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The 4th special session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-4) will take place in Cancún, Mexico from 9 to 12 March 2015 under the theme "Combating desertification/ land degradation and drought (DLDD) for poverty reduction and sustainable development – the contribution of science, ....

This 3rd of March we celebrate World Wildlife Day with the theme 'Its time to get serious about wildlife crime'.
The 2015 campaign is being used to highlight how organized wildlife crime is contributing to the destruction of wild fauna and flora on an industrial scale.Several global activities ....

From the 26-28 February 2015, the organized symposium will evaluate circumstances in which community-based interventions achieve success in combating current patterns of illegal use and trade of wildlife, gather lessons learnt and guidance to support governments, institutions and organisations in m ....

Date:26-27 February 2015
Venue:Lima, Peru
The UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Regional Gateway for Technology Transfer and Climate Change Action in Latin America and the Caribbean (REGATTA) and the facilitator of REGATTA's Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Community of Practice, Practic ....

Date: 24-27 February 2015 Venue: UNON Nairobi Kenya
The session will be preceded by an IPCC outreach event in UNON on 23 February 2015. In discussion will be the future work of the IPCC ( programme, budget, composition of bureaus, communication) and lessons from the Fifth ....

2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Each year since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat has provided materials so that government age ....

The meeting seeks to address the issue of mobilizing adequate means of implementation – financial resources, technology development and transfer and capacity-building – that will be critical to delivering on and implementing a truly transformative and ambitious post-2015 development agenda.

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Second Forum on Global Citizenship Education will take place under the theme, ‘Planning for Post-2015: Building Peaceful and sustainable societies,' with the aim of providing inputs into the post-2015 development agenda's framework ....

Theme: “Science, Technology and Innovation for the Post-2015 Development Agenda"

The Asia-Pacic UN South-South Development Expo will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (25 - 30 May, 2015). It will be hosted by the Government of Malaysia with support from the UN Office for South-South Co ....

22nd July 2014, media briefing on the main outcomes of China-UNEP-Africa Cooperation Programme on the Environment has been held in Nairobi, attended by delegates from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China, UNEP officials, Chinese and African institutes and journalists from China an ....

UN General Assembly President John Ashe and High-level Delegates at Closing Ceremony

Nairobi, 1 November 2013 – More than $450 million was pledged between investors, green businesses, governments and other parties at the 2013 Global South-South Development Expo as hundreds of participant ....

Chronic food shortages and malnutrition in Africa are often a direct result of poor crop productivity linked to soil nutrient deficiencies and soil acidity. This, coupled with the limited use of fertilizers in the region, has resulted in reduced agricultural productivity.

The Internati ....

In 2012, MedPAN -- the network of managers of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the Mediterranean – and its partners developed a robust capacity building strategy for MPAs. Specifically, collaborators on this project spearheaded a study to assess the needs and priorities across the region through a s ....

In 2012, MedPAN -- the network of managers of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the Mediterranean – and its partners developed a robust capacity building strategy for MPAs. Specifically, collaborators on this project spearheaded a study to assess the needs and priorities across the region through a s ....

With the help of the United Nations Environment Programme, farmers in Nepal are reaping the benefits of the biogas generated by their agricultural activity.

Over the course of 2009 and 2010, UNEP staff partnered with with the Society for Environment and Economic Development Nepal and r ....

Working hand in hand with the United Nations Environment Programme, dozens of countries in the global South have come together to share know-how, resources, and best practices around energy-efficient lighting. The en.lighten initiative – a public-private partnership that brings together developing ....

Five Pacific nations in the global South – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea – have joined with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to establish the Coral Triangle programme. The Coral Triangle initiative is helping to safeguard one of the most extraordinary mar ....

July 2011 Kabul - Nearly 80% of the population in Afghanistan lives in rural areas, with poor road and infrastructure connections to schools, hospitals, and markets. The majority of them have little or no access to electricity. Only 15% of the country is connected to electricity grid, which leaves ....

Nigeria and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago would both forge renewed ties in the areas of energy, technical, cultural, educational and scientific cooperation.

Though, the two countries have existing collaboration in these areas, the ante was upped on Wednesday night, when President ....

14 new pilot countries are to develop national plans towards phasing out incandescent lighting, as part of the UNEP en.lighten Global Efficient Lighting Partnerships Programme. Incandescent lamps have already been phased-out, or are scheduled to be phased-out in most OECD countries, Argentina, Braz ....

