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Community-based ecotourism protects biodiversity in the Yucatan Peninsula 22 May 2017
 Around 8,000 visitors each year experience the Muyil wetlands, mangroves, canals, blue lagoon, and local caves with Sian Ka’an Community Tours. On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the world is celebrating the important role that sustainable tourism plays on biodiversity conservation and achieving sustainable livelihoods. The GEF, through ...read more
Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change 2017 10 May 2017
Bonn, 10 de mayo de 2017 We are delighted to announce the launch of this year's Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change 2017. The objective of the Global Youth Video Competition is to highlight climate action being taken by youth through videos; providing them with a platform to identify their successes and inspire other youth and policy-makers. The 2017 competition is ...read more
SGP shares its strategic initiatives with indigenous peoples at UNFPII 08 May 2017
The 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII) was held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 25 April to 5 May 2017.  Its main theme was to commemorate the 10th year of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and assess its progress. More than 1,000 indigenous peoples’ representatives joined member states, UN agencies and ...read more
SGP spotlights community experiences in chemicals and waste management at Stockholm COP8 27 April 2017
On 25 April, 2017, on the occasion of the 8th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions and the 13th COP of the Basel Convention, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by UNDP, convened a panel of experts and practitioners in chemicals and waste management from civil society, government, and international organizations to share community experiences in ...read more
UN Special Rapporteur reports to Human Rights Council and recommends replicating SGP’s good practices in supporting indigenous peoples and local communities for biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use. 09 March 2017
  7 March 2017; Geneva, Switzerland – In the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Mr. John Know, in his capacity as the UN Special Rapporteur, presented a report on “issues of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment” and its synchronization to the human rights obligations to the ...read more
SGP Moldova Newsletter, January 2016 07 April 2017
SGP Moldova has published the e-newsletter on its work during 2015. The newsletter can be read ...read more
Panama Informative bulletin March 2017 06 April 2017
SGP Panama prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of March 2017 of this bulletin can be accessed ...read more
ICCA-GSI strengthens the capacities of Thailand's National Parks and Wildlife Conservation 03 March 2017
28 February - 2 March 2017, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand - ICCA-GSI held a training workshop on Engaging indigenous peoples and local communities in participatory management of protected areas and benefit sharing at the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex.  The workshop was designed to strengthen the technical knowledge and skills of staff of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife ...read more
Sharing successful sustainable development practices at India's Knowledge Fair 30 March 2017
On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the UNDP implemented GEF Small Grants Programme, in partnership with the Government of India and the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in India, organized a knowledge fair with the theme “Mainstreaming grassroots innovations” in an effort to highlight the innovative solutions developed by communities and civil society organizations supported by ...read more
SGP shares experience at GEF Extended Constituency Workshops 22 March 2017
Green finance, enhancing synergies towards climate action and sustainable development on the ground, stakeholder engagement and gender mainstreaming were some of the topics covered in the GEF Extended Constituency Workshops organized by the secretariat of the Global Envrironment Facility(GEF). In partnership with the GEF, the UNDP implemented Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been sharing its ...read more