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Second Eye on Earth Summit Opens in Abu Dhabi [viewed]

Eye on Earth6 October 2015: The second Eye on Earth Summit has opened in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with leaders hailing the agreement on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that was unanimously adopted by UN Member States in September. The Summit aims to spark new partnerships, agreement on guidelines for data governance and support for countries developing their own environmental data policies.

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70th UNGA Debate Concludes with Calls to Implement 2030 Agenda [viewed]

unga703 October 2015: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) completed its 70th annual General Debate. At the high-level debate, which was attended by a record number of Heads of State and Government, many speakers welcomed the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and highlighted their commitment to the Agenda's implementation, as well as their countries' particular priorities.

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Global Citizen Festival Spotlights SDGs, WASH [viewed]

global_citizen27 September 2015: The fourth annual Global Citizen Festival took place in New York City's Central Park alongside the UN Sustainable Development Summit, which adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. An estimated crowd of 60,000 people participated, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on attendees to help make the new Goals "a global reality,” and demand that their leaders deliver on them.

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70th General Debate Highlights MOI, Partnerships for Achieving SDGs [viewed]

unga702 October 2015: Participants in the general debate for the UN's 70th General Assembly (UNGA) welcomed the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the second-to-last day of the debate, on 2 October 2015. Speakers highlighted progress and national priorities for sustainable development and poverty eradication. They also addressed the refugee and migrant crisis and security and peacekeeping operations around the world.

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UNGA Speakers Continue Reviewing SDG Priorities, Challenges [viewed]

unga701 October 2015: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) continued its 70th annual General Debate on 1 October 2015, with speakers focusing on the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as peace, security, human rights and other global challenges. Speakers also addressed countries in special situations and outlined national priorities, including on gender equality and oceans.

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September 2015 Climate Finance Update [viewed]

September 2015 Climate2 October 2015: During the month of September, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Bank, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) reported on new funding, and project news and other climate finance-related developments. Multilateral development banks, climate funds, and others released studies, briefs and reports, including on carbon pricing and climate resilience, and reported on events on climate finance readiness and disaster risk financing.

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New Permanent Observer Highlights Pacific Issues [viewed]

SPC logo27 September 2015: The Pacific Community, which became a Permanent Observer to the UN in December 2014, enabling it to participate in UN debates, made its first statement at the UN Sustainable Development Summit. Pacific Community Director-General Colin Tukuitonga highlighted climate change, youth, oceans and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as particularly concerning to the Pacific region. He also noted that education is a fundamental building block for sustainable development.

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Mountain Partnership Publishes Outcomes of First Regional Forum of Mountain Countries in Central Asia [viewed]

water_mountains11 September 2015: The Central Asia Hub of the Mountain Partnership has published the report of the 2015 Forum of Mountain Countries, which convened on 8 June 2015 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, under the theme ‘Agriculture and Food Security under Changing Climate in Central Asian Mountains: Integrated Watershed Management as a Viable Solution for Coping with and Adapting to Change.' The Forum was co-organized by the Mountain Partnership Central Asia Hub and Tajikistan's State Committee on Environmental Protection, with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

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ECLAC Reports on MDGs Progress [viewed]

ECLAC9 September 2015: A report by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on progress in relation to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) finds "a mixed picture”: while the region as a whole has made significant strides toward some MDG targets, progress has been uneven from one country to the next.

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UNGA Transmits Post-2015 Agenda for Summit Action [viewed]

post20151 September 2015: The 69th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution transmitting the outcome document of the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, titled 'Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,' to the UNGA's 70th session, for action during the Summit. The resolution (A/69/L.85) also welcomes the “successful conclusion” of the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and the outcome document, which was agreed by consensus at an informal meeting of the plenary on 2 August 2015.

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