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Annan hails UN-Pacific Islands Forum cooperation

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today hailed the United Nations' intensifying collaboration with the Pacific Islands Forum.

At Bali talks, negotiators hammer out text for adoption at Johannesburg summit

Negotiators meeting in Bali, Indonesia, today reported progress in their efforts to hammer out draft final documents for adoption by the World Summit for Sustainable Development, which will convene this August in Johannesburg.

UN reports progress in talks on World Summit for Sustainable Development

Negotiators are finalizing documents that are expected to be endorsed by the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development, according to a UN official attending the preparatory session in Bali, Indonesia.

Talks continue in Bali to prepare for World Summit on Sustainable Development

Negotiators meeting in Bali, Indonesia, in a final round of preparations for the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development continued talks today in an effort to iron out differences over a number of unresolved matters.

Last round of talks opens ahead of World Summit for Sustainable Development

Several thousand participants have gathered in Bali, Indonesia, for the final preparatory session laying the groundwork for the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development.

Efforts to reduce industrial effect on environment 'uneven', UN agency reports

Ten years after governments agreed to landmark measures to protect the ecosystem, the United Nations environment agency today said there was a growing gap between the efforts to reduce the impact of business and industry on nature and the worsening state of the planet.

Annan calls for steps to promote global sustainable development

Voicing concern over the fragile state of the world’s environment, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for a new ethic of global stewardship to promote sustainable development across the planet.

UN environment agency, Chinese university set up institute on sustainable development

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Shanghai's Tongji University will establish a joint institute to develop educational programmes and provide monitoring in support of sustainable development, UNEP announced today.

UN environment agency backs BBC TV series on sustainable development

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said today it would sponsor a BBC television series focusing on sustainable development in the lead-up to the UN World Summit for Sustainable Development to take place later this year in South Africa.

UN begins latest preparatory session for key forum on sustainable development

As the latest round of preparations for a major United Nations summit on sustainable development got under way today in New York, a senior UN official said the challenge over the next two weeks would be to generate a final text that would reflect the priorities of Member States and is translatable into practical plans.