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UNEP: TPP Provisions to Help Prevent Illegal Trade in Wildlife [viewed]

UNEP6 October 2015: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal includes provisions on combating illegal trade in wildlife under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The provisions also require the 12 countries involved to take action to protect any wildlife that has been illegally taken from any country, a step that is expected to help address illegal trade in wildlife and overfishing.

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TFD, PROFOR Report Discusses Company-Community Agreements in Forest Landscape Investment [viewed]

towardconsent5 October 2015: A report published by The Forests Dialogue (TFD) in collaboration with the World Bank's Program on Forests (PROFOR) gathers case studies from around the world illustrating how private companies are working with local communities to obtain their Fair, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for investments in forest landscapes.

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Bern Conference Issues Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Local Land Rights [viewed]

berncoference2 October 2015: Participants attending the 2015 International Conference on Community Land and Resource Rights: Scaling Up Efforts and Action, issued a ‘Global Call to Action' aimed at mobilizing a broad network of champions to advance land rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities by 2020.

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UN Agencies, MDBs React to Adoption of 2030 Agenda [viewed]

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015October 2015: Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN agencies, Regional Commissions, multilateral development banks (MDBs), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and others have welcomed and responded to the Agenda's adoption.

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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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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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Heads of Eight IOs Commit to "Integrated Solutions" [viewed]

joint_action_achieve_sdg26 September 2015: Eight international organizations committed to coordinated action to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, addressing a high-level side event on the sidelines of the UN Sustainable Development Summit. The high-level event resulted in a joint call for action, in which the heads of the eight organizations say they are ready to step up collective efforts to support Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation, and commit themselves to engaging in multi-stakeholder partnership approaches and working across regions and on multiple levels, from local to global.

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UNGA Debate Addresses 2030 Implementation, MOI [viewed]

unga7030 September 2015: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) continued its 70th annual general debate, with speakers addressing their country's priorities for the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as issues related to peace and security, UN reform and the importance of responding to humanitarian crises around the world.

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