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BIOFIN will organize a webinar on Financial Needs Assessment 17th of May 2017 at 9:00am New York time ( 3:00pm Paris time, 8:00pm Bangkok time) you will find more information and the register link in the text below. The Financial Needs Assessment (FNA) is the third step of the BIOFIN process. The FN...Read more
By MARTIN HART-HANSEN, Deputy Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Thailand. Published as an opinion piece in The Nation, 12 May 2017 . On April 24, we were honorued to have Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn inaugurate UNDP BIOFIN Day in Thail...Read more
Bangkok – Three days of celebration for BIOFIN Day kicked off today to raise awareness about conserving Thailand’s biodiversity and introduce the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) to various stakeholders engaged in strengthening biodiversity management in the country. The events are organised...Read more

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UN oceans summit brings unprecedented show of Ocean unity

The future looks much brighter for the world’s oceans after a United Nations summit agreed a flurry of actions to tackle the crisis in our seas. Delegates and campaigners hailed the meeting as a potential game-changer as world leaders pledged to clamp down on plastic river pollution in East Asia, protect crucial barrier reefs and reduce the spread of contaminated water leaking from the ballast of giant tankers.

Fifteenth Anniversary of Equator Initiative celebrates local action on marine and coastal challenges

New York, 8 June - The UN Development Programme (UNDP), Equator Initiative and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme launched a new report - Making Waves: Community Solutions, Sustainable Oceans coinciding with the 15th Anniversary of the Equator Initiative and the World Oceans Day, as part of the historic Ocean Conference (5-9 June) to renew momentum towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14,  Life Below Water.

Africa: At Ocean Conference, UN Agencies Commit to Cutting Harmful Fishing Subsidies

As the international community focuses this week on preserving the health of global oceans and seas, the United Nations agencies on agriculture, environment and trade are committing to the sustainable trade of fisheries. The agencies - the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - are due to announce the commitment today at The Ocean Conference, which opened yesterday at UN Headquarters in New York and wraps up on Friday, 9 June.

BioFin Media Contacts

Media enquiries: James Maiden
BIOFIN Global Communications Specialist:
james.maiden@undp.org