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Pollination and Land Degradation: Top Priorities for New Intergovernmental Body

Pollination and Land Degradation: Top Priorities for New Intergovernmental Body

First Work Plan and Budget for The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Approved

EBRD Transition Report 2013: Emerging economies can break through reform stagnation

EBRD Transition Report 2013: Emerging economies can break through reform stagnation

Reviving reforms is essential to put economic convergence back on track.

GPSA Launches 2nd Call for Proposals in 33 countries

GPSA Launches 2nd Call for Proposals in 33 countries

The Global Partnership for Social Accountability is pleased to announce its 2nd Call for Proposals. The Call for Proposals is open to civil society organizations (CSOs) and CSO networks based and operating in any of 33 eligible countries (those that have ‘opted-in’ to the GPSA to date). Grant amounts will range from US$500,000 to US$1,000,000. Requests for funding below this range will also be considered.

2013 ATI: More Is Not Enough When It Comes To Aid Info

2013 ATI: More Is Not Enough When It Comes To Aid Info

Information about aid spending is steadily becoming more available, but it also needs to become more useful, concludes a report "AID Transparensy Index" released by Publish What You Fund

Sustainable food systems vital to end hunger, malnutrition, UN says on World Food Day

Sustainable food systems vital to end hunger, malnutrition, UN says on World Food Day

Efficient, well-managed and sustainable food systems are essential to end hunger and malnutrition as well as protect the environment, United Nations officials stressed today, marking World Food Day.

The concluding G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group Meeting was held in Paris

The concluding G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group Meeting was held in Paris

On October 10-11, 2013 the third G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group Meeting was held in Paris. The meeting was primarily focused on the outcomes of the Russian G20 Presidency, as well as key directions of the ACWG work in 2014.

A Green Light for a New World Bank Group

A Green Light for a New World Bank Group

Six months ago, the World Bank Group’s member countries endorsed a bold plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 and promote shared prosperity. Today, they gave the Bank Group the green light to reposition itself to better tackle these goals.

Greater financial investment needed to combat climate change – UN chief

Greater financial investment needed to combat climate change – UN chief

13 October 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to step up its financial investment in technologies, policies and practices that can help combat climate change, adding that time is running out to address this global threat.

Report Finds 400 Million Children Living in Extreme Poverty

The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world has sharply declined over the past three decades, but in 2010 it still includes roughly 400 million children, or one -third of those living in such abysmal conditions, according to a new World Bank analysis released today that for the first time gives an in-depth profile of the poorest people in the world.

UN-NGLS launches Advancing Regional Recommendations Post-2015 Consultation Report

UN-NGLS is pleased to announce the publication of its report "Advancing Regional Recommendations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda," the synthesis of a four-month consultation conducted in writing and via teleconferences with 120 regional civil society networks.

States, civil society embarking on new partnership

States, civil society embarking on new partnership

The General Assembly is embarking on a new partnership between Member States and civil society, the President of the 68th body, John Ashe, said highlighting the role of non-governmental organizations and other partners in shaping a new global development agenda.

Despite threat of strike, FAO defends staffing reforms to cut costs

Despite threat of strike, FAO defends staffing reforms to cut costs

Staff at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization seem ready to go on strike, most likely during the Committee on World Food Security slated for next week at the organization’s headquarters in Rome.

Global hunger down, but millions still chronically hungry

Global hunger down, but millions still chronically hungry

842 million people undernourished in 2011-13 - Developing countries make progress but more efforts needed to reach MDG target

$2.5 billion new pledges to boost global anti-poverty goals

$2.5 billion new pledges to boost global anti-poverty goals

The United Nations has received a total of $2.5 billion additional commitments in the race to achieve the global anti-poverty goals by the 2015 deadline.

Asia-Pacific countries stress ‘leave no-one behind’ as critical for the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015

Ministers and high-level representatives from Asia and the Pacific have adopted the ‘Bangkok Declaration of the Asia-Pacific region on the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015’ as the key outcome document of the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Dialogue: From the Millennium Development Goals to the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015, convened by the Royal Government of Thailand with the support of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Amid renewed fighting UN agency urges Central African Republic to protect civilians

Amid renewed fighting UN agency urges Central African Republic to protect civilians

29 August 2013 – Authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) must protect civilians from the fighting which has killed at least 10 people and forced thousands to flee their homes in Bangui, the capital, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

2013 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings - Accreditation OPEN

2013 World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings - Accreditation OPEN

The Annual Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund will be held on October 11 - 13, 2013 in Washington DC.

China joins international efforts to end tax evasion

China signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters at the OECD. All G20 countries have now fulfilled the commitment they made at the Cannes G20 Summit to sign the Convention and move towards automatic exchange of information as the new, global standard.

Key report outlines vision for achieving MDGs, sets future sustainable development agenda

Key report outlines vision for achieving MDGs, sets future sustainable development agenda

Ahead of an upcoming special General Assembly event next month on efforts by Member States to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to define a new development agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a report on 21 August, A Life of Dignity for All , containing updates on the Goals and a vision for the work ahead.



Expert Views on Intergovernmental Organizations

Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: 12 Things to Know about CAREC Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: 12 Things to Know about CAREC
In an increasingly integrated world, regional cooperation is key to the long-term prosperity of nations. Here are 12 things to know about regional cooperation among the countries in Central Asia and between Central Asia and its neighbors.

Inequality seen as bar to development
With the richest 1% of the population now owning 40% of global assets, and the bottom half sharing just 1%, inequality is fast being recognized as a stubborn underlying obstacle to development.

Stalled IMF reforms could leave Fund on shaky ground Stalled IMF reforms could leave Fund on shaky ground
Delays in ratifying historic changes to give emerging markets more power at the International Monetary Fund have threatened the lender's credibility and raised questions about its future funding and governance structure.

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