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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:40
Join the next biggest European event following Rio+20. Governance and finance for sustainable development will be at the forefront of the 7th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, which will take place in the City of Geneva, a global leader in international finance and trade, and international diplomacy and cooperation.   The City of Geneva, its local partners, as well as the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 10:19
Africa’s cities are growing very rapidly. By 2050, it is projected that over 1.2 billion people (60 percent of all Africans) will live in urban areas. For the UN’s Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the challenges are to help Africans to better harness the productive potential of their cities and to cope with the increased demands for municipal services and decent housing, so that more and... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 15:57
This working paper contains the following: A. Serving the Public Interest B. The Legal Framework: Legal Tender                                                                           Issue of Hong Kong Currency                                                 Convertibility                                                                           Power of Control over the Monetary Base... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 14:05
Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced that Australia will provide more funding to help millions of people in developing countries access clean water and sanitation. For people in developing countries, the simple act of hand-washing can mean the difference between life and death. Pneumonia, trachoma, scabies, skin and eye infections, diarrhoea: the risks posed by these diseases are dramatically... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 12:49
Municipalika is India’s only Event on City Infrastructure & Sustainable Urban Development. Municipalika 2013 - the 11th Conference and Exhibition - will focus on "Good Urban Governance for Safe, Healthy, Green, Inclusive and Smart Cities." India’s urban population has grown from 286 million in 2001 to 377 million in 2011, representing 31.16% of the country’s total population. This is... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 12:34
The BMW Group and the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) are inviting organizations to apply for the Intercultural Innovation Award. Grassroots initiatives that are promoting intercultural understanding and cooperation in new and sustainable ways shall be recognized.   The Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the BMW Group and the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 12:12
Rio de Janeiro 22 June 2012. The nations of the world have recognized the crucial role ofbiodiversity in ensuring sustainable development in the outcome document of the Rio + 20conference and called for greater efforts to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity. The outcome document, entitled: “The Future we Want,” agreed by heads of state in Rio deJaneiro reiterated the international... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 11:20
Prime Minister Julia Gillard today announced that Australia will provide more funding to help millions of people in developing countries access clean water and sanitation. For people in developing countries, the simple act of hand-washing can mean the difference between life and death. Pneumonia, trachoma, scabies, skin and eye infections, diarrhoea: the risks posed by these diseases are... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 10:21
Post-independence Rwanda was characterized by divisionism, prejudice and hatred among the citizens, climaxing at the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, during which over a million people died in a period of 100 days. July 4, 1994 marked the beginning of a new chapter for the country after the Rwandese Patriotic Army (RPA) rebels, now Rwanda Defence Forces, led by now-President Paul Kagame, took... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 08:13
ICLEI’s evaluation of the outcomes of Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development which took place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from 20 - 22 June 2012, focuses on the organisation’s involvement in three key aspects of the summit. The document highlights ICLEI’s advocacy role, the organisation of the Rio+20 Global Town Hall, and the participation of ICLEI’s political leadership and senior... Read more

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