A regional e-learning course on Integrated Action on Biodiversity/Ecosystems, Health and Climate for ESCAP member states and stakeholders. The e-learning course was developed in partnership between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) and the French Embassy in Thailand.
SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
This event aims to generate a space for inter-regional multi-stakeholder dialogue on experiences that empower people to protect the planet in times of COVID-19. As a linchpin of sustainable and resilient recovery efforts, the implementation of environmental access rights to information, public participation and justice at different levels will be featured.
States affected by fragility, conflict or violence face growing threats to state security, the economy, and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Major challenges such as a turbulent economy or surges of violence are causes of human insecurity altering people’s way of life. Satellite Earth Observation (EO) technology has major potential to inform and facilitate international development work in a globally consistent manner.
Operational since 2003, the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) Emergency Mapping service provides satellite image analysis during humanitarian emergencies related to disasters, complex emergencies and conflict situations. With a 24/7 year round availability to process requests, a team of experience analysts ensure timely delivery of satellite imagery derived maps, reports and data ready for direct inclusion in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) according to needs, free of charge for UN agencies and humanitarian entities operating in line with UN policies.
UNOSAT is the United Nations Satellite Centre, hosted at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Created in 2001, it has become a knowledge centre within the UN system, promoting evidence-based decision making for peace, security and resilience using geo-spatial information technologies. UNOSAT’s mission is to provide Member States, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and international organizations with coordinated geo-spatial analysis and develop capacities for geo-information technology towards achieving the SDGs.
The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual and inclusive intergovernmental forum and a regional platform for supporting countries, in particular those with special needs, in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development while serving as a regional preparatory meeting to the high-level political forum.
Human rights are the only set of internationally agreed standards that set out how people should be treated, and what they should expect from wider society and from organisations and institutions. They can help to navigate complex issues with competing viewpoints, in ways that treat all people fairly and impartially.
Minerals and other Earth materials are a key component in the development of a sustainable global society, providing essential raw materials for technologies and economic growth while respecting the natural world. This programme of lectures, designed for a global audience, will provide diverse perspectives on Earth materials and their role in society.