Green Climate Fund holds 17th Board meeting in South Korea

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is set to hold its 17th Board meeting from July 4 to 6, 2017, in Incheon, South Korea, where it is based. It is also planning a regional workshop in Indonesia from April 26 to 29, 2017, to support capacity-building in developing countries, and will co-organize a capacity-building seminar in Incheon with the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance in late May. GCF, which is under the auspices of the UN, is poised to become the world’s primary multilateral facility for climate finance. During the most recent Board meeting held April 4 to 6, 2017, the GCF approved a total of 43 proposals, including 8 climate change-related projects in developing countries. 

Location: Incheon, South Korea

Press release - Ministry of Strategy and Finance [in Korean]

Website - Green Climate Fund

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Global Summit on Family Planning in London

Co-hosted by Priti Patel, the UK's International Development Secretary, Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, and Melinda Gates, the Global Summit on Family Planning takes place in London on July 10, 2017. The event occurs amid concerns about the US administration's decision to ban funding for organizations involved in abortion provision overseas. According to Patel, the event “will help secure renewed global commitment to family planning services, with a particular focus on the poorest and most vulnerable”. 

US President Trump's reinstatement of the 'global gag rule' is expected to lead to a significant fall in funding for family planning and women’s health programs in developing countries. 

Location: London, UK

Event listing - WHO

News article - The Guardian

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High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York

Under the theme "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world", the UN hosts the annual meeting of the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in New York. The HLPF is the UN’s central platform for reviewing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting will focus on reviewing progress towards SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG2 (zero hunger), SDG3 (good health and well-being), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), and SDG14 (oceans and marine life).

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PNG Update conference in Port Moresby

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Update, the largest annual meeting on economic and public policy issues in PNG, is held on August 10-11, 2017, in Port Moresby. Jointly-organized by the University of PNG’s School of Business and Public Policy, and the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre, the multidisciplinary event is free and open to the public. This year's theme is 'PNG - after the elections'; topics discussed include human development challenges and opportunities for reform, PNG’s economic outlook, and governance and the political economy of development.

Location: Port Moresby, PNG

Event page - Australian National University

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EuroNGOs push back annual conference to September 2017

The 2017 EuroNGOs conference, which focuses on protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in a time of growing populism, moves from May 2017 to September 2017. The two-day gathering explores and debates how populism affects SRHR in the context of global development, and focuses on pro-SRHR messaging and advocacy techniques. Detailed thematic tracks and sessions will be shared on the EuroNGOs website.

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event page - EuroNGOs

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