MMS & UN news -August 2016

 

 “It’s not the number of people that is the threat to the planet. It is the behavior of people that is the threat to the planet.”  Kate Gilmore, the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.

 Dear Readers,

Earth Overshoot day:  On August 8, 2016, we have used as much from nature as our planet can renew in the whole year. June 2016 was the hottest month in record. We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester. It depends on each of us how we use the resources, for more info:  Gentle reminder to change our behavior https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBHW3zlkY44 ,        http://www.overshootday.org/

UNCTAD 14 outcome- a sigh of relief : As usualall the UN conferences are tuff because of the ongoing  power struggle between the developed and developing countries. For over half a …

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UN events August 2016

2 August -16 September :  Conference on Disarmament 2016,

http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/resources/calendar/event /5158

 

 9 August : International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/

 

 12 August: International Youth Day

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes

 

19  August: World Humanitarian Day

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/world

29 August : International Day Against Nuclear Tests

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/day

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MMS & the UN news letter – July 2016

Dear Readers,

July was hectic with numerous meetings and events  at the UN and following are some of the highlights:

HLPF 2016 , 11 – 20 July. The first High-level Political Forum after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, including the three-day ministerial meeting was convened from 11 to 20 July. The preparatory meetings were from 7 July including a Sunday. Delegates, ministers and other stakeholders categorized in to 12 Major groups were the participants besides the UN agencies. One aim of the 10-day event was to bring different parties together to discuss implementation as well as trying to determine how to monitor progress of the 2030 Agenda.

Among the 193 countries, 22 countries volunteered to give their report (NVR) while others were inspired to learn from one another. Some countries included the Civil Society in their team while others did not even consult National NGOs. At the …

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Up coming Events

23-24 May 2016:   Humanitarian summit – Istanbul Turkey

6-7 June 2016: First annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs – New York

23-27 May 2016: 2nd Meeting of the UN Environment Assembly

27-29 May 2016: Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA)

28 May 2016: International Day of Action for Women’s Health

11-20 July2016:  High Level Political Forum – New York…

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News for April

Dear Readers,
Make every day an Earth Day!
International Mother Earth Day April 22 was an opportunity to highlight the interdependence between people and variety of species with which we share this planet. “Trees for the Earth was the Theme of the 2016 Earth day. This year’s observance brings hope of a better future for all Since World leaders from 175 Countries signed the Paris Climate Agreement on the Mother Earth day while 15 countries ratified. There were celebrations, excitements and rejoicing: – Never before had so many countries signed an international agreement on its first day , never before the world had been agreed to address a critical global threat as is climate Change. France the host country of Climate Agreement was the first to sign. When US Secretary of State John Kerry holding his darling granddaughter signed, it was the echo of the 193 young Students paraded in …

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MMS & UN news March 2016

Dear Readers,

Highlights of March includes International days: 8 women’s day, 20-happiness day-, 21-Forest, 22- World Water day and the UN Commission on the status of Women  from 14-24.

Honduran Activist Bertha Cáceres (43 yrs) assassinated: In November 2013 at the time of fraudulent national elections in Honduras,a “death list” surfaced and was given to international observers.  Bertha Cáceres was number one on that list. She continued her work of protecting the people and nature until she was brutally assassinated on March 2,2016.    Here is a link to a brief video “Mother of all Rivers” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh9Sn9oJR94) 2015 Goldman Environmental Award Acceptance Speech of Berta Cáceres  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR1kwx8b0ms

Some of us chose to join the protest for Bertha instead of the UN Women’s day on Mar 8.

International day of happiness :  more news http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-luce/jumping-for-joy-happiness_b_9566064.html

CSW 60 Events and news : Priority theme of the Commission on the Status of …

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