Gender

APEC Ministers Address Wildlife, Energy, Oceans and Disaster Management [viewed]

apec10 November 2014: The 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting released a Joint Statement addressing the advancement of economic integration; promotion of innovative development, economic reform and growth; and strengthened comprehensive connectivity and infrastructure development, among other issues.

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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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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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World Bank Presents Case of WASH in Papua New Guinea [viewed]

Worldbanklogo.big1 October 2014: The World Bank released a report, titled ‘Papua New Guinea: Sanitation, Water Supply and Hygiene (WASH) in Urban Informal Settlements,' in their Social Research Findings and Recommendations series.

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World Bank Report Highlights Links between Water Quality and Education Level [viewed]

Worldbanklogo.big1 October 2014: A World Bank working paper, titled ‘Water Quality, Brawn and Education: The Rural Drinking Water Program in China,' assesses the impact of water treatment programmes on education levels and finds that the implementation of such programmes in China during the 1980s increased the average grade of education completed by 1.08 years.

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ICRAF Assesses Integrated Landscape Management in Africa [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)4 November 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and EcoAgriculture Partners published a joint analysis of 87 integrated landscape management projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The analysis reveals that integrated approaches can yield benefits that were previously thought to be incompatible, such as conservation alongside increased agricultural production.

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Second Committee Discusses Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition [viewed]

unga6928 October 2014: The UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial) discussed Agriculture development, food security and nutrition, beginning with an introduction to this year's report of the UN Secretary-General on the topic (A/69/279). Nikhil Seth, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), highlighted the importance of food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture in the post-2015 development agenda.

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CIFOR Seeks to Strengthen Participation of Women [viewed]

CIFOR28 October 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a handbook on improving women's participation in the local management of natural resources. The handbook discusses how to best engage women in the Adaptive Collaborative Management (ACM) approach.

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UN-REDD and FCPF Welcome Civil Society Observers [viewed]

unredd-forestcarbon28 October 2014: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) have announced the outcomes of the self-selection process for Civil Society Observers.

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Chairs Summarize Six Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Dialogues on SIDS [viewed]

sids-conference-20148 October 2014: The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) included six multi-stakeholder partnership dialogues aimed at launching new partnerships, sharing successes, and documenting progress on key issues important to SIDS' sustainable development. Summaries from the dialogues' Chairs, issued as a UN General Assembly document of 8 October 2014, highlight the array of partnerships committed to at the conference.

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