Publication

FAO Action Plan Addresses Antimicrobial Resistance in Food and Agricultural Systems [viewed]

fao_headquarters14 September 2016: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has published an 'Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) 2016-2020' that aims to help countries develop strategies to minimize the emergence and spread of AMR in their food chains.

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FAO Releases Proceedings of Symposium on Agricultural Biotechnologies [viewed]

fao_headquartersSeptember 2016: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released the proceedings of an international symposium on 'The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition.' Participants at the symposium discussed how such technologies can address the needs of small farmers and vulnerable populations in combating hunger and adapting to climate change.

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IFAD Report: Inclusive Rural Development Key to Achieving SDGs [viewed]

IFAD14 September 2016: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launched the 2016 issue of the Rural Development Report, which analyzes lessons learned from IFAD's experiences in fostering inclusive rural transformation in over 60 countries across the world. The report, sub-titled 'Fostering Inclusive Rural Transformation,' highlights how such a transformation can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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OHRLLS Reports LDCs' Progress Towards Graduation [viewed]

UN-OHRLLS13 September 2016: The UN Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS) released its 2016 report on the ‘State of Least Developed Countries' (LDCs), highlighting that at least ten countries are currently in the progress of graduating from LDC status. Titled 'Follow up of the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries,' the 2016 report takes on the special theme of 'Coherence and Synergies between the IPoA and the 2030 Agenda.'

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UNSG Releases Human Rights Reports on Food, Water, Migration and Disabilities [viewed]

United Nations19 August 2016: The UN Secretary-General (UNSG) has transmitted several reports on human rights to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) ahead of its 71st session. The reports address issues related to the rights to food, drinking water, and sanitation, and the human rights of migrants and of persons with disabilities.

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UN-REDD Proposes Conceptual Framework for Country Approaches to Safeguards [viewed]

unredd12 August 2016: A technical brief published by the UN-REDD Programme Safeguards Coordination Group presents the emerging common elements of country approaches to safeguards related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

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IUCN Publication Explores Benefits and Shortfalls of Voluntary Certification Standards [viewed]

IUCN5 September 2016: The latest volume of 'Policy Matters,' a peer-reviewed journal published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), investigates the benefits and shortfalls of voluntary certification standards (VCS) for biodiversity and human livelihoods. The ten papers of the volume outline several examples of successful VCS; however the cases presented also show that there is a need to develop methods to evaluate the impacts of VCS schemes and to strengthen the relationship between certification schemes and public institutions.

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IUCN Warns: Ocean Warming May Be the 'Greatest Hidden Challenge' [viewed]

IUCN5 September 2016: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released a review on ocean warming that suggests it may “be the greatest hidden challenge of our generation." The review, launched at IUCN's World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Honolulu, Hawai'i, US, stresses the extent and scale of ocean warming on the world's ecosystems and human well-being, from direct and indirect effects on fish stocks to increased risk to water-borne diseases and extreme weather events.

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IUCN WCC Considers Guidance for Harmonized Management of Conservation Sites with Multiple International Designations [viewed]

managing_midas4 September 2016: The 2016 International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress (WCC) has reviewed a "Guidance" report highlighting some benefits and challenges associated with conservation sites around the world that are covered by multiple international designations. The publication, titled ‘Managing MIDAs – Harmonising the management of Multi-Internationally Designated Areas: Ramsar Sites, World Heritage sites, Biosphere Reserves and UNESCO Global Geoparks,' draws on 11 case studies from around the world.

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Updated IUCN Red List Highlights Species Threatened with Extinction [viewed]

iucn_red_list4 September 2016: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released the latest update to its ‘IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™' at the World Conservation Congress (WCC), taking place in Hawai'i, the US. The Red List reports the decline of great ape species and threats to other species from illegal harvesting and invasive species.

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