World Day to Combat Desertification Global Observance
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Event: 2015 Global Land Forum[viewed]

The 2015 Global Land Forum will take place under the theme 'Land governance for inclusive development, justice and sustainability: time for action'.

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Event: Colloquium on Forests and Climate: New Thinking for Transformational Change[viewed]

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Earth Institute of Columbia University are convening this meeting to promote discussion on future priorities for research in forest and landscape governance and on the valuation of ecosystem services.

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Event: Global Dialogue on Family Farming[viewed]

The Global Dialogue on Family Farming is part of a series of events focusing on family farming as part of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).

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UNESCO World Heritage Paper Highlights SIDS' Cultural Heritage and Resources[viewed]

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has published a paper on 'Safeguarding Precious Resources for Island Communities,' as a contribution to the International Year of small island developing States (SIDS). The paper describes the evolution of the SIDS agenda, highlights SIDS in the World Heritage Convention (WHC) context, and includes seven thematic papers on shared concerns and challenges across SIDS, such as disaster risk management (DRM) and building resilience to climate change, land management and sustainable tourism.

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Adaptation Fund Approves Project in Belize, Accredits Namibian NIE[viewed]

In August, the Adaptation Fund has approved a US$6 million marine conservation and climate change adaptation project in Belize, and accredited the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) as a National Implementing Entity (NIE).

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Event: 2015 Spring Meetings of World Bank and IMF[viewed]

The 2015 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will bring together thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector.

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Event: International Conference on Mountain People Adapting to Change[viewed]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is organizing an international conference on 'Mountain People Adapting to Change: Solutions Beyond Boundaries Bridging Science, Policy, and Practice'.

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Event: Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming[viewed]

As part of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), FAO will convene an international Forum on Communication for Development and Community Media for Family Farming (FCCM) to showcase the role of Communication for Development (ComDev) methods and tools as a driver for innovation and family farmers' participation in rural development strategies.

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Event: 2014 Annual Meetings of World Bank and IMF[viewed]

The 2014 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) will bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development and aid effectiveness.

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Event: Global Consultation on Communication for Development, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming and Rural Development[viewed]

To help propel family farmers' voices forward, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) are hosting a series of three, simultaneous regional consultations, followed by one global consultation.

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