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  • 17 November 2017
    Explainer Video: Climate Action for Sustainable Development

    Created through the UNSSC and simpleshow foundation Volunteer Initiative

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  • 25 July 2017
    UNSSC-Blogpost: How the UN can champion Sustainable Development across the board

    In a recent blogpost Patrick van Weerelt, Head of Office of the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in Bonn, has underlined the importance of integrated solutions for the implementat

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  • 14 June 2017
    UNFCCC: On the Possibility to Withdraw from the Paris Agreement - A Short Overview

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  • 06 June 2017
    UNSSC presents Russian video on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    Happy Russian Language Day! Today we're pleased to present our new Russian video on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Click below button to READ THE COMPLETE NEWS (=watch the video).

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  • 05 June 2017
    UNFCCC: The Future of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in a Changing World
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  • 05 June 2017
    CMS: Canada is Nature – Nature is Canada: Celebrating World Environment Day

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  • 31 May 2017
    UNCCD: Connecting the dots between climate and land

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  • 17 May 2017
    UNCCD: Connecting the dots between climate and land

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  • 12 May 2017
    Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed visits the United Nations in Bonn

    UN staff in Bonn welcomed Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed on the UN Campus, where she arrived this afternoon to kick off her two-day visit.

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  • 12 April 2017
    UNFCCC: The UN Climate Change Secretariat is Seeking Partnerships for COP 23
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  • 12 April 2017
    UNU-EHS e-Newsletter 7
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  • 11 April 2017
    UNFCCC: COP23 Logo Launched in Fiji - Winning Design Unveiled by Incoming COP President
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  • 10 April 2017
    UNSSC: "Close the Loop" - An Online Course focussing on SDG 12
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  • 10 April 2017
    UNFCCC: New Initiative Targets 2020 in Race to Tackle Dangerous Climate Change
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  • 07 April 2017
    UNU-EHS expert co-authors UNICEF UK report on children’s rights and migration
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  • 07 April 2017
    UNCCD: Research meets Development: Drought resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa
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  • 04 April 2017
    UNFCCC: Showcasing Climate Action on Four Wheels Follow Young Climate Ambassadors Cycling Across Europe

    Two young people from Wellington, New Zealand, are cycling across Europe in an epic endeavor to raise awareness for climate action and showcase projects related to the UN's Climate Neutral Now and

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  • 31 March 2017
    UNSSC: Save Your Seat for SD Talks 5 April - Eradicating Poverty Through Education Register for SD Talks [Global]: 5th April 2017, 1:15pm, Haus Carstanjen, Bonn

    The UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development presents SD Talks [Global

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  • 28 March 2017
    UNDP: "Press Release" - World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP reportMillions of people are not benefiting from progress, with the gap set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled.
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  • 28 March 2017
    IPBES: Agriculture Is Part of the Pollinator Solution - Intensive Farming Can Harm or Help Pollination

    Bonn (IPBES News) – Although large-scale agriculture can be a significant threat to animal pollinators, intensive farming can also prevent pollinator decline and support sustainabl

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  • 22 March 2017
    UN Bonn: "Press Invite" - Presentation of the Human Development Report 2016

    PRESS INVITE OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN BONN

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  • 10 March 2017
    25 Years ASCOBANS: The Secretariat's History

    25 Years ASCOBANS: 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the opening for signature of ASCOBANS.

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  • 08 March 2017
    UNU: "Media Advisory" - UNU-EHS, BMBF and MIWF sign funding agreement and MoU

    What: Panel discussion on the topic of “New programs for international sustainability research at the Bonn” and the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between

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  • 08 March 2017
    UNESCO-UNEVOC celebrating International Women’s Day

    As part of its activities celebrating the International Women’s Day 2017, UNESCO-UNEVOC endeavors to draw the attention of global TVET stakeholders towards this year’s theme “

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  • 07 March 2017
    IPBES: "Press Release" - Climate Change and Biodiversity: Opportunities and RisksClimate Change and Biodiversity: Opportunities and Risks
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  • 07 March 2017
    IPBES launches new video: Science and Policy for People and Nature

    The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – is making real impact to strengthen knowledge foundations for better policy - for people

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  • 03 March 2017
    CMS: The 2017 World Migratory Bird Day website is now live, the registration of events is open!

