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Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner returns home from UN Climate Summit to tidal floods in Marshall Islands, launches disaster relief fund

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner served as the civil society speaker in the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Summit. In this article, Kathy shares reflections on her experience at the UN, and an announcement of her launch of a new disaster relief fund for the Marshall Islands, following recent tidal flooding (...)

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Alina Saba of Nepal and Agnes Kinaka of Papua New Guinea reflect on their participation in the UN Climate Summit

In this reflection piece, Alina Saba of Nepal and Agnes Kinaka of Papua New Guinea share their experience of participating in the UN Climate Summit, and how climate change directly impacts their communities.

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Update on Regional Economic Commission Consultations on a Post-2015 Accountability Framework

From August through September, the Regional Economic Commissions (REC) held consultations on a post-2015 accountability framework. This article provides links to the following: the Synthesis Report of the Regional Economic Consultations; Chair’s Summary from the regions (where available); and other background information. The regional consultations will be an input (...)

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President of the General Assembly appoints Co-Facilitators on negotiations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The 69th President of the General Assembly, Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, has appointed Co-Facilitators to conduct intergovernmental consultations on the modalities for the negotiations of the post-2015 development agenda: Mr. David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland, and Mr. Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of (...)

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Third International Conference on Financing for Development, July 2015

Third International Conference on Financing for Development, July 2015 The third International Conference on Financing for Development will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 13-16 July 2015. It will gather high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well as all (...)

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

ILO and Ford Foundation: Placing decent work at the heart of the development agenda (23 September)

World Conference on Indigenous Peoples: Moving Forward in Realizing Rights of Indigenous Peoples

“An Appeal to heal the Earth and save humanity”: Special Tribute to Sarath Fernando, founding member of LVC Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform

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