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UN General Assembly Adopts a Resolution on ESD

On 28 November, 2017, the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution reaffirming Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It affirms ESD as ‘a vital means of implementation for sustainable development’, and calls to ‘scale up education for sustainable action through implementation of the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development’, highlighting UNESCO's role in leading and coordinating the Education 2030 Agenda, through the SDG Education 2030 Steering Committee.

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UNU-IAS and UN ESCAP Guidelines on Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

UNU-IAS and UN ESCAP are developing guidelines on multi-stakeholder partnerships for the Agenda 2030 in Asia Pacific. To produce them, they need your input. Submit this questionnaire until October 6th. Read more

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Survey on Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration for Impactful Sustainability Research and Education at the Community Level

Isabel Franco, a JSPS Research Postdoctoral Fellow at Keio University and UNU-IAS, is conducting an online survey to understand stakeholders’ perceptions about how universities collaborate with local communities on impactful sustainability education and research. Your feedback will help to build knowledge about pressing challenges and opportunities in a multi-stakeholder collaborative environment. Read more

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UNU-IAS Signs Letter of Agreement with IPBES Strengthening the Collaboration in Biodiversity

Photo: Dr. Kazuhiko Takemoto (UNU-IAS) and Dr. Anne Larigauderie (IPBES)

On 24 July 2017, the United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) entered a Letter of Agreement (LoA) with the Intergovernmental Science - Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).  The LoA highlights the nature of the collaboration in all its terms and conditions.

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WHO and CBD Link Biodiversity and Health with 1st Interagency Meeting

The first Interagency Liaison Group on Biodiversity and Health (ILG), jointly organized by the Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the World Health Organization (WHO) was held in Geneva on 4-5 May 2017. The core objective of the meeting was to strengthen the collaboration and policy coherence between key agencies that work at the intersection of human health and biodiversity.

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IPBES Plan on Capacity Building Well Under Way For 2017/2018

Photo: Courtesy IPBES

The fifth Meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) Task Force on Capacity-building, was held at the Norwegian Environment Agency, in Trondheim, Norway, on 26-28 April 2017. Naoya Tsukamoto and Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana represented UNU-IAS at the meeting. 

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