    For more than ten years now, World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) has raised awareness about the need for conservation of migratory birds and their ha

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  • 02 March 2017
    UNSSC launched its 1st explainer video that introduces 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SDGs

    Watch Explainer Video: Understanding the Dimensions of Sustainable Development

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  • 01 March 2017
    SDG: "Press release" - Global activists, business leaders and experts join the GFI4SD

    Sustainable Solutions: Global activists, business leaders and experts join the world’s first playable conference on sustainable development in Bonn

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  • 22 February 2017
    25 Years ASCOBANS: The Outreach and Education Award

    Raising awareness and engaging the public is an important aspect of nature conservation.People protect what they care about, and to care, some knowledge is necessary.

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  • 20 February 2017
    SDG: "Press Invite" 1-3 March Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development

    SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS: BONN TO HOST INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS, BUSINESS LEADERS AND ACTIVISTS AT THE WORLD’S FIRST PLAYABLE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, 1 – 3 MARCH

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  • 16 February 2017
    UN Chief António Guterres Attends G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bonn, a hub for Sustainability

    16 February 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is in Bonn today to engage with G20 Foreign Ministers on the issues of Africa and sustainability.

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  • 01 February 2017
    Wetlands Are Critical to the Success of the SDGs

    (IPBES News) – Marshes, bogs, swamps and fens are not often the focus of positive publicity, but healthy wetlands are absolutely critical to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • 01 February 2017
    Applications for 2017 Momentum for Change Awards Now Open: Submit Your Climate Solution!Submit Your Climate Solution and be Celebrated at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany
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  • 27 January 2017
    25 Years ASCOBANS: Saving the Harbour Porpoise in the Baltic Sea

    From the early days of the Agreement, one population caused scientists, conservationists and governments special concern: the Baltic Harbour Porpoise.

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  • 20 January 2017
    The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme welcomes new Executive Coordinator, Mr. Olivier Adam

    On 17 January 2017, Mr. Olivier Adam (France) arrived in Bonn as the new Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. Mr.

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  • 13 January 2017
    PRESS INVITE: 1 February 2017 - EU-UN media round table “The Future of Climate Policy”

    PRESS INVITE OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN BONN: EU-UN media round table “The Future of Climate Policy” in Bonn

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  • 19 November 2016
    Nations Take Forward Global Climate Action at 2016 UN Climate Conference

    Nations Take Forward Global Climate Action at 2016 UN Climate Conference World Leaders Issue Proclamation Underlining ‘Irreversible’ Momentum

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  • 18 November 2016
    Non-State Actors Partner with Governments to Boost Climate Action

    Non-State Actors Partner with Governments to Boost Climate Action Many More Climate Action Announcements Made at COP22

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  • 04 November 2016
    Worldwide Green Light for Climate Action as Paris Agreement Enters into Force

    Worldwide Green Light for Climate Action as Paris Agreement Enters into Force Marrakech is First UN Climate Change Conference under Global Agreement

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  • 31 October 2016
    UN Climate Talks LIVE - Stay tuned with COP22 in Marrakech!

    UN Climate Talks LIVE - produced by the United Nations Climate Change secretariat in collaboration with KPMG - was hugely s

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  • 20 October 2016
    INVITATION: UN Talk 2016

    INVITATION: UN Talk, Haus der Geschichte, Bonn, 28 October - ‘20 Years of UN Bonn - Our Contribution to the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals’

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  • 12 October 2016
    PRESS RELEASE: Partners for Sustainable Development through Volunteerism Discuss 2030

    (Germany, Bonn, 12 October 2016) –  On 13 and 14 October 2016, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme will host its second Partnerships Forum at the World Conference Center in Bonn.

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  • 10 October 2016
    UNSSC: Join Peer Talk with Thomas Gass, Oct. 12, 4-5pm CEST and send your questions!Join the Peer Talk LIVE with Thomas Gass on 12 October - 1 year into Agenda 2030 Implementation: Key Insights

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  • 06 October 2016
    Press Release: Ground-breaking ceremony for the extension of the UN Campus in Bonn

    (6 October 2016, Bonn, Germany) With today’s Ground-breaking ceremony for the extension of the UN Campus in Bonn, the German federal government is sending a strong signal with respect to the furthe

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  • 05 October 2016
    PRESS INVITE: 10 October - Opening of IVCO Conference 2016

    ear media representatives, We cordially invite you to participate in a press talk at the opening day of the 2016 International Volunteering Cooperation Organizations conference:

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  • 04 October 2016
    Workshop: Journalism and the SDGs - Register Now!

    Journalism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Working Together: Can the SDGs deliver global development? Why and how should the media report on the SDGs in an engaging way?

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  • 27 September 2016
    UNSSC and the SDG Academy Partner on Agenda 2030 learning and trainingTue, 27/09/2016

    The UN System Staff College (UNSSC) and the SDG Academy partner to create and deliver learning and training initiatives on Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 19 September 2016 between the UNSSC and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Association. 

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  • 22 September 2016
    5th UN Summer Academy focused on “Shaping a Sustainable Future” and brought stakeholders together to address key elements of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development

    <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 22/09/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-cover-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.unssc.org/home/sites/unssc.org/files/imagecache/focus_home/n…; alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-focus_home imagecache-default imagecache-focus_home_default" width="182" height="134" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Bonn, Germany – 22 September 2016</em></p> <p><strong>The 5<sup>th</sup> UN Summer Academy was held at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany from 22-26 August 2016. More than 50 participants and speakers from over 30 countries across the globe attended the event and discussed various aspects and dimensions of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable </strong><strong>Development.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-images"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_images" width="500" height="208" alt="" src="http://www.unssc.org/home/sites/unssc.org/files/unsa16_0.png?1474534799…; /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.unssc.org/home/news/5th-un-summer-academy-focused-%E2%80%9Cs…; target="_blank">read more</a></p>

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  • 19 September 2016
    IVCO2016: UNV and GIZ to host Landmark Conference on International Volunteering in Bonn - Register Now!

    UNV and GIZ to host Landmark Conference on International Volunteering in Bonn

    Focus on Strengthening the Resilience of Communities against Emerging Global Risks

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  • 25 August 2016
    Press Release: First UN Summer Academy in Bonn focused on “Shaping a Sustainable Future”Press Release: First UN Summer Academy in Bonn focused on “Shaping a Sustainable Future”, addressed key elements of Agenda 2030.

    (Germany, Bonn – 25 August 2016) After its

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  • 15 July 2016
    UN Summer Academy 2016 in Bonn: Registration open ‘Shaping a Sustainable Future’ on 22-26 August 2016
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  • 15 July 2016
    Press Release: World Youth Skills Day 2016

    UNESCO highlights vocational education for youth skills development in the era of sustainable development.

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  • 07 July 2016
    Press Invite: World Youth Skills Day 2016

    UNESCO to highlight vocational education for youth skills development in the era of sustainable development.

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  • 22 June 2016
    Twenty Years of UN Presence in Bonn

    <div class="field field-name-field-featured-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/en/news/twenty-years-un-presence-bonn"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.cms.int/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news_featur…; width="220" height="114" alt="UN Bonn new website screenshot" title="UN Bonn new website screenshot" /></a><blockquote class="image-field-caption"> <p>UNBonn&#039;s new website screenshot</p> </blockquote> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Secretariats of the Convention and the Bonn-based Agreements are participating in a new venture – a joint website of the 18 UN agencies located in the city.</p> </div></div></div>

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  • 16 June 2016
    Data vital to Sendai implementation

    <p><strong>BRUSSELS, 17 June 2016</strong> &ndash; The links between disaster risk reduction, sustainable development and climate change adaptation are in focus this week in the European Union&rsquo;s hub of Brussels.</p>

    <p>The European Development Days -- the continent&rsquo;s top forum on development, now into its tenth edition &ndash; have highlighted the importance of good data for successful implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction which sets seven targets for reducing disaster losses.</p>

    <p>Bolivia&rsquo;s Minister of Development Planning and Chief Climate Change Negotiator,&nbsp; Mr.Rene Orellana Halkyer,&nbsp; said: &quot;We have decided to take into account disaster loss data in all of our development decisions, because we want to develop despite natural hazards.&quot;</p>

    <p>He was speaking in a session yesterday moderated by Mr. Andrew Maskrey, Coordinator of UNISDR&rsquo;s Risk Knowledge Section which has facilitated the creation of 89 national disaster loss data bases around the world with several more in the pipeline.</p>

    <p>The session focussed on the UNISDR programme &ldquo;Building Capacity for Increased Public Investment in Integrated Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction &rdquo;, which is funded by the European Commission, the executive body of the 28-country European Union.</p>

    <p>&ldquo;Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation are interlinked, we cannot address one without the other, &ldquo; said Mr. Maskrey.</p>

    <p>The programme guides countries to strengthen evidence-based planning in national public investment and development, and has three main components: disaster loss and damage accounting; probabilistic risk profiles and assessments; and increased risk-sensitive planning and investment.</p>

    <p>The development of national disaster loss databases represents a low-cost, high impact strategy to systematically account for disaster losses.&nbsp; As such, this is the crucial first step to generate the information necessary for risk estimation and to inform public investment in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. &nbsp;</p>

    <p>As a second step, the physical losses recorded in the databases are translated into monetary and economic losses, enabling an initial evidence-based estimate of recurrent losses.</p>

    <p>A debate followed in the afternoon on &quot;Setting Indicators for Global Progress in Disaster Risk Reduction.&quot;</p>

    <p>Mr. Maskrey observed: &quot;We must ensure coherence in the indicators of Sendai Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals if we are to reduce the reporting burden and ensure efficacy.&quot;</p>

    <p>The debate threw up some of the challenges around setting indicators to measure progress on achieving the Sendai Framework targets.</p>

    <p>Dr. Debarati Guha-Sapir, who heads the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters in Belgium, highlighted the challenge of collecting reliable data on drought-related mortality.</p>

    <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;After floods, droughts affect the most people out of all disasters. Yet we have almost no data to measure the precise impacts. This has to change,&rdquo; she said.</p>

    <p>Mr. Tom de Groeve of the EU Joint Research Centre, noted that &quot;The Sendai Framework is not just for the developing world - it is very much also for Europe.&quot;</p>

    <p>The Sendai Framework has seven targets. It aims to bring about substantial reductions in disaster deaths, the number of affected people and economic losses, plus damage to critical infrastructure and disruption to basic services such as health and educational facilities.</p>

    <p>&nbsp;It also seeks to increase the number of countries with national and local risk reduction strategies, by 2020, as well as to bolster the capacity of developing countries, and vastly increase coverage by early warning systems.</p>

    <p>Collecting and crunching data is a critical way to develop an understanding of the past, present and future of disaster risk and thereby implement the Sendai Framework. Governments have already held two rounds of discussions, in September 2015 and February this year, om Geneva to work on indicators and terminology that will facilitate the process. A final round is due to take place in November.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/unisdr/~4/Duu12CXy1Rk&quot; height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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  • 10 June 2016
    Le Maroc adopte un projet de loi sur l'Accord de Paris

    Source: HuffPost Maghreb - Voilà plus de cinq mois que le soufflé est retombé et que l'euphorie de la COP21 a pris fin. Le Maroc, qui été l'un des premiers signataires de l'Accord de Paris sur le changement climatique le 22 avril à New York, semble toujours plongé dans cette euphorie environnementale.

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