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INVITATION: Briefing on the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction,

Monday 27 October at 1:15-2:45 pm, ECOSOC Chamber

 27 Oct Briefing in New York Invitation 17.10.14 

Subject: INVITATION: Briefing on the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Monday 27 October at 1:15-2:45 pm, ECOSOC Chamber
To: Lotta Tahtinen <tahtinen@un.org>
Cc: Elina Palm <palm@un.org>
Dear All,
Please find attached an invitation to a briefing to be held at the UN HQ in New York on Monday, 27 October, from 1:15-2:45 p.m., in the ECOSOC Chamber, on the preparations for the third International World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. All are invited to attend.
Kind regards, Lotta
Lotta Tahtinen
Major Groups Programme Coordinator
Office of the Director
Division for Sustainable Development/DESA
United Nations, S-2619
E-mail: tahtinen@un.org
Tel: +1 (917) 367-2212

 

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UN CBD: Invitation to UNDP and Partner events at CBD COP12, Pyeongchan

Invitation

Dear colleagues,
UNDP and partners are pleased to announce an exciting line-up of events for the second week of CBD COP-12, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. Under the overarching theme of “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development”, our events will be hosted at the Rio Conventions Pavilion and Side Events Programme.
We invite all COP delegates to attend and, especially for those not in Pyeongchang, to tune in via Twitter (@UNDP, @UNDPbiofin, @NBSAPForum, @UNDPSPC, #biodiversity, #CBDCOP12) and 
our website.
Highlights include:
Monday 13 October, 16:45 – 18:00
Sustainable Forest Management – Delivering Multiple Benefits (with GEF)
Venue:  Rio Conventions Pavilion, Concert Hall

See event description here

Wednesday 15 October, 14:30 – 15:00
Indigenous and Community Conserved Area Global Support – Launch Event (with the German Government and UNDP-managed GEF Small Grants Programme)
Venue: Meadow Room, 2F, Alpensia Convention Centre
See programme details 
here
Thursday 16 October, 09:30 – 21:00
Transformative Initiatives in Biodiversity Mainstreaming and Financing, followed by a reception (with World Bank/WAVES, UN-SEEA, GEF, OECD, UNEP/TEEB, PEI, CBD)
Venue: Rio Conventions Pavilion
See programme details 
here
For further details on our other events, please see our poster 
here.

Best regards,

Veronica Lo

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UN CBD: Invitation – Side Event @COP12 Mainstreaming Biodiversity

Dear all, 

Please join IUCN and BirdLife International for this side event on Tuesday 14 October, 13:15 – 14:45, Hall F, Room 2 – LMMC Meeting Room.  Flyer attached.
BIODIVERSITY MAINSTREAMING – WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE?
Mainstreaming biodiversity means different things to different people but it is recognized to be one of the key processes to address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss (Aichi Target 2). Nevertheless, it is not an easy task. Incorporating the values of biodiversity into development and economic sectors policies and practices is still a challenge. However, various initiatives have demonstrated that mainstreaming can contribute to the delivery of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. One of such initiatives is being carried out by IUCN and BirdLife International with seed funding from the French Government and aims at documenting successful mainstreaming cases through a series of simple fact sheets to inspire further mainstreaming efforts. This side event will share those success stories and present some of the factsheets being prepared. Through discussion of different experiences, participants will be presented with an array of approaches and challenges as well as creative and inspiring ways and means to overcome them.
Hope to see many of you there!
Best wishes,
Sonia Peña Moreno
Senior Policy Officer – Biodiversity
Global Policy Unit
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
Rue de Mauverney 28, 1196 Gland, Switzerland
Tel:
+41 22 9990281 Fax +41 22 9990002
www.iucn.org

 

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UPCOMING EVENT: ICCG Internatio​nal Lecture given by R. A. Houghton and 2013 ICCG Climate Think Tank Ranking Award ceremony,

October 2, h. 5:00 pm

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Vredesweekend dat plaats vindt van 19 tot 21 september, 2014 

The Haque

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Civil society messages at UN Climate Summit reverberat​e around the world

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Data Revolution for Sustainable Development: 26 September Outreach Meeting of the Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group  UN LOGO 20                          Announcement of outreach arrangements 

for the first meeting of the
UN Secretary-General’s

Independent Expert Advisory Group on the 

Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

UN-NGLS is pleased to share the following information on behalf of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) in advance of their first meeting
on 25-26 September 2014 in New York

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the establishment of an Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) on 29 August 2014. The Group will advise the Secretary-General on measures required to close the data gaps and strengthen national statistical capacities. The Group is also expected to assess new opportunities linked to innovation, technical progress and the surge of new public and private data providers to support and complement conventional statistical systems and strengthen accountability at the global, regional and national level. The Secretary-General has appointed two co-chairs: Professor Enrico Giovannini of Italy and Mr. Robin Li of China. The full list of Panel members is available here.

