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Photo by IISD/ENB | ENB ECE Regional Forum Exchanges Ideas on Indicators, SDG Implementation Challenges
25 April 2017: The first Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD) for the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region was opened by UNECE Executive Secretary Christian Friis Bach, who noted that the region already has seen many examples of SDG implementation.
Photo by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update: Preparations for Bonn Conference Underway
25 April 2017: Preparations are underway for the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference taking place in Bonn, Germany, from 8-18 May 2017. With fewer than two weeks to go, the UNFCCC Secretariat has issued a number of documents, and UNFCCC constituted bodies have held meetings ahead of the conference.
Photo by IISD/ENB | ENB World Bank, IMF Spring Meetings Call for Prioritizing Private Sector Solutions
23 April 2017: The Development Committee, a ministerial-level forum of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued a communiqué at the close of the institutions’ 2017 Spring Meetings in Washington. The communiqué encourages development partners to “prioritize private sector solutions when deploying scarce public resources, including for infrastructure.”

Photo by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth Global Opportunity Explorer Platform Shares Solutions, Markets for Achieving the SDGs
26 April 2017: Sustainia, DNV GL and the UN Global Compact have launched an online platform - the Global Opportunity Explorer. The platform includes examples of sustainable solutions and market opportunities that address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Vulnerable Countries Advance Finance Solutions for Climate Action
23 April 2017: The IV Ministerial Dialogue of the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group welcomed five new members to the Group and discussed measures to realize the V20 Action Plan that aims to address the tailored finance solutions that V20 countries need to pursue climate action.
Featured Image - 117 Business Initiatives Advance SDG Reporting, Engagement
5 April: The UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have launched the Action Platform for Reporting on the SDGs. The initiative aims to provide a framework for businesses to assess and report on their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using both the GRI Standards, a sustainability reporting standard, and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.
UN Photo/Marco Dormino Conflict Deepens Hunger Crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen
April 2017: The 165th session of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Council opened with FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warning that, without urgent intervention, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigeria and Yemen.

Drought Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa
6 April - 13 July 2017 | Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Second Intergovernmental Consultations on UN Ocean Conference Call for Action
24-27 April 2017 | New York City, US
16th Session of UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA)
24-28 April 2017 | US
16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
24 April - 5 May 2017 | New York City, US
Basel Convention COP13, Rotterdam Convention COP8 and Stockholm Convention COP8
24 April - 5 May 2017 | Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
20th CCAC Working Group and Science-Policy Dialogue
25-27 April 2017 | Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
8th World Water Forum Second Stakeholder Consultation Meeting
26-27 April 2017 | Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development (RFSD) 2017
26-28 April 2017 | Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Fourth Consultation on Indigenous Peoples’ Participation
26 April - 3 May 2017 | New York City, US
12th Session of UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 12)
1-5 May 2017 | New York City, US
94th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board
1-5 May 2017 | Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Arab Regional Forum for Sustainable Development
3-5 May 2017 | Rabat, Rabat-Sale, Morocco
Global Conference on NDC Implementation
3-6 May 2017 | Berlin, Germany
First Informal Thematic Session for Global Compact on Migration
8-9 May 2017 | Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
ECOSOC Integration Segment 2017
8-10 May 2017 | New York City, US
26th Session of the UN-HABITAT Governing Council
8-12 May 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya