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World Toilet Day Links Gender-Based Violence and Sanitation [viewed]

World Toilet Day 201419 November 2014: World Toilet Day brought attention to the theme “Equality, Dignity and the Link Between Gender-Based Violence and Sanitation” and the issue of open defecation with the tagline #WeCantWait. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized the “moral imperative to end open defecation and a duty to ensure women and girls are not at risk to assault and rape simply because they lack a sanitation facility.”

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World Bank Approves Project to Improve Conservation of Biodiversity and Enhance Livelihoods in Mozambique [viewed]

World Bank18 November 2014: The World Bank has approved a US$40 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to support the implementation of Mozambique's Conservation Areas (CAs) for Biodiversity and Development Project, known as Mozbio.

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Inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa Launches Investment Guiding Principles [viewed]

UNECA14 November 2014: The inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA), which met under the theme ‘The next decade of land policy in Africa: ensuring agricultural development and inclusive growth,' aimed to: strengthen advocacy for comprehensive land policy, and build capacity through improved access to knowledge and information; help create a platform for presenting research activities and networking opportunities; and focus the attention of relevant stakeholders on the issues and status of land policy development and implementation in Africa.

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ICCWC Guidelines on Ivory Released [viewed]

iccwc13 November 2014: The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) has released the 'Guidelines on Methods and Procedures for Ivory Sampling and Laboratory Analysis' in support of the deployment of forensic technology to combat elephant poaching. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) took the lead in developing the Guidelines with expert support.

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50in10 Proposes Theory of Change to Accelerate Fisheries Restoration through Collaboration [viewed]

50in10November 2014: Empowering fishermen and local communities to co-manage fisheries, making science-based decisions, reforming public policies and harnessing the market for sustainable seafood exemplify sustainable fishing success stories, according to a ‘Theory of Change: Accelerating Global Fisheries Restoration through Collaboration,' published by 50in10. The Theory of Change publication promotes a coordinated, holistic approach to connect and expand individual success stories to foster transitions to sustainable fishing globally, emphasizing that such an approach can provide more resilient ecosystems, increased economic opportunities and more food.

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ILC Engages Non-Regional CSOs [viewed]

ILC5 November: The International Land Coalition (ILC) has convened a meeting of non-regional civil society organization (CSO) members for the first time ever. Approximately 30 representatives of farmers' organizations, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and research organizations came together to discuss land issues, strengthen peer-to-peer linkages and strategize for the ILC's future.

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October 2014 Water Finance Update [viewed]

World Bank-AfDB-ADB-IDB-EBRD-GEFOctober 2014: International financial institutions (IFIs), including the World Bank, Global Environment Facility (GEF), African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), undertook a number of activities in October, focusing lending efforts on water-related disaster risk reduction (DRR) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.

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ILC Launches Publications on Land Rights, Family Farming [viewed]

ILC3 November 2014: With the aim of promoting the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), the International Land Coalition (ILC) has published seven research papers focusing on land rights and family farming, and the role of farmers and small-scale food producers in people-centered land governance.

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PROFOR Publications Address Trends and Tools for Private Investment in SFM [viewed]

PROFORNovember 2014: The World Bank Program on Forests (PROFOR) is launching two publications on trends, drivers and tools for private investment in forests.

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CIAT, CATIE Produce LAC Climate-smart Agriculture Profiles [viewed]

ciat-catie30 October 2014: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) have developed nine climate-smart agriculture (CSA) profiles for countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to support the mainstreaming of CSA through raising awareness of its importance.

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