Washington, 4 July 2017 — The following brief is an outcome document from the High-level Climate and Energy Dialogue held on April 20, 2017, at the UN Foundation in Washington, DC, as part of the Acceleration Dialogues. The dialogue was moderated by Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and CEO Sustainable Energy for All. This guidance aims to open a discussion among ministers about how to integrate climate-smart fiscal resilience considerations into their far-reaching day-to-day responsibilities.
Nicosia, 8 March 2017 — News from the Cyprus Women’s Peacebuilding Coalition. The "Pathways towards Sustainable Peace" White Book on "Building United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, Peace and Security Agenda in Cyprus" is the result of the hard work and efforts put forward by participants at the conference: Pathways Towards Sustainable Peacebuilding on November [...]
Marrakech, 14 November 2016 — On the middle Sunday of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (the COP22), the high-level dialogue series Accelerating Progress, Advancing Innovation brought together leaders in government, business, science, and policy advocacy together to outline pathways for accelerating national climate action.
Gina Torry Kvinners og minoriteters rettigheter er spesielt vektlagt i fredsavtalen i Colombia. I motsetning til sine forgjengere har den colombianske presidenten Juan Manuel Santos forstått at en ubøyelig militær tilnærming, der vinneren tar alt, ikke ville føre frem. Resultatene fra de årene colombianske myndighetene har ført en «tøff militær politikk», er væpnede konflikter, overgrep [...]
by Gina Torry Unlike his predecessors, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos figured out that a winner take all, hardline, military approach would not win the war. Years of ‘military toughness’ by the Colombian government resulted in years of armed conflict, mass atrocities, horrendous human rights abuses, and a large proportion of the population living at [...]
Minneapolis, 10 November 2015 — On October 26th, the second day of the Minneapolis conference, climate experts and business leaders joined a high-level dialogue — convened by Partnership for Change and Citizens’ Climate Education — to focus on how to accelerate development and deployment of low-carbon technologies and climate-smart business practices. The dialogue was co-chaired by Marilyn Carlson Nelson and former United States Vice President Walter Mondale.
by Gina Torry For anyone who has ever asked themselves if their voice as a citizen matters or could make a difference when it come to peace and security — the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, has issued a resounding response: Indeed. When citizens from all walks of life and backgrounds [...]