Events by Topic: Sustainable Development
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
Sustainable development focuses on improving the quality of life for all of the Earth's citizens without increasing the use of natural resources beyond the capacity of the environment to supply them indefinitely. It requires an understanding that inaction has consequences and that we must find innovative ways to change institutional structures and influence individual behaviour. It is about taking action, changing policy and practice at all levels, from the individual to the international.
Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, sustainable development has emerged as a new paradigm of development, integrating economic growth, social development and environmental protection as interdependent and mutually supportive elements of long-term development. Sustainable development also emphasizes a participatory, multi-stakeholder approach to policy making and implementation, mobilizing public and private resources for development and making use of the knowledge, skills and energy of all social groups
concerned with the future of the planet and its people.
Page 3High-level Review Meeting of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
24 - 25 September, 2010
The high-level review meeting will provide the international community with an opportunity to conduct a thorough assessment of the progress made, lessons learned and constraints encountered in the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation and agree on what needs to be done to furth...
UN MDG Side-Event: "Population and Environment: Linking MDGs 5 and 7"
21 September, 2010
This UN MDG Side-Event on "Population and Environment: Linking MDGs 5 and 7" will highlight connections among population, gender, reproductive health, and environmental sustainability/climate change issues, and demonstrate the benefits of integrated approaches to achieving the MDGs, particularly MDG...
Photo Exhibit New Perspectives: Dominican Republic
20 September - 01 October, 2010
From September 20 to October 1, 2010, Fundaciˇn Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) and Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), in partnership with the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, will present a photography exhibit at the United Nations he...
Open-ended Intergovernmental Ad Hoc Expert Group on Forest Financing
13 - 17 September, 2010
XXIII IUFRO World Congress:
23 - 28 August, 2010
Organised by IUFRO, Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI)
Barinu Institute/Olof Palme Banquet
14 August, 2010 -
In honor of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, Barinu Institute for Economic Development presents this high profile event to launch its ┐A State of the Arts Building Project┐. The $10 million dollar project will serve as a focal point of international relations, mutual cooperation, peace, de...
THE OLOF PALME MEMORIAL LECTURE RECEPTION
12 August, 2010 -
Please join the Barinu Institute for Economic Development in a reception honoring the life and legacy of Olof Palme, Former Prime Minister of Sweden, 1969-1976 and 1982-1986. The reception will take place following the Olof Palme Memorial Lecture by Ms. Lisa Laskaridis.. Furthermore, in the spirit o...
THE OLOF PALME MEMORIAL LECTURE
12 August, 2010 -
The Barinu Institute for Economic Development is holding a lecture in memory of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, highlighting his international efforts as a man of renowned and candid abilities in foreign policy, outspokenness, and commitment to international peace and democracy.
7th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations
04 - 06 August, 2010
THE 7th ANNUAL YOUTH ASSEMBLY AT THE UNITED
NATIONS (YA) WILL TAKE PLACE AT UN
HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK, AUGUST 4 ┐ 6, 2010.
THE YOUTH ASSEMBLY GATHERS YOUTH LEADERS
(16 - 24 YEARS OLD) FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND
INVOLVES THEM IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE UN
GEF Council Meeting
29 June - 01 July, 2010
Organised by GEF Secretariat