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Special Call for Abstracts: 2024 UNC Water and Health Conference - October 14-18

  Special Call for Abstracts  Unfinished Business of WASH in High-Income Countries   Photo by Tom Fuldner, 2023   Dear Colleague,  The Water Institute is announcing a Special Call for Abstracts for the 2024 UNC Water and Health Conference, being held October 14-18

Possible Candidates for the next Secretary General - Amina Mohammed - Part 1

Amina J. Mohammed. (2024, April 6). In Wikipedia. OPINION  by Felix Dodds, Chris Spence  First published by Inter Press Service on Monday, April 15, 2024,  available here .  APEX, North Carolina / DUBLIN, Ireland, Apr 15 (IPS) - Could a UN insider take the top job? Amina J. Mohammed is the current Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. She has been in the role since early 2017, making her something of a veteran within senior circles. With current UN Secretary-General António Guterres set to step down in 2026, who is in the running to replace him? A seven-part series reveal who might be in the running and assess their chances. The potential candidates include Amina J. Mohammed (Nigeria), Mia Motley (Barbados), Alicia Barcena (Mexico), Maria Fernanda Espinosa (Ecuador), Rebeca Grynspan (Costa Rica) and Michelle Bachelet (Chile). These are names that have come up in conversations with UN insiders and other experts. All six would

Beyond Fast Fashion - an Event by The Circular Fashion Initiative held during the UN Environment Assembly

By Chris Tomkins on behalf of the Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future Standing room only at The Circular Fashion Initiative, which brought together   a high-quality panel and contributors   from the fashion business, UN, governments, and other stakeholders to (1)  point the Fast Fashion business towards sustainability (2)  influence the wider fashion business and textile industry,  and (3)  helping a large, influential and dynamic industry and associated  consumers contribute to global development goals, from climate change and pollution to better working conditions and health for [millions] of people around the world The discussion was moderated by Felix Dodds, Director of  Walton Sustainability Solutions, Arizona State University , and Fellow of the Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future. He posed several questions ranging from the importance of clarifying : what is Fast Fashion and its impact; how can innovative economic and circular economy models in the value chai

2024 UNC Water and Health Conference 14-18th October: Science, Policy, and Practice Call for Side Event Proposals

  Dear Colleague,  The Water Institute is officially accepting Side Event Proposals  for the 2024 UNC Water and Health Conference being held October 14-18 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Side Events offer an opportunity to delve into specific WASH topics, promoting collaboration between diverse stakeholders, including researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. To submit a Side Event proposal, visit the designated portal below and complete the form in its entirety. The deadline to submit a Side Event proposal is June 3rd, 2024 at 11:59 PM EDT. After this date and time, we will not accept late submissions or reopen the portal. Submission here For insight into each of the conference sessions, we recommend visiting our Conference Sessions Overview Webpage .  Feel free to contact The Water Institute with any comments, questions, or concerns at . 

Multi-stakeholder Webinar 19th March on the 2025 UN Ocean Conference

  Multi-stakeholder Informative Webinar on the 2025 United Nations Ocean Conference 19 March 2024, 9:00 – 10:00AM (EDT) Register here! Background The high-level 2025 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development (the 2025 UN Ocean Conference ) will be co-hosted by France and Costa Rica and held in Nice, France, from 9 – 13 June 2025. Amongst others, the 2025 UN Ocean Conference will bring together Governments, the United Nations system, intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions and stakeholders to support further and urgent action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development and identify further ways and means to support the implementation of SDG 14. For more background information on the Conference, please see:

UNEP Newsletter after UNEA 6 - find out what happens

  UNEA-6 Newsletter - 3 March Thank you for being one of 5,600 people – representing 190 countries – who took part in all the action at UNEA-6. If you missed any sessions,  watch the on-demand videos .  Looking for the Ministerial Declaration and all outcome documents?  The full list is online .  What's next? Now it’s time to take forward the  15 resolutions adopted  to advance the work:  on management of metals, mineral resources, chemicals and waste; on environmental assistance and recovery in areas impacted by armed conflict; on integrated water resource management in the domestic sector, agriculture and industry to tackle water stress; on sustainable lifestyles, on rehabilitation of degraded lands and waters  and more.   In the words of the special guest rappers, now it’s time to  get with the programme ! Take a moment to watch and share that fun video.  We hope to you in Nairobi at UNEA-7 to be held from 8 to 12 December in 2025.  In case you missed it Message from UN Secretar