United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Mr. Achim Halpaap
Associate Director of Training Department
Head of Environment Unit
achim.halpaap@unitar.org
Paragraph
UN entities
partnerships
Time frame
25
We affirm that there are different approaches, visions, models and tools available to each country, in accordance with its national circumstances and priorities, for achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions, which is our overarching goal. In this regard, we consider the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication as one of the important tools available for achieving sustainable development. We call upon the United Nations system, in collaboration with other stakeholders, to strengthen its coordination and support of small island developing States that want to pursue green economy policies.
UNITAR:
Green Economy Training Programme (delivered 2014)

UNCTAD: promotes trade-related activities based on the wealth of opportunities offered by the ocean economy (publication, global event in 2015).

IOM: Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP) (Completion: December 2016)

OESC/DESA: The 2015 ECOSOC Integration Segment – HLPF discussion on SIDS (Jun-Jul 2015)
30 (e)
Recognizing that sustainable tourism represents an important driver of sustainable economic growth and decent job creation, we strongly support small island developing States in taking the following actions:
Leveraging the expertise of, inter alia, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, the Global Observatories on Sustainable Tourism of the World Tourism Organization, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism and other United Nations bodies, as well as the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns, to provide platforms for the exchange of best practices and direct and focused support to their national efforts;
UNEP: 10YFP to be further determined within the 10YFP sustainable tourism programme to be launched in November 2014. UNITAR: - World Heritage Sites Nomination Training programme (Delivered 2003 – 2014)
30 (f)
Recognizing that sustainable tourism represents an important driver of sustainable economic growth and decent job creation, we strongly support small island developing States in taking the following actions:
Establishing, upon request, an island, food and sustainable tourism support initiative based on community participation, which takes into consideration ethical values, livelihoods and human settlements, the landscape, the sea, local culture and local products, in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, regional development banks and regional and national agricultural, cultural, environmental and tourism authorities where they exist;
UNEP through 10YFP UNITAR: - World Heritage Sites Nomination Training programme Delivered 2003 – 2014)
38
We look forward to the full operationalization and initial capitalization of the Green Climate Fund, including the expeditious implementation of its initial resource mobilization process, taking into account that the Fund will play a key role in channelling, new, additional, adequate and predictable financial resources to developing countries and will catalyse climate finance, both public and private, at the international and national levels.
UNITAR: – Developing GREEN/WIN Programme in collaboration with research institutions
58 (d)
With this in mind, we strongly support action:
To address marine pollution by developing effective partnerships, including through the development and implementation of relevant arrangements, such as the United Nations Environment Programme Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities, and, as appropriate, instruments on marine debris and on nutrient, wastewater and other marine pollution, and through the sharing and implementation of best practices;
UNEP: Each of these partnerships and programme will develop specific SIDS activities and deliverables to be reviewed by the next Intergovernmental Review in 2016.
107 (c)
Given the unique and particular vulnerabilities of small island developing States, for example, small size, limited negotiating capacity and remoteness from markets, we recognize that efforts are needed to support their further integration regionally and between the regions and in world markets. With this in mind, we strongly support the efforts of small island developing States:
To assess the implications and mitigate the impact of non-tariff barriers to their market access opportunities through, inter alia, appropriate technical assistance and the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement of the World Trade Organization;
UNCTAD supports the establishment of national trade and transport facilitation committees, and the implementation of trade facilitation programmes. UNITAR: Training Prohgramme for SMEs for access to European Markets.
Name of Partnership
Regions
Paragraphs
Global Mercury Partnership
UNEP (Sponsor): Governments Burkina Faso Cambodia Canada C๔te d'Ivoire Czech R...
Islands Programme
Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) United Nations Department of Economic and Social ...
Copyright 2016 United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs