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Meeting of the Parties to UNECE Treaties on Environmental Assessment in June

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Published:28 May 2014 (ECE) Over 150 Government officials, representatives of international organizations, international financial institutions (IFIs), civil society, academia and other stakeholders from some 50 countries will meet in Geneva from 2 to 5 June to take stock of progress made in implementing environmental assessment procedures within the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) [...]

59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women / Beijing+20 (2015)

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The fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York, tentatively scheduled for 9-20 March 2015. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world attend the session. The Commission will undertake a review of progress [...]

Equality for women tops agenda for ECLAC

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(Op-Ed by Ms. Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and current Coordinator of the Regional Commissions) As we come to the end of the year, we, the women of Latin America and the Caribbean can be satisfied and hopeful, thanks to the commitments made by our countries in [...]

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week 2013

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The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week brings together government officials and other stakeholders every two years for discussions on issues of importance to trade and investment policy making in the region. Against the backdrop of global economic turbulence, the first Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week in 2009 focused on the impact of the financial crisis [...]

Dominican Republic Will Host the 12th Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The situation of Latin American and Caribbean women is once more at the heart of regional debate thanks to the meeting organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) to review fulfilment of national gender equality commitments. The 12th session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the [...]

MESSAGES FROM LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN FOR THE SECOND HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT Rapporteur’s report* *

Please click on the following links MESSAGES FROM LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN FOR THE SECOND HIGH LEVEL DIALOGUE ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT Rapporteur’s report  (ENGLISH) MENSAJES DESDE AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE PARA EL SEGUNDO DIÁLOGO DE ALTO NIVEL SOBRE LA MIGRACIÓN INTERNACIONAL Y EL DESARROLLO Informe de relatoría* (SPANISH)  

Advancing Regional Recommendations on Post-2015 event brings together one thousand representatives of civil society, governments, and the UN

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Over 1,000 representatives from civil society, governments and the United Nations gathered on 22 September at UN Headquarters in New York for an open dialogue on critical regional issues and policy recommendations looking forward to the next global development agenda. “Advancing Regional Recommendations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda,” organized by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service [...]

Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference

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Date: 16 Sep 2013 to 20 Sep 2013 Location: Bangkok, Thailand Event URL: http://www.unescapsdd.org/appc The Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) will be convened by ESCAP in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), from 16 to 20 September 2013 in Bangkok, with a view to serve as an intergovernmental platform for the [...]

Addis Ababa to host Population and Development Conference

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Addis Ababa (ECA) -  The Regional Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014 will be held from 30 September – 4 October 2013 at the United Nations Conference Centre, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the conference will be “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: The future we want for Africa.” This conference seeks to emphasize [...]

CSD 20 Outcome Documents

Member states decided in resolution 67/203 of 21 December 2012 that the CSD would have its last session immediately prior to the convening of the first meeting of the high level political forum on sustainable development in order to ensure a smooth institutional transition. CSD-20, which has been designated as the last session of the [...]

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