The IEAG would like to hear a wide a range of views, and has made the following initial arrangements for interactions with civil society:

1. The group will launch a website on the 26 September that will provide ongoing discussion forums, and will host a number of webchats with the Co-chairs and Lead Author during the writing of the report to test out views and solicit feedback.

2. At the IAEG’s 25-26 September meeting, the second day will be devoted to interactions with civil society and academia.

Given the short amount of time available for planning (for which we apologise), we have made the following arrangements for 26 September:

4 sessions will be conducted:

1.  A town hall session where participants can raise any issues of interest or concern for the IAEG.

Three themed sessions to seek input and interaction on a few of the most important issues arising in the group’s work:

2.  Open data, accountability and data literacy

3.  Monitoring the SDGs

4.  Challenges and opportunities in using big data and new technologies.

As space for the sessions is limited, we invite organisations to complete a short

online application to attend the 26 September outreach sessions.
Travel support is not available.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome on Wednesday, 24 September.

Due to the short time until the meeting, a group consisting of representatives of the Secretariat of the IEAG, the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, and the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service will select the participants, on the basis of the following criteria:

1.  Ensuring regional and age diversity, and gender balance

2.  Expertise in the areas to be discussed.  Bearing in mind that this is a panel tasked with making technical inputs, rather than making political choices about the selection of goals, targets or indicators, we are particularly looking for expertise and experience in the following areas for sessions 2, 3 and 4:

*  Open data and accountability: experience of working on programmes of citizen engagement, open data or data literacy; research or other expertise in these areas, experience of mobilisation for engagement with accountability initiatives

*  Monitoring the SDGs: participatory methods; monitoring inequalities, eliciting citizen feedback on the performance of service providers; perceptions data; tracking progress in any of the new areas likely to be covered in the SDGs; citizen-generated data.

*  Challenges and opportunities in using big data and new technologies: use of mobile and other technologies to collect data and engage citizens in feedback; use of big data for monitoring change and tracking progress

Representatives of civil society organisations will have priority for the town hall session, for which there will be 25 places available. For the three themed discussions, each will have 7 places for civil society organizations and 3 places for academia. We are working with Sustainable Development Solutions Network to ensure that we have a balanced representation from the academic side.

Again, we apologise for the short notice for this meeting. Please be assured that the IEAG is extremely interested in inputs and comments from as wide a range of groups as possible. We will be working throughout the process to make it as open and consultative as possible, subject to our tight deadlines. Following the first meeting, the Secretariat will be working on drafting the report over the subsequent two weeks, so please do provide inputs and ideas to us as soon as possible.

While this group will be submitting recommendations by the beginning of November 2014, the important work of establishing the monitoring and data collection systems for new goals will of course continue during the whole of 2015. We very much look forward to engaging with you all in the weeks and months ahead.

Best regards,

The Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS)

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Peace Activities 11 Days Lead-up to World Peace Day!

11 Days of Global Unity - 11 Ways to Change the World

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11 Campaigns For Change Promoted Worldwide September 11 – 21
Culminating on Sept. 21st, the U.N. International Day of Peace
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The Historic 11 Days Tele-Summit for the Summer of Peace!
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September 11-21 (Plus a Special Preview Sept. 9th)


Join Desmond Tutu, Amy Goodman, Daniel Ellsberg
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More than 20 Visionary Global Leaders!

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In 2014, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of 11 Days of Global Unity, We, The World is collaborating with theShift Network to produce a remarkable free 11 Days Tele-Summit Sept. 11-21 as the extraordinary culmination of their Summer of Peace (that goes from June 13 – September 21). People can participate by phone or internetfor free worldwide.

Schedule of Featured Speakers

All the Bios of these world-changing humans are listed on the program pages when you register. Note: when youRegister this week you can download and listen back to any of the speakers you missed!

