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UNECA launched a High Level Panel on Migration in Africa, to report to the AU Heads of State Summit in July 2018. The Initiative on Child Rights in the Global Compacts organized a Global Conference on Children on the Move, and is preparing a document to guide the inclusion of children's rights in the forthcoming global compacts on migration and refugees. [...]
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Source: International Institut for Sustainable Development
The Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank focusing on infrastructure needs across Asia. AIIB held the second meeting of its Board of Governors in Jeju, Republic of Korea. Next to regular business meetings, participants attended a series of seminars on specific investment challenges, including sustainable infrastructure, sustainable energy for Asia, promotion of renewable energy infrastructure in Asia, and partnerships in promoting infrastructure investments in Asia. [...]
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Source: International Institut for Sustainable Development
The global observance event in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, marked the first time that high-ranking officials drawn from Africa's foreign affairs, environment and interior ministries have met to jointly address the growing challenge of rural youth unemployment. The presidents of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, received the Call to Action, which, inter alia, calls for partnerships to create two million secure land-based jobs through the rehabilitation of 10 million hectares of degraded land. UNCCD Executive Secretary Monique Barbut challenged stakeholders in the region to “create their own luck through preparation,” for instance by allocating 100,000 hectares of degraded land for restoration [...]
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Source: International Institut for Sustainable Development
The UN Secretary-General underscored the impact of climate change on mountains during a trip to Tajikistan. The conference, ‘The Role of Women in Mountain Regions,' concluded with a Declaration. A consortium of universities from Andorra, Portugal and Spain signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct joint activities and research on mountain issues, including climate change. The Third World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Euro-Asian Mountain Resorts Conference highlighted synergies between mountain tourism and the alleviation of poverty and hunger. [...]
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Source: International Institut for Sustainable Development
A report by UNICEF shows that one in five children in high-income countries lives in relative income poverty, while one in eight faces food insecurity. The publication focuses on ten SDGs considered most relevant to child well-being, using data on 25 indicators. [...]
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
Source: International Institut for Sustainable Development