International workshop on Promoting Biotechnology Education, Research and Knowledge Transfer in Asia and the Pacific

   Final Dissemination Workshop for UNESCO Biotechnology School in Asia co-hosted by UNESCO, the Regional Centre for Biotechnology and APCTT Faridabad, India, 15-16 October 2017 Background The UNESCO-JAPAN International Post-Graduate University Course in Microbiology (1973 to 2003) and the UNESCO-JAPAN Postgraduate Inter-University Course in Biotechnology (2004 to 2007) were successful and...

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UNESCO Special Session on AOGS Annual conference 2017

UNESCO Water Security Initiatives for Enhanced Resilience and 2030 Agenda Delivery in Asia and the Pacific Region. UNESCO International Hydrological Programme has placed water security at the heart of its eighth phase (2014-2021) defining it as “the capacity of a population to safeguard access to adequate quantities of water of acceptable quality for sustaining human and ecosystem health on a...

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Workshop on Strengthening Science-Policy-Society Interface for Implementing Sustainability Science for Biodiversity Conservation in ASEAN and Asia Pacific Region

Background As outlined by the Sustainability Science Programme at Harvard University’s Center for International Development: “Sustainability Science is an emerging field of problem-driven, interdisciplinary scholarship that seeks to facilitate interventions that foster shared prosperity and reduced poverty while protecting the environment. It offers integrated scientific learning, with a...

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The 10th Southeast Asia Biosphere Reserves Network (SeaBRnet) Meeting

“Interaction among UNESCO Programmes toward the Sustainable Development of Biosphere Reserves” 16 – 17 May 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia Download the Terms of Reference Background The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, launched in 1971, is an intergovernmental scientific programme aiming to set a scientific basis for the improvement of the relationships between people and their environment...

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Asia Pacific Policy Dialogue on Water, Energy and Food Security for Poverty Alleviation in Dryland Regions

Download Draft Recommendations Download the Flashnews Final Download the Programme Agenda Background In order to realize Agenda 2030, UNESCO and PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan with the support of Japan Funds-in-Trust and Malaysia Funds-in- Trust, are taking the lead in highlighting key issues, available solutions and policy directions for poverty alleviation and improved...

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Synthesis Workshop of the Project “Sustainability Transformation Across the Region (STAR)” and the Project “Science Harnessed for ASEAN Regional Policy (SHARP)”

A Workshop on UNESCO Sustainability Science Demonstration Sites in Asia Pacific 2-4 November 2016 The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa, Langkawi, MALAYSIA Organised By Supported By   Background As outlined by the Sustainability Science Programme at Harvard University’s Center for International Development: “Sustainability Science is an emerging field of problem-driven,...

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