011: Koji Sekimizu (Japan) has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1 January 2012 and for an initial term of four years.

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INECE Conference Discusses Environmental Crime and Support for Sustainable Development [viewed]

24 June 2011: Participants at the 9th International Conference on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement identified new actions to promote enforcement cooperation to combat environmental crime and support the shift to sustainable development and a green economy. The theme of this year's conference was "Enforcement Cooperation: Strengthening Environmental Governance."

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Delegations Prepare for Inaugural Meeting of Central Asian and Caucasus Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission [viewed]

FAO24 June 2011: The Fourth Intergovernmental Meeting on the Establishment of the Central Asian and Caucasus Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission (CACFAC) noted the entry into force of the Agreement on the Central Asian and Caucasus Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission on 3 December 2010, and, as the Second Session of the Preparatory Meeting, finalized and made progress on most required documentation for the Inaugural Meeting of the Commission.

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Event: High-level Meeting on Review of UN-Oceans [viewed]

The UN Oceans and Coastal Areas Network (UN Oceans), the UN inter-agency coordinating mechanism on oceans and coastal issues established in 2003, will undergo a review at the request of the UN Secretary-General, concluding with a high-level meeting in October 2011.  

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FAO Conference Elects New Director-General [viewed]

26 June 2012: At the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), José Graziano da Silva (Brazil) was elected Director-General, succeeding Jacques Diouf (Senegal).

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Event: Second Informal Informal Consultations on the UNCSD Outcome Document [viewed]

This event was originally scheduled as the third of three "informal informal" consultations to negotiate the draft Outcome Document. The decision taken by the Bureau on 22 December 2011 canceled the February consultations, rendering this meeting the second informal informal consultation. The Bureau subsequently decided to schedule this event for two weeks, from 23 April-4 May.  

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Event: Eighth Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance in Support of the Nagoya Outcomes [viewed]

This workshop is expected to address the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising out of their Utilization, the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and national biodiversity strategies and action plans, and implementation of the CBD Strategy for Resource Mobilization.  

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Event: Seventh Regional Workshop on Biodiversity and Finance in Support of the Nagoya Outcomes [viewed]

This workshop is expected to address the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising out of their Utilization, the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and national biodiversity strategies and action plans, and implementation of the CBD Strategy for Resource Mobilization.  

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