UN Programme, Agency or Fund

FAO, FFF Partners Build Support for Local Forest Producers [viewed]

FAO30 June 2014: In recognition of the important role of indigenous peoples, local communities and smallholders in forest management, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) released two reports on strengthening forest producer organizations.

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Neman Basin Countries Discuss Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

UNECE26 June 2014: Participants at the Neman Basin conference agreed that the consequences of climate change on water resources in the Neman Basin require basin-level action. The meeting took place within the context of a project on river basin management and climate change adaptation, which is led by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Belarus.

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UNDP Works to Conserve Biodiversity, Ensure Sustainable Fisheries in Panama [viewed]

UNDPJuly 2014: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama have worked to integrate biodiversity conservation into fishing and tourism in Panama's archipelagos.

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UNCCD Celebrates 20 Years, Embarks on New Arrangements [viewed]

UNCCD logoJune 2014: To mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Secretariat prepared an infographic with information related to key national achievements in addressing desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD) and achievements that could not have been accomplished without the UNCCD.

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First UNEA Session Adopts Resolutions and Decisions [viewed]

Outgoing GC-27/GMEF President Hassan Abdel Hilal congratulates incoming UNEA President Oyun Sanjaasuren27 June 2014: The first session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) concluded with delegates from 160 countries adopting a decision and resolutions on, inter alia: strengthening the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) role in promoting air quality; the science-policy interface (SPI); ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA); implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; illegal trade in wildlife; chemicals and waste; and marine debris and microplastics.

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Ministers at UNEA Adopt Outcome Document [viewed]

Executive Director of UNEP, Achim Steiner, poses for a photo with President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, Prince Albert II of Monaco, and ministers, heads of delegation and UN executive officers at UNEA's high level segment27 June 2014: The High-Level Segment of the first session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) adopted a Ministerial Outcome Document pledging the promotion of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns and action against illegal trade in wildlife.

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UN-Habitat Supports Land Administration in Myanmar [viewed]

Unhabitat19 June 2014: UN-Habitat and the Government of Myanmar have signed an agreement for the implementation of a Land Administration and Management Program (LAMP) through September 2015.

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UNESCO Documents Impacts of Sustainable Drylands Management Program [viewed]

UNESCO19 June 2014: Tracking lessons learned from the second phase of the Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD) project, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has produced a policy brief on the integration of sustainable land management and improved livelihoods.

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Learning Route Shares Tools for Securing Women's Land Rights [viewed]

ILCJune 2014: The Women's Land Rights Initiative of the International Land Coalition (ILC) and Procasur in Rwanda and Burundi organized a Learning Route on 'Innovative Tools and Approaches to Secure Women's Land Rights.'

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UNEA High-level Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade Calls for Strong Ministerial Declaration [viewed]

unea26 June 2014: The Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Trade in Wildlife, part of the Ministerial segment of the first-ever UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), discussed threats from the illegal harvesting and trafficking of timber, fish, tigers, pangolins, great apes and other species. It provided a high-level forum to exchange views and experiences among Ministers on the challenges of and progress towards addressing the causes and implications of illicit wildlife trade.

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