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Newsletter October 2013

20 Oct 2013
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Newsletter September 2013

15 Oct 2013
Dear Atlas Member In this month's newsletter we are reminded of the 'ocean as platform' for container shipping, artisanal fisheries and the maritime security issues that the UN system works to resolve; as well as undersea laboratories, exploration for shipwrecks, and deep--sea robots. If this newsletter may interest someone you know, please forward it. Contribute to and participate in the growing Atlas community by becoming an active Member of the UN Atlas today! Thank you, The UN Atlas of the Oceans Editors

Newsletter August 2013

27 Jul 2013
Dear Atlas Member Two important groups will be in the spotlight this month: August 9 marks the International Day of the World's Indigenous People where this year's focus is Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honouring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements. Explore the UN Atlas which contains information on a wide range of treaties and agreements, from the United Nations Law of the Sea to the MARPOL Convention and the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Special events will be held on the waterfront at New York, USA, featuring the UN Secretary-General and webcast live at webtv.un.org.International...

Newsletter July 2013

26 Jun 2013
Dear UN Atlas Member, This month we continue looking at changes in the ocean and their impacts, bringing you news and information on efforts to curb these effects such as the sustainable fisheries policy of the European Union, UNESCO's Biosphere Reserves and international conferences to advance and share scientific knowledge.In this newsletter, we also include coverage on the issue of children working in agriculture and the fishing industry. In fisheries and aquaculture, children engage in all types of activities, from catching fish to repairing nets or processing fish, sometimes affecting their health and learning abilities, and often preventing them...

Newsletter June 2013

29 May 2013
Dear Atlas Member Our oceans provide us with valuable food and jobs, power our climate and are an essential part of our planet. Every June 8th we celebrate World Oceans Day - an opportunity to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. This year's theme is Oceans & People - see what events are planned. As well, June 5th marks World Environment Day. This year's theme is Think.Eat.Save, an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your foodprint. According to the UN...

Newsletter May 2013

26 Apr 2013
Dear Atlas Member On April 5, 2013 organizations around the globe celebrated the 1,000-day milestone until the 2015 target date to achieve the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a development framework to improve lives worldwide. On this occasion, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that this day is ""a call to action to a global movement from governments to the grassroots who have been so critical to success." Help keep the momentum going! In the UN Atlas this month we continue our coverage of what's new in ocean information, from new online databases for monitoring climate vulnerability to...

Newsletter April 2013

27 Mar 2013
Dear Atlas Member Beginning today, the UN and partners worldwide will observe 1000 Days until the 2015 target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)."The MDGs have proven that focused global development objectives can make a profound difference," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. "Success in the next 1,000 days will not only improve the lives of millions, it will add momentum as we plan for beyond 2015 and the challenges of sustainable development." Get into the action, join the conversation and spread the momentum! Also this week, the Global Leadership Meeting on Hunger, Food and Nutrition Security...

Newsletter March 2013

24 Feb 2013
Dear Atlas Member Women face many challenges in all areas - from work to education to social protection - making it difficult to thrive, contribute to and improve their situations. March 8 marks International Women's Day, a day when women are recognized and achievements and obstacles highlighted -- see how the United Nations will be observing this special day. This month's newsletter contains a wide variety of information: from studies on impacts of climate change to recent publications and scientific discoveries. If this newsletter may interest someone you know, please forward it. Contribute to and participate...

Newsletter January/February 2013

27 Jan 2013
Dear Atlas Member As the new year gets underway, the international community is looking at ways to advance sustainable development goals as part of post Rio+20 activities: IMO Secretary-General launched this year's World Maritime Day theme, "Sustainable development: IMO's contribution beyond Rio+20"; national consultations to capture development priorities are taking place; and a survey of sustainability tools and approaches for the oceans over the past 20 years could help pave the way ahead. These and other items covering new publications, new discoveries and new programmes are highlighted in this month's UN Atlas of the Oceans newsletter. If this...

Newsletter December 2012

26 Nov 2012
Dear Atlas Member Over the last 10 years the UN Atlas community has been sharing news and information on the world's oceans. Nearly 50 editors worldwide contribute to a growing body of knowledge providing reliable, timely and important information on oceans-related topics. Over 11,000 members receive this monthly newsletter which highlights key events and current news. From food security and climate change to biodiversity, maritime safety and resource management, the Atlas features a wide range of issues and topics as well as following significant meetings such as Rio+20. The Atlas, a partnership of UN agencies and other...