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Latest News - Friday, 1 October 2010
MSI+5 Reaffirms Support to SIDS’ Development
New York, 26 September—The High-level Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS (MSI+5), convened from 24-25 September 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, as part of the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). More.
Photo: L-R: Co-Chairs Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Kevin Rudd, Foreign Minister, Australia; and Sha Zukang, Under Secretary-General, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
MDG Summit Calls for “Keeping the Promise”
New York, 23 September—The High-level Plenary Meeting of the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)—or “MDG Summit”—took place at UN Headquarters in New York, US, from 20-22 September 2010, under the theme “We can end poverty by 2015.” More.
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Interregional Negotiating Group Continues Negotiations on ABS Protocol
Montréal, 22 September—The Interregional Negotiating Group (ING) on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) met from 18-21 September 2010, in Montreal, Canada, to continue the negotiation of a protocol on ABS under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). More.
UNECE Considers Policy Framework on Affordable, Healthy and Ecological Housing
First High-Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership Endorses Ministerial Declaration and AEEP Road Map
GEO-5 Regional Consultations Identify Priorities for Europe, Africa, and Asia and the Pacific
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Key meetings in the next two weeks
61st Session of the Marine Protection Committee of the IMO: 27 September-1 October 2010. London, United Kingdom.
37th Session of the ICAO Assembly: 28 September-8 October 2010. Montreal, Canada.
Second Methane to Markets Ministerial Meeting: 1 October 2010. Mexico City, Mexico.
Caring for Climate/B4E Special Event: 4-5 October 2010. Cancún, Mexico.
UNEP GEO-5 Regional Consultation: Bahrain: 4-5 October 2010. Bahrain.
First Meeting of Signatories to the Dugong MoU: 4-6 October 2010. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
2010 Social Forum on Climate Change and Human Rights: 4-6 October 2010. Geneva, Switzerland.
Twentieth Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO 2010) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): 4-8 October 2010, Rome, Italy.
Tianjin Climate Change Talks - October 2010: 4-9 October 2010, Tianjin, China.
Future of Cities - ICLEI's 20th Anniversary Congress: 5-7 October 2010. Inchon, Republic of Korea.
UNCTAD Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications: 7-8 October 2010. Geneva, Switzerland.
Thirty-second Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: 11-14 October 2010, Busan, Republic of Korea.
Fifth Meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Meeting of the Parties of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 5): 11-15 October 2010, Nagoya, Japan.
Sixth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC6) to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): 11-15 October 2010, Geneva, Switzerland.

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