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Launch of UN-REDD report


As countries gather for the Bonn Climate Change Conference, the UN-REDD Programme will release a report emphasizing the urgent need to enhance national climate action plans also known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to effectively protect, restore and manage the world’s forests, which is essential for achieving the Paris Agreement goals.

Titled "Raising ambition, accelerating action: Towards enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions for forests,” the report reveals that current NDC commitments are lacking, with fewer than half of the top 20 tropical deforestation countries setting measurable forest targets. Experts will discuss the necessary actions to align NDC ambition with global commitments to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030.  

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day was established by the UN General Assembly on February 12, 2009 in order to highlight the crucial role that oceans play in our daily lives, as well as to inform society about the impact of human actions on the ocean.

The ocean covers over 70% of the planet. It is our life source, supporting humanity’s sustenance and that of every other organism on earth.

The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen, it is home to most of earth’s biodiversity, and is the main source of protein for more than a billion people around the world. Not to mention, the ocean is key to our economy with an estimated 40 million people being employed by ocean-based industries by 2030.

Even though all its benefits, the ocean is now in need of support.

With 90% of big fish populations depleted, and 50% of coral reefs destroyed, we are taking more from the ocean than can be replenished. We need to work together to create a new balance with the ocean that no longer depletes its bounty but instead restores its vibrancy and brings it new life.

Previews

The 29th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - COP29

In Solidarity for a Green World

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Events

Launch of UN-REDD report

World Oceans Day

Russian Language Day

Programs

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World environment day

World Environment day draws attention to environmental issues. World Environment Day was established in 1972 by the United Nations Assembly and held annually on 5th June And led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

World Environment Day 2024 focuses on land restoration, halting desertification and building drought resilience under the slogan “Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration.” We cannot turn back time, but we can grow forests, revive water sources, and bring back soils. We are the generation that can make peace with land. Land restoration is a key pillar of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).

 In June 2024, a number of important events will be held to draw attention to solving climate change issues.


Goal of the month

With current progress falling far short of what is required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, this year’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on 8 to 18 July at UN Headquarters in New York will be critical to turbocharging efforts to accelerate SDG implementation in the remaining six years. Under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Forum is the main platform for reviewing the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. 

This year, the Forum will convene under the theme of “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises: the effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions”.

Five SDGs will be reviewed in depth:

The forum will include a three-day ministerial segment from 15 July to 17 July, with the last day of the High-Level Segment of ECOSOC being held on 18 July.

During the Ministerial Segment, over 30 countries will carry out voluntary national reviews (VNRs) of their implementation of the 2030 Agenda and share their experiences and best practices at HLPF. These include: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belize, Brazil, Chad, Colombia, Congo (Republic of the), Costa Rica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Georgia, Guinea, Honduras, Kenya, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Libya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Palau, Peru, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Additionally, during the Ministerial Segment, countries will participate in the general debate “From the SDG Summit to the Summit of the Future”. This debate will be an opportunity to exchange experiences, transformative actions and initiatives following the 2023 SDG Summit, as well as highlight priorities and expectations for the upcoming Summit of the Future on 22 to 23 September at UN Headquarters in New York.

Find out more about the discussions taking place at HLPF by consulting the draft programme and the schedule of VNR labs



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Local Solutions to Global Problems

The Youth Contest. Grand Prix - educational program in Switzerland

A series of UN events on information and communication technologies and artificial intelligence

From May 27 to 31, 2024, a series of events dedicated to aspects of artificial intelligence and issues of the information community are taking place at the UN venues.

The WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event is scheduled to be held from 27 to 31 May.

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a two-phase United Nations (UN) summit, first introduced by Tunisia in 1998. The summit aims to create an evolving multi-stakeholder platform to address issues raised by information and communication technologies (ICTs) at the national, regional, and international levels. 

The goal is to build a people-centric, inclusive, and development-oriented Information Society.

It brings together various stakeholders, including governments, civil societies, private sectors, academia, international organizations, and technical communities, to network, partner, and share insights on achieving Sustainable Development Goals through the framework of WSIS Action Lines. 


Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4)


In Antigua and Barbuda 27-30 May, the international community will gather to review SIDS’ sustainable development progress and propose a new decade of partnerships and solutions to supercharge their path to resilient prosperity. Global lockdowns left large holes in islands’ coffers and severely set back efforts to invest in the Sustainable Development Goals. Meanwhile, climate action is becoming increasingly urgent, as weather-related disasters have doubled in two decades: with island nations both most vulnerable and least responsible.

SIDS4 will aim to “agree on a new programme of action for SIDS with a focus on practical and impactful solutions and to forge new partnerships and cooperation at all levels”. Participants will discuss concrete, measurable targets to support SIDS in achieving their sustainable development objectives over the next ten years. 

UN Chief on Small Island Developing States.

Experts

Elena Feoktistova

Deputy Chair of the Steering Committee. The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship

Natalia Dorpeko

Executive director of the Association "National Network of the Global Compact"

Irina Bakhtina

Independent director

Sasha Boldyreva

Executive Director at Russian Donors Forum

Butmanov Anton

Sustainability Directorate of En + Group

Julia Mazanova

Deputy General Director for Sustainable Development and Corporate Communications of Management Company «Metalloinvest»

Poppel Natalia

Head of CSR and Brand department, Severstal

Benefits
Joining the Global Compact Network Russia – the Association “National Network of the Global Compact” – opens for the UN Global Compact participants additional opportunities – those mentioned above and stated below.