Draft Recommendations for a Small Island Developing States Partnership Framework

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5 May 2015 – Nearly 300 partnerships between governments, businesses and civil society organizations from all over the world to support small island developing states were registered in the run-up to and at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, held in Apia, Samoa, in September 2014. The commitments made through the partnerships are valued at over USD $1.9 billion.

Policy Matters Call for Contributions

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The next edition of CEESP’s peer reviewed journal, Policy Matters — From Solutions to Resolutions: A New Social Compact for Just and Effective Conservation of Biocultural Diversity is calling for contributions (Issue 20, 2015).

Traditonal knowledge workshop at the country level

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A national capacity-building workshop on traditional knowledge and customary sustainable use, for indigenous peoples representing all the nine provinces, various islands, tribes and societies in the Solomon Islands, on the 19-20 March 2015. The workshop gathered a total of 35 participants representing indigenous peoples, NGOs, international AID donors, churches, youths, women, schools and government ministries.

Upcoming: Project Access Global Capacity Training Workshop for Indigenous Peoples

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Upcoming: from the 15-17th of April, a three-day “Project Access” intensive workshop focusing on Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations system will take place. The workshop aims to better prepare Indigenous Peoples to engage the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and other international processes.

Post-2015 process

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The debate on what should follow the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015 is thoroughly underway. There is a new meeting, report or conference on the subject somewhere in the world almost every day!