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04 Aug 2014

Members of Lower Kamula Youth Group in Western Kenya are shaking up their community as they are staying put while empowering other young people in the area to embrace a bright future as farmers.


24 Jul 2014

The Swedish Government has adopted a new strategy for Swedish development assistance to Afghanistan to contribute to long-term and sustainable development. The Government will focus on women's rights and freedoms, as sustainable development can only be achieved if both women and men participate in building up a new Afghanistan.

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22 Jul 2014

The new Coral Triangle programme of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) aims to target the policy, business and marketing nexus. With a focus on sustainable fisheries and marine resources to support food security, livelihoods and local economies, the new strategy continues to be based on a ‘blue economy’ framework that combines the protection of high-priority places with the reduction of unsustainable practices and the promotion of social and economic equity and environmental sustainability in the Coral Triangle.

22 Jul 2014

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama have worked to integrate biodiversity conservation into fishing and tourism in Panama's archipelagos. The archipelagos are a special coastal marine management zone whose inhabitants rely on artisanal fishing, tourism and agriculture. However, the fish population and jobs have been declining in recent years, according to UNDP.

22 Jul 2014

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda announced, at the first UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), an initiative to address the illegal timber trade originating from East Africa, recognizing also that illegal logging must be mitigated, and forests managed sustainably, in order to reduce emissions from forest loss.  Norway announced its support for this initiative, which will also benefit from the participation of INTERPOL, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).


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