Archives for posts with tag: Rio+20

UNSG Ban Ki-moon adopts 6-month old lion cub, whose Kiswahili name Tumaini means “HOPE”, to show solidarity for preservation efforts of Kenyan people, & as token of concern for Kenya Wildlife Service & park rangers.

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At UN, Countries to Consider Need for Global Instrument to Protect Marine Biodiversity

Positive move for marine biodiversity & conservation from UN this week, including UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling in Whaling Case: Australia vs Japan eliciting temporary halt to whaling activities in Antarctic affecting fin, humpback, & minke whales.

PARTICIPATE AT ONLINE FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT for ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES, By Ambassador Mo
Take part in this Monday (September 24, 2012) meeting Special Ministerial Meeting at the United Nations via social media with the theme of “Building the Future We Want” hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
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ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Blog Report: SAVING THE OCEANS – A REINVIGORATING CONCEPT, By Ambassador Mo
“What we need is to create new momentum for ocean sustainability. The Oceans Compact sets out a strategic vision for the UN System to deliver more coherently and effectively on its oceans-related mandates, consistent with the Rio+20 outcome,” offered UNSG Ban Ki-moon as he launched a new initiative to reinvigorate protection of the oceans and its resources. –MORE–
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Blog Report: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS NETWORK INITIATIVE by UN, By Ambassador Mo
New independent global network of research centers, universities & technical institutions to help find solutions for some of world’s most pressing environmental, social & economic problems was launched today (8-9-2012) by UN. Headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. of Earth Institute at Columbia University & longstanding UN adviser/advocate on poverty & economic issues working with  UNSG’s office as well as candidate for post of World Bank President.
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ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Watch Film Report from The World Bank: THE OCEANS PARTNERSHIP
The Global Partnership for Oceans, officially launched at the Rio+20 Conference in June 2012, is a partnership of over 100 governments, international agencies, civil society groups, & private sector companies. It mobilizes knowledge & financial resources to address the threats to the health of the world’s oceans. –WATCH–
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WATCH Film Report: RHINO UNDER THREAT
UN TV & Secretariat of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora (CITES) launched at Rio + 20 film Rhino Under Threat. From parks in South Africa & Swaziland, to crowded streets of Hanoi in Viet Nam, film shows the brutality of current spike in illegal killing.
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