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Saint Vincent and The Grenadines - National Report for Third International Conference
Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment

St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) as an active member of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organization of East Caribbean States (OECS), endeavors to fulfill all of the obligations and reporting requirements to these organization and the international community as it relates to conventions and treaties. This country also embraced the principles of Agenda 21 and the 14 point program of the Barbados Program of Action (BPOA). This report is divided into six sections. Section 1 is a snapshot of the countrys current development standing while Section 2 takes a look at how the country got to this point. Section 3 speaks to the renewed commitment by government to achieve sustainable development through a Compaq with civil society and a continued search for reliable partnerships while Section 4 delineates the challenges to this effort [existing, new emerging]. The final two Sections highlight priorities for Sustainable Development (Section 5) and the main messages for the post 2015 period in Section 6.


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2013
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Natural resource management and peacebuilding in Afghanistan
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Country Team in Afghanistan

This report looks at the ways in which natural resource management—the institutions, policies and practices that govern land, water, forests, minerals, hydrocarbons—interact with violent conflict in Afghanistan.


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2013
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Palau - National Report for Third International Conference
Republic of Palau

The Republic of Palau has met or nearly accomplished most of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals. As a leader in sustainable development and conservation, Palau is committed to work towards universal and affordable education and health||clean water, air and sea||ample supply of drinking water and local foods within healthy ecosystems. There is a rising concern for the impacts of Climate Change to the well being of the community. Homes, food and marine ecosystems were lost during Typhoon Bopha. There is concern for increasing GHG emissions and Palau acknowledges the need to mitigate GHG emission with clean energy options for infrastructure and transport. Non- communicable diseases are a major concern and a concerted effort is being made to combat NCDs through healthy diet and exercise. Palau is working towards a shared vision in its planning and budgeting process and invites the global community to support priorities sent form by the nation to meet the challenges of tomorrow.


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2013
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Waste and chemicals in Central Asia: A visual synthesis
Zoi Environment Network

This report provides a synthesis of the available information on waste and chemicals in Central Asia, presented primarily in a visual format intended to help educators, students and decision makers in the mining, energy, chemistry, agriculture, municipal, health, environmental and other relevant sectors understand the scale and complexities of the task ahead.


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2013

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