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Event:Green Growth Knowledge Platform Date 04/04/2013 City Paris Country France Summary The GGKP’s second annual conference, Event:2013 Global Forum on Development link http://www.oecd.org/site/oecdgfd/ Date 04/04/2013 Event:Join the Rally! Momentum 1000 Date 05/04/2013 City Global Summary April 5 marks the 1000-day milestone towards the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a development framework to improve lives worldwide. On that day, a community of individuals, organizations, and institutions will come together to celebrate success so far, reinvigorate discussion on the MDGs themselves, and begin to advance a post-2015 development framework that builds on #MDGmomentum. Join the community, and be part of the 1000-minute worldwide rally on April 5! See a list of events on the website and participate in social media using the hashtags #MDGMomentum and #MDGs. }} April 5 marks the 1000-day milestone towards the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a development framework to improve lives worldwide. On that day, a community of individuals, organizations, and institutions will come together to celebrate success so far, reinvigorate discussion on the MDGs themselves, and begin to advance a post-2015 development framework that builds on #MDGmomentum. Join the community, and be part of the 1000-minute worldwide rally on April 5! See a list of events on the website and participate in social media using the hashtags #MDGMomentum and #MDGs. For more information on this event, click [http://www.good.is/posts/join-the-rally-momentum-1000 here] Event:World Health Day Date 07/04/2013 City Global Country Global Summary World Health Day Event:World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty Date 08/04/2013 City Washington D.C. Country United States Summary Every year, the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty brings together representatives from governments, the development community, civil society, academia, and the private sector to discuss issues of concern to communities, land practitioners and policymakers worldwide. The conference aims to foster dialogue and sharing of good practices around the diversity of reforms, approaches and experiences that are being implemented in the land sector around the world (see the 2012 conference website at www.landandpoverty.com for details on format of the conference. Under the theme of “Moving towards transparent land governance: Evidence-based next steps”, the 2013 conference will provide a forum for an evidence-based discussion of innovative approaches to follow up on recent global and regional initiatives, and concrete steps to improve land governance at country level in a way that contributes to poverty reduction, gender equality, and sustainable economic growth. Papers are invited for presentations at the conference in six thematic areas: Securing land rights and improving land use at the grassroots; Adjusting laws and institutions to address urban expansion and governance; Innovative approaches towards spatially enabling land administration and management; Supporting a continuum of rights in a decentralized environment; Mobilizing the private sector to improve land governance; and Sharing benefits from exploitation of land- based resources. Dethroning GDP: A Conversation on the Global Movement for New Measures of Progress Date 10/04/2013 City New York Country United States Summary For decades, rising GDP was considered key to improving society, but today that view is increasingly discredited by policy experts, political leaders, and even many economists, the world over. Demos has led an effort to challenge the dominance of GDP in the nation’s economic and policy debate, last year publishing [http://www.demos.org/publication/beyond-gdp-new-measures-new-economy Beyond GDP: New Measures for a New Economy ] Event:Earth Day Date 22/04/2013 City Global Country Global }} Earth Day! Over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo; people everywhere are taking action in their communities and helping depict The Face of Climate Change.
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'''The Face of Climate Change''' Climate change can seem like a remote problem for our leaders, but the fact is that it's already impacting real people, animals, and beloved places. These Faces of Climate Change are multiplying every day. Fortunately, other Faces of Climate Change are multiplying too: those stepping up to do something about it. Help us personalize the massive challenge climate change presents by taking a photo and telling your story. How has climate change impacted you? What are you doing to be part of the solution? [http://www.earthday.org/2013/about.html Learn more] '''Website: [http://www.earthday.org/ www.earthday.org]'''
Event:World Malaria Day Country Global Date 25/04/2013 Summary World Health Organisation Homepage http://www.who.int/campaigns/malaria-day/2013/en/index.html Measuring Progress Toward Sustainability: Workshop on the Inclusive Wealth Report Project Date 29/04/2013 City Paris Country France }} A workshop on the Inclusive Wealth Report (IWR) will take place on 29-30 April 2013 at UNESCO Headquarters. The objective is to promote the report presented during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20, Brazil) in June 2012. This report puts forward a new index to measure the economic and social progress of nations. Sometimes called the “Green GDP”, the Inclusive Wealth Index assesses economies and social progress in an inclusive way, considering not only manufactured capital but also human and natural capital.
The workshop aims to draw the attention of decision makers from the 20 countries* assessed in the first edition of the report —representing 58% of the global population and 72% of the world’s GDP in 2010— and introduce a brief overview of the next report, to be published in 2014. Organized by UNESCO, the United Nations University (UNU) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the workshop will bring together government officials and scientists as well as representatives of development banks, regional organizations and other UN agencies.
Many experts have observed the limitations of current indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to measure national economic and social progress. In response to the urgent need for new indicators, the Inclusive Wealth Index (IWI) proposes a radical shift in the way we measure nations’ performances. Instead of focusing on monetary flows as the GDP does, the IWI focuses its attention on the stock of assets, including human capital (education, demographic curve, income, etc.) and natural capital (fossil fuels, minerals, forests, farmland, fisheries). The first IWR assessed 20 countries including high, middle and low-income economies from all continents over a period of 19 years (1990-2008) with a focus on natural capital. The next IWR, to be presented in 2014, will focus primarily on human capital and health. Related links: *[http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/natural-sciences-events/?tx_browser_pi1%5BshowUid%5D
Meeting on Informal Sector Statistics: Country Experience, International Recommendations, and Application Date 29/04/2013 City Yaoundé Country Cameroon }} The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) jointly with the [[African Development Bank]] (AfDB) and the International Labor Organizations (ILO) is organizing a technical meeting on informal sector statistics from 29 April to 3 May 2013 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The purpose of the meeting is to review and exchange experience and practice within and outside of the region and to identify the most appropriate methods and procedures for the countries to apply in their work plans on this continent. Informal sector plays a very important role in Africa as one of the major sources of employment and thus the sources of income; as well as one of the big producers of goods and services and thus contributors to the GDP of the economy. The related statistics are useful and essential for a range of policies analysis and formulation such as poverty reduction, labor force and employment, women’s contribution to the economy, and economic and social development. The event will regroup 40 experts in national accounts and in survey design from 20 countries that have actively participated and responded to the abovementioned survey on informal sector, plus experts from the related international and regional organizations, and some of the authors of the recent manual on the international recommended statistical methods in this area, '''''Measuring Informality: A Statistical Manual on the Informal Sector and Informal Employment'''''. The outcomes of this meeting will be reported to the fourth session of the Statistical Commission for Africa (StatCom-Africa IV) in January 2014. For more information, visit the webpage of the [http://www.uneca.org/media-centre/stories/meeting-informal-sector-statistics-country-experience-international meeting]