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Ha Noi, 22 May 2018 - The International Day of Biodiversity 2018 themed "Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity" marks the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity and celebrates worldwide achievements over the years. On this occasion, the Ministry...Read more
On 11 May 2018, a team of national and international experts under the leadership of UNDP Viet Nam visited the Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh Province. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the refurbishment of the Museum of the National Park, after which the Museum will open its door to th...Read more
By BIOFIN Cuba Constituido Comité Directivo Nacional de BIOFIN en Cuba El pasado 11 de abril, tuvo lugar en la sede de la Oficina del PNUD en La Habana, el acto de constitución del Comité Directivo Nacional de la iniciativa BIOFIN, presidido por el Vice Ministro del Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología...Read more

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UN oceans summit brings unprecedented show of Ocean unity

The future looks much brighter for the world’s oceans after a United Nations summit agreed a flurry of actions to tackle the crisis in our seas. Delegates and campaigners hailed the meeting as a potential game-changer as world leaders pledged to clamp down on plastic river pollution in East Asia, protect crucial barrier reefs and reduce the spread of contaminated water leaking from the ballast of giant tankers.

Fifteenth Anniversary of Equator Initiative celebrates local action on marine and coastal challenges

New York, 8 June - The UN Development Programme (UNDP), Equator Initiative and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme launched a new report - Making Waves: Community Solutions, Sustainable Oceans coinciding with the 15th Anniversary of the Equator Initiative and the World Oceans Day, as part of the historic Ocean Conference (5-9 June) to renew momentum towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14,  Life Below Water.

Africa: At Ocean Conference, UN Agencies Commit to Cutting Harmful Fishing Subsidies

As the international community focuses this week on preserving the health of global oceans and seas, the United Nations agencies on agriculture, environment and trade are committing to the sustainable trade of fisheries. The agencies - the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - are due to announce the commitment today at The Ocean Conference, which opened yesterday at UN Headquarters in New York and wraps up on Friday, 9 June.

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