Overview/Preview of 11 Days of Global Unity
Sept 9 (12noon Eastern Time USA) - Barbara Marx Hubbard and Audrey Kitagawa

11 Global Unity Themes of Change - 11 Ways to Change the World - 
(Each session Sept. 11-21 starts @ 1PM Eastern Time USA)

Sept 11 UNITY – Eckhart Tolle, Barnet Bain and Kurt Johnson
Sept 12 INTERDEPENDENCE - Lisinka Ulatowska
Sept 13 ENVIRONMENT - Bill McKibben
Sept 14 ECONOMIC JUSTICE – Hazel Henderson and Riane Eisler
Sept 15 HEALTH - Deepak Chopra and James Maskell
Sept 16 CHILDREN & YOUTH - Noah Miller and Nina Meyerhof
Sept 17 WOMEN - Hassina Sherjan and Gemma Bulos
Sept 18 HUMAN RIGHTS - Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Sept 19 FREEDOM - Daniel Ellsberg and Amy Goodman
Sept 20 DISARMAMENT - Jonathan Granoff
Sept 21 PEACE (International Day of Peace) – Deborah Moldow, Monica Willard, Dot Maver, andAmbassador John McDonald

Also on September 11th: 

3PM Eastern Time: Interfaith Call to Prayer for Global Unity with Murshid Ibrahim Jaffe, M.D. Rabbi Yoel Glick, Mingtong Gu, Swamini Sri Lalitambika Devi, Lygia DeCastro, David Nicol, Myra Jackson

4PM Eastern Time: 11 Days of Global Unity Compassion in Action Panel with James O’Dea, James R. Doty, MD, Chief Phil Lane Jr., Marilyn Turkovich and Sandra Djuvara Melone

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THEMA UN WHO/WMO Invitation to submit Case Studies on Climate Services for Health by Oct 31st

Dear Community of Educators, 

WHO & WMO are looking for case studies on Climate Services for Health.  Perhaps you have a case study that focuses on Environmental Education and health in the face of climate change?  If so, here is an opportunity to have it considered for publication.  More details below. 

All the best,

Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh

UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs

Co-Coordinators Climate Change 

Dr. P. J. Puntenney

Environmental & Human Systems Management

1989 West Liberty       

Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA

E-mail:  pjpunt@umich.edu

Cell:  (734) 330-0238

Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612

From: Clare Nullis [mailto:cnullis@wmo.int]

Subject: WHO/WMO Invitation to submit Case Studies on Climate Services for Health

Dear Climate Colleagues

The joint WMO/WHO Climate and Health Office, established in May of this year, is pleased to announce that a new publication on “Climate Services for Health: Enhancing Decision Support for Climate Risk Management and Adaptation” is in preparation.

In 2012, WHO and WMO jointly published the Atlas on Health and Climate, drawing attention to the key linkages and how climate information can be used to understand and manage climate sensitive health risks. This follow-up publication takes a next step to outline with greater detail the wide range of health applications that can benefit from using climate and weather information; what steps and processes can be used to co-develop and use climate and weather information in the health sector; and how such partnerships and services can really make a difference to the health community.  As the Global Framework for Climate Services moves into full implementation this year, this publication is one of many new initiatives in the pipeline to help accelerate the development of climate services for health research and practice.  

Please accept this invitation to contribute short case studies of your experiences by Oct 31st that can help define and inform this emerging transdisciplinary field.

Further guidance is provided at http://www.gfcs-climate.org/node/579 or http://www.wmo.int/pages/meetings/documents/WHO-WMOCALLFORCASESTUDIESOFCLIMATESERVICESHEALTH.pdf

The case studies will be featured on a new WHO/WMO website, produced as an e-book, and depending on quality of submissions a hard copy edition in all 6 UN languages. This is an open invitation, so please share this announcement widely with your collaborators and take this opportunity to further promote your work and good practices.

if you have any questions please contact Joy Shumake-Guillemot, Officer-in-Charge, Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Office

Tel.: +41 (0) 22 7308170

Skype:  joygmt
E-mail: jshumake-guillemot@wmo.int 

http://www.gfcs-climate.org/

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[Science&Y​ou] The call for participat​ion is extended until October 5  L’appel à participat​ion est prolongé au 5 octobre

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http://www.science-and-you.com/en

 Dear members,

The deadline for the Science & You 2015 call for participation has been extended until October 5. If you want to take part in this major event in science communication, you have a few more weeks to submit a proposal for the Congress and the Forum.

Science & You will take place from 1st to 6th June 2015 in Nancy, France. It is addressed to anyone interested in science communication: researchers, PhD students, mediators, heads of museums and science centres, business leaders, journalists or just curious! The main theme of this 2015 edition is SCIENTIFIC CULTURE ON THE MOVE: FORMS OF MOBILISATION, CULTURAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXTS, SOCIAL LINKS. You can find all the themes, approaches and modalities of contribution in this link. To submit a proposal, please fill in this form.

