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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
subjects Ecology & Environment | Intergovernmental Organizations | Environmental Sustainability | Climate Change | UN

ADB Assistance to Typhoon Recovery Reaches $1 Billion

ADB Assistance to Typhoon Recovery Reaches $1 Billion

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has so far approved $900 million in assistance for livelihood restoration, infrastructure reconstruction climate resilience initiatives in communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda, as well as budget support to the Government of the Philippines.
subjects Asia & Pacific | Global Partnership | Emergencies, Crises, Conflicts and Disasters | Humanitarian Aid

G8 land deal to boost land rights in Ethiopia

G8 land deal to boost land rights in Ethiopia

Government of Ethiopia partners with the G8 to improve land governance. The Governments announced agreeing to enter a land country partnership to work together to improve rural land governance for economic growth and to protect the land rights of local citizens in Ethiopia
subjects Europe | Africa | Food Security | G8

Australian C20 launches online consultations with civil society

Australian C20 launches online consultations with civil society

Consultations with civil society ahead of next year’s G20 summit to be held in Australia commenced today with the launch of the C20 website.
subjects Global Partnership | G20 | Civil Society | Civil20

EDD13: Follow and share sessions via live web-streaming!

EDD13: Follow and share sessions via live web-streaming!

Live web-streaming will allow you to follow and share 20 auditorium sessions during the two days of EDD13 on 26 and 27 November 2013.
subjects Europe | Global Partnership | Development | MDGs | Post 2015 Agenda

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.
subjects Europe | Finance, Crisis, Money | Inequality | Intergovernmental Organizations

Russian Sherpa to the G20 appointed

Russian Sherpa to the G20 appointed

President Putin has officially appointed Svetlana Lukash as Russian G20 Sherpa.
subjects Russia & Ex-USSR | G20

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.
subjects Global Partnership | Accountability | Development | Civil Society | Intergovernmental Organizations | The World Bank

Insecurity obstructs social, economic development in Latin America - UN Report

Insecurity obstructs social, economic development in Latin America - UN Report

Latin America remains the most unequal and most insecure region in the world, the United Nations reported today, calling for inclusive economic growth and enhanced security and justice institutions as the most efficient ways to reduce insecurity.
subjects South/Latin America | Finance, Crisis, Money | Gender Equality | Development | Inequality | Civil Society

Aid pours into storm-hit Philippines, but not enough

Aid pours into storm-hit Philippines, but not enough

Three days after one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded wreaked havoc throughout the central Philippines, leaving countless dead and billions in damage, the international aid community has responded, rallying to provide aid to the helpless victims.
subjects Asia & Pacific | Multilateral Aid | Emergencies, Crises, Conflicts and Disasters | Humanitarian Aid

Typhoon leaves at least 10,000 dead in Philippines

Typhoon leaves at least 10,000 dead in Philippines

TACLOBAN, Philippines - One of the most powerful storms ever recorded, Typhoon Haiyan has killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines province of Leyte.
subjects Asia & Pacific | Emergencies, Crises, Conflicts and Disasters

Typhoon Haiyan: 'More than 120 dead' in Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan: 'More than 120 dead' in Philippines

More than 120 people have been reported killed by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, after the massive storm passed through the country on Friday.
subjects Asia & Pacific | Climate Change | Emergencies, Crises, Conflicts and Disasters

Human rights groups' open letter to David Cameron on surveillance

Human rights groups' open letter to David Cameron on surveillance

'National security should never be used to justify preventing disclosures of illegalities or wrongdoing,' says coalition
subjects Human Rights

CivilBRICS Conference to be held in Moscow

CivilBRICS Conference to be held in Moscow

International Conference “Civil society and international partnership in the field of education, science, culture, ecology and business»  will be held in Moscow on November 13, 2013
subjects Russia & Ex-USSR | BRICS

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
subjects Open Government | Multilateral Aid | G8 | Poverty and Hunger | Accountability | Development | Civil Society | NGOs | Intergovernmental Organizations | Official Development Assistance (ODA)

0.3% of GDP Would Protect East Asia from Climate Change - ADB Report

About 12 million people in 23 East Asian cities are at risk from rising sea levels, severe storms, and more intense drought caused by climate change that could jeopardize $864 billion in assets, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warns.
subjects Asia & Pacific | Ecology & Environment | Environmental Sustainability | Climate Change

Civil Society Organisations, a key role to play in Africa-EU relation

Civil Society Organisations, a key role to play in Africa-EU relation

Closing Session of the Civil Society Organisation Forum of the EU-Africa Partnership / Brussels
subjects Europe | Africa | Development | Civil Society | NGOs

EU confirms its support for West Africa's development and integration

EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs will today announce new financial support for West Africa1 for the period 2014-2020, during a round of discussions with Ministers and other authorities of the countries in the region on the priorities to be funded during the next 7 years. This support will amount to some €6.4 billion (subject to confirmation by the European Parliament and Council) and is expected to support investments that generate growth and job creation for the 300 million citizens of West Africa.
subjects Europe | Africa | Multilateral Aid | Development | Official Development Assistance (ODA)

EU Aid In €36billion Funding Gap Ahead of 2015 UN Targets

European aid to poor countries is stalling, with aid cut or stagnant in 19 EU countries.
subjects Europe | Multilateral Aid | Development | Official Development Assistance (ODA) | Humanitarian Aid

Global Frackdown: World protests shale gas production

Global Frackdown: World protests shale gas production

Thousands of people worldwide are expected to join the Global Frackdown protest on October 19. ‘Fracktivists’ from over 20 countries will gather to demand an end to fracking and “dangerous” shale gas drillings.
subjects Ecology & Environment | Campaigning | Civil Society | Environmental Sustainability | Climate Change | Green Energy & Green Growth