The Latin American Development Bank (CAF) recently launched a Regional Innovation Initiative for the Development of Renewable Energy Generation and Energy Efficiency Technologies.

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Africa, Brazil and France have launched a scientific collaboration to fight desertification, with a particular focus on the Sahel region. It aims to integrate information on desertification trends captured through satellite imagery and on-the-ground knowledge and research. It also will build scient ....

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) call on world leaders to invest in Africa's natural capital - partnership to strengthen SSC releases first report.

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With a fund of U.S. $ 1 million, the governments of Uruguay and Mexico to promote projects of technical and scientific cooperation as a way to advance South-South cooperation in the region.

Signed in Uruguay (28 January) by the foreign ministers of both countries, this is the first coope ....

Micro hydro-electric plants linked to a mini-grid offer a cost-effective and renewable option for rural electrification in the hilly and mountainous terrain of Afghanistan and Nepal, say researchers.

For communities located more than ten kilometres away from the nearest grid substation, ....

JAKARTA, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia is scheduled to hold an international event aimed at enhancing its role in South-South Cooperation alignment on April 17 that would be featured with seminar and exhibitions to socialize the country's commitment and policies in the implementation of South-South ....

New breeds of fish that grow about 30 per cent faster than the most common commercial strains will boost food security and farmers' earnings in Egypt and West Africa, according to researchers.

The breeding programmes in Egypt and Ghana use natural selection, where young fish with the des ....

A French research initiative has been launched with the aim of transferring technology and practical knowledge to developing countries in the global South.
The initiative, known as Valorisation Sud (southern development) is spearheaded by the French Agricultural Research Centre for Internatio ....

South Africa plans to boost links between Africa and its partners in the Brazil, Russia, India and China alliance at a landmark summit, which will be held in Durban in March 2013, Xavier Carim, deputy director general at the Department of Trade (DTI) and Industry, said. “The summit theme is Brics a ....

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have submitted a "duly motivated" request to the WTO TRIPS Council for an extension of the transition period for them to comply with the TRIPS Agreement "for as long as the WTO Member remains a least developed country".

A proposed draft decision anne ....

By Martin Khor, Executive Director, South Centre

A big battle is taking place at the UN climate conference in Doha. In the first week of the two-week meeting, the developed countries have made it clear they want to close down the working group that has been the main negotiating forum on ....

The journey of Zhang Lan is the tale of an entrepreneur who exemplifies the story of globalization. She has gone from working many part-time jobs while studying overseas, to becoming one of China’s most successful food
entrepreneurs.

Starting with a very small and humble restaurant ....

Vienna / Nairobi, 19 November 2012 - Efforts by developing countries in the ‘global south’ to tackle degraded habitats, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and support renewable energy are the focus of a week-long event in Vienna, which starts today.
The past decade has seen the ....

The 2012 World Resources Forum in Beijing calls for better international resource governance; developing countries and emerging economies meet at the drawing board to design the future of the world’s resources use

Beijing, 23 October 2012. “The Chinese approach of a harmonisation of eco ....

AMCEN members resolved to promote South-South Cooperation, including through intra-Africa and Africa-Brazil-China cooperation for sustainable development in Africa, and to effectively integrate the economic, environmental and social dimensions into local, national and regional development policies ....

Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech on South-South Cooperation at the UNEP side-event, Cop11 of the CBD, Hyderabad, India

It is an honour and a privilege to be invited to share some of South Africa’s experiences on South-South Cooperation in the field of environment and biodive ....

South Centre Statement on Global Finance Issues at G24 Ministerial Meeting

Below is the statement of the South Centre on global financial issues that was circulated at the G24 Ministerial meeting in Tokyo on 11 October. The Centre was represented by Dr Manuel Montes at the meeting.

The geothermal heat produced by the earth’s molten core is a resource receiving more and more attention across
the global South. Properly harnessed, geothermal energy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_energy) offers
a low-cost, non-polluting source of power and hot water that does ....

While global attention on the crisis focuses on Europe, a new book by UNICEF’s Policy Division details how the economic crisis continues to inflict devastating social consequences worldwide.

“A Recovery for All: Rethinking Socioeconomic Policies for Children and Poor Households” analy ....