We are looking forward to learning about your ideas, personal accounts, and original projects, and remain at your disposal for any further information!

Best regards,

The team

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Chers membres,

L’appel à participation pour Science & You 2015 a été prolongé jusqu’au 5 octobre. Si vous souhaitez participer à cet événement majeur de culture scientifique, technique et industrielle, il vous reste encore quelques semaines pour soumettre un projet pour le colloque ou le forum.

Science & You aura lieu du 1er au 6 juin 2015 à Nancy, France. La manifestation s’adresse à toute personne passionnée par la médiation des sciences : chercheurs, doctorants, responsables de musées, de centres de sciences, d’entreprises, médiateurs et journalistes scientifiques, ou tout simplement les curieux ! La thématique principale de cette édition 2015 est LA CULTURE SCIENTIFIQUE EN MOUVEMENT : FORMES DE MOBILISATION, CONTEXTES CULTURELS ET POLITIQUES, LIENS SOCIAUX. Retrouvez toutes les thématiques, axes de réflexion et modalités de contribution ici. Pour soumettre une participation, merci de remplir ce formulaire.

Vos idées, témoignages et projets originaux sont attendus !

Nous restons à votre disposition pour tout renseignement complémentaire.

Bien à vous,

L’équipe 

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Updated programme: 12 September UN-NGLS & ETC Group side event (with webcast):  Technology Access and Assessment in the Post-2015 Developmen​t Agenda

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Theme: 22 September at UNHQ: First Meeting of the Leading Group on Social and Solidarity Economy, 4:00-6:00pm

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Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

We are aware that several of our members will find this new initiative on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) of interest.  For those of you attending UN Climate Week, their will be the first organization meeting on Monday, September 22, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  To learn more, http://www.unrisd.org/tfsse     Details are below regarding the meeting. 

All the best,

Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh

UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs

Co-Coordinators Climate Change 

Dr. P. J. Puntenney

Environmental & Human Systems Management

1989 West Liberty       

 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA

 

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Proceeding​s of 7th WEEC

Dear members,
The proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Environmental Education (WEEC, Marrakech, 9-14 June 2013) are
published and available in pdf on www.environmental-education.org web-site.
Please, if you wish to be deleted by this mailing list answer to this email.  Thank you for the collaboration
Regards,
The WEEC Permanent Secretariat
WEEC Public relations & Communication
Istituto per l’Ambiente e l’Educazione Scholé Futuro onlus
Strada del Nobile 86 – 10131 Torino Italy

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12 September UN-NGLS & ETC Group side event (with webcast): Technology Access and Assessment in the Post-2015 Developmen​t Agendan  Click here to view it as a webpage.

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5 August dialogue with ICESDF members at UNHQ / submit questions in advance online / Live Webcast

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Interactive Dialogue between the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts

on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) and Non-State Actors

5 August 2014 at UN Headquarters (with live webcast) 

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the next interactive dialogue between the members of theIntergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) and non-state actors will take place on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 from 10:00am -1:00pm in Conference Room 1 at UN Headquarters in New York.

This dialogue will inform the fifth plenary session of the ICESDF taking place from 4-8

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the next interactive dialogue between the members of theIntergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) and non-state actors will take place on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 from 10:00am -1:00pm in Conference Room 1 at UN Headquarters in New York.

This dialogue will inform the fifth plenary session of the ICESDF taking place from 4-8 August. The Committee is working to finalize its report proposing options to the UN General Assembly “on an effective sustainable development financing strategy to facilitate the mobilization of resources and their effective use in achieving sustainable development objectives,” as mandated in the Rio+20 Summit outcome document.

The Co-Chairs of the ICESDF provided a public briefing on 18 July, organized by UN-NGLS, on progress of the Committee’s work to date. A structured summary of the 18 July briefingwill serve as the basis for the 5 August dialogue. Questions for the ICESDF in response to the information in this summary may be submitted via this online form until 3 August. As time permits, questions will be selected to be addressed by the ICESDF Experts and Co-Chairs during the event. The questions submitted will be posted here as they are received.

The event will be web cast live at http://webtv.un.org/

Best Regards,

UN-NGLS

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS)

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The first session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom 1) of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

14 – 15 July

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: 58th Session

30 June – 18 July

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