Africa

High-Level Panel Calls for UN Action against Illicit Wildlife Trade [viewed]

United Nations26 September 2013: A High-Level Panel held during the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has called for UN action against illegal wildlife trade. The event, 'Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking: A Multidimensional Crime and a Growing Challenge to the International Community,' took place on 26 September 2013, and was convened by the Governments of Gabon and Germany.

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ICARDA Supports Conservation Agriculture and Integrated Pest Management Activities [viewed]

ICARDA-LogoSeptember 2013: In the September edition of its monthly update, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) highlights the impacts of its work on conservation agriculture in Iraq, on wheat disease in Central Asia and on integrated pest management.

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Convenes for Sustainable Land Management Day [viewed]

rcp-unccd1126 September 2013: On its last day, the Rio Conventions Pavilion convened for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Day . The Rio Conventions Pavilion is meeting in conjunction with the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), taking place from 16-27 September 2013, in Windhoek, Namibia.

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Bioversity International Highlights Crops Diversity for Climate Adaptation [viewed]

Bioversity InternationalSeptember 2013: In a brief released on the sidelines of the fifth session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) being held in Muscat, Oman, from 24-28 September 2013, Bioversity International explores the importance of using on farm crop varieties to help populations adapt to climate change.

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ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center Highlights CBD Partnership, Assessment of Urban Biodiversity [viewed]

iclei September 2013: The ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability has released the September edition of its Cities Biodiversity Center newsletter, which highlights recent publications, new tools and projects, and collaborations between ICLEI and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Convenes for Gender Day [viewed]

makgwanba-ngwao-culture-group25 September 2013: The Rio Conventions Pavilion convened for Gender Day on 25 September. The Rio Conventions Pavilion is meeting in conjunction with the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), taking place from 16-27 September 2013, in Windhoek, Namibia.

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IFPRI Considers Socioeconomic Impacts of GM Crops [viewed]

IFPRI Logo23 September 2013: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has published a report offering guidance to practitioners, regulators, policymakers and researchers on incorporating socioeconomic considerations in biosafety regulations and approval processes for genetically modified (GM) crops.

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Convenes for Landscape Approach Day [viewed]

rpc-unccd24 September 2013: The Rio Conventions Pavilion convened for Landscape Approach Day on 24 September. The Rio Conventions Pavilion is meeting in conjunction with the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), taking place from 16-27 September 2013, in Windhoek, Namibia.

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African Countries to Consider CITES in Single Window Establishment [viewed]

CITES20 September 2013: The International Single Window Conference and Exhibition, which took place from 16-18 September, in Antananarivo, Madagascar, brought together 150 customs and government officials, as well as representatives from the private sector and international organizations, including the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wildlife and Fauna (CITES), to take stock of progress on the establishment of Single Window environments in Africa, noting the progress made in Ghana, Madagascar, Mozambique and Nigeria, among many others.

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Convenes for Resource Mobilization Day [viewed]

Mobilization-Day23 September 2013: The Rio Conventions Pavilion convened for Resource Mobilization Day, which was sponsored by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The Rio Conventions Pavilion is meeting in conjunction with the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), taking place from 16-27 September 2013, in Windhoek, Namibia.

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