15 September 2012: The Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) for Climate Change Experience Sharing Workshop aimed to: showcase best TNA practices; get feedback from participating countries on conducting and reporting TNAs and Technology Action Plans (TAPs); enhance capacity of National TNA Coordinators ....

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- China's HNA Group on Sunday received the 2012 South-South Awards for its charity projects in parts of China and Africa over the past eight years.

The honor was granted by South-South News, a digital media platform initiated in February 2010 during the 16th ....

The third International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM3), on Friday extended until 2015 a Trust Fund that has to-date provided over US$31 million to improve the management of potentially hazardous chemicals in 105 countries, providing a welcome boost to efforts to safeguard human health a ....

On 22 December 2011, the General Assembly, in its decision 66/550, decided that, beginning in 2012, the observance of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation would be changed from 19 December to 12 September, to mark the day in 1978 when the United Nations Conference on Technical Coopera ....

Geneva / Nairobi / Mexico City / New York, 5 September 2012 – Coordinated action by governments and industry is urgently needed to reduce the growing risks to human health and the environment posed by the unsustainable management of chemicals worldwide, according to a new report by the United Natio ....

The new Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) was officially launched at Tongji University in Shanghai on June 5th during the 2012 International Students Conference on Environment and Sustainability and the Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme on Environment for Sus ....

At the recent China Ecological Forum held in Beijing on July 20th, a special session was held on the topic of “Rio+20 and South-South Cooperation”.

Various leaders were present and made keynote speeches on the importance of ensuring that South-South Cooperation agendas are conducted in ....

Due to the over-exploitation of fisheries in Lake Victoria, food security increases to be an issue in Kenya. However, the Kenyan Fisheries Permanent Secretary, Japhet Ntiba, believes that the solution may be found in nearby water sources.

The German and Israeli governments have partnere ....

Gaborone (Botswana), 17 August 2012: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today unveiled a new standardized baseline* for the Southern Africa region's electric power grid - a major step forward in efforts to boost access to climate-friendly investment in Africa that will reduce, by an e ....

At the June 2012 Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, the kingdom's prime minister, Jigmi Thinley, announced plans to convert all his nation's agricultural land to organic farms with, he said in his speech, "the 'raised in Bhutan' label synonymous with 'organically grown.'"

The ....

With support of Peru, Ecuador is developing policies to protect its genetic resources against biopiracy.

Rural poverty and food insecurity continue to be serious challenges in many developing countries. But a new thrust for partnerships is providing a key to overcoming these challenges. The potential of South-South cooperation to advance development and poverty reduction is increasingly evident, espec ....

We are living in interesting and perilous times. The Chinese word for crisis is made up of two characters – danger and opportunities. Times of danger also offer opportunities to those who are able to use them to their advantage. The international economy is in its worst crisis since the Great Depre ....

A new regional initiative will help ten Central African countries to set up advanced national forest monitoring systems, FAO announced today. The forestry project will be managed jointly by the Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) and FAO in close collaboration with the Brazilian National I ....

The Chinese government has signaled its support for a future national study on the value of the country's ecosystems and biodiversity, during a high-level meeting in Beijing. Such a study would be based on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB); a UNEP-hosted initiative which calls for ....

Some 290 policy makers and practitioners from 46 countries and international organizations convened on Tuesday in Bali for the High-Level Meeting on South-South cooperation to push for knowledge exchange among countries within the cooperation scheme.

South Sudan on Monday described ties with Israel as “strong and historical” and that it was for two states to embrace and promote economic and diplomatic cooperation, particularly technical assistance in agriculture development and water conservation mechanisms.

The government made the p ....

Following his call, Kuwait responded by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD). The memorandum took place on Wednesday, the 23rd of May, 2012.

The signing of this MoU between Kuwait and GORD comes in line with the shared ....

The world economy is as fragile today as in 2009. Developing countries are very vulnerable to a slowdown caused by the Eurozone crisis. There has been no global reforms and the G20 is ineffective. Thus the role of the UN on global economic issues is vital. These are highlights of the speech by the ....

As seen over and again during recurrent financial crises in both developing and advanced economies (DEs and AEs), including the recent global crisis originating in the US and Europe, financial instability and boom-bust cycles undermine all three ingredients of sustainable development – economic de ....

With the background of the recently finished United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, which took place in Rio de Janeiro in June, and the just completed Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on the China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing, this special session of the China Ec ....

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, in Beijing, 19 July, 2012.