The UN is looking for input from experts on priorities for global sustainable development. Here is your chance to have your voice heard in the latest Global Sustainable Development Report: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1621#ideas
The aims of the report are to:
The International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) will be held on 18-22 November 2013, at United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi, Kenya. The CrisisMappers Conference is the leading humanitarian technology event of the year, bringing together the most important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with the world's best technology companies, academics, journalists and hackers.
Last year's conference in Washington DC drew well over 400 active participants to define the cutting edge of humanitarian technology. The theme for ICCM 2013 is “Humanitarian Technology Innovation In and Out of Africa.” It will highlight humanitarian innovation and technology in and outside Africa to cross-fertilize lessons learned and best practices. Related themes of ICCM 2013 thus include national and regional crisis mapping & early warning projects; grassroots, people-centered mapping and development; communicating with disaster affected communities; crowdsourcing crisis information; big data analytics; social computing and information forensics; and next-generation humanitarian technology solutions.
UNPFA attended the High Level Committee on Programming’s (HLCP) Working Group on Climate Change meeting on July 18, 2013. The meeting discussed the organizational aspects of COP-19 (http://www.cop19.org/), in particularly, the holding of UN system side events. Deadlines for submitting the side event and exhibitions proposals had been set. UNFPA proposed to organize an event showcasing UNFPA’s progress on work on data for adaptation, including on resilience, social impacts, science and knowledge, with a focus on action and implementation on the ground. UNFPA stressed the opportunity for Working Group members to use these side events as mechanism to work together outside of the COP. Detailed information about submitting side events on COP-19 can be found at https://seors.unfccc.